MOCAP - Missouri Course Access and Monett Virtual Instruction Program

The Monett R-1 School District is adapting to the changing educational landscape by providing the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP) and other additional learning opportunities.

What is MOCAP? 

MOCAP allows students to participate in courses and learning environments that might not be available in traditional settings. Before opting for virtual learning, it is important to assess whether the student has the necessary skills and mindset for success in virtual learning. 

  • Requesting Approval for Virtual Courses: Enrollment in MOCAP or any virtual courses offered by the Monett R-1 School District requires prior approval from the District.

  • Time Management Skills: Assess if the student can effectively manage time by submitting assignments and meeting deadlines without frequent reminders.

  • Persistence and Seeking Help: Evaluate the student's ability to persist through challenges and willingness to ask for assistance when necessary.

  • Communication Skills: Consider if the student possesses strong speaking and writing skills, which are crucial in virtual courses where teacher-student interactions are limited.

  • Technical Skills and Technology Access: Ensure the student is proficient in using a computer and the internet for online learning.

  • Verify that your home has a dependable computer, internet connection, and other required technology.

  • Previous Experience with Virtual Courses: Reflect on the student's past virtual course experiences, especially if they faced difficulties or did not succeed, and consider if these issues have been addressed.

Attendance: Students who enroll in district-sponsored virtual courses or MOCAP courses through the district are expected to actively participate in those courses with the goal of completing the course.

Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities: Students enrolled in virtual courses offered through the district or through MOCAP under this policy are considered district students and are eligible to participate in extracurricular activities unless restricted by the Missouri State High School Activities Association. 

Virtual Course Behavior and Expectations: Students taking courses virtually are subject to district policies, procedures and rules applicable to students enrolled in traditional courses including, but not limited to, the district's code of conduct and prohibitions on academic dishonesty, discrimination, harassment, bullying and cyberbullying.

Monett Virtual Instruction Student Contracts

Monett School District offers Virtual Instruction as an educational opportunity for students. Families requesting to enroll in Virtual Instruction must complete the Virtual Courses Request to Enroll Form by August 7 for the fall semester and December 7 for the spring semester. The form can be found in the main office of each school and on the district website. Once the enrollment form is completed, the parents will schedule a meeting with the building administrator and sign a learning contract. The student must meet specific criteria to enroll in virtual instruction. Students will complete assignments and tasks, as assigned, and must make adequate progress in order to remain in the Virtual Instruction program.