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Aug. 16, 2007
The Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP) provides affordable, high-quality, standards-based supplemental and full-time online coursework for Missouri schools needing credit retrieval, advanced courses, curriculum enhancements and/or to resolve scheduling conflicts. This is not a delivery method for all students, but this initiative has the opportunity to increase access and versatility of instruction for Missouri students. The MoVIP 6-12 Program is being led by Northwest's Project Manager Mike Hardy. The MoVIP K-5 Program is being developed and delivered by Connections Academy out of Baltimore, MD.
The 2006 Legislative Session passed the Missouri Virtual Public School Legislation with Governor Matt Blunt signing Senate Bill 912 in June. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) established MoVIP in May of 2007 when the contract to build the virtual school was awarded to Northwest Missouri State University and its partners. Northwest is partnering with eCollege, BocaVox and Kaplan Virtual Education on this initiative.