Brookfield R-III Schools

FAQs for “Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program” (MOCAP)

In accordance with SB 603/HB 1606:

Students who have been enrolled full time in a public or charter school for at least one semester immediately prior, may enroll part-time or full-time in the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program.  Enrollment must be approved by Brookfield R-III Schools.  A student with a documented medical or psychological condition that prevented the student from attending school during the previous semester shall be exempt from the requirement that a student is enrolled full-time in and attended a public school for at least one semester in order to enroll in the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program courses.

What does the law say?

In accordance with state law, the district will annually permit students, under the age of

twenty one (21), who reside in the district to enroll in MOCAP courses (paid for by the district) if:

  1. The student meets the eligibility requirements;

  2. The student has the approval for enrollment in accordance with this policy; and

  3. Taking the course does not cause the student to exceed full-time enrollment in the district.

In addition to the requirements listed above and in accordance with law, a student is eligible to Enroll in a MOCAP course through the district if:

  1. The student resides in, and is enrolled in the district on a full-time basis;

  2. The student has attended a public school or charter school for at least one semester immediately prior to enrolling in a MOCAP course; *and

  3. The enrollment is approved by the principal or designee.

The district is not obligated to provide:

  1. Computers, equipment or internet access with the exception of eligible students with disability (if stated in their IEP or 504 Plan) in compliance with federal and state law.  

  2. Tutoring and/or other assistance while taking the course.

Will exceptional learners such as ELL, 504, or IEP students be provided support?

Support will be provided through the vendor

How will this effect MSHSAA eligibility?

MSHSAA eligibility must be approved by the building principal and the district athletic director

Could a request for online learning be denied?

Yes, denial is a possibility if the request is not in the best educational interest of the student.  

Below are some possible reasons for denial:

  1. Student is not currently enrolled at Brookfield R-III.

  2. Student has not been a full-time student in a public school for at least one full semester prior to the request.

  3. The requested course is already available to the student.

  4. Prerequisite courses have not been completed.

  5. Course requested does not align with Brookfield R-III graduation requirements.

  6. Student is already currently carrying a maximum academic load.

  7. The student has not demonstrated success in prerequisite courses, or previous online courses.

  8. Administration team does not believe it is in the best educational interest of the student.

If denied, is there and appeal process?

An appeal form will be available on our website or in the administrative offices.  Individuals who have been denied will receive notification in writing, and will be informed of the path to appeal the decision.