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Hollister R-V Virtual Learning Information

Virtual Learning Enrollment Process

The Spring Hollister R-V virtual learning enrollment window for the 2020-21 school year is November 20 through December 20.  Requests received after this date will not be considered.  Please note that when requesting virtual learning, parents must work with the counselors and principals to ensure their students are taking courses aligned with the state’s academic goals, and for high school students, that they are meeting both state and local graduation requirements.

  • NEW VIRTUAL REQUESTS:  CLICK HERE  (Fill out this form if you are requesting virtual learning for the very first time.) Please note that if your student is currently enrolled in seated instruction in the Hollister District, filling out this request form is sufficient - we will be in touch.  If you are brand new to Hollister, in addition to this request form, you will also need to fill out an official Enrollment Form.  
  • RETURNING VIRTUAL REQUESTS:  CLICK HERE  (Fill out this form if your student was already enrolled in virtual learning during the fall 2020 semester.)  

The district will pay the costs of a virtual course only once the district has first completed a Best Interest Determination (BID) process and approved the student's enrollment in the course as described in our school board policy.  Even if a student or his or her parents/guardians pay the costs for a virtual course, the student or parents/guardians should meet with the principal or designee prior to enrollment to ensure that the course is consistent with the student's academic and personal goals.  The district is not required to provide students access to or pay for courses beyond the equivalent of full-time enrollment.  Students taking courses virtually are subject to district policies, procedures, and rules applicable to students enrolled in traditional courses including, but not limited to, the district's discipline code and prohibitions on academic dishonesty, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying.

*Please note, if your student was enrolled in virtual learning during the Fall 2020 semester, and your student failed and/or didn't complete classes, they will not be allowed to enroll in Spring 2021 virtual, per the parent agreement signed at the beginning of the year.  Your student may return to seated instruction, or you may choose to fill out a homeschool form for them.

Virtual Learning - Additional Information

In the additional information section, you will find a link to the district’s school board policy regarding online courses (IGCD) and a link to the DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) MOCAP page. If you would like additional information about online courses, please contact your building’s counselor or principal.

Best Interest Determination

When determining whether or not to request enrollment in a virtual course, the student and parent might consider the following information:

Preferred Student Skills for Success in Virtual Courses:

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

  • Student has demonstrated persistence in overcoming obstacles and a 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. 

  • Student previously has been successful with virtual coursework.

Edgenuity

The Hollister R-V School District offers learning experiences in a virtual format.  These courses are offered through Edgenuity, a MOCAP approved provider, and are one option to meet the diverse needs of our students and families.  Edgenuity provides curriculum and instruction in a virtual format, and is the preferred MOCAP provider for Hollister R-V.  Please check with your school counselor or principal for further information and application processes for these offerings.

MOCAP

Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP) was established in 2007 as the state’s online school. It was previously known as Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MOVIP).  Currently, MOCAP offers courses for K through 12th grade. Students can take courses from any Internet-connected computer, available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. MOCAP's mission is to offer Missouri students equal access to a wide range of high-quality courses, and interactive online learning that is neither time nor place dependent.

 

Virtual Learning Contact

Kristina Smith

Virtual Learning Coordinator

417-243-4026

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