Students across the state are invited to find the career path that works
best for them at Missouri Virtual Academy (MOVA), a program of the
Grandview R-2 School District that is now accepting enrollment
applications for the 2019-2020 school year.
Through the school’s Destinations Career Academy, students can pair a
solid academic foundation with hands-on learning experiences in growing
career fields like information technology, business, health and human
services, and more. Even if a student doesn’t know exactly what they
want to do, career readiness programs help open a world of what’s
Career readiness programs don’t just benefit students—they benefit
employers too. Across the state, “only
46 percent of the state’s workers are trained to the middle-skill level”
or for jobs that require education beyond high school but not a
four-year college degree. Career readiness programs are designed to help
bridge this gap.
“At MOVA, we are committed to providing a personalized education that
helps students grow and thrive,” said Superintendent Matthew Zoph. “In
everything we do—whether it’s preparing students to take
industry-recognized certification exams or designing individual learning
plans—we want every student to have a chance to succeed.”
Students enrolled in the Destinations program also have the opportunity
to join the SkillsUSA chapter at MOVA. With resources that cover 130 job
categories and more than 600 national partners—businesses, trade
associations, and unions—SkillsUSA gives students the opportunity to
participate in academic competitions and community service activities
and connect with like-minded students who have similar interests.
SkillsUSA also offers access to exclusive scholarships.
In addition to career readiness courses, MOVA students have access to a
robust online curriculum and attend live virtual classes taught by
state-licensed teachers who help bring lessons to life. Kindergarten
through high school students are offered a full course load in the core
subjects of math, science, English language arts, history, art and
music, as well as a host of electives. Teachers regularly communicate
with students and their families via email, phone and during one-on-one
An online public-school program, MOVA is available tuition-free to
students who reside anywhere in the state. Many families and students
are choosing MOVA because it provides an alternative to traditional
brick-and-mortar education. Athletes, advanced learners, and students
seeking a bullying-free environment can balance a full academic course
load along with extracurricular pursuits or medical needs.
Outside of the virtual classroom, MOVA students will remain with their
district of residence and graduate with their home district. Students
will still be eligible for sports, outings, and extra-curricular
activities like all other public-school students in Missouri.
Interested students and families are encouraged to attend online
information sessions hosted by MOVA. To learn more, visit mova.k12.com.
or download the K12
enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.
About Missouri Virtual Academy
Missouri Virtual Academy is a full-time online public-school program
serving students in grades K through 12 with prior public-school
enrollment the semester prior to enrollment. As part of the Grandview
public school system, MOVA is tuition-free and gives families the choice
to access the engaging curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE:
LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary K-12 curriculum and
online education programs. For more information about MOVA, visit mova.k12.com.