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Vol. 46, No. 34
May 7, 2012

Enrollment Now Open for Summer MoVIP Courses

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

A total of 98 summer K-12 classes will be offered through the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP). The cost for each class ranges from $200-$375.

MoVIP’s six summer sessions of eight- and nine-week classes have staggered start dates. The first session will begin May 22; the last will begin June 26. 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 will also be offered. Additionally, for the first time this summer, MoVIP will offer eight courses in four different foreign languages: Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish.

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 Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, but courses are provided by five vendors that deliver K-12 online classes 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.

For a complete list of summer courses and registration details, visit www.movip.org or contact Steve Schellman, supervisor of educational support services, at (573) 751-5882 or steve.schellman@dese.mo.gov.