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
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.
If any student or parent is interested in enrollment in any Virtual Course through MOCAP, please contact the student's building.