LEARN ABOUT VIRTUAL EDUCATION IN MISSOURI
Even if your child is taking a full-time virtual education program they are still considered a student in their regular public school
The way the MOCAP program is designed, students taking virtual education courses, whether it is only one, or a full course load, remain enrolled in their local public district or charter school. That means that school will still receive state and local funding for your child's education and your child's performance on state-mandated tests will be included in accountability measures for their brick-and-mortar school.
Providers of the virtual course work will send credits for the courses your child is taking to your brick-and-mortar school. The school is required to accept these credits and they will transfer with your child if they move to another school just like credits received from attending a class in the actual school building. Your child’s diploma will come from your school district and your child will be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies at the brick and mortar school.
Because your child is technically enrolled in the brick-and-mortar school they also have the right to participate in any social or extra-curricular activities provided by the school including:
competing in sports
participating in other competitive organizations like robotics, debate, Model UN or forensics competitions
participating in other clubs offered at the school
inclusion in honor societies or other service organizations
and attending dances or other social events including prom.
KNOW WHAT PRIVILEGES YOUR CHILD HAS WHILE ENROLLED IN A VIRTUAL PROGRAM
Just because your child is learning virtually does not mean they don't still have the right to participate in their brick-and-mortar school community. Check out all the aspects of school that your child still has a right to be a participant