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 2020-2021 is August 24, 2020. Requests for courses for 2nd semester will be accepted through January 15, 2021.
Application Form: MOCAP request Form 2020-2021
Please visit the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education MOCAP site for additional information. 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- Policy IGCD- 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.
In order to be eligible to access school virtually through MOCAP the following requirements must be met:
1- Students wishing to enroll in MOCAP must be enrolled as a full-time student in the Waynesville R-VI school district.
2- The student must have been enrolled in school as a full-time student in a public school during the semester immediately prior to enrolling unless the student had a documented medical or psychological diagnosis that prevent the student from attending 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- High school students who wish to participate in athletics, activities and/or clubs may take a full-load of virtual courses. However, they would need to take the courses onsite in the High School Virtual Learning Lab; attendance is taken daily in the HS Virtual Learning Lab and all regular attendance policies apply. Students may also take a combination of traditional seated courses and MOCAP courses onsite. In addition to MOCAP approved courses, the district has partnered with several other online course providers to provide virtual learning opportunities for students during the course of the regular school day.
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 and/or mobile devices for students to access virtual courses from home.
Students with Special Needs
Upon receipt of a MOCAP application for a student who hs an IEP or 504 plan, a, IEP/504 team meeting will be scheduled with the parent/guardian to review the application and determine the best placement for the student.
Grading and Withdrawal Guidelines
1- 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.
2- Students who receive a grade of D or F in a virtual course will transition to traditional seated courses the following semester.
High School Virtual Learning Lab
1- A virtual learning lab has been established at the high school. Students may request to take virtual courses during the school day and rather going to a traditional seated class they would report to the Virtual Learning Lab to complete virtual coursework. Attendance will be taken in the virtual lab. This option is helpful for students who cannot work all the classes they are trying to take into their schedule due to scheduling conflicts that can occur with some advanced and elective classes. Additionally, this option can give students access to courses that are not offered at the high school.
2- Students will have the opportunity to request virtual courses during the regular courses request process.
3- Students wishing to enroll in virtual courses during the regular school day will work directly through their counselor, a MOCAP application is not required.
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 DESE. The appeal to DESE must be filed within seven days of the Board's final decision.