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Districts and Charter Schools,Please forward this E-lert to your school-level stakeholders. We often have enrollment information for counselors, grades for data managers, tips for lab facilitators, announcements for testing coordinators, and strategies for school leaders, all of whom support your district’s and school’s e-learning efforts.
November 20, 2014 – In This Issue:
November 27-28 – State HolidayDecember 1 – Last day to transfer in students to Fall 2014 block courses.December 1 – Last day to enroll in credit recovery courses for Fall 2014.
December 4 – Progress reports are posted in the registration system.
December 12 – Last day of early calendar classes. Students will no longer be able to access their courses after this date.
December 18 – Final grades for early calendar courses posted in the registration system.
December 18 – Progress reports for traditional calendar courses posted in the registration system.
January 2 – Early calendar Spring 2015 Meet the Teacher period begins.
January 6 – Early calendar Spring 2015 courses begin.
January 9 – Last day of Fall 2014 block courses.
January 15 – Final grades for Fall 2014 block courses posted in the registration system.
Districts and Schools, tell us about your success stories. Let us hear about individual student successes, increased virtual enrollment, outstanding lab facilitators, or virtual support processes that your school or district has in place. We would love to promote these stories.
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Current E-lert News
Current Enrollment Options
Here are your current enrollment options for NCVPS courses:
Registration for Spring 2015 is still open! We usually experience high traffic in our registration system in January right before the spring semester begins. If you have students to enroll for spring, it would be greatly beneficial if you enrolled them now to avoid delays in January.
Click here to see how to access your spring enrollment report if you would like to view which students you already have enrolled for spring. Be sure to select “Spring 2015.”
OCS Enrollments for Fall 2014
We cannot create new OCS sections, but schools may add students to their already established NCVPS OCS sections throughout the semester. You can enroll students into OCS fall courses in the registration system. You do not need to open a help desk ticket.
Credit Recovery Enrollments for Fall 2014
Schools may enroll students in credit recovery until December 1 if we have seats available in the course. You can enroll students into CR courses for fall in the registration system. You do not need to open a help desk ticket.
Transfer Enrollments for Fall 2014
NCVPS will accept transfer students through December 1. Transfer students must already be enrolled in the face-2-face version of the course, have seat time in front of an instructor, and have a grade to transfer in with. Students new to the course cannot transfer in. Open a ticket with our virtual support center here to begin the transfer process.
Closing Out the Semester
That time is here already. Early calendar courses end on Dec.12, and traditional calendar block courses end on January 9.
Visit our End of the Semester: Tips and Reminderspage to see all the details on how to close out your semester successfully.
Supporting Students – Intervention Time
Be sure to check the latest progress report to see how your students are progressing. If you have students who are low-performing, under-performing, or at-risk for any reason, NCVPS has a number of intervention strategies for districts and schools to help.
Follow this link to see our intervention strategies.
We have some important tips from our tech team. These tips help ensure smooth operations.
Recent updates for Java and Flash
Please update to version Java 7, Update 71.
You can find the update at this link:
We are testing out Version 8 update 25. For now, please hold off on this update if possible.
NCVPS does not support Chrome’s web-based operating system, and we do not recommend the use of Chromebooks for NCVPS courses. Chrome’s lack of Java capabilities means students will encounter problems with rich media objects while using Chromebooks.
If a student or school chooses to use Chromebooks, please understand that certain areas of NCVPS content WILL NOT FUNCTION CORRECTLY in the Blackboard and Moodle environments.Help Desk Ticketing Tips
To answer your tickets faster and more efficiently we ask for the following when opening a ticket with the Virtual Support Center:
- Students first & last name
- PowerSchool ID number
- Course enrolled (example CourseSec01Fall14)
Please specify if course is:
- Early Calendar
This will help to ensure we have the correct student.Tech Requirements
For additional information please see our Tech Requirements:
Approved eLearning Courses for NC
NCVPS CoursesNCVPS offers over 150 different courses, including advanced placement, electives, traditional, honors, core, STEM, occupational course of study, and credit recovery courses.Check out our 150+ list of courses here.
Vendor Approved Courses
In addition to NCVPS courses, North Carolina public schools also have a list of approved third-party vendor courses that they may choose from for virtual classes. Please follow this link to see the list of approved vendor courses. More on the vendor approval process can be found here.
Here are the newest approved vendor courses: (Course Title – Vendor)
- AP Calculus BC – Florida Virtual
Course Spotlight – Art of Fashion
We have a great Art of Fashion course that NCVPS designed in conjunction with the North Carolina Museum of Art. Check out the promo card below.
See our full course catalog here.
Course Spotlight – ACT Prep
ACT Prep sections are open for Spring 2015 enrollments! This course offers a great way to prepare for your future!
If you have questions, please contact Karen Creech at Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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