Students may participate in optional learning experiences within an online course through JIA established community partnerships listed here. For more information, students and parents may contact the Homeschool Partnership Coordinator.
Middle School Technology
Introduction to Engineering
Principles of Engineering (Blended)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Blended)
Online Courses with Community Partner Opportunities
Technology & Safety Applications (Optional Learning Experience: Drivers Training)
+There is a bi-weekly one hour session to reinforce problem solving strategies through face-to-face STEM activities.
Additional Online Courses
Additional elective courses are available through MVU (Michigan Virtual) for high school students.
College Dual Enrollment
Homeschool students may participate in college dual enrollment, specifically at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), taking eligible courses either traditionally, or online with GRCC. JIA will pay a capped amount allotted by the State of Michigan, as long as the student fulfills the dual enrollment requirements and is enrolled in a minimum of one (1) Community Partner or Online Course with JIA. Students must successfully complete any dual enrolled course in order for the district to contribute to tuition. All costs and fees that exceed the capped amount are the responsibility of the student/family. Contact our offices to learn more about this opportunity.
Career Technical Education
JIA partners with the Careerline Tech Center (CTC) in Ottawa County and the Kent Career Tech Center (KCTC) in Kent County. Both centers are accepting applications through January 2018 for the 2018-19 school year. For more information, please contact the JIA offices.