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What Is Michigan BookShark Virtual?

Michigan BookShark Virtual (MBV) offers online essential subjects, including Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, and Math, and online electives to students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. These essential subjects are FREE to families when they sign up through MBV. Families work one-on-one with our MBV Coordinator to customize the Level for their child(ren) and receive online grading and mentoring (progress checks) by MBV teachers and mentors. Families will have online access to the interactive BookShark Virtual platform, including the weekly schedule, videos, mapping activities, and assessments. Enrolled students will also receive an All-Subject BookShark package of materials, including novels, activity sheets, supplies for experiments, and so much more. MBV, Michigan BookShark Virtual, is an online homeschooling option that is offered through Alpena Public Schools of Michigan.

We really appreciate how BookShark has organized the curriculum to build up knowledge and skills intuitively.  It offers an excellent variety of books, which expose readers to topics they may not have been aware of or tried before.  Our son especially liked how science lessons are a good blend of reading with a hands-on experiment.  Also, we chose to use the Math-U-See curriculum, which gives clear instruction, addresses misconceptions, and provides scaffolding of skills leading to greater success.

-Hannah Bradley-

So today I asked Logan what he thought about his new BookShark homeschool curriculum. He’s in 7th grade now and needed a bit of accountability besides mom. Guys.. he loves it. He asked if he can keep the books. He is learning so much, challenged enough to keep his little ADHD brain busy, and reads over 2 hours a day including personal time. Thank You BookShark and Alpena Public School's Partnership Program for offering to us this amazing program

-Rachar Ruczynski-

All Subject Packages

All-Subjects curriculum packages includes all the hard-copy literature, resource books, science experiment supplies, and math textbooks and manipulatives. 

Enjoy the benefits of literature-based learning.


Students read from real books, but MBV also provides enrollment into BookShark Virtual, an interactive online platform that includes schedules, assignments and assessments with instant grading results, providing students, parents, and teachers access to student work.


In addition to BookShark Virtual curriculum, students receive support from MBV teachers who grade written work and give personalized feedback.


MBV teachers are masters in their field of study and care about the success of each student.

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Learn More About the Alpena BookShark Virtual Program.

Alpena Family Partnership Contacts

Jen Myers -Partnership program director -

Gwyn Domke -BookShark Coordinator - 

Phone: (989) 358-5132

CLK Virtual Program Contact

Rebecca Samson

Assistant Director of Virtual Programs & BookShark Teacher 

Phone: (906) 337-0311 ext. 2224

Berrien Springs Parent Partnership Contact

Sharon Haynes

Director, Berrien Springs Parent Partnership & Berrien BookShark 

Phone: (269) 470-0352

Lapeer Virtual Partnership Contact

Michon Persio

Lapeer Virtual Partnership Director  

Phone: (810) 667-2453

Niles Virtual School Contact

Gail Bliss

Niles Virtual School/Homeschool Director  

Phone: (574) 340-1025

Oxford Virtual Academy Contact

Jordan Dennis

Assistant Principal

Phone: (248) 969 5194

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