Jennings School District MOCAP Online and Virtual Learning
For information about Online and Virtual Options available in the Jennings School District, please contact Dr. Veronica Macklin, the Student Service District Administrator at 314-653-8164 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Macklin will assist families in this process and connect you with the appropriate school counselor for the application process.
Jennings School District Virtual Academy
Jennings School District's Virtual Academy of online learning uses Edgenuity, as know as E2020, to provide virtual or online courses for Jennings School District. This Academy expands our range of courses and opportunities offered to students with the assistance of a Jennings School District teacher without being billed by any other outside entities. These courses are web-based and can be done at any time in credit recovery mode for a shorten timeframe or standard mode for the traditional length of sessions and assignments. This option is available to any student in grades 6 through 12.
The Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP) is designed to expand the range of courses and opportunities offered to students by increasing access to online learning.
MOCAP enrollment deadline:
~ Fall: The first Friday of September
~ Spring: Martin Luther King Day each January
Student Skills Necessary for Success in Virtual Courses:
Demonstrated time-management skills that indicate the student is capable of independently submitting assignments and completing course requirements.
Demonstrated persistence in overcoming obstacles and willingness to seek assistance when needed.
Demonstrated verbal or written communication skills that will enable the student to succeed in an environment where the instructor may not be physically present to support the student’s understanding.
Additional Considerations Necessary for Success in Virtual Courses:
Student has the necessary computer or technical skills to succeed in a virtual course.
Student has access to technology resources to participate in a virtual course.
Student’s previous level of success/struggles in previous virtual coursework.
Interested students and families may also contact their guidance counselor to make an appointment to begin the enrollment process. The guidance counselor will assist the students and families to ensure that the requested courses are consistent with individual academic and personal goals. More information on the Missouri Course Access Program can be found at: https://mocap.mo.gov/.
Legal Notice Because virtual instruction can be an effective education option for some students, 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 student's enrollment in the course as described in this policy. Even if a student or his or her parents/guardians pay the costs for a virtual course, the student or parents/guardians should meet with the principal or designee prior to enrollment to ensure that the course is consistent with the student's academic and personal goals. The district is not required to provide students access to or pay for courses beyond the equivalent of full-time enrollment. The district will provide supervision for students who take virtual courses in district facilities but will not provide supervision for students taking virtual courses offsite.
Students taking courses virtually are subject to district policies, procedures and rules applicable to students enrolled in traditional courses including, but not limited to, the district's discipline code and prohibitions on academic dishonesty, discrimination, harassment, bullying and cyberbullying.