The Republic School District has partnered with Launch, a virtual academy that offers students quality online learning options. Launch's online courses are taught by highly qualified Missouri certified teachers. The Launch courses meet student's individual needs while providing fresh options for families looking to expand their children's learning opportunities at the high school level.
Some of the benefits of taking courses on Launch include:
- Students may take courses on a 16 week schedule.
- Students have flexibility in pacing. They can expect to have assignments due 2-3 times per week depending on the course.
- Students will receive a letter grade upon completion of the course.
You can learn more about Launch at fueledbylaunch.com
The Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP) is in the process of developing a catalog of virtual online courses for students. Students will be able to take an entire course 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, flexibility in scheduling, and interactive online learning that is neither time nor place dependent. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the State Board of Education oversee administration and quality assurance activities such as related content and delivery of courses.
MOCAP allows Missouri to:
- Expand the range of courses and opportunities offered to students
- Offer courses for students where there are no qualified teachers to teach the course
- Offer students a course not offered by their school district
- Provide courses for students who have schedules that prevent them from taking a course when it is offered
- Present high quality instruction to students who are in alternative education settings or on home and hospital instruction
- Provide additional support and extended time to students who failed to achieve in regular courses
- Provides equity across programs and school in the quality of instruction MOCAP offers “any time, any place” learning for Missouri students
Please note, courseware providers are in the process of getting approved. There have not been any courses approved by MOCAP yet, so please work with your local school district.