About Madison Virtual Academy

Trillium Academy was founded in 2002 by Mr. Ron Palmer as a kindergarten through sixth grade program. The school grade level span increased by one grade level each school year. In September of 2008, Trillium Academy began offering grade levels kindergarten through twelfth grades.

The vision of Trillium is to provide a school environment that focuses on the Fine and Performing Arts Career Pathway while utilizing the Montessori philosophy. You will find these components embedded in our mission statement. For more information about our program see our program guide.

Trillium Vision Statement:

The staff and other stakeholders at Trillium Academy are dedicated to enriching the mind, body, and spirit of every child with principles of excellence and self-worth. The Academy’s vision is that the students will leave Trillium Academy as:

  • Lifelong learners in pursuit of college and career
  • Critical, innovative thinkers and problem solvers
  • Responsible and productive citizens who display good character values
  • Professionals with the means to communicate in a global society
  • Appreciation for culture and the arts

Through the collaboration of school, home and community, every Trillium graduate will be well prepared for the demands of the 21st Century. In essence, Trillium students learn the art of success every day. 

Trillium Mission Statement:

Cultivating college and career focused learners by embracing academic excellence, strong character values, disciplined artistry, and individual student passions.

Trillium Beliefs Statement:

The staff and stakeholders believe that learning is a life-long process. The Academy believes that high expectations promote high student achievement and that a commitment to academic excellence will enable the students to be productive members of a competitive society. The Academy believes that a collected focus on college and career development will increase the long-term success of the students after graduation. The Academy believes that parents, students, teachers, governance and the community share the responsibility for the support of the Academy’s mission. The Academy operates in a manner which requires all students to learn to become self-directed, independent thinkers. The staff and stakeholders at the Academy have a shared belief that a focus on strong character values, disciplined artistry and individual student passions will contribute to an environment conducive to learning.

Trillium Team Motto:

Trillium Academy, Learning the Art of Success.

Family/School Commitment:

Trillium Academy requests the assistance and commitment of the families of our students to instill character education qualities of respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness.

Character Education at Trillium:

Trillium Academy is dedicated to developing students who possess the character necessary to become productive members of society. A solid foundation of character is essential in this process. For a full picture of the character traits taught each month at Trillium as well as parent resources, please visit tacharactered.weebly.com.

Madison Academy Testimonials

College Focused Academics

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Arts and Student Passions

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School Community

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Character Counts

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Budget & Salary/Compensation Transparency Reporting

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Approved Budget

Budget General Fund for 2017-2018 | pdf

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Approved Budget

Budget General Fund for 2016-2017 | pdf

Quarterly Financial Statement - September 2016 | pdf

Quarterly Financial Statement - December 2016 | pdf

Quarterly Financial Statement - March 2017 | pdf

Quarterly Financial Statement - June 2017 | pdf

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Board Approved Budget Amendment of 12/13/2016 | pdf

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Board Approved Budget Amendment of 4/11/2017 | pdf

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Board Approved Budget Amendment of 06/13/2017 | pdf

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Board Approved Budget 

Projected Budget for 2015-2016 | pdf

Budget General Fund for 2015-2016 | pdf

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Board Approved Budget Amendment of 1/26/16 | pdf

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Board Approved Budget Amendment of 6/14/16 | pdf

Quarterly Financial Statement - September 2015 | pdf

Quarterly Financial Statement - December 2015 | pdf

Quarterly Financial Statement - March 2016 | pdf

Quarterly Financial Statement - June 2016 | pdf

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget Projection

Projected Budget for 2015-2016 | pdf | html

Budget General Fund 2015-2016 | pdf | html

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Board Approved Budget Amendment of 1/26/16 | pdf | html

Quarterly Financial Statement - September 2015 | pdf | html

Quarterly Financial Statement - December 2015 | pdf | html

Quarterly Financial Statement - March 2016 | pdf | html

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Board Approved Budgets

Budget General Fund for 2014-2015 | pdf | html

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Board Approved Budget Amendment of 10/28/14 | pdf | html

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Board Approved Budget Amendment of 6/23/15 | pdf | html

Quarterly Financial Statements - September 2014 | pdf

Quarterly Financial Statements - December 2014 | pdf

Quarterly Financial Statements - March 2015 | pdf

Quarterly Financial Statements - June 2015 | pdf

Personnel Expenditures

2013-14 Personnel Expenditures | pdf | html

2014-15 Personnel Expenditures | pdf | html

2015-16 Personnel Expenditures | pdf

Current Operating Expenditures

2013-14 Operating Expenditures | pdf | html

2014-15 Operating Expenditures | pdf | html

2015-16 Operating Expenditures | pdf

ESP Expenditures

2013-14 ESP Expenditures | pdf | html

2014-15 ESP Expenditures | pdf | html

2015-16 ESP Expenditures | pdf

ESP Operating Expenditures

2013-14 ESP Operating Expenditures | pdf | html

2014-15 ESP Operating Expenditures | pdf | html

2015-16 ESP Operating Expenditures | pdf

Accounts Payable

2014-15 Accounts Payable | pdf | html

2015-16 Accounts Payable | pdf

Current Bargaining Agreements

Does Not Apply

Employer Sponsored Health Care Plans

The Romine Group, the employer of all persons working at Madison Academy, offers a benefit package to it's full time, contract staff. The package of benefits includes health, dental, vision, term life, and long-term-disability. In addition, most employees are able to participate in a 401k retirement plan

Employee Benefits at Madison Academy | pdf | html

Health Care Bids

Public Act 106 of 2007 states that public employers are required to solicit at least 4 bids every 3 years when establishing, renewing or continuing a health benefit plan for their employees. The academy has no employees, so is not a public employer providing health care benefits.

Audited Financial Statements

Audit for 2012-13 | pdf | html

Audit Management Letter 2012-13 | pdf | html

Audit for 2013-14 | pdf | html

Audit Management Letter 2013-14 | pdf | html

Audit for 2014-15 | pdf | html

Audit Management Letter 2014-15 | pdf | html

Audit for 2015-16 | pdf

Audit Management Letter 2015-16 | pdf

SAS 114 Letter 2014-15 | pdf | html

SAS 114 Letter 2015-16 | pdf

Employee Compensation Information

2016-2017 List of Qualifying Employees | pdf

District Paid Association Fees

The district is not part of an association.

District Paid Lobbying Costs

The district has not expended any money toward lobbying costs.

Approved Deficit Elimination Plan

Does Not Apply

District Credit Card Information

Does Not Apply

District Paid Out-Of-State Travel Information

Does Not Apply

Long Term Debt Service

Long Term Debt Obligation | pdf

Days of Instruction

188 Days

Policies

Procurement Policy | pdf | html

Reimbursement Policy | pdf | html

Salary Data 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Superintendent      
Maximum $85,000 $60,000 $70,000
Average $85,000 $60,000 $70,000
Minimum $85,000 $60,000 $70,000
Principals      
Maximum $85,000 $60,000 $70,000
Average $85,000 $57,000 $70,000
Minimum $85,000 $54,000 $70,000
Teachers      
Maximum $37,740 $67,002 $67,672
Average $34,170 $48,501 $48,836
Minimum $30,600 $30,000 $30,000

Charter Contract

Charter Contract | pdf

ESP Agreement

ESP Agreement | pdf | html

Occupancy Permits

Elementary Certificate of Occupancy | pdf | html

High School Certificate of Occupancy | pdf | html

Copy of Deed

Deed is held by bond holders

Educator Evaluation

CDFT - Michigan Educator Evaluation Postings and Assurances

MLPS - School Leader Michigan Educator Evaluation Postings and Assurances

Madison Academy in the Community

Who We Are


Madison Virtual Academy is a tuition-free, online public school academy that is fully accredited. MVP
offers a creative and modern approach to online learning that is aligned with state standards for a quality
education. Students move at their individual structured pace that provides for maximum retention of the
content.


Our Vision

"Prepare the next generation of professionals, through academic excellence."


School Pledge

"Today is a new day. I will be respectful and responsible. If I put forth full effort, I will learn."

 

  • Madison Virtual Academy strives to be a full service institution for the families it serves by being
    a referral source to outside social, emotional or psychological support programs
  • Madison Virtual Academy develops strong personal relationships with parents through written
    communications and phone calls.
  • Madison Virtual Academy monitors attendance and makes personal contacts with the home
    when this becomes an issue of concern
  • Madison Virtual Academy offers a strong curriculum with honors course options

September 2015

9 First Day of School (whole day)
17 Frankenmuth Fundraising/ school-wide fundraiser begins

October 2015
2 Picture Day
5 Frankenmuth Fundraiser ends
10 Homecoming Dance 7 Count Day
23 Progress Reports sent home

November 2015
3 No School-Staff Development
4 Mobile Dentist
9-13 Book Fair
11 Mobile Dentist (day 2)
20 Picture retakes
25 Half Day
26-29 No School Thanksgiving break
25 End of Trimester 1

December 2015
10 Half Day/Parent/Teacher Conferences 2 - 8pm
11 Half Day/Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:30 – 6:30pm
18 Half Day 19-31 No School/Holiday Break

January 2016
1 No School/Holiday Break
4 School Resumes
18 No School – MLK Day
29 Progress Reports sent home
29 Re-Enrollment begins

February 2016
10 Count Day
12 Half Day 15 No School – Winter Break
18 Parent Information/Bring a Friend Night 6:00 – 7:30pm
19 Re-enrollment ends
19 Open Enrollment begins
25 Kindergarten Round-Up 6:00-7:30

March 2016
4 Open Enrollment Ends 3pm
15 Enrollment Lottery 4:00pm
11 End of Trimester 2
11 Spring Pictures
17-23 Book Fair
17 Half Day/Parent/Teacher Conferences 2 – 8pm
18 Half Day/Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:30 – 6:30pm
25-April 1st Spring Break

April 2016
1 Last day of Spring Break
26-30 Senior Trip

May 2016
6 Progress Reports sent home
11-12 Mobile Dentist
12 HS Cedar Point Trip
26 Prom
17-19 BOGO Book Fair
27-30 Memorial Day break
31 School resumes

June 2016
2 Honor’s Night
3 Senior’s last day
17 Last Day of School K-12 (half day) dismissal 11:50

Parent Involvement in Schoolwide Plan

“When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.” -­National Education Associaion

The Trillium Academy Staff concurs with the result of students that show when parents are involved in decision-making and advocacy student achievement rises to a higher level. Since parents are valued stakeholders, we value their input and involvement in all decisions involving their children. We have extended chances for parents to become actively involved in decision-making and advocacy by providing the following opportunities:

  • Opportunities are provided for parents to participate in the school improvement process through the Parent Educator Organization (PEO). This process involves setting school-wide goals based on building and state assessment data results.
  • Providing parents and community with our School Annual Report. This report summarizes the school goals, provides information on the school, recent achievement test scores and special programs that are sponsored by the school.
  • Maintaining an “Open Door Policy,” encouraging parents to feel welcome to come into school to discuss any concerns or challenges they might have.
  • Provide parent surveys in multiple languages if necessary.


Madison Virtual Academy
3266 S. Genesee Rd.
Burton, MI 48519

Office Phone:
(810) 373-2090

Office Fax:
(810) 963-7741

Virtual Education Director
Joddi Mills
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