Summit Virtual Academy

Weekly Update - Week of November 21, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good afternoon, Blackhawks! There is not a lot of new information for this week. As we head into Thanksgiving this week, please be mindful of where you are in terms of progress in your classes. All students should be over 50% complete in all of their classes WITH a passing grade. In person classes are closed this week from Wednesday - Friday; however, students enrolled in online classes do have access to their courses during this time. If your student is behind, you may want to encourage them to continue working even though school is not scheduled. I hope everyone is able to enjoy time with their families over this holiday weekend and has plenty to be thankful for.

Upcoming OSTC Visit

This week, representatives from OSTC (Oakland Schools Technical Center) visited the school to provide an overview of their programming to all tenth grade students. Later in the month, on December 01 there will be in person tours to the OSTC for interested students. If your student is interested in attending, please contact the office or Mr. Belluomo at Please note, a student can do OSTC for part of the day (in person option only), and work online through Brandon School District's Summit Virtual Academy for the second half of the day.

Upcoming Dates and Events:

  • November 23 - November 25 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday, December 01 - OSTC Tour for interested Sophomores

Virtual Financial Aid Night

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Reminder of Expectations

As we continue to progress through the year, here is what you can continue to expect:

  • Expect your student to work for roughly 45-60 minutes per day, per course
  • By now, you should have been reached out to by a counselor regarding your course progress. These will happen once a week. It is extremely important that you respond to communication. Please note that the student needs to respond and be in communication, not just the parent(s).
  • Your main point of contact for content specific questions is your course instructor. If you need help doing so, don't hesitate to reach out to us at 248-627-1820.

Conferences - Elementary and Secondary

Given the nature of the online program, there will not be a set conference day for online students at this time. At any time, you are able to setup a time to talk with your student's instructors. You can find their contact information on Edmentum's website once you are logged in. Again, if you need assistance in doing so, please contact the office at 248-627-1820.

Parent/Student Resources

Here you will find links to resources to help parents and students. Those of you who worked with Edmentum last year may have noticed some subtle changes to the system, as courses are now listed as being Apex courses. An overview of these changes and how to use the system as a parent can be found using the link to parent orientation presentations that is listed below.

Link for elementary overview:

Instructional Model overview for online learning (last page has links embedded to parent orientation presentations):

Brandon Library Teen Event

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Counseling Corner

Here you will find links to counselor contact information, information for students, etc. as the year progresses.

Brandon School District's Summit Virtual Academy

Please feel free to contact the office for any questions or assistance.