Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP)

  • 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.

    To enroll in the Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP), contact your student's school counselor.  MOCAP registration will be accepted up until the 5th day of each semester.

    I am a motivated learner.

    • I ask questions and seek understanding while I learn.
    • I make connections between what I am learning and my own interests.
    • I reach out to my teachers and peers often for support.  
    • I have demonstrated success in past virtual learning opportunities.

    I am an independent learner.

    • I am comfortable learning in an environment where learners take responsibility for their own learning processes.
    • I am able to devote extended time at each sitting to complete online coursework.
    • I am able to devote 5-15 hours of time each week to my online learning.
    • I can prepare and study for exams on my own.
    • I am organized and demonstrate good time management skills.  
    • Reading independently is one of my strengths.

    I am a strong communicator.

    • I regularly reach out to my teachers when I need help.
    • I am comfortable communicating with my teacher online through emails and messages versus regular face-to-face contact.

    I am an organized learner.

    • I do most of my assignments without adults having to remind me.
    • I manage my time well.
    • I am successful at meeting deadlines and due dates.
    • I like to make plans when I have a lot of work to complete and I am successful with those plans.
    • I am a strong goal setter and have shown success in meeting my goals.

    I have basic technical skills.

    • I can use basic word processing software.
    • I can upload and download documents.
    • I read directions and view all of the information provided to me before clicking or contacting the teacher for help.

    I know how to create a good study environment.

    • When I am working on my online courses, I can avoid my cell phone and opening other browsers so I don’t get distracted.
    • I am persistent and work through problems without getting easily frustrated.
    • I can find a quiet, well-lit space to do my online coursework.

    I am a problem-solver.

    • If I face a technical issue and have a deadline to meet, I can find another way to get my work done.
      • Ex. If the internet goes out at my house, I will go to a library, a neighbor’s or friend’s house.
      • Ex. If my computer crashes, I will reach out to a friend or neighbor to borrow a device.
    • I keep trying when I am faced with challenges.
    • I have a back-up plan if something happens to my computer or my schedule suddenly changes.

    I understand how to practice basic online etiquette.

    • I consistently use online tools in positive ways.
    • I think through ideas presented before I respond online.
    • I read through the messages and posts I make to be sure they sound kind and positive before I send them.

    Is Virtual Learning Good for Me? (Virtual Academy Website)

    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. More information on the Missouri Course Access Program can be found at: https://mocap.mo.gov/.

    Legal Notice
    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.