The Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP) is designed to expand the range of courses and opportunities offered to students by increasing access to online learning.
Student Skills Necessary for Success in Virtual Courses:
- Demonstrated time-management skills that indicate the student is capable of independently submitting assignments and completing course requirements.
- Demonstrated persistence in overcoming obstacles and willingness to seek assistance when needed.
- Demonstrated verbal or written communication skills that will enable the student to succeed in an environment where the instructor may not be physically present to support the student’s understanding.
Additional Considerations Necessary for Success in Virtual Courses:
- Student has the necessary computer or technical skills to succeed in a virtual course.
- Student has access to technology resources to participate in a virtual course.
- Student’s previous level of success/struggles in previous virtual coursework.
Interested students and families should contact their guidance counselor to make an appointment to begin the enrollment process. The guidance counselor will assist the students and families to ensure that the requested courses are consistent with individual academic and personal goals.
Because virtual instruction can be an effective education option for some students, the district may offer virtual courses to students through district staff or by contracting for those services as part of the district-sponsored curriculum. In addition, 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 his or her parents/guardians pay the costs for a virtual course, the student or parents/guardians should meet with the principal or designee prior to 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.