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FAQs for “Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program”

posted Nov 1, 2018, 8:58 AM by Andrew Orf   [ updated Nov 1, 2018, 8:59 AM ]

FAQs for “Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program” (MOCAP)

 

In accordance with SB 603:

Students who have been enrolled full time in a public or charter school for at least one semester immediately prior, may enroll part-time or full-time in the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program. Enrollment must be approved by Bowling Green Public Schools. A student with a documented medical or psychological condition that prevented the student from attending school during the previous semester shall be exempt from the requirement that a student is enrolled full-time in and attended a public school for at least one semester in order to enroll in Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program courses.

 

What does the law say?

http://www.senate.mo.gov/18info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=69472003

 

Is this Board policy?

BGR-1 adopted a new policy and related forms and procedures in October of 2018.  Below is a link to that policy:

https://tinyurl.com/yb42u5fo

 

Does this apply to K-12 students?

Yes, beginning Spring Semester 2019.

 

What is the process for a student/family to request this online learning opportunity?

Individuals will follow the same school registration practices (and timelines) as they would for face-to-face classes to access this opportunity:

·         Elementary students/parents coordinate with the principal and counseling staff

·         Secondary students/parents coordinate with the counselor following general registration process procedures.

 

What courses are offered?

                Contact DESE for a list of approved courses.


Will the district provide technology, supervision, or a space to access this online learning?

The District is not obligated to provide student computers, equipment or internet access except for eligible students with disability in compliance with federal and state law. Space access (i.e. a place at the school building for students to work on their MOCAP coursework) will follow current BGR-1 procedures.

 

Will exceptional learners such as ELL, 504, or IEP students be provided support?

Support will be provided through the vendor.

 

How will this effect MSHSAA eligibility?

MSHSAA eligibility must be approved by the district athletic director.

 

Could a request for online learning be denied?

Yes, denial is a possibility if the request is not in the best educational interest of the student. Below are some possible reasons for denial.

 

______Requested course is already available through BGR-1;

______Student has not been a full-time student in a public school for at least one full semester prior to the request;

______Course prerequisite courses have not been completed;

______ Course request does not align with BGR-1 graduation requirements

______Student is already currently carrying maximum academic load;

______Student has not demonstrated success in previous online courses (if applicable);

______Other:

 

If denied, is there an appeal process?

BGR-1 has adopted an appeal process in accordance with Board policy.  In the case of a denial of MOCAP request, individuals will receive written notification of denial and their path to appeal the decision.

 

For a link to the BGR-1 Administrative Procedure of Best Interest Determination, see the link below:

https://tinyurl.com/y8hu2otd

 

 

Contact the individual school office for access to forms

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