Virtual Learning Program, 2021-2022 school year

Virtual Learning Program Description

Description of the GLPS Virtual Learning Program including these topics:

  • Mission and Vision
  • Structure of the Program
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Student Expectations
  • Parent Expectations
  • Frequently Asked Questions



At the May 10th board meeting, the Grand Ledge Public Schools board of education approved a motion to begin the 2021-2022 school year with full day, full week classes unless advised to make alternate plans by state agencies. Therefore, GLPS is actively planning to start the school year next year completely in person.

However, throughout the 2020-2021 school year, many of our students have had highly successful experiences learning in a virtual environment. Therefore, moving forward, GLPS feels that it is necessary to offer this opportunity, not as a response to COVID-19, but as a viable learning system for students who prefer to learn virtually. Since GLPS has the capacity, knowledge, and resources to provide a virtual learning program, coupled with the potential for additional partnerships across the region, the district is planning to do so in an effort to meet students where they are. Traditionally in schools, time is constant and learning is variable. Virtual learning has created a situation in which learning is constant and time is variable. This idea is central to our work moving forward. Here is the description of the virtual learning program.

A Google Form had been available for families interested in enrolling their student in the Grand Ledge Public Schools virtual program or wanting to receive more information about the option, but it closed on June 4, 2021. With it closed, we can take a look at numbers and gather questions and needs that were submitted. If you have further questions or missed accessing the survey, please email assistant superintendent for academic services Dr. Bill Barnes at

As the 2021-2022 school year began, the state determined we will be doing all of this as a distance learning program. 

Please direct all questions to Bill Barnes, assistant superintendent for academic services, at



GLPS Distance Learning Parent Orientation Session

You can watch the video of the GLPS Distance Learning Parent Orientation here or click the image below.GLPS Distance Learning Parent Orientation Session