Relevant Academy offers flexibility for when and how to learn. It is a learning environment that is 90 percent virtual. The academy format consists of online courses combined with face-to-face support and relationship skill-building for 21st century life and its workforce.
Each Relevant Academy learner spends the first three weeks in a face-to-face learning environment and then moves to a hybrid environment. Learners spend a minimum of 6 hours per week in a face-to-face environment and complete approximately 30 hours per week completing homework in an online environment.
Support time is spent learning and practicing relationship skills necessary for successful work and a happy life. These skills are delivered through Skills for Success, a program designed especially for young people. Learning to give and accept the assistance of others is key to networking, mentoring, collaboration, and ultimate personal success.
Relevant Academy learners will have access to rigorous online courses to support achievement of the Michigan Merit Curriculum.
All Academy learners are loaned a computer and provided Internet access to complete coursework. They also have access to learning coaches from home so they can receive the support they need, even when working from home.
Learners are supported by Team Leaders, Learning Coaches that are Highly Qualified in their content areas, Mentors to motivate them to reach their goals, and a Relationship Coach to help them develop the personal and interpersonal skills to excel in all areas of their lives.