Summit Virtual Academy

Weekly Update - Week of June 12, 2023

Final Week and Finals Time

Good afternoon, Blackhawks! The end of the year is fully upon as we head into the FINAL week of the 2022/2023 school year. At this point, your coursework should be complete, with only your final assessments to complete. Please allow time for these assessments to be opened if that is required. Read on for important details on the timeline of grades, potential additional instructor communications, and OCC Jumpstart Information. It's the home stretch. We can do it! As always, contact the office with any questions or concerns.

Go Blackhawks!

2023 Summer School Information

Click on the link below for the full flier regarding 2023 Summer School Program. Embedded in the link is the required form to complete in order to register for summer school classes. These classes must be completed in person for three weeks during the summer, Monday - Thursday, from 8am - 11:30am. The required form must be completed for all students by June 16. Contact the office with any questions.

A Note from Edmentum/EdOptions Academy Regarding Instructors:

This month, a number of our teachers will begin their summer breaks. We are taking special care of our students still enrolled with those teachers and transferring them to new teachers on June 12. Students will not lose course progress or access to their courses at any time, and our teachers will be reaching out to introduce themselves. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

For Graduated Seniors Not Yet Enrolled in College - OCC Jumpstart Program

The new, Jump Start Program at Oakland Community College lets students take two intensive college skill courses to enhance their academic performance, increase self-confidence, and successfully transition to college.

This opportunity is open to all high school graduates who have not yet started college and is free to Oakland county residents who have earned a high school diploma and have not previously attended college classes.

OCC's "Jump Start Program" will be taking place this summer.

The State is providing grant funding to provide coursework, transportation, food and Chromebooks to participants. We will also be offering a $300 stipend, and for students who enroll in 9 credits at OCC in the fall 2023 semester.

This is a great opportunity!

To learn about the schedule and next steps, please contact

Library Survey

Please consider taking the time to complete this survey for your local library.

Summer Camps and Learning Opportunities

Contact the office for information about summer camps offered through Brandon School District.

Contact the office for information about athletic camps offered through Brandon School District.

Summer Technology Policy

Please see the following note from Mr. Bezak, head of the technology department here at Brandon School District:

As we approach the end of the academic year, we would like to inform you that the Chromebooks assigned to your students will remain with them over the summer break, as we did last year. We understand that many families rely on these devices for continued learning and to stay connected with their teachers and classmates. Therefore, it is important for students to keep their devices with them during the break.

We acknowledge that some families may have concerns about screen time during the summer months. To address these concerns, we offer a remote lock feature that can disable the Chromebook for the summer break. If you would like to use this feature, please contact us, and we will be happy to assist you.

Please note that if your child is transitioning out of the Brandon School District, we request that you return the issued Chromebook and charger to your respective school's front office.

Thank you for your continued support of our technology program. We hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer break.


Thomas Bezak

IT Director, Brandon School District

Upcoming Dates and Events:

  • June 13 - June 15 - 1/2 Day, In Person Final Exams
  • Wednesday, June 21 - grades are due
  • Friday, June 23 - grades posted
  • July 01 - July 31: BSD building offices closed


Just a reminder that the state of Michigan requires that all students complete work on their Xello account each year. This is a requirement. Earlier in the year, we took time out to help Summit students work on this. If you did not complete your required Xello progress for the 2022/2023 school year by the time you complete spring NWEA testing, you may be asked to complete this once finished testing. If you have any questions regarding Xello, please contact Christine Hogarth at 248-627-1820 or

Exam and Cram - Brandon Library

If interested, click here.
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Preventing the Summer Slide

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Meet Up and Eat Up, Summer 2023

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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.

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.