How long are the courses?
The courses for the fall and spring semester are set up as 16-week sessions. Additional days are
usually provided for holidays.
How many courses can I sign up for?
You can take as many courses as you want. However, we recommend you ease into it, especially if you are new to virtual instruction. You will also want to make sure you have enough time to finish all of your courses before the end date.
What courses are offered?
A complete list of courses can be found on the Course Information section of our website. On this site you will find a listing of courses divided into three main categories; high school, middle school and elementary. You will see a listing of:
- Course names. You can click on the course name to link to its course description.
- Number of semesters (1 or 2) for each course
- Online software vendor
- Per semester costs
- Whether or not the course is approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Does MoVIP offer accelerated courses?
Yes, MoVIP offers accelerated courses for third, fourth and fifth grade students in communication arts, literature, math and science. While these are not “gifted” classes, they proceed at an accelerated rate allowing additional content to be covered. The accelerated communication arts and accelerated literature study courses must be taken together and usually start in early October.
These two courses offer collaboration and communication with other students from across the country.
Can a student take Advanced Placement (AP) courses?
Yes, MoVIP offers AP courses that are certified by the College Board and taught by AP-certified teachers. MoVIP is NOT responsible for administering the AP exam at the end of the course, usually given the first week of May. Local school officials will assist students with taking the AP exams. If they are not already, the local school needs to become an AP test site or MoVIP can help them find a neighboring site.
Does MoVIP “weigh” AP courses?
No, we will only issue a percentage grade. For example, it is up to the local school to determine if 100 percent equals 4.0 or 5.0.
Are MoVIP courses approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)?
As with any curriculum, some MoVIP courses are NCAA-approved and some are not. Please see the Course Information section of our website to see if each high school course is NCAA-approved.
The NCAA determines student eligibility for Division I and Division II college athletics. The link below provides a quick reference guide that may be helpful to parents that need more information on NCAA eligibility.
Is dual credit available for MoVIP classes?
No, MoVIP does not participate in a dual credit program.
Does MoVIP offer Physical Education (PE) courses?
No, we do not offer PE courses because of the physical requirements involved. However, we do offer a health course.
How can I take a foreign language course online? Don’t we have to practice speaking the language?
Many of MoVIP’s foreign language courses require students to submit audio clips of them speaking the language.
Can academically advanced students take course above their grade level?
Yes, for example, academically advanced elementary or middle school students may take high school‐level courses. Local policies will determine if the credits will be counted toward meeting the subject area requirements for graduation.