Enrollment and Attendance FAQs

Who is eligible to take courses at Missouri Virtual Academy (MOVA)?

Any student in grades K–12 who resides in Missouri and:

  • Is currently attending a Missouri public school (if school is in session)
  • Has completed the most recent semester of enrollment in a Missouri public school

Students must have written permission from their home school district prior to enrolling in MOVA. Students attending MOVA remain enrolled in their home school district.

How many of my children can I enroll in MOVA?

Because MOVA provides the lesson plans and teacher support, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.

What does it cost to attend MOVA?

Because MOVA is a public school program, there is no tuition. Families are responsible for providing common household items and office supplies like printer ink and paper. In addition, families must have access to a computer and the internet to successfully complete the lessons. Based on financial need and eligibility, MOVA may loan a computer system (including computer, printer, and software) to support the learning process. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.

What is the attendance policy?

MOVA works with families toward a positive attendance record to meet their required number of 180 instructional days. Attendance is logged daily in the Online School by the parent/Learning Coach. Attendance and progress reports will also be reported to students’ home districts on a regular basis. In the event a student does not consistently work in the program, the resident district could withdraw permission for the child to attend MOVA.

Extended family travel, except during normal school vacation periods, requires written notification and vacation contract approval by the Head of School or designee. This should be completed at least one week prior to the extended absence.

All families must attend Parent Orientation, and new students will complete the Online Learning course via the Online School.

Families must maintain regular communication with MOVA teachers.

Students and parents/Learning Coaches must check their email and phone messages daily.

Students must attend all required Class Connect live sessions for direct instruction as directed by their teachers.

Can I take a vacation during the school year?

The school calendar includes school holidays, or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar.