Mississippi Virtual Public School

Students in grades 6–12 throughout Mississippi now have access to Connections Education's innovative online courses and experienced, responsive teachers. The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is partnered exclusively with Connections Education to operate Mississippi’s statewide supplemental online program, the Mississippi Virtual Public School (MVPS).

Established by legislation in 2006, the Mississippi Virtual Public School is a tuition-free program that offers students the option to enroll in online courses to supplement their traditional brick-and-mortar education. Connections Education’s dynamic courses engage every type of learner and will meet students’ need for Advanced Placement and foreign language courses. Mississippi students will be able to choose from online courses such as:

  • Chemistry
  • French
  • Calculus
  • Journalism
  • AP Computer Science
  • and much more

Please Note: Due to significant increases in student enrollments throughout the state, fall and spring state-funded registrations are closed for all grades. If additional state funds become available, spring registration will open in November with a priority given to graduating seniors.

While the state funding for enrollments has been filled at this time, there is still an opportunity to continue to enroll students in MVPS using district or parent funds! The MVPS Site Coordinator at each school site may contact the MVPS Program Manager to arrange payment via Purchase Order or Credit Card.

Families may enroll students in MVPS courses and pay directly via our online private school by calling International Connections Academy at 877-804-6222. All courses offered through International Connections Academy use the same robust curriculum available through MVPS, making transfer of credits seamless and student transition effortless.

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Are you ready to expand your opportunities with MVPS and Connections Education online courses? Interested students are required to gain approval from their local school before they can take online courses through MVPS. Private and homeschool students must meet the same requirement and can use the local public school for which they are zoned. See our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.