Missouri Virtual Instruction Program Policy
Senate Bill 603 (2018) and House Bill 1606 (2018) created new requirements for local school districts related to virtual education and access to these courses. EAGLE College Prep has developed a system in order to be in compliance with these new laws. Beginning in January 2019, any student in kindergarten through 8th grade enrolled in the EAGLE College Prep who was also enrolled as a full-time scholar the previous semester can opt to take a course virtually through the District-approved provider.
Virtual instruction can be an effective education option for some scholars, the district may offer virtual courses to students through district staff or by contracting for those services as part of the district sponsored curriculum. In addition, eligible students may enroll in virtual courses offered through the Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP). The district will accept all grades and credits earned through district-sponsored virtual instruction and MOCAP.
The district will pay the costs of a virtual course only if the district has first approved the scholar’s enrollment in the course as described in this policy. Even if a scholar or his or her parents/guardians pay the costs for a virtual course, the scholar or parents/guardians should meet with the principal or designee prior to enrollment to ensure that the course is consistent with the scholar’s academic and personal goals.
The District is not required to provide scholar’s access to or pay for courses beyond the equivalent of full-time enrollment. The district will provide supervision for scholars who take virtual courses in district facilities but will not provide supervision for scholars taking virtual courses offline.
Scholars taking courses virtually are subject to district policies, procedures and rules applicable to scholars enrolled in traditional courses including, but not limited to, the district’s Family handbook, Commitment to Excellencce which includes: prohibitions on academic dishonesty, discrimination, harassment, bullying and cyberbullying.
EAGLE Prep believes that to achieve educational greatness, scholars need to spend more time focused on core courses to prepare them for success in college. We will spend extra time daily on reading, language arts, and mathematics using not only traditional, time-tested curricula, but also utilizing new programs that integrate the benefits of technology to meet the learning needs of all scholars. Scholars will develop a tenacious spirit to work hard and efficiently at school. In order to meet EAGLE’s philosophy, scholars participating in Virtual Programs must meet the minimum expectation of progress for continued participation in Virtual Education as outlined in their Virtual Instruction Program Individual Learning Plan.