Hamilton Virtual School

New***Registration for CURRENT Part time or full time families will open on April 15th.     

**Elective Registration will open on May 15th.  Part-time (homeschooled) students have 2 electives and a day on campus OR the field trip class.  Full Time students can have up to 4 electives.  

The registration for new part time students is taken from the waitlist.  If interested in putting your child's name on the waitlist, please complete this formIf there is room in the part time program you will receive an email with an invitation to register.  Jill Deters will be sending an email with an invitation to join beginnning on May 15th, 2024.  

Are you interested in receiving information about our full time programs? Please complete this form. Full Time Interest Form.

We offer  BookShark and Edmentum at Hamilton Virtual School.   You can learn more about the BookShark curriculum at their website.  www.bookshark.com  and read the google slide show that has more information Hamilton BookShark Infomation

We offer BookShark for K-8 grades.  Edmentum is the curriculum for  6-12 grades.  

At Hamilton Virtual School (HVS) , we are proud of the work that we do with each and every learner we have the opportunity to serve.  We continue to grow our educational options so learning is personalized for each student and each student thrives.  Hamilton Virtual School has a 100% graduation rate and offers a complete online education for grades K-12.  For a general overview please click on this link to watch an informational video.

Hamilton Virtual School provides a personal experience with exceptional results by offering a complete online curriculum.  Full time students take math, science, English, social studies, and electives each year and meet all graduation requirements for high school.  Full time students receive a diploma and may walk in the graduation ceremony.

HVS learners must have a committed learning coach at home to oversee their online education.  Certified teachers in all grade levels and subject areas are available for grading and assistance.  Each learner also has a mentor teacher to assist with classes and to ensure adequate progress.

We have a link for HVS clothing!   You can have items delivered directly to your house.  HVS Merchandise  

Click here to check out our Hamilton Community Schools Learning Options to see if Hamilton Virtual School is right for you!


Grades 9-12:  Full time virtual school students will meet with a counselor to determine schedule and may have up to 4 elective classes.   Part time students may select up to 3 elective classes plus one day on campus or Experiencing Arts and Tech.  The 9-12 classes can be a mix of online, online project based learning, dual enrollment, or classes on campus. Part time High School students taking CTE (Career Technical Education Classes) are eligible for 1 elective class.  If you attend one of our traditional schools, please contact your counselor to add a HVS class to your schedule.  If taking dual enrollment, students may have 4 classes.  Students may only choose one PBL class per subject area.

Grades K-8:  Full time virtual school students will meet with a counselor to determine schedule and may have up to 4 elective classes.  Part time students may select up to 2 elective classes plus one day on campus or Experiencing Arts and Tech.  The K-8 classes can be a mix of online, days on campus, or online project based learning.  If you attend one of our traditional schools, please contact your building principal to add a HVS class to your schedule.  Students may only choose 1 PBL class per subject area.

Hamilton Virtual School offers many classes for grades K-12.  All classes are taught by certified teachers.  While classes may be taken completely online, many students enjoy the camaraderie and additional experiences provided by the optional classes held on campus at Hamilton Middle School and Hamilton High School.

This program helps individualize learning for traditional full time students, full time online students, shared time students at local private schools, and shared time students living in the Ottawa Area ISD (Intermediate School District,) or the following contiguous ISDs: Kent County ISD, Allegan Area Educational Service Agency, or Muskegon Area ISD

For more information contact Mary Wilkinson mwilkins@hamiltonschools.us or call the admin office at 269-751-5148.

Non-essential courses, sometimes called “electives” are available to all students, whether they are a full time virtual student, a homeschooler, a traditional public Hamilton Community Schools (HCS) student, or a non-public student accessing our programming through a shared-time arrangement with their nonpublic school.  Courses such as Music, PE, and Art are just some of the opportunities that all students enrolled at HCS may take online.  If taking an online class at one of our district's schools, supervision will be provided during the normal school day. 

Follow the links below for a complete list of available classes for all Hamilton traditional students, Hamilton Virtual  students, and 21f part time students.  All classes offered through Hamilton Virtual are online.  Some online classes offer a hands on application or in person application to supplement the online class.  To learn more, click on the online learning opportunities link below.  

Online Learning Opportunities 

Dual Enrollment and CTE

2023-24 On campus opportunities with online class

**New 2024-25  24-25 On Campus Opportunities (also will have an online class)

2023-24 Calendar 

June 9th:  Last Day of School

August 14th:  10:00-1:00 Orientation/Picture Day

August 14th:  1:30 BookShark Orientation

August 23rd:  1st Day of School 
Sept 1-4:  No School 

Sept 5:  1st Day of On campus classes and BookShark hybrid classes

Sept 6th: Picture Make Up Day 10:30-12:30 at Hamilton Middle School 
Sept 15 : No School

October 4th:  Count Day 
October 13:  1/2 Day of School
October 26-27:  Fall Break 


November 10th:  1/2 Day of School
November 22-24th:  Thanksgiving Break 

December 25th-January 5th:  Holiday Break 

January 25-26: No School 

February 14th:  Count Day
February 12-13: Mid Winter Break

March 8th:  No School
March 29-April 5th:  Spring Break

May 9th:  1/2 Day (No on campus classes)  

May 27th:  Memorial Day

June 7th:  Last Day of School (1/2 day)  

Virtual School Upcoming Events

In The News

Celebrating Dr. Huckaby at Blue Star Elementary Blue Star principal Kari Huckaby receives her doctorate from Cornerstone University!
Celebrating our 2024 Retirees & 25 Years of Service Staff Members! Hamilton Community Schools staff members honored at the end of year celebration
Hamilton Elementary 1st graders help create memories for their classmate Jackson Honking semis and vehicles make the day for 1st grader Jackson

Resources
 

External LinkFacebook Group
Virtual Merch

 

District Events Calendar

  • 17 Jun 2024
    • Athletic Boosters Banquet Planning Meeting
      Date: Jun 17
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: 4911 136th Avenue Hamilton, Mi. 49419
      Calendar: 2022-23 Community Events Calendar
      https://hamiltonschools.gofmx.com/scheduling/requests/2939778/occurrences/7565143
  • 24 Jun 2024
    • BoE Work Session 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      BoE Work Session
      Date: Jun 24
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: 4911 136th Avenue Hamilton, Mi. 49419
      Calendar: 2022-23 Community Events Calendar
      https://hamiltonschools.gofmx.com/scheduling/requests/3409985/occurrences/8218378