Missouri Course Access ProgramĀ (MOCAP)

Because virtual instruction can be an effective education option for some students, the network may offer virtual courses to students through network staff or by contracting for those services as part of the network-sponsored curriculum. Eligible students may enroll in virtual courses offered through the Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP). The district will accept all grades and credits earned through district-sponsored virtual instruction and MOCAP.

The district will pay the costs of a virtual course only if the district has first approved the student's enrollment in the course as described in this policy. Even if a student or their parents/guardians pay the costs for a virtual course, the student or parents/guardians should meet with the principal or designee before enrollment to ensure that the course is consistent with the student's academic and personal goals.

The district is not required to provide students access to or pay for courses beyond the equivalent of full-time enrollment. The district will provide supervision for students who take virtual courses in district facilities but will not provide supervision for students taking virtual courses offsite.

Students taking courses virtually are subject to district policies, procedures, and rules applicable to students enrolled in traditional courses, including, but not limited to, the district's discipline code and prohibitions on academic dishonesty, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying.

Student Skills Necessary for Success in Virtual Courses

As part of eligibility for enrollment in virtual courses, school officials and parents/guardians will consider the following factors:

  1. The student has demonstrated time-management skills that indicate the student can submit assignments and complete course requirements without reminders.
  2. The student has demonstrated persistence in overcoming obstacles and a willingness to seek assistance when needed.
  3. The student has demonstrated verbal or written communication skills that would allow the student to succeed in an environment where the instructor may not provide nonverbal cues to support the student's understanding.
  4. The student has the necessary computer or technical skills to succeed in a virtual course.
  5. The student has access to technology resources to participate in a virtual course.
  6. Consideration of the student's previous success (or struggle) in virtual coursework.

Students wishing to enroll in a MOCAP/Virtual Learning course should begin by talking with the principal.  

For more information: Visit the MOCAP website: https://mocap.mo.gov/