Early Start Final Grades Posted
Early start final grades were posted last week in our registration system. Look for the report titled "Early Start and Early-Reported Standard Start Final Grades Spring 2021 (including Health and PE)." This report also includes early reported final grades for standard start students. Schools need to request this in advance and arrange it with their students and our teachers.
Reminder: You will see "null" grades for all co-taught courses and for students who were dropped or withdrawn. In co-taught courses, the classroom teacher will determine the student's final grade.
NCVirtual teachers are expected to give final exams or final projects in non-EOC courses and CTE courses that require teacher-made exams. If your district has a policy to exempt seniors (or others) from final exams, here is the NCVirtual process.
- Notify your students and the NCVirtual teachers that your students will not take the final exam based on your district's or charter school's policy.
- On the NCVirtual final grade report, we report three grades: Classwork (80%), Final Exam (20%), Final Grade.
- If your district exempts students from final exams, you will only use the Classwork grade for your student's final grade.
- You will not record our Final Exam grade and the Final Grade for exempted students.
- As always, schools may recalculate the final overall grade by adjusting the weighting of the final exam/project to align with local policies.
OCS, Co-Teaching, and Credit Recovery for Summer
We have a lot going on this summer! In response to Session Law 2021-7, House Bill 8, we have expanded our summer offerings.
OCS - For the first time, we will offer OCS courses
during our summer session. In our registration system, search for "Blended" to find the OCS courses.
For both OCS and co-teaching, you will need to have a f2f (face-to-face) teacher.
Credit Recovery - We are also offering credit recovery beginning again this summer! We were the first online school in the nation to offer credit recovery, and we are pleased to bring it back. Our program is teacher lead, unlike most credit recovery software programs. In our registration system, look for CR in the course title or search for "CR" in the search box.
Extended Course Access for EOC and AP Courses
Students will retain access to our AP and EOC courses through June 11 so they can review materials for exams. Additionally, our partner teachers in our co-taught courses (intervention & OCS) will also retain access through June 11 to allow the classroom teachers to continue using course resources with their students.
NCVirtual teachers will post an announcement at the end of our semester alerting students that the NCVPS teacher will not be available to respond or grade.
Summer Contact Information Needed
NCVirtual needs the contact information for each school that registers students for Summer 2021 classes. Students registered for summer classes will need to know who the contact is, as well. Students can drop through our 10th day of class, but they need to know who to contact at the school or district level so they can be dropped. Districts may elect to have just one contact for the entire district over the summer.
Presently, you may not have any students enrolled in NCVirtual summer courses, but if your school does enroll students in the coming weeks for Summer 2021, we will need this information.
If districts have their school-level ELA contact information in an Excel document, they can copy and paste that into the contact box on the link above.