The Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP) has developed a catalog of virtual online courses for students. Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, students will be able to 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, flexibility in scheduling, and interactive online learning. 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. Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that provide virtual education outside of MOCAP are responsible for ensuring alignment and other statutory requirements are met.

 

MOCAP Guidance

 

The MOCAP courses have been through a stringent review process, including:

  • Course alignment to Missouri Learning Standards

  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1)

  • Data security review

  • Missouri appropriately certified teachers

  • College Board approval of Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the catalog

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MoVIP has transitioned to MOCAP (Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program). 

  • School districts and charter schools may register students directly with approved MOCAP courseware providers.
  • Private pay students may register directly with MOCAP courseware providers.

MOCAP allows Missouri to

  • expand the range of courses and opportunities offered to students

  • offer courses for students where there are no qualified teachers to teach the course

  • offer students a course not offered by their school district

  • provide courses for students who have schedules that prevent them from taking a course when it is offered

  • present high quality instruction to students who are in alternative education settings or on home and hospital instruction

  • provide additional support and extended time to students who failed to achieve in regular courses

  • provide equity across programs and school in the quality of instruction MOCAP offers “any time, any place” learning for Missouri students

  • Section 162.1250, RSMo sets out the requirements for all virtual courses. Not all virtual courses are approved MOCAP courses.

  • Virtual courses must be vetted by the LEA or DESE to assure statutory requirements have been met.

  • In order to register in MOCAP courses, LEAs must have a secure method to send student MOSIS ID and date of birth to courseware providers in order to track student data.