Summit Virtual Academy

Weekly Update - Week of April 17, 2023

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3!

Good afternoon, Blackhawks! Testing week for secondary students was this past week, and the Summit Attendance was great. Thank you so much for your cooperation in taking part in these important, required assessments.

The end of this week marks the end of third marking period. While Summit students do not get a marking period grade, it is a good check point for the semester. At this point, they should officially be 50% or more completed in all of their courses in order to be on pace for completion by the end of the school year. For senior students, keep in mind that the end date for the semester is May 18. This may affect your pacing.

Applications for Summit Virtual Academy were due March 24. All submitted applications were reviewed, and letters/notification regarding the status of your student's acceptance were put in the mail earlier this week, along with emailed electronically. If you believe you submitted an application and did not receive notice of your student's status at this time, please contact the office at 248-627-1820.

Have a great weekend, and Go Blackhawks!

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3! A Few More To Go

  • April 18 - MSTEP 11 for all 11th grade students. Student with last name A-L will test in the morning (7:20 - 10:00). Students with last name M-Z will test in the afternoon (10:35 - 12:30). This test is NOT timed, so end times of students may vary from what is listed. Students can leave when done testing. They will need a chromebook and charger for this test.
  • Elementary MSTEP testing will be completed in May. Students will come in person to Harvey Swanson Elementary School for testing and will need chromebooks and chargers. More details to come.

Attention Seniors: Senior Bulletin

I know that Mr. Stevens has been sending out the link to the senior bulletin for students, but I wanted to include it here as well since we are getting to the end of the year, and this is a busy time. If you have not yet checked out the bulletin, please do so now by clicking here.
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Navigate 360

As part of the state of Michigan and district's initiative to address the social and emotional needs of our students, as described in detail in the letter issued by the school district. If you choose to have your student(s) participate in this same program or with this specific lesson through the weekly, 20-30 minute long interactive lessons, or if you have questions, please contact the office at 248-627-1820.

OSTC Options for 2023

Tenth grade students have the chance to visit OSTC to tour their facility and programming. If you missed this pre-arranged visit and are interested in seeing what OSTC has to offer to your student, reach out to Mr. Belluomo at in order to schedule a visit and get additional information. OSTC is available for our Summit Virtual students.

Upcoming Dates and Events:

  • April 18 at 7:10am: MSTEP testing for 11th graders at BHS
  • April 25 at 7:10am: Make Up day for SAT
  • April 26 at 7:10am: Make Up day for PSAT 9 and 10
  • April 27 at 7:10am: Make Up day for Work Keys
  • May 12 and 7:00pm: Spring Band Concert and BHS

Food Pantry For Those in Need

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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.

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):

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.