Mississippi Virtual Public School

Important Enrollment Information

Course Dates

Fall 2016 Start Dates (choose one per course)

  • August 16, 2016
  • August 23, 2016
  • August 30, 2016
  • September 6, 2016
  • September 13, 2016


Fall 2016 End Date

  • December 16, 2016


Spring 2017 Start Dates (choose one per course)

  • January 3, 2017
  • January 10, 2017
  • January 17, 2017
  • January 24, 2017


Spring 2017 End Dates (choose one per course)

  • April 28, 2017
  • May 5, 2017
  • May 12, 2017


Note: All enrollments must be conducted through a Site Coordinator.

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

Find Out More

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.

Important Information for Districts and Site Coordinators

MVPS Participation Agreement for Schools and Districts

Are you a school or district with students interested in participating in the Mississippi Virtual Public School? Sign up using the MVPS Participation Agreement for 2016–17. Each principal and Site Coordinator must complete and have a signed agreement on file before student registrations will be processed without. If needed, multiple Site Coordinators can be added to the form.

  • Please fax the signed MVPS Participation Agreement to 410-510-1606 or email to MVPSeFax@connectionseducation.com
  • An Agreement needs to be completed by a participating site each academic year
  • Student enrollments will not be processed if there is not a current, signed Agreement on file for a site
  • If there will be more than one Site Coordinator, please add their information and signature to this Agreement or complete, sign, and submit a second Agreement.

How to Enroll a Student

Do you still have questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions for answers.

“Partnering with Connections has allowed our state to meet the needs of schools offering online courses in critical areas such as mathematics, science, foreign language, and Advanced Placement in a cost-effective manner, without sacrificing quality instruction.” — Dr. Lynn J. House, Former Deputy State Superintendent, Mississippi Department of Education