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 Hillsboro School District has developed a system in order to be in compliance with these new laws.
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Full-time virtual students will be withdrawn from the Hillsboro School District and enrolled in the host district of the virtual program.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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MOCAP DESE Site Link: https://mocap.mo.gov/
If you would like to consider enrollment in the MOCAP virtual learning program for your child, please complete the steps below.
1. Consult with your child's school counselor to discuss available opportunities for in-person instruction.
2. If virtual education is determined to be the best learning option for the student, the guardian will enroll their child with the host district of the virtual provider.
3. Once a student has been accepted by a full-time virtual provider, Hillsboro will disenroll the student and the student will then be enrolled by the host district.
4. Students will be awarded their diploma by the host district of the virtual provider.