CONTACT: Michele Clark
Vol. 45, No. 30
April 19, 2011
Enrollment Opens for Summer MoVIP Classes
Registration is now open for online classes to be offered this summer through Missouri’s virtual school, state education officials announced today.
A total of 90 summer K-12 classes will be offered through the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP). While only foreign-language classes will be available at the elementary school level, 83 middle school and high school classes will be offered. The cost for each class ranges from $240-$375.
MoVIP’s six summer sessions of eight-week classes have staggered start dates. The first session will begin May 16; the last will begin June 20. Classes are self-paced, which allows students to cover class material at a fast rate. Personal finance, health and American government are typically some of the more popular summertime classes. A number of electives in business and technology also will be offered.
For students seeking credit recovery, course titles that include the word “foundations” are regular courses for students who need additional work in these areas.
MoVIP is administered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, but courses are actually provided by two vendors that deliver K-12 online courses throughout the country.
Launched in 2007 as a state-funded program, MoVIP is currently tuition-based. However, state statute allows public school districts to offer instruction in a virtual setting outside of regular district facilities and to receive state aid for that class. A school district could collect state funds similar to what it would for students attending a class in a brick-and-mortar setting if the district contracts with MoVIP, offers its own virtual class or contracts with another provider.
Go to www.movip.org for a complete list of summer courses and registration details.