Online Learning in MMSD
There are several options for accessing online learning in MMSD. A comparison of our two main programs, Madison Virtual Campus and Apex Learning, can be found below. The comparison is intended to assist schools and programs with identifying which online or blended option is available and best for their needs.
Please note that this is an internal district document. If you are a parent/guardian and want more information about MVC and Apex, please look below for additional links or contact your school counselor.
What is Madison Virtual Campus (MVC)?
Madison Virtual Campus (MVC) is a district-wide service that provides flexible online learning opportunities to MMSD students through their home-school. MVC is not an online school/program and does not offer diplomas. It is a supplementary in-district program that provides students with opportunities to take online courses while maintaining all of the benefits and resources available in our high schools. MVC is a partner in the Wisconsin eSchool Network, which offers our students the instructional expertise and opportunities for learning from over 16 member and affiliated school districts. Through our partnership, we have access to fully vetted, standards-aligned curriculum from quality content vendors such as FLVS (Florida Virtual School).
Currently, only high school courses are available for online enrollment through MVC. Secondary students with compelling curricula needs (e.g. to keep pace for graduation, to take courses not offered at their high school) consult with their school’s counselor who assists students through a selection and approval process to best meet the student’s particular learning needs. MVC courses are for original credit or credit recovery and are full semester in length. For further MVC information, contact your school counselor, your school's MVC mentor teacher, or the MVC Teacher Leader (Meri Tunison, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Other Online Programs (Apex Learning)
MMSD uses Apex Learning's online curricula are primarily used for secondary students in high schools for Credit Recovery, in the Innovative & Alternative Education programs, and for students with Individualized Education Programs. For more information regarding this program, please see the Credit Recovery page.
Coordinate and implement MVC and online program policies, procedures, and communications:
Meri Tunison - Madison Virtual Campus Teacher Leader | 608.442.2155 | email@example.com
Cindy Green - Executive Director of Secondary Programs and Pathways | 608.663.5216