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Montgomery Virtual HS (MVP) Courses through the MCIU

Registration Process for Montgomery Virtual Program (MVP) Online Courses via Montgomery IU

  • The Lower Merion School District is partnered with MVP to offer students an online option for summer school.
  • Online MVP courses are available to LMSD students who attend LMSD schools only.
  • MVP accelerated learning or credit recovery registration is between April 5 and April 23, 2021.
  • Registration is online ONLY
  • There are two steps to the registration process
    1. go to website on LMSD to complete registration form and pay the $75.00 non-refundable registration fee to LMSD. This link will be available starting on March 15.
      MySchoolBucks Registration Link
    2. complete an additional registration and pay tuition through MVP once the MVP registration portal opens on April 5, 2021.  
  • $75 registration fee payment is online through MySchoolBucks and through credit card only
  • Course tuition for MVP is non-refundable.
  • The course deadline CANNOT be extended. July 30, 2021 is the last day to complete coursework.
  • Students may enroll up to 2 MVP courses or a combination of 1 Face-to-Face and 1 online MVP course over the summer.
  • Proof of registration fee payment and tuition payment is necessary prior to being considered officially enrolled in MVP.

MVP Course Orientation

There will be a MVP Course Orientation at LM and HHS during the school day (Lunch and Learn) or via ZOOM in early June. Students who have enrolled in an MVP course are expected to attend. If you are unable to attend, there is a link to the online orientation that can be emailed to you.

MVP Online Accelerated Learning Registration

In addition to completing the online registration form through the LMSD website, an online registration form and payment for accelerated learning courses must also be completed through MVP’s website at https://mvp.mciu.org/. Online accelerated learning courses will be taken at the honors level except for Health which will be only be offered at the college prep level. The designation on the student transcript will be identified as an online honors level course, and the grade will be reported; however, the grade will not be calculated in the student’s GPA and will have no impact on the grade weighting.

MVP COURSE FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

MVP Online Credit Recovery Registration

In addition to completing the online registration form through the LMSD website, an online registration and payment for credit recovery courses must also be completed through MVP’s website at https://mvp.mciu.org/. Online credit recovery courses will be taken at the college prep level.

MVP COURSE FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Cost for Summer School

Please note that summer school fees do not qualify as a child and dependent care expense deduction for federal income tax purposes.  Therefore, the District will not provide its Employer Identification Number for this purpose.

Program Online Cost
Summer School Registration (For All Students) Online $75.00 (Paid to LMSD)
Resident Only MVP (attends LMSD schools) Online (Credit Recovery) $280.00 (Paid to MVP)
Resident Only MVP (attends LMSD schools) Online (Accelerated Learning) $399.00 (Paid to MVP)

Students on Free and Reduced Lunch

Students participating in the Free and Reduced Lunch program are only responsible for the $75.00 non-refundable registration fee.

Students MUST have applied, been accepted to the F/R lunch program, AND have completed the “Sharing Information with Other Programs” waiver form prior to April 23, 2021 to be considered eligible.

No free and reduced lunch applications will be processed after April 23, 2021.

Both forms are below

Eligibility for F/R lunch status must be certified by having the student's principal notify Lauren Marcuson via email regarding eligibility.

Payment Options for MVP Courses

  • $75.00 Non-Refundable registration fee may be paid by credit card at MySchoolBucks online: MySchoolBucks Registration Link
  • Course Tuition fee must be paid directly through MVP through their website.

Refunds

There are NO REFUNDS for MVP online courses for ANY reason.

Technology

Students entering grades 10-12 may have access to their school issued laptops over the course of summer school if they are enrolled in an online option through MVP.

All high school student computers will need to be returned to their home school on or before Tuesday, August 4, 2021. If you fail to return the laptop by this date, you may not be eligible to receive your laptop for the early distribution rollout.

Withdrawal From Courses

When a student withdraws during the first three days of Summer School from both Face-to-Face and MVP Online Courses, no record will be made on the student's transcript. After that, if a student withdraws during the first three weeks of a Summer School course, one of the following notations will be made on the student's transcript for that course:

  1. “WP" for Withdrew/Passing
  2. "WF" for Withdrew/Failing

When a student withdraws after the first three weeks an "F" for Failure will be recorded on the transcript.

Technology

Students may have access to their computers over the course of summer school if they are enrolled in an online option through MVP. They must notify their tech support person at their school of their enrollment in summer school.

All student computers will need to be returned to their home school on or before Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

If you fail to return the laptop by this date, you may not be eligible to receive your laptop for the early distribution rollout.

Academic Credit

Successful completion of a summer school course carries the same credit as may be earned during the regular school year.

All High School credit recovery (CR) courses will be offered at the college prep level.

MVP Courses are NOT weighted and do NOT count toward GPA. The student earns a letter grade and the credit for the class.  

There are no extensions to the July 30, 2021 deadline.

MVP Course Information

Please note that the MVP online course experience is fully asynchronous for instruction. All instruction is pre-recorded. Students may access the content 24-7. While there are instructors with office hours, the expectation is that students are able to access the content independently. Additionally, the instructors are NOT LMSD teachers. They are teachers hired through the MCIU.  Students should feel comfortable embarking on a fully asynchronous experience with no engagement during class with peers or the instructor.

Students should expect to spend approximately 5 hours per day, 5 days per week for the seven weeks on the course work. Since this is an average, your child may need to spend more or less time to complete the course work.

LMSD’s Summer School Course Offerings for MVP

LMSD 2021 MVP Summer School Offerings MVP MVP Course Name
English 1 (9th Grade) CR English 9
English 2 (10th Grade) CR English 10
English 3 (11th Grade) CR English 11
Modern/Contemporary Lit  (12th Grade) CR Contemporary American Literature
U.S. History (must be entering 10th grade or above) AL/CR U.S. History
Human Anatomy & Physiology (must have completed Biology) AL/CR LMSD Human Anatomy & Physiology
Biology AL/CR Biology 
Chemistry (must have completed Biology) AL/CR Chemistry
Physics (must have completed Biology) AL/CR Physics
Math 8** AL Math 8 
Integrated Math 1 CR Integrated Math 1
Integrated Math 2 CR Integrated Math 2
High School Health
(must be entering 9th grade or above)
AL/CR  Contemporary Health
  • AL=Accelerated Learning
  • CR = Credit Recovery (all CR course credits are at College Prep level)

**Math 8 will be a blended course with the opportunity for students to come to Harriton on Tuesdays and Thursdays or access a LMSD math teachers online to receive instruction and remediation. This opportunity is not mandatory and students may complete all of the work online without in person/LMSD online support.