Missouri Courses Access Program (MOCAP)

MOCAP

The Sullivan School District will participate in the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP).  The Program offers District students the opportunity to enroll in virtual school courses in a variety of grade-level and content areas from Kindergarten through grade 12.  The District may elect to offer specific courses as part of the program. (Policy 6190)


The Sullivan School District will provide access to virtual (online) coursework for students. Students and families that are interested in virtual coursework should contact the student’s Principal and inquire about the Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP).  Additional questions may be directed to Cindy Carey at 573-468-5171.

MOCAP offers virtual online courses for students statewide. Students can take an entire course from any Internet-connected computer, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

MOCAP's mission is to offer Missouri students equal access to a wide range of high-quality courses and interactive online learning that is neither time nor place dependent.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the State Board of Education oversee administration and quality assurance activities such as related content and delivery of courses.

Missouri-certified teachers facilitate MOCAP courses. MOCAP provides Missouri students with equal access to a wide range of coursework, anywhere, at any time. 

Student Skills Necessary for Success in Virtual Courses

  • Student has demonstrated time-management skills that indicate the student is capable of submitting assignments and completing course requirements without reminders.
  • Student has demonstrated persistence in overcoming obstacles and a willingness to seek assistance when needed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Consideration of the student’s previous success (or struggle) in virtual coursework.

Notice

Sullivan School District will annually permit eligible students, under the age of twenty-one, who reside in the District, to enroll in MOCAP as part of the student’s annual course load.  Course costs will be paid by the District provided that the student:

  1. Is enrolled full-time and has attended a Missouri public school, including a charter school, for at least one (1) semester immediately prior to enrolling in the Program. However, if the reason for a student's non-attendance in the prior semester is a documented medical or psychological diagnosis or condition which prevented attendance, such non-attendance will be excused; and
  2. Prior to enrolling in the Program course has received District approval through the procedure set out in Regulation 6190(A).

 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.

Local school districts and charter schools may use thier own preferred online provider. The Sullivan School District's preferred provider is Launch. Launch is operated and overseen by Springfield Public Schools. Launch currently offers over 400 courses with per-course or full-time programming available fo students in grades K-12. Courses are written and designed by Missouri teachers and aligned to the state-adopted Missouri Learning Standards (MLS). A formal review process is built into all course development to ensure high quality and rigor. Students who wish to take advantage of online learning opportunities may do so through Launch and will need t ocomple the enrollment forms at their student's building.

 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 https://mocap.mo.gov/about.html 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.

The Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP) has developed a course catalog of virtual online courses for students statewide.  For more information, visit the MOCAP website.

Initial MOCAP Enrollment decisions will be communicated within 10 business days of the school receiving a request. Decisions not communicated within the 10 business days are deemed to be approvals. Enrollment decisions for students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a Section 504 plan should follow these or those normal processes and do not have to be made within 10 business days. Pursuant to 5 CSR 20-100.230 (January 30, 2021)Missouri Courses Access Program

 MOCAP Handbook

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