Spring Edition V
February 28, 2019
Greetings, everyone!

We have posted our 2019-2020 Course Catalog , and we have created two new services for students: College Readiness Services and the NCVPS Career Cafe. Be sure your students check out those programs, especially seniors headed off to college or the workforce.

See all those details and more below.
In This Edition
College Readiness Services
NCVPS Career Cafe
Weekly Updates
Current Grade Reporting
2018-2019 Enrollment Details
Calendar Check / Important Links
Live Support / Tech Updates
Previous News
Accessibility Statement
College Readiness Services
Our Peer Tutoring Center has a great new program! Have your NCVPS students check out the College Readiness Services which is housed in our  Peer Tutoring Center  course and is available to all NCVPS students. The service includes resources for Study Tips, Standardized Testing, Class Help, Extracurricular Activities, and the NCVPS Cafe. It also houses an interactive discussion forum for students to ask questions about topics like Applying for College, Preparing for Exams, Scholarships, Internship Opportunities, and Extracurricular Activities. 
NCVPS Career Cafe
As the NCVPS Cafe model has grown, we are now hosting a Career Cafe lecture series to include presentations about career paths and jobs by those working in the field. At NCVPS, we feel that is never too early to start thinking about your future. Through the NCVPS Career Cafe, we are now providing a platform for our students to gain insight and exposure to potential career paths while still in middle or high school.

Sessions focus on a large variety of careers and jobs, but all sessions will cover the following information:

  • Prerequisites & Education: Degrees, Certificates, Trainings, Professional Experience & Resumes
  • Getting the Job: Job Search, Interview Process, Internships, Apprenticeships, Climbing the Ladder
  • Daily Responsibilities (Micro): Job duties, Location, Market Environment
  • Industry Environment (Macro): Industry Trends, Competition

Join us in the Career Cafe to start thinking about your future after high school!
Weekly Updates
Course Catalog for 2019-2020
Our course catalog for next school year is posted on our NCVPS Course Catalog web page. We have three new course offerings:

  • English II Co-Teaching
  • Biology Co-Teaching
  • AP World History 1200 - Modern from 2100 A.D.

We've added five AP courses to the spring block Early Start calendar:
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP European History
  • AP Psychology 

Enrollment Options After Feb. 14
We will still have three enrollment options for schools:
  • OCS: Schools can continue to enroll in their existing OCS sections throughout the semester. 
  • 1/2 Credit Health and 1/2 Credit PE Courses: Registration for our 2nd 9-week health courses will remain open until April 12, 2019.
  • Transfer Students: After Feb. 14, we will begin accepting transfers requests. Transfer students must already be enrolled in a traditional course at the school with an instructor AND have a grade to transfer in with. Open a help desk ticket to start the transfer process.    

NCVPS AP Testing Code
Please have students input the NCVPS code (045) into the 'Online Provider Code' found on Page 1 of the student's  AP answer sheet during administration of the exam. This will allow NCVPS to receive a copy of their 2019 test scores for our records. These scores are needed as part of the accountability piece for NCVPS. 
Current Grade Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
Feb. 28 - Progress Reports Posted in the NCVPS Registration System

What's Next on the Schedule? 
March 14 - Day 3 Status Report for 2nd Session Early Start Health and P.E. Posted in the NCVPS Registration system
March 14 - Final Grades for 1st Session Early Start Health and P.E. Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
March 14 - Progress Reports Posted in the NCVPS Registration System

Reporting Overview
See our Grades and Testing Quick Reference Guide for an overview of our reporting. We have details on our Student Status (No-Show) Reports, Progress Reports, Final Grade Reports, and how we calculate grades.  
Enrollment Details for Spring 2019
Registration Process
Enroll students through the NCVPS  registration system If you need access, contact our  Virtual Support Center .  

If you are a new e-learning advisor and NCVPS point-of-contact for your school, please update your contact information in our registration system. Click on the "My Info" tab when you log in to update your information.

Please remember that there is only one login per school. If your school already has access, you will need to share the login username and password. If you are new to the NCVPS registration system or need a refresher,  Quick Registration Guide  or our   Registration System User's Guide .

Student Course Access
Students will have access to their courses at 7 a.m. on the first day of classes.  Before classes begin, students can go through our Canvas Orientation . We also have Pre-Instruction Resources for each class. These resources help students get a better understanding of courses before classes begin.

View our  full 2018-2019 Calendar.  

Catalog Updates
Our  2018-2019 Course Catalog  is posted online. We have a few courses that are undergoing revisions, and they will not be offered next year.  

Courses at Capacity and Course Closings
We have a number of courses that are reaching full capacity and several that are closed due to low enrollment. See our Course Capacity list here.

Course Updates and Alerts
See our Course Updates and Alerts web page for details on new courses added to the catalog and important alerts about other courses.

SAR Data
Schools will access NCVPS SAR data from either an enrollment report or grade report. See our PowerSchool and NCVPS Registration guide for details. Please do not request data directly from teachers. Thank you!

The NCVPS Cafe is free webinar series open to everyone. World Languages is the center piece of the series, but we also feature STEM topics. See our NCVPS Cafe web page for details.

Canvas Parent App
Parents, facilitators, and mentors and track their student's progress with the Canvas Parent App. See the full details on our Canvas Parent App and Web Portal page.

Download our NCVPS app to receive notifications on your smartphone. Search for "NCVPS" in the Apple and Android stores. See our App Announcement for details.

Semester Success with NCVPS
See our Semester Success with NCVPS webpage for some sure steps to help you and your students in their NCVPS classes.

Guides and Checklists
We have a number of printable guides for ELAs, students, and parents.

Calendar Check and Important Links
Fall 2018 Dates
Early Start: August 13
Early Start Drop/Add: Aug. 24
Traditional Start: Aug. 27
Traditional Drop/Add: Sept. 10
Early Start End Date: Dec. 14
Traditional End Date: January 11

Spring 2019 Dates
Early Start: Jan. 7
Early Start Drop/Add: Jan. 18
Traditional Start: Jan. 28
Traditional Drop/Add: Feb. 14
Early Start End Date: May 10
Traditional End Date: May 31

See our calendar for progress report dates . We post updates every two weeks throughout the semester. 
Live Support and Tech Updates
NCVPS offers live online support each week for ELAs and facilitators.

Dates and Times: Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Access:  Access Link

Accessories: headphones, a microphone, or a headset
See our Tech Updates and Messages page for the latest news from our technology department. We are currently reporting on the following:

  • Issues with certain emails
  • Chrome updates
  • Opening tickets with our support center
  • password resents
  • Confirming student emails in canvas
Previous News
Accessibility Statement
The North Carolina Virtual Public School is continually striving to improve our courses for all students, ensuring courses are accessible to everyone. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns regarding the accessibility of a course please do not hesitate to reach out to the NCVPS teacher or open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center