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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Missouri Virtual Instruction Program

Source: Stephen Barr, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Special Education

Intended Audience: District and School Administrators, School Counselors, Special Education Directors, General and Special Education Teachers

Date: August 16, 2013

The Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP) is currently registering K-12 students for the fall semester. Administered by the Department, MoVIP offers 150 different online courses in a variety of subjects including Advanced Placement (AP), foreign language and electives. There is a tuition charge to take the courses. All MoVIP courses are taught by Missouri-certified teachers and the program provides resources to help school districts meet their college- and career-ready goals. Districts can receive payment based on Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for students enrolled in the district and taking MoVIP courses. 

In addition, MoVIP also offers state-funded tuition for students who qualify as medically fragile. The Missouri Legislature appropriated funds to offer free MoVIP courses to students who are medically fragile and cannot attend school or have difficulty attending school due to a permanent (six weeks or longer) medical, social, or emotional condition.  Parents must complete and send in a Medically Fragile Application signed by both the parent and physician to be valid.  The application can be found at http://movip.org/medically-fragile.html.  For more information, visit http://movip.org/.