Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP)
Senate Bill 603 (2018), House Bill 1606 (2018) and House Bill 1552 (2022) created new requirements for local school districts related to virtual education and access to these courses. The Northwest R-I School District has developed a system in order to be in compliance with these new laws. Beginning in January 2019, any student in kindergarten through 12th grade enrolled in the Northwest R-I School District may opt to take a course(s) virtually.
Students may now enroll full-time in the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP) providers AFTER initiating contact with their resident district. The full-time virtual providers hosted by public school districts are considered the attendance centers for their local education agencies (LEAs). A full-time student is now defined as a student currently enrolled in the equivalent of six credits per term.
Full-time virtual students will be withdrawn from Northwest and enrolled in the host district of the virtual program. Students will be awarded their diploma by the virtual program's host district.
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