Summer Edition IV
July 12, 2018

Greetings, everyone!

We have a new progress report posted in the registration system today. See how your students are progressing this summer.
In This Issue
EOY Transition Update
New Courses Added to Catalog
The 1Million Project
2018-2019 Updates
Grade Reporting
Calendar Check / Important Links
Live Online Support
Tech Support
Previous News
Accessibility Statement
End of Year Transition Update
NCVPS is tentatively scheduled to complete its End-of-Year (EOY) data sync on July 28. Our registration system will be offline that evening. 

During that time, we will be updating our records to reflect the completed NCDPI Powerschool EOY sync. 

After the sync, schools will have access to their rising 9th graders and other students new to their schools. 

As always, if you experience any issues or concerns after the sync is complete, please  open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center .  
New Courses Added to Catalog
We have recently added Japanese 3 Honors to our catalog. We know many of our Japanese 2 students have wanted this. The course has its first offering in the fall of 2018.

We have also added back AP Calculus AB to our catalog in both block and yearlong offerings.

See our Course Updates and Alerts for a full listing of new courses.
The 1Million Project
Eight North Carolina school districts have received grants from the 1Million Project Foundation. 45% of NCVPS students report accessing their courses from home, but many other students don't have that home access to the internet. The 1Million Project's goal is to help students who do not have reliable internet access at home reach their full potential by giving them mobile devices and free high-speed internet access.

The 1Million Project Foundation may be able help your students who do not have home access to the internet. You can find the application on the Foundation's website .
2018-2019 Updates
Summer Program Details 
Summer school with NCVPS is a fast-paced program. An entire 18-week course is taught in just 8 weeks. Students will spend 3-5 hours each day, Monday through Friday, working on their courses, and just like at a traditional school, there is often work over the weekend, too.

See our Summer School Guide for complete program details.

2018-2019 Registration Details

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 .


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.  

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

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

Grade Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
July 5 - Progress Report Posted in the Registration System.

What's Next on the Schedule? 
July 12 - Progress Report Posted in the 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.  
Calendar Check and Important Links
Summer 2018 Dates
Start: June 18
Last Add: June 22
Last Drop: June 29
Last Day: August 10
Final Grades Posted: Aug. 16.

Fall 2018 Dates
Early Start: August 13
Early Start Drop/Add: Aug. 24
Traditional Start: Aug. 27
Traditional Drop/Add: Sept. 10

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: Mondays from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

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 to the NCVPS Director of Exceptional Children Services, Sherry Bell. 

If you are aware that a student has course accessibility needs prior to the start of the semester, it would be very beneficial to discuss with Sherry Bell so that our team can ensure that the student has the access needed to the course content. Examples of accessibility options may include captioning for videos, or transcripts needed for audio.

Contact information for Sherry Bell at