Virtual Learning - MOCAP


Virtual instruction can be an effective education option for some students. Houston R-I School District provides students an opportunity to participate in online learning provided through the district's sponsorship. Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Programs known as (MOCAP).


MOCAP is online virtual programs which are overseen by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the State Board of Education. 


Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP) was established in 2007 as the state’s online school. MOCAP offers courses for grades K-12. Students can take courses from any Internet-connected computer, available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. MOCAP's mission is to offer Missouri students equal access to a wide range of high quality courses, and interactive online learning that is neither time nor place dependent.


Due to the nature of this learning method, there are certain expectations for students enrolling in these courses. The student's parent/guardian must notify the student's principal or designee before the student may enroll in a district-sponsored virtual course or a Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP) virtual course through the district.


The principal or designee will educate the student and the student's parents/guardians about how virtual instruction is provided and the key differences between virtual and in-person instruction.


The principal or designee will discuss the virtual course options available to the student, determine which course or courses interest for the student and how the course or courses will assist the student in meeting his or her academic and personal goals.


The principal or designee will also inform the student and the student's parents/guardians of whether the course is available in a traditional setting, whether the student must complete any prerequisites prior to taking a particular course and whether the prerequisite courses are offered by the district virtually or traditionally.


The principal or designee, in consultation with the student's parents/guardians and other relevant staff, such as the school counselor or the district's special education director, will determine whether there is good cause to refuse the student enrollment in the course. 


Student progress will be monitored by Houston Schools. If a student is not making adequate progress, then referrals will be made to the Juvenile Office, Children's Division, and the Texas County Prosecutor for educational neglect or the student may be expected to return to seated classes at Houston Schools.


Please review our School Board Policies regarding MOCAP registration


Virtual Courses Policy 


Best Educational Interest Determination 


Vitual Enrollment Enrollment Request


Request to Enroll in Virtual Courses


Virtual Course Enrollment Determination