About Us

Douglas R. Welch Virtual High School follows the graduation requirements of Douglas R. Welch High School and enrolls students' in 9th-12th grade. Ionia Virtual School is located at the Ionia Administration Building. The virtual school is a great opportunity for students who may not do well in a traditional classroom setting. Students will have a certain amount of hours per week to go into the school and then the rest of the school work will be completed from home. Mrs. Thorlund will meet with the student and their parents and determine the amount of hours required to attend school. If the student doesn't complete the required amount of work, then there is a possibility the student will be transferred to either the Ionia High School or Douglas R. Welch High School. Please call 616-527-3530 to schedule an appointment to meet with Mrs. Thorlund.