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 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 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. To enroll a student into summer credit recovery, first enroll the student into a standard summer course. Then open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center
. Indicate which enrollments you want to count as credit recovery. Include the student's name, PowerSchool ID, school name, and course title. Our teachers will adjust the course to deliver a credit recovery format. Students in credit recovery will receive a pass/fail grade.
Requesting Final Grades Early for Spring Classes
We have a two-step process to request final grades early for spring Standard Start classes. Our spring Standard Start courses end on May 18, 2021, and final grades will be reported on May 28. Schools can request an early May 14 reporting date. Here's the process:
Step 2: Communicate your end-date expectations to your students and our NCVirtual teachers. Do this early in the semester so that our teachers have time to adjust the pacing guides for your students.
Communication between the school, student, and teacher is essential here.
This process is for Standard Start classes only. Our Early Start classes will report on May 14, their original end date.
Note: The May 14 Early Start final grade report will be due from teachers on May 12, so Standard Start students who are finishing early will need to finish their course work before May 12.
NCVirtual and EVAAS Rosters
NCVirtual does its own roster verification in EVAAS. All NCVirtual teachers who teach courses with an EOC will verify their rosters using their NCVirtual EVAAS Account.
Schools should not create rosters for NCVirtual teachers. If the student is in an NCVirtual EOC course, then the school should not claim those students in those courses (See Co-Teaching Exception below)
NCVirtual teachers who teach in both an LEA and for NCVPS will not have their data combined into one rating. NCVirtual teachers will claim students on their NCVirtual rosters and not on rosters in other physical districts. These teachers will complete separate rosters for the students they teach in the LEA and the students they teach with NCVirtual. Administrators and roster approvers in the LEA will not be able to view the teacher’s rosters associated with NCVirtual. Students in NCVirtual courses will contribute to the school-level value-added growth (Educator Effectiveness and School Accountability).
EOCs must be administered by the local schools to students in NCVirtual courses.
Co-Teaching Exceptions (Programs: OCS and Intervention Courses)
Partner teachers will continue to verify their rosters during both fall and spring Roster Verification.
As a reminder, NCVirtual teachers will enter 50% in the “% of Instruction” column for OCS and Intervention Co-teaching students. The face-to-face teacher in the student’s LEA will also enter 50% for these students.
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.