Enrollment and Attendance FAQs

Who is eligible to attend Missouri Digital Academy (MODA)?

Any student in grades K–12 who resides in Missouri is eligible.

How many of my children can I enroll?

Because MODA provides the lesson plans and materials needed for grades K–12, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.

What does it cost to attend MODA?

Because MODA is a public school program, there is no tuition. Qualified families may receive a loaner computer and printer. These computer systems are instructional property and must be returned when the student leaves MODA. Students and families are responsible for providing some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper). Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.

What is the attendance policy?

As Missouri public school students, all MODA students must comply with the state-required minimum number of 180 instructional days. The parent/Learning Coach logs daily attendance in the Online School. Attendance and progress reports are also reported to students’ home districts on a regular basis. In the event a student does not consistently work in the program and complete instructional activities, MODA may disenroll a student consistent with the program’s engagement policy.

All families must attend parent orientation, and new students will complete the Online Learning course via the Online School. Families are expected to maintain regular communication with MODA teachers, and students and parents/Learning Coaches need to check their email and phone messages daily.

Can our family take a vacation during the school year?

If a student is provided one option for online learning, is that enough?

The Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP) law requires the state provide multiple virtual learning options. Students may enroll in the MOCAP course or program of their choosing. School districts and charter schools are required by law to inform parents of their child’s right to participate in MOCAP courses or programs through, at a minimum, the parent handbook and registration documents featured on the home page of the school district or charter school’s website. Students enroll directly with the MOCAP program and do not enroll through their local school district. 

Do MODA students need to withdraw from their resident district or charter school?

No, MODA students should not withdraw from their local district school. They should first apply to MODA for enrollment. If a student is approved for enrollment, MODA will notify the state that the student is enrolled in MODA and is no longer enrolled in a school within the student’s local school district.

When students enroll in MODA, do they transfer to Laquey R-V School District?

Yes, due to a change in state law for School Year 2022-23, MODA students will now be considered a student of the Laquey R-V School District. If a student withdraws from MODA, the student then returns to the local school district.

If a student has an IEP, who provides those services?

How do I apply to enroll my student in MODA?

MODA will provide each interested parent access to the program’s student enrollment application for completion and submission to the MODA program for consideration for approval.

If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please contact MODA’s enrollment team for assistance.  

Does my school district need to approve of my student’s enrollment into MODA?

MODA indicated that my student is “conditionally approved.” What does that mean?

How can I appeal a denial?