Each request by a scholar’s parent/guardian for enrollment in a virtual course must be approved by the building principal. The principal will use a process to determine if enrollment in the course is in the best educational interest of the student. If the principal denies access to a course, s/he will notify the parent/ guardian/ student in writing the “good cause” basis on which the request was not approved.
Parent/guardians must first work with the LEA before submitting the appeal to DESE. Parents/guardians may only submit the documentation provided by the local school board to the MOCAP Appeal website . The LEA will receive notification of the appeal and a copy of the submitted documentation. Only MOCAP courses offered during the regular school year are eligible for appeal. The appeal process does not apply to summer school or virtual courses that are not MOCAP approved.