Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP)

  • The Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP) has developed 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. 

    The MOCAP courses have been through a stringent review process, including:

    • Course alignment to Missouri Learning Standards
    • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0)
    • Data security review
    • Missouri appropriately certified teachers
    • College Board approval of Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the catalog

     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