Taking place in an online environment, virtual learning is an alternative to the traditional, face-to-face learning experience. Classroom teachers meet online with students to teach lessons, lead discussions and provide personalized supports to facilitate student learning.
Virtual learning has been used to continue learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, to support students during long-term absences, and as an alternative to snow days.
Virtual learning is different than blended learning, which combines face-to-face and online instruction. Blended learning is our preferred learning structure, while virtual learning is a non-traditional alternative.
Virtual Learning Opportunities
The Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP) offers students equal access to a wide range of high-quality courses and interactive online learning that is neither time nor place dependent. Because virtual instruction can be an effective education option for some students, there may be courses available either through a district-provided virtual option or through MOCAP. Please contact your school counselor for more information about virtual learning opportunities.