Three Flexible Cyber High School Graduation Pacing Options

Great Lakes Learning Academy students enjoy the flexibility of three flexible pacing options for high school graduation.

Because Great Lakes Learning Academy courses in grades 9–12 are offered throughout the year—during the fall, spring, and summer sessions—we can provide Michigan high school students a choice of three flexible pacing options that allow them to move toward graduation at a pace that fits their needs.

Standard Graduation Pace

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

FALL
6 (3 credits)

SPRING
6 (3 credits)

SUMMER
0 (0 credits)

TOTAL COURSES (CREDITS)
12 (6 credits)

Extended Graduation Pace

Students take fewer courses than a typical course load in the fall and spring sessions and attend the summer session.

FALL
5 (2.5 credits)

SPRING
5 (2.5 credits)

SUMMER
2 (1 credits)

TOTAL COURSES (CREDITS)
12 (6 credits)

Accelerated Graduation Pace

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

FALL
6 (3 credits)

SPRING
6 (3 credits)

SUMMER
2-4 (1-2 credits)

TOTAL COURSES (CREDITS)
14-16 (7-8 credits)

Because our cyber high school graduation pacing options are so flexible, Great Lakes Learning Academy is ideal for students who:

  • Want a rigorous academic curriculum to prepare for college
  • Desire a broad selection of electives and Honors courses
  • Wish to graduate early—or take a higher-than-usual number of credits per year
  • Require additional time during the fall and spring for competitive sports, performing arts, or other personal interests
  • Need a nontraditional schedule to accommodate travel, family obligations, work schedules, or health concerns
  • Appreciate the ability to learn from home or other locations outside a classroom
  • Would benefit from working at their own pace with more one-on-one attention