• Virtual Learning- MOCAP

    The Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MOVIP) transitioned to the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP) as a result of updates to Section 161.670, RSMo. Information about state funding for students enrolled in virtual education can be found in Section 162.1250, RSMo Section 162.1250, RSMo sets out the requirements for all virtual courses. Not all virtual courses are approved MOCAP courses. Courses listed on the MOCAP Course Catalog have been checked for compliance by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

    The enrollment deadline for MOCAP courses for first semester of the 2022-2023 school year is August 22, 2022. Requests for courses for 2nd semester will be accepted through January 9, 2023.

    Application Form:  MOCAP Enrollment Request Form 2022-2023

    Please visit the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education MOCAP site for additional information. DESE MOCAP Site: https://mocap.mo.gov/ 

    Waynesville R-VI students have the right to access virtual courses through MOCAP approved providers. For additional information on virtual course guidelines, please see  Policy IGCD- Virtual Courses and Policy IGCDA- MOCAP Virtual Courses

    Students must receive approval through the district prior to enrolling in MOCAP courses. Complete the MOCAP Virtual Learning Enrollment form and submit to Dr. Trish Adkins in the Instructional Services Office at the Waynesville R-VI District Administration Building (200 Fleetwood Drive, Waynesville, MO 65583). If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Adkins at 573-842-2050.

    Please review the following information regarding the MOCAP program :

    1. Students wishing to enroll in MOCAP must be enrolled as a full-time student in the Waynesville R-VI school district. Students remain enrolled with Waynesville R-VI throughout the time they are accessing courses through MOCAP vendors. Students may only take courses through one MOCAP provider at a time.
      1. Parents are responsible for notifying the District if the student moves out of the district. If the student enrolls in another Missouri district the student is eligible to remain in the virtual program through the new district. If the student moves out if the state of Missouri, the student will be dropped from the virtual program or the student may continue at parent expense.
    2. Per state statute and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidelines, for a student to be eligible to access courses through MOCAP, the student must have been enrolled in school as a full-time student in a public school in Missouri during the semester immediately prior to enrolling in a MOCAP program unless the student had a documented medical or psychological diagnosis that prevented the student from attending a Missouri public school in the community during the previous semester.
    3. Students enrolling in more than two MOCAP courses will develop an Individual Learning Plan in conjunction with the student’s school.
    4. Students who take all or part of their day virtually at home are not eligible to participate in athletics, activities or clubs.
    5. Students in grades K-8 may access MOCAP courses. Courses taken virtually will be taken at home.
    6. The district does not supply computers, internet, or mobile devices for students to access MOCAP courses from home.
    7. Students who earn a D or F in a course or who do not meet the attendance requirements of the virtual provider may be removed from the MOCAP program.
    8. Students may enroll and withdraw from courses in accordance with district policy. High school students who withdraw from a MOCAP or other virtual course after the 10th day of the semester will receive an F for the course, just as they would in a traditional seated course. If a students withdraws from MOCAP programming in order to begin attending in-person classes, grades will be transferred in per our grade transfer policy.
    9. Students will be required to participate in applicable MAP grade-level exams and end-of-course exams (EOCs).
    10. Under current guidelines districts are responsible for tracking and monitoring student progress in MOCAP programs. The MOCAP providers provide regular grade reports, but do not provide additional information on student progress. In order for us to ensure that students are making adequate progress with the MOCAP provider, MOCAP students will be required to come onsite up to three times during the year to participate in local benchmark assessments.

    Students with Special Needs

    Upon receipt of a MOCAP application for a student who has an IEP or 504 plan, an IEP/504 team meeting will be scheduled with the parent/guardian to review the application and determine the best placement for the student.

    Appeal Procedure

    If the principal or designee determines that it is not in a student's best educational interest to take a virtual course, the student and the parents/guardians will be notified in writing, provided an explanation for the decision and informed that the student or parents/guardians may appeal the decision to the Board. However, if the student is receiving special education services, the student's IEP team will make the final decision regarding student enrollment in a virtual course in accordance with federal law, and the decision must be appealed through the special education process rather than through the Board.

    If the student or parent/guardian appeals to the Board, the principal or designee will provide the Board written reasons for denying the student's enrollment, and the student or parent/guardian will provide written reasons the student should be allowed to take the course. Both documents will be retained by the Board and will be incorporated into the minutes. In addition, the student, parents/guardians and the principal or designee will be allowed to present their arguments at a Board meeting.

    The appeal to the Board shall be held in closed session. The Board will consider the information presented and release a written decision within 30 calendar days of the meeting. The student or parents/guardians may appeal the decision to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The appeal to DESE must be filed within seven days of the Board's final decision.