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Buchanan Virtual Academy

We are accepting applications for the 21-22 school year. Reminder that school starts on August 30, 2021 this year.


For any questions regarding your enrollment application, please call 1-800-297-2119, thank you!


K-5th Grades – Must commit for the entire 2021-22 school year.

**Registration Deadline – September 24th, 2021**


Buchanan Virtual Academy offers full-time online opportunities for students in grades K-12.  Coursework is done from home and the curriculum is available 24/7 with certified teachers available six days a week. The engaging curriculum offers flexibility and covers all Michigan requirements. Students may accelerate at their own individual pace.

Buchanan Virtual Academy is proud to have 23 students earn their Buchanan Virtual Academy diploma during the 2020-21 school year! High School students take courses that meet the Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements and 18 credits are required for graduation.  Students enrolling with previous high school credits will have their credits examined and credited in the Michigan Merit requirements where possible.

Buchanan Virtual Academy focuses on student mastery of content and all courses are attached to Michigan certified teachers offering students’ academic assistance along the way. Progress reports are available for parents as well as communication with students by phone, email, instant and text messaging, and video conferencing. If needed, students are provided a computer, scanner, and internet access free of charge.

Students who live in the Buchanan school district are eligible for enrollment as well as all Berrien County students and students in adjacent counties.

Students who are enrolled in Buchanan Virtual Academy and reside in the Buchanan School District
are eligible for the Buchanan Promise!


Online learning is a fit for many students unable to take classes in a traditional setting. More information about the virtual academy as well as the application process can be found from the Application link above or by clicking here.


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


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BVA & BSU State Testing Updated Schedule

Good afternoon,

The state of Michigan has informed Buchanan Virtual Academy that during the COVID-19 pandemic, it does not support requiring virtual students to be brought into school solely for the purpose of state assessment. Therefore, we will offer our virtual students the opportunity to come into school to take the appropriate state summative assessments. However, your student is not required to come into school for the sole purpose of taking the assessments. We understand that safety is a top priority for families during this pandemic so there is no penalty if you and your child decide to opt out of state testing. Due to this new change we are altering the schedule, please find the updated testing schedule posted on our district website under the Buchanan Virtual School as well as listed below with each test starting at 8am, please arrive by 7:30am.
4/13 SAT until 12:30, accommodation test until 2:41
4/14 Workkeys until 11, accommodation test until 12:30
4/15 PSAT 8 until 10:35
4/20 PSAT 9 until 10:35
4/21 PSAT 10 until 10:55
4/22 MSTEP 11 until 10, accommodation test until 11
4/27 Make-up SAT until 12:30, accommodation test until 2:41
4/28 MSTEP 8 until 10:30
4/29 MSTEP 5 until 2
5/4 MSTEP 7 until 12
5/5 MSTEP 6 until 12
5/6 MSTEP 4 until 11:30
Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for the late notice in the change.

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