• Online Educational Opportunities

    Ҵý Public Ҵýs makes every attempt to meet the curricular needs of all students by offering a wide range of course offerings and opportunities.

    In cases where student needs are not being met, there are 3 avenues available to learn online; CPS Online, the Missouri Course Access and Virtual Ҵý Program (referred to as "MOCAP"), and the LAUNCH Program.  All procedures applicable to CPS Online can be found in the program.  

    CPS Online

    Ҵý Public Ҵýs offers a robust set of coursework offered asynchronously online.  CPS Online courses are taught by CPS teachers and adhere to CPS district policies.  Course offerings can be found on the CPS Online website.  These online courses are designed for students who are self-motivated and can work independently.  In an online course, students take the entire course online as opposed to a face-to-face classroom environment.  Courses are not taught using Zoom; rather they are self-paced.

    For secondary students, enrollment in CPS Online courses takes place at the same time as enrollment in other CPS courses.  Individual CPS Online courses may only be added or dropped during in-seat enrollment timelines.  Students should enroll in CPS Online courses the same way they enroll for regular CPS courses, i.e., with their counselors during the regular enrollment window.  Course options can be found on the CPS Online website.  Please note that if your child has an IEP, the IEP team must meet to consider the request prior to enrollment in a CPS Online course.

    If you have questions regarding CPS Online, please contact Dr. Beth Winton, Ҵý Public Ҵýs Online Program Administrator. Dr. Winton can be reached via email at bwinton@cpsk12.org or by phone 573-214-3821.

    The Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP)

    For secondary students, enrollment in individual MOCAP courses takes place the same time as enrollment in other CPS courses. Individual MOCAP courses may only be added or dropped during in-seat enrollment timelines. Students should enroll in MOCAP courses the same way they enroll for regular CPS courses, i.e., with their counselors. .

    These online courses are asynchronous, designed for students who are self-motivated and can work independently. In an online course, students take the entire course online as opposed to a face-to-face classroom environment. Courses are not taught using Zoom; rather they are self-paced.  Please note that if your child has an IEP, the IEP team must meet to consider the request prior to enrollment in a MOCAP course.

    Parents interested in enrolling their child in a full-time MOCAP program should visit for a list of providers. Please note that students participating in a full-time MOCAP program will be required to enroll in the virtual program's host district and will be unenrolled from the Ҵý Public Ҵýs.

    If you have questions regarding MOCAP, please contact Dr. Tim Majerus, Ҵý Public Ҵýs MOCAP Coordinator. Dr. Majerus can be reached via email at tmajerus@cpsk12.org or by phone 573-214-3987.

    Any request to enroll in a MOCAP course that is denied by Ҵý Public Ҵýs can be appealed. Information about the appeals process will be sent to parents along with notification of the denial. For more information about the appeals process, please contact Elizabeth McCracken, Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction, who can be reached via email at emccracken@cpsk12.org or by phone 573-214-3932,  

    LAUNCH

    For parents interested in a full-time synchronous online option (offering live Zoom classes), Ҵý Public Ҵýs has partnered with online provider LAUNCH. Students enrolled in the LAUNCH program remain CPS students.

    For elementary students, the program features the following:

    • Live daily Zoom instruction in reading, writing, and math (plus a daily integrated science, social studies, and health lesson)
    • Weekly physical education, music, and art lessons
    • Full-time teacher support that follows Missouri’s recommended class size
    • Social-emotional and counseling lessons provided by a certified school counselor

    For secondary students, the program features synchronous (featuring live Zoom sessions) classes in the four core subject areas of English, math, science, and social studies. Middle school and high school students taking synchronous core classes fill out their schedules with asynchronous elective courses.

    Please note that if your child has an IEP, the IEP team must meet to consider the request before enrollment in  LAUNCH.

    If you have questions regarding LAUNCH, please contact Dr. Tim Majerus. Dr. Majerus can be reached via email at tmajerus@cpsk12.org or 573-214-3987.

     

    More Information About CPS Online

    Downloadable .pdf about CPS Online 

  • CPS Online is a member of Quality Matters.  Quality Matters is the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments.

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