Buchanan Step Up

Buchanan Step Up is currently accepting applications through February 17th. Please make sure that you have your full application filled out along with your verbal Eligibility Form and any transcripts from your former school turned in by this date to the Virtual Academy.


Buchanan Step Up can enroll students from all over the State of Michigan, but primarily focuses on the Southwest counties (Berrien, Cass, Van Buren). Students ages 11-21 can enroll into the program. Enrolled students are still required to participate in the mandatory testing and assessments as mandated by the MDE (Michigan Department of Education).

Step Up is an intensive, year-round high school completion program. Students that were not counted at a school on “count day” have an opportunity to ear high school credits by completing at least one class per month online.  Every student receives a computer and internet connectivity, allowing them to access their course work anytime. Students are assigned an advocate who work with the student to help select classes and determine the best methods for high school completion. Students must complete their class in a month and make contact with their advocate to remain in the program.


Application for Buchanan Step Up can be found below. If you have questions while filling out the application please call 1-800-297-2119 and ask for the enrollment office.


You may also call Buchanan Virtual Academy Coordinator Linsey Miller at 269-695-8438 or

Buchanan Virtual Academy Director Mark Frey at 269-695-8418 or fax the office at 269-695-8411.