HILLSBORO, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This summer, Missouri students will have access to more summer school courses than ever through the Missouri Online Summer Institute (MOSI), a tuition- free online program open to students in grades 7 – 12. Over one hundred online courses are being offered this year, including career-oriented electives and Advanced Placement® courses. MOSI is a program of the Grandview R-2 school district.
“Many school districts don’t offer summer school or only offer a few courses,” said Mike Brown, MOSI coordinator and former Superintendent of the Grandview R-2 school district. “This program allows students to attend summer school on their own schedule. They can take part in family vacations and summer sporting activities yet still continue their studies online to achieve their academic goals and satisfy graduation requirements.”
The Grandview R-2 school district began online summer school operations five years ago and the popular program grew quickly. Enrollment this summer is expected to surpass one thousand, with students in rural communities standing to benefit the most.
“Many rural school districts offer little or no summer school because of limited resources. The courses they do tend to offer are often remedial,” said Ray Patrick, former Director of the Missouri Association of Rural Educators. “MOSI offers students the ability to take a wide variety of courses to catch up or get ahead in their studies.”
Students also have the opportunity to explore career-oriented courses in the following fields: healthcare, hospitality and tourism, agriculture, IT, business and STEM.
The Missouri Online Summer Institute is currently accepting enrollments through July 3rd. Students can enroll at www.mosummerschool.org. The online courses will be available to students as early as May 22nd depending on when their regular school year finishes. Students can enroll in up to four courses or a total of two credits and must provide their own computer and internet access.
The Grandview R-2 school district is an accredited Missouri public school district. MOSI courses are taught by state-licensed teachers. Students have access to a virtual classroom where they interact with teachers, advisors and other students via online tools. An orientation process is held to review the skills and practices that help foster success in the online learning environment.
The Missouri Online Summer Institute uses the Fuel Education online curriculum with programmatic support services provided by K12 Inc., the leading provider of proprietary K-12 curriculum and online education programs.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s curriculum serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company of thousands of online school educators providing instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. The K12 program is offered through K12 partner public schools in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and through private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More information can be found at K12.com.
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