Vol. 44, No. 28

CONTACT:  JIM MORRIS
Director, Public Information
573-751-3469

April 6, 2010

Enrollment Opens for Summer “MoVIP” Classes

 

Registration is now open for online classes that will be offered this summer through Missouri’s virtual school, state education officials announced today. 

All classes provided this summer through the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP) will be offered on a tuition basis, with costs ranging from $125 to $375 per class.    

The MoVIP program is administered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, but the courses are actually provided by five different vendors that deliver K-12 online courses across the country. 

Students, families and schools are able to choose from 16 elementary-level courses (including Spanish, French and Latin); 44 middle school classes; and 96 high school-level classes this summer.

Launched in 2007 as a state-funded program, the MoVIP currently serves only a few students in state-funded courses.  The program is changing into a tuition-based program because of cutbacks in state funding this year, said Curt Fuchs, MoVIP coordinator for the Department of Education. 

“For students who need credit-recovery, for school districts that want to provide a wider variety of summer courses, or for families that want an extra challenge for their children, the MoVIP classes offer a practical solution,” Fuchs said. 

For a complete list of MoVIP’s summer course offerings and details on how to register, see the MoVIP April Newsletter.   Registration deadlines vary for different grade levels and subjects.