Now enrolling for the 22/23 School Year

A tuition-free online public school for students who want a quality education with award-winning curriculum, certified teachers and personalized learning plans

Great Lakes Learning Academy is more than a fully accredited online school, it’s a tight-knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create an individualized student experience. Great Lakes Learning Academy gives students throughout Michigan the flexibility to learn at home with award-winning curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards.


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The Great Lakes Learning Academy Difference


Award-winning, engaging and interactive curriculum for grades 6-12 for a consistent, individualized education.


Experienced and certified online teachers who provide personalized support


Activities that connect online students to help them meet classmates and make friends, including eSports varsity teams.


Events for prospective students and families who want to learn more

Why Choose Online Public School?

Families choose Great Lakes Learning Academy for a quality 6–12 education that is individualized to meet the unique learning style of each student.

School Facts

  • Great Lakes is a public-school academy that’s authorized by Central Michigan University (CMU). Visit the GLLA page on the CMU website to view school data and the charter contract. GLLA is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of Cognia.
  • Over 95% of GLLA parents agree would recommend the school to other families. View our parent survey results.
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Two Flexible Graduation Pacing Options

Because Great Lakes courses are offered throughout the year—during the fall, spring, and summer sessions—our online high school provides school students in Michigan two flexible graduation pacing options for meeting state education standards.

Standard Pace

Students take a full course load in the fall and spring sessions.

6 (3 credits)

6 (3 credits)

0 (0 credits)

12 (6 credits)

Accelerated Pace

Students attend fall, spring and summer sessions full-time, enabling them to graduate early or take post-secondary dual enrollment courses.

6 (3 credits)

6 (3 credits)

2-4 (1-2 credits)

14-16 (7-8 credits)

Award-Winning Curriculum

Great Lakes Learning Academy now offers award-winning coursework that’s developed especially for our students by StrongMind, our curriculum and technology partner.





Michigan Freedom of Information Act Process for Great Lakes Learning Academy

Under Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act* (FOIA), people can view or obtain copies of most public records of public organizations by written request. As a public-school academy, Great Lakes Learning Academy complies with this act. Please note that student information is private and protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

If you have an FOIA request, please submit it in writing, either in person, or using mail, fax, or email. Be sure to include your name, phone number, and mailing address, plus a clear description of the public records requested. The school may charge a fee to cover costs.

View the Great Lakes Learning Academy Summary, Procedures, and Guidelines

Submit written FOIA requests to:

Great Lakes Learning Academy
Attention: FOIA Coordinator
2875 Eyde Parkway, Suite 200
East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: 517-451-3020  |  Fax: 517-451-3025