Our Model

Our Model

Relevant Academy offers flexibility for when and how to learn.  The Academy format consists of online courses combined with face-to-face support and relationship skill-building for 21st-century life and its workforce.

Hybrid Learning Environment

Each Relevant Academy learner have the option of virtual learning, face-to-face learning or a combination of both learning environments. During student/parent intake meetings, personalized academic plans are provided and individualized learning needs are addressed.

Life Skills for the 21st Century

Support time is spent learning and practicing relationship skills necessary for successful work and a happy life. These skills are delivered through community service hours in the learner's community.

Rigorous Content

Relevant Academy learners will have access to rigorous online courses to support achievement of the Michigan Merit Curriculum.

Valuable Tools for Computer Learning

Learners may borrow a school Chromebook if needed to assist in completing coursework .  They also have access to learning coaches from home so they can receive the support they need, even when working from home.

Face-to-Face Support

Learners are supported by a Team Leader, Learning Coaches that are Highly Qualified in their content areas, and Mentors to help motivate them to reach their goals. 

Staff Information

Relevant Academy

220 Lamson St, 3rd floor
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Phone: 517-925-5450
Fax: 517-925-5459


Lauren Blakely
Program Director
Loretta Williams
Coordinator of Culture & Community
Leah Warner
College & Career Adviser

Special Education

Diane Hyatt
Special Education Consultant


Diana Thompson
English, Social Studies
Jay Marietti
Math and English Support

After Hours Learning Coach

Michael Graham
Physical Education, Health
Michaelle Converse