Course Providers

  • Online courses or virtual programs currently offered by a LEA or charter LEA that meet the requirements of 162.1250 shall be automatically approved (subject to renewal). This includes those offered prior to August 28, 2018.
  • The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is in the process of developing standards for vendors to apply to be on the MOCAP Qualified Vendor List that will include all the requirements of the new law, as well as those of the Missouri Office of Administration’s Cybersecurity Office.
  • Local school districts and charter schools may use their own preferred online provider.
  • School districts have the option of accepting credits from any online vendor. Parents should contact their local districts for more information.
  • A school district that uses its own virtual provider may continue to use that provider.

 

  • The new law takes effect August 28, and school districts are developing enrollment policies for virtual courses under MOCAP. Given that many districts will have already begun the school year before the law is implemented, the existing conditions of MoVIP will govern virtual courses for the beginning of the year.
  • In cases of transfer students who have been enrolled in MOCAP-approved virtual courses, receiving districts must accept the credits.
  • If transfers occur during a term, the receiving district must accept MOCAP enrollment and fund completion of the course.
  • Students who want to enroll in MOCAP courses must be enrolled full-time and have attended a Missouri public school for at least one full semester immediately prior to enrollment unless they pay their own tuition or have a documented medical or psychological condition that prohibited them from attending.