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Students should contact their school counselor with any questions about NCVPS. If the counselor needs any clarification, he/she can contact the school Online Learning Coordinator.
Please refer to the NCVPS Course Catalog and choose Fall, Spring or Summer. While planning, please also refer to the NCVPS course descriptions/prerequisites, textbooks/materials, and tech requirements document.
If the same course is available within your CHCCS school and the course can fit within your class schedule, you must take the CHCCS face-to-face course rather than the NCVPS course.
Are there NCVPS courses available for credit recovery during the summer or fall/spring school terms?
CHCCS offers courses both in NCVPS and Apex Learning for credit recovery. Apex Learning classes are monitored and supported by the school’s Online Learning Coordinator, while the NCVPS courses are taught by an NCVPS teacher.
Middle school students may take a Math or World language NCVPS course if the principal gives prior approval only if the course is required to continue a sequence, but is not available for a student to take during the school year. The course must be an approved course for our district middle schools. Students may NOT take an NCVPS course for acceleration.
High school students may enroll in a NCVPS course as part of their academic course load or in addition to their academic course load with principal approval. Students may NOT take an NCVPS course for acceleration.
Yes, the 10th day is the last day you can drop a course. First, contact your school counselor to inform them of your decision then he/she will communicate with the school Online Coordinator to drop you from the NCVPS course. Any student in a traditional course still on the roster after the 10th day will receive a grade for the course. After the 10th day, credit recovery students will receive a pass/fail grade.
Please note: If a student does not login during the first 7 days, NCVPS will automatically drop you from the course.
Yes. High school graduation credit is granted. Students may earn standard, honors, or
Yes, if the course and vendor meet the following criteria:
Per Board Policy 3101/3101-R, High school students may enroll in NCVPS courses only under the following conditions:
How many NCVPS courses can a student enroll in during the school year?
A high school student may enroll in one course during the instructional year (August – June). Students may not enroll in more than seven (7) courses during the instructional year, including NCVPS courses.
High school students and rising ninth graders may only enroll in one course during the summer.
CHCCS will pay the enrollment fee for all NCVPS provided courses. This is not the case for third-party providers. If a student chooses to take a course via an NCVPS approved third-party vendor, the student’s family is responsible for the cost of course.
To see the full NCVPS calendar, click here
Fall/Spring - The last day to add/drop Traditional Semester and Year long courses is the first Friday of September.
Summer - The last day to add a summer course is the 3rd Friday of June.
If you want to receive high school credit, rising 9th grade students are eligible to enroll in 1 NCVPS summer course if the course follows the following criteria:
a. the course is not offered in the district’s curriculum;
Rising 9th grade students in a NCVPS summer course will take the EOC test after completing the course at the high school they will attend the following year. NCVPS courses are NOT to be used as a means for course acceleration.
To track your progress during the course, each course instructor will maintain an online gradebook in your course (via Canvas, Moodle or Blackboard).
A student’s progress will also be monitored by the local school Online Coordinator and the final grade will be sent to the local school’s Online Coordinator and posted into your gradebook via Canvas, Moodle or Blackboard) and transferred into PowerSchool.
NCVPS offers the these suggestions to ensure success as an online learner
You can refer to NCVPS’s Getting Started Checklist for NCVPS Students to prepare for your course(s).
Once enrolled in the course and the term has begun, the school’s Online Learning Coordinator will provide each student with a username (the Powerschool ID Number) and password.
In most cases, a student’s class schedule will include a class period to work on their NCVPS course within the school’s Online Learning Lab. Please consult with your counselor who can help you review your class schedule within the PowerSchool Student Information System. If a student is enrolled in 7 face-to-face courses during the school day, the student is responsible for completing the course at a time beyond their course schedule.
Each online learning lab is managed by the Online Learning Coordinator who oversees each student’s course progression, quiz and test dates, and collaborates with each student’s NCVPS online teacher to ensure he or she is on task and will complete the course by the end of the semester or school year.
Each online learning lab has desktops or laptops available for students to use or a student may bring in their own device to take the course. Please note: Many courses require a device that can install software applications and plug-ins required by the Blackboard, Moodle, or Canvas Learning Management systems. See the NCVPS Technology Requirements page for more information.
According to NCVPS, a student may expect the following workload:
Yearlong courses: 50-60 minutes of work each day (depending on the course), Monday through Friday.
Fall and spring block courses: 90 minutes of work each day (depending on the course), Monday through Friday.
Summer School: 3-5 hours of work each day (depending on the course), Monday through Friday. You must have daily access to the Internet for the duration of summer school. There are no exceptions made for students who attend camps or go on vacations where they do not have access to the Internet.
Weekends: Just like in traditional school, you may have homework over the weekend. NCVPS does not have any due dates on weekends, but you may need to study for a test, read your novel, or work on a project.
Yes. If you are in an EOC or CTE course, check with your Online Learning Coordinator to see when you will take your EOC or CTE test. Those tests will be administered by your local school and count at least 20% of your final grade
Contact your school's Online Coordinator, your instructor, or the Virtual Support Center.
Yes, any NCVPS student may access the NCVPS Peer Tutoring Center