In 2018, the Missouri Legislature developed new requirements for local school districts relate to access to virtual education courses. The Jefferson City School District has developed a process to comply with the requirements.
The law allows for any student in kindergarten through 12th grade, that is enrolled as a full time student the previous semester to take a course virtually through a district-approved provider or through the Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP) established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
Conditions for accessing virtual courses:
- The student resides in and is enrolled in the district on a full-time basis;
- The student has attended a public school or charter school for at least one semester immediately prior to enrolling in a MOCAP course;* and
- The enrollment is approved by the principal or designee.
The Jefferson City School District will pay for the cost of virtual courses only if the district has first approved the student’s enrollment in the course as outlined by policy.
For additional information see Board Policy IGCD.