Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP)
In 2018, Senate Bill 603 was passed establishing the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP). MOCAP is intended to provide access to online courses for all Missouri K-12 students needing flexible academic programming through online coursework.
Families are welcome to enroll through a Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP) online vendor. Enrollment with an approved state vendor is paid by the state and free to the family. As outlined in Missouri House Bill 1552, students who enroll as a full-time online student with a MOCAP vendor will no longer be enrolled in the Belton School District.
APPLYING FOR MOCAP
- Familiarize yourself with board policy IGCD as well as the rubric of what makes a successful online learner. Both are linked below.
- Complete this form requesting to take district-provided virtual learning or MOCAP courses BSD Virtual Learning MOCAP parent/student request
- Turn in the completed form to the School Improvement Department.
- If your child has an IEP, the IEP team will need to meet to consider the request.
- If your child is a multi-language learner, the ELD department will have to approve the request.
- If your child wishes to participate in athletics and activities, certain courses must be approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and MSHSAA. Not all vendors are approved by NCAA.
- MSHSAA handbook currently states: Seat time + non-transcripted credits: A student needs to meet the requirements outlined in By-Law 2.3.2. This By-Law states, “The student is an enrolled student of the public high school of residence...and is taking a minimum of two credit-bearing, seat time classes for a minimum of 1.0 units of credit at the high school.” For more information on participation requirements regarding MSHSAA and to ensure scholarships and playing time is not in jeopardy, contact the BHS athletic director or principal.