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Welcome to the R-7 Online Academy!

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District believes that online courses provide new opportunities in the delivery of instruction for students.

R7 Online is a web-based platform that began in Fall 2008 with three secondary courses. Through our commitment to online learning, R7 Online has grown to offer Lee's Summit students and qualifying students in Jackson County more than 80 courses for K-12. Our online elementary academy is now a MOCAP provider and can offer instruction to qualifying students state-wide.

Our courses are designed with Lee’s Summit R-7 Schools curriculum and are taught by Missouri-certified LSR7 teachers. A variety of instructional materials are utilized to deliver the content including print and online texts, video and audio, discussion boards, and more. All courses are delivered using the Schoology software platform. 

Online education that works. Don't just take it from us, read real testimonials from R-7 Academy Online parents.

"Before enrolling in the R7 Online Academy, I was highly concerned. I was frustrated that my child was not receiving the sound education that all children deserve, no matter the mode of instruction. I felt that the students of families who elected virtual instruction were being tossed aside and not given the same attention and resources as their in-person peers.  

I was extremely stressed scouring learning sites, online forums, and workbooks and reaching out to teachers to ensure my child was on target with his learning. This took a toll on me. I grew weary and tired of the below subpar instruction my son had been receiving from our home district’s “preferred” MOCAP vendor and decided to switch to the R7 Online Academy.

I am so happy with the decision we made to change. We finally found a MOCAP vendor who cares and has a vested interest in each student’s academic, social and emotional development regardless of their virtual status.  

R7 Online Academy’s inclusiveness and efforts to create a full-spectrum educational experience are unmatched. The monthly online assemblies, virtual field trips, live special courses, friend groups, Lunch Bunch, and breakout rooms allow my son and his peers to interact and build social skills like their in-person peers. 

I am ecstatic with my son’s overall growth since enrolling in this program. 

My son looks forward to learning every day.  Thank you!" --First grade parent

"I just wanted to share thanks with you and take a moment to commend the Online Academy teachers. My children feel very connected because of their efforts. They feel like they are a part of a "real" class and this means so much to us because we really were not sure about online learning.

The teacher interactions with the kids go above and beyond expectations. Their lessons are engaging and they work through problems and issues with the kids. They overcome difficult technical issues and they help kids to do the same. They makes sure the kids still have class parties and fun events like a movie night!"

I just wanted to reach out and let you know how thankful we are for you and for online learning. Our son was having a difficult time getting bullied by other kids and his spirit needed rest. You have provided a safe place for him and I have already started to see a change in his demeanor. Thank you!!! From the bottom of my heart for being a safe place for him. I have been home the last couple of days and have been able to overhear your kindness and care. Grateful beyond words. -- Fifth grade parent

Technology Requirements:

All students taking an R7 Online course must have internet access; the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District does not provide access to the internet for students enrolled in online courses.