Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of a course?

  • A course with a MS certified teacher is $375 per semester. You can pay via credit card or via a district purchase order.

When does enrollment begin?

  • Fall enrollment begins on July 17, 2018.
  • Spring enrollment begins on November 13, 2018.

Can parents or guardians or students enroll directly?

No, all enrollments must be completed through a Site Coordinator at a local Mississippi public or private high school. Students from the state of Mississippi should contact their school’s Site Coordinator in order to be enrolled. (Most high schools have their school counselor serve as the site coordinator.)

How do I enroll my students?

  • District Funded Enrollment: The Site Coordinator at each school site may contact Sarah Huston by phone: 210-339-4920 or email: sarah.huston@pearson.com to arrange payment via Purchase Order or Credit Card. A quote will be provided.
  • Parent Funded Enrollment: 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 the transfer of credits seamless and student transition effortless.

Every year a new Responsibilities Agreement must be completed and submitted by the school’s principal and Site Coordinator(s) prior to registering students. Once the Responsibilities Agreement is signed and emailed to sarah.huston@pearson.com and payment has been arranged, the Site Coordinator(s) can complete an enrollment form for students. If you have questions or would like to begin the enrollment process, please contact Sarah Huston by phone: 210-339-4920 or email: sarah.huston@pearson.com.

When do the semesters begin and end?



Semester Course Start Dates Course End Dates
Fall 2018
August 1, 2018
December 14, 2018
Spring 2019 January 3, 2019
June 21, 2019

Will parents or guardians have access to their child’s course?

Parents or guardians will have an account for Pearson's Education Management System, which allows them to track their child’s progress through the online grade book and contact their child’s online teacher. Login information for parents or guardians and students will be sent to the parent’s or guardian’s email address the Site Coordinator used during registration.

Who are the Pearson teachers?

Our exceptional online teachers hold valid Mississippi certifications in their respective subject areas. Teachers also receive extensive training to prepare them to teach online. Students, parents or guardians may contact teachers via webmail messages through Connexus and/or by telephone.

How much time is required of a student during a course?

On average, at least six to eight hours per week are needed throughout a semester in order to complete each half-credit course.

What are the technology requirements needed for online courses?

A computer, access to the Internet, a telephone, a headset with a microphone, and printer are required for the online class. Please refer to the Technical Requirements section for specific information regarding hardware and software requirements.