Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP)

Students can access virtual learning through MOCAP. Students and families that are interested in virtual coursework should contact the student’s school counselor and inquire about the Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP).

MOCAP offers virtual online courses for students statewide. Students can participate in the program from any Internet-connected computer.

MOCAP's mission is to offer Missouri students equal access to a wide range of high quality courses and interactive online learning.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the State Board of Education oversee administration and quality assurance activities such as related content and delivery of courses.

Missouri-certified teachers facilitate MOCAP courses. MOCAP provides Missouri students with equal access to a wide range of coursework. For more information, visit the MOCAP website.

Student Skills Necessary for Success in Virtual Courses

*Student has demonstrated time-management skills that indicate the student is capable of submitting assignment and completing course requirements without reminders.

*Student has demonstrated persistence in overcoming obstacles and willingness to seek assistance when needed.

*Student has demonstrated verbal or written communication skills that would allow the student to succeed in an environment where the instructor may not provide nonverbal cues to support the student’s understanding.

*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.

*Consideration of the student’s previous success (or struggle) in virtual coursework.


If students are interested in a full time virtual education through MOCAP, families should contact their student’s guidance counselor or Dr. Joe Dierks Director of Choice Programs at 636-231-2200 ext. 9802 or at [email protected].

If interested in the MOCAP option, families should also explore the list of MOCAP providers with hosts at

Important Links

District Board Policy IGCD: Virtual Courses

Click here to download and print SDOW Student Online Learning Request Form (Return to your building principal)