21f Online Learning

The State of Michigan under Section 21f of the State School Aid Act has launched the choice for parents to request that their child(ren), in grades 5-12, be enrolled in no more than two (2) online courses in place of a currently scheduled course. The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District (WBSD) supports online learning, and as a District, we pride ourselves on forward movement on innovative uses of technology to support learning.  However, we encourage parents to consider carefully if a 100 percent online course is ideal for their child given the fact that they will be forfeiting face-to-face teacher classroom instruction and support.
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Parents should carefully consider the unique qualities of their child(ren) when investigating if an online class is the best instructional fit for them.
These factors include:

  • Can your child create and maintain a study schedule without face-to-face interaction of a teacher?
  • Can your child self-advocate to seek help with a virtual setting?
  • Does your child possess the independent study habits needed to complete an entire course online without direct supervision?
  • Does your child have the reading, writing, math, and computer literacy skills to succeed in a class that is completely online?
  • Additional information is contained within the Parent Guide to Online Learning:
  • Section 21f - Parent Guide to Online Learning
  • Section 21f - Online Readiness Questionnaire
  • Section 21f - Online Readiness Rubric
  • Section 21f - Student Contract
  • Section 21f - Application Form


It is important to note that this option is limited to choices available from the online classes that are listed within the state online course catalog at https://micourses.org.  While all of these classes have been reviewed from each sponsoring local district, these courses may not necessarily meet the rigor of courses for the WBSD from a credit or graduation requirement perspective, and are, therefore, subject to administrative approval. Additionally, availability of courses is not guaranteed. Courses may have a class size limit, and should that limit be exceeded, students will be placed into the course on a lottery basis.

Should you request that your child(ren) participate in the online class experience, please note the following:

  • The highly qualified teacher providing the content for the course will only be available remotely via email or possibly phone and will not be a WBSD employee.
  • Students will work independently outside of the traditional classroom setting, and will not be present with their current teacher or classmates during that subject.
  • Students will be monitored by a WBSD para-professional or support staff member.
  • Changes to the existing students schedule could be made.
  • If approved, both parent/guardian and student must agree to the 21f Online Learning Course Student Contract.

Parents who wish to enroll their child in this learning option will need to submit their request to their school principal or counselor. Online Course Enrollment Forms are available on the WBSD website.

Should you have any additional questions about online learning opportunities or would like to further discuss the online option, please contact your child’s counselor or building principal.