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April 2, 2021

Building on Your Partnership with NCVirtual

A newsletter from another US-based K-12 online learning program.

Building on Our Partnership
The North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVirtual) is eager to build on our partnership with your district and school. Over the past fourteen years, schools have enrolled with NCVPS because of our quality online courses and great flexibility.
We have over 135 courses and six programs to help expand your course catalog. However, we have much more to offer. Quality courses and flexibility are standard features for us. Here are a few other ways we are already helping schools and students across the state.
Supporting Schools & Districts
Summer School
Flexible funding can help establish your NCVirtual summer program.
Partnership Course Program
We provide the courses. You provide the teachers.
Co-Teaching & Blended
We have expanded our co-teaching options to our Summer Session!
Unexpected Teacher Loss
Each year, we accommodate schools that unexpectedly lose a teacher.
Virtual Academies
You provide the setting, and we provide the courses and teachers!
Financial Benefits
Let us help you bring back home-schooled students and dropouts!
Supporting Students
Catch Up & Advance
We’re the solution for students who are seeking to catch up or get ahead!
Stay Competitive
Our honors and AP courses help students compete for scholarships!
Meet Graduation Requirements
Schedules get complicated! We understand that, and we can help.
Flexibility
The 21st-century student needs flexible anytime-anywhere options.
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

March 30, 2021

NCVirtual E-lert for March 29, 2021 (21-22 Registration Is Now Open!)

A newsletter from a US-based K-12 online learning program.

NCVirtual E-lert. It's all the news from your state's virtual school. Please like, share, and forward.
March 29, 2021
Greetings, everyone!
Registration opens today, March 29!
In the “Trending Updates” section, we have details on 21-22 funding and NCVirtual’s spring break.
In the “2021-2022 Academic Year Updates” section, we have details about changes in OCS course titles, the launch of our new Civic Literacy course, and a request for summer contact information.
See all the news and highlights below, and forward this e-lert to any stakeholders who may need it. They can subscribe to the e-lert here.
Trending Updates
2021-2022 Allotment Funding
DPI’s Financial Business Services will have the 21-22 allotment projections finalized this week. We have started districts and charters with their projected allotments from 20-21 until the new projection arrives.
NCVirtual’s Spring Break
For spring break this year, our teachers and students are scheduled for two days off:
  • Friday, April 2 – State Holiday
  • Monday, April 5 – Course Break for Students and Teachers
NCVirtual only schedules two days because public schools across North Carolina have their spring breaks over about a three-week window. If students will not have access to their courses over break, they should alert their NCVirtual teachers before leaving. Our teachers are prepared for that, but communication is key here.
2021-2022 Academic Year Updates
2021-2022 Registration
Registration for 2021-2022 opens on March 29, 2021. Here are our dates for next year:
Summer 2021: July 1 – Aug. 11
Early Start Fall 2021: Aug. 9 – Dec. 10
Standard Start Fall 2021: Aug. 23 – Jan. 7
Early Start Spring 2022: Jan. 5 – May 2
Standard Start Spring 2022: Jan. 18 – May 16
See our Course Catalog page for a full list of our courses.
2021-2022 Guides
Change in OCS Course Titles
We are updating our OCS course titles to align with DPI guidelines. OCS courses will now be identified as “Blended” in our course catalog and registration system. Be sure to search for “Blended” in our registration system. Here are the changes that you will see:
  • Previous Course Name = New Course Name / Course Code
  • OCS American History I = BLENDED American History I / 9247BX0
  • OCS American History II = BLENDED American History II / 9248BX0
  • OCS American History: Founding Principles Civics and Economics = BLENDED American History: Founding Principles Civics and Economics / 9249BX0
  • OCS Applied Science = BLENDED Applied Science / 9231BX0
  • OCS Biology = BLENDED Biology / 9232BX0
  • OCS English I = BLENDED English I / 9210BX0
  • OCS English II = BLENDED English II / 9211BX0
  • OCS English III = BLENDED English III / 9212BX0
  • OCS English IV = BLENDED English IV / 9213BX0
  • OCS Financial Management = BLENDED Financial Management / 9222BX0
  • OCS Intro to Math = BLENDED Intro to Math / 9220BX0
  • OCS Locally Developed Math Elective = BLENDED Locally Developed Math Elective / 9610BX0
  • OCS NC Math 1 = BLENDED NC Math 1 / 9225BX0
  • New Course – BLENDED Civic Literacy (New Standards) / Course Code TBD
New High School Courses
  • Economics and Personal Finance (EPF)
  • Animal Science
  • Foods and Nutrition 1
  • Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy
  • History of the Holocaust
  • World Religions
  • Social Problems 1: A World in Crisis
  • Social Problems 2: Crisis, Conflicts, and Challenges
  • Mythology and Folklore
  • Reading and Writing for Purpose (real-world applications)
  • Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals
New Middle School Courses
  • Math Grade 6
  • Math Grade 7
  • Middle School Journalism
Courses Not Offered in 2021-2022
  • Visual Arts Intermediate
  • Personal Finance
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Advanced Functions and Modeling
  • Latin 1
New Civic Literacy Course
As you may be aware, new Social Studies Essential Standards were approved at the February State Board meeting. Since that time, NCVirtual has gone to work hiring a team of subject-matter experts to outline and build the new course content. Since the standards were approved in February, NCVirtual is working on a condensed development schedule. While the new course, Blended The Founding Principles of the United States and North Carolina: Civic Literacy, will be available to offer Fall 2021, the entire course content will not be available at the start of the semester in August. All content will be finalized in time for students to complete without getting behind pace, but modules may be released on a one at a time basis. Co-teachers will have a course outline and syllabus available, so they know what is to come and can plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your continued partnership.
Summer Contact Information Needed
Districts and schools registering students for summer classes need to complete our NCVirtual Summer 2021 ELA Contact Information form.
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.
Spring 2021 Classes
Important Dates
Early Start Begins: Jan. 4
Standard Start Begins: Jan. 19
Early Start Last Day Drop/Add: Jan. 15
Standard Start Last Day Drop/Add: Feb. 1
Early Start Classes End: May 4
Standard Start Classes End: May 18
Requesting Final Grades Early for Spring Classes
We have a new two-step process for requesting 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 1: Districts and schools can opt for early reporting on May 14 by submitting this form.
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.
Semester Success with NCVPS
See our Semester Success with NCVPS page for some sure steps to help you and your students in their NCVPS classes.
Current Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
March 25 – 1st Session Final Grades for Standard Start Health and Standard Start PE Courses Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
What’s Next on the Schedule?
April 1 – Progress Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
Progress Report Action Steps
What should your action steps be with our progress reports? We’re glad you asked! Visit our Progress Report Action Steps page for all the details.
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.
District & School Outreach
Digital Transition Webinar Series
We have a great set of experienced online educators lined up to bring you a webinar series with a variety of topics that will help you in your remote instruction and online learning environments.
To register for all events, visit our Digital Transition page.
You can also stream all previous webinars on-demand from our Digital Transition page.
Daily Office Hours
The Outreach and Support team has office hours Monday-Friday from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. We are prepared to stay longer with visitors who need assistance. Anyone can join, and we have breakout rooms ready if needed.
Students & Parents – Do you have general questions about our program or concerns about your course? Visit the Outreach team during the lunch hour. We’re here to help!
E-learning Advisors – Are you new to NCVirtual? Do you have questions about student performance? Unique enrollment requests? We’re here to help!
E-learning Coordinators – Are you leading your district’s e-learning program? Are you looking for new ways to partner with us? Drop into the office hours, and let’s chat!
Teachers – Want to learn about the Outreach team? Let’s talk!
Visit our Lunch with NCVirtual page for details and the link to join us in our online room.
Student Activities, Connections, & Networking
iWorkNCVirtual Events
NCVirtual is pleased to host online events through our Culture CaféIworkNCVirtual Speaker Series, and Open House Events.
Here’s what we have coming up:
Iwork Event: OMG Enterprise
Dates and Times: March 31, 2:00-3:00 PM
Ever wonder if you could start a business in your teen years? Layla Quick did just that. She began a lemonade business that has grown from serving her beverage only at events to now seeing her product on grocery store shelves! Interested? Curious? Join us for “OMG Enterprise” with Layla Quick
Location: Join the live session through our Iwork page.
Iwork Event: Entrepreneur Hustle
Date and Times: April 22, 5:00-6:00 PM
Event Details: Does your age really matter if you have the passion and grit to start your own business? Manuhe Abebe wants to inform you of the many work opportunities available to you right now while you are still in high school. Interested? Curious? Join us for “Entrepreneur Hustle” with Manuhe Abebe.
Location: Join the live session through our Iwork page.
Iwork: Career Opportunities in Camp and Environmental Education
Dates and Times: April 28, 5:00-6:00 PM
Details: Are you looking for employment for this summer? Do you enjoy spending time in nature and the outdoors? Join the North Carolina 4-H Camping Team at NC State University to learn more about career opportunities within the camping and environmental education industry.
Location: Join the live session through our Iwork page.
The NC Virtual Coding Club is a computer science (CS) club that is opened to any student. The purpose of the club is to provide an online network for NC CS students to socialize, increase CS skills, gain exposure to CS opportunities, provide career development/work-based learning experiences, learn to fly a drone through programming, promote CS, and participate in competitions. We meet biweekly and collaborate in Discord (free communication/collaboration app). Interested in joining? Please have your parent or guardian complete the permission form to give you the authorization to join and participate in competitions. Form link: http://bit.ly/thecodingclubparentpermission
Have questions? Please reach out to Ms. Toni Hall (toni.hall@ncpublicschools.gov) and Mrs. Ellen Hart (ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.gov).
Student & School Help
NCVirtual is a support organization, and we are here to help! Check out our guides and support pages below.
Virtual Support Center (Be sure to create an account before you submit your first ticket.)
THANKS, EVERYONE!
Your North Carolina students appreciate your dedication and hard work!
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

March 23, 2021

NCVirtual E-lert for March 22, 2021 (21-22 Registration Opens Next Monday)

A newsletter from a US-based K-12 online learning program.

NCVirtual E-lert. It's all the news from your state's virtual school. Please like, share, and forward.
March 22, 2021
Greetings, everyone!
Registration opens next Monday, March 29!
In the “Trending Updates” section, we have details on sure-up funding and NCVirtual’s spring break.
In the “2021-2022 Academic Year Updates” section, we have details about changes in OCS course titles and the launch of our new Civic Literacy course.
See all the news and highlights below, and forward this e-lert to any stakeholders who may need it. They can subscribe to the e-lert here.
Trending Updates
Funding Sure-Up
NC DPI has completed its NCVirtual sure-up. The sure-up process looks at actual enrollments for the budget year. At the beginning of the budget year, DPI School Allotment takes only 75% of a district’s or charter school’s total NCVPS projection. For instance, if your allotment projection was $100,000, School Allotment would only deduct the first $75,000.
Then in February, the sure-up occurs. If you use less than your projection, funds are returned. If you use more, funds are deducted up to 100% of the projected allotment.
NCVirtual’s Spring Break
For spring break this year, our teachers and students are scheduled for two days off:
  • Friday, April 2 – State Holiday
  • Monday, April 5 – Course Break for Students and Teachers
NCVirtual only schedules two days because public schools across North Carolina have their spring breaks over about a three-week window. If students will not have access to their courses over break, they should alert their NCVirtual teachers before leaving. Our teachers are prepared for that, but communication is key here.
2021-2022 Academic Year Updates
2021-2022 Registration
Registration for 2021-2022 is set to open on March 29, 2021. Here are our tentative dates for next year:
Summer 2021: July 1 – Aug. 11
Early Start Fall 2021: Aug. 9 – Dec. 10
Standard Start Fall 2021: Aug. 23 – Jan. 7
Early Start Spring 2022: Jan. 5 – May 2
Standard Start Spring 2022: Jan. 18 – May 16
See our Course Catalog page for a full list of our courses.
2021-2022 Guides
Change in OCS Course Titles
We are updating our OCS course titles to align with DPI guidelines. OCS courses will now be identified as “Blended” in our course catalog and registration system. Be sure to search for “Blended” in our registration system. Here are the changes that you will see:
  • Previous Course Name = New Course Name / Course Code
  • OCS American History I = BLENDED American History I / 9247BX0
  • OCS American History II = BLENDED American History II / 9248BX0
  • OCS American History: Founding Principles Civics and Economics = BLENDED American History: Founding Principles Civics and Economics / 9249BX0
  • OCS Applied Science = BLENDED Applied Science / 9231BX0
  • OCS Biology = BLENDED Biology / 9232BX0
  • OCS English I = BLENDED English I / 9210BX0
  • OCS English II = BLENDED English II / 9211BX0
  • OCS English III = BLENDED English III / 9212BX0
  • OCS English IV = BLENDED English IV / 9213BX0
  • OCS Financial Management = BLENDED Financial Management / 9222BX0
  • OCS Intro to Math = BLENDED Intro to Math / 9220BX0
  • OCS Locally Developed Math Elective = BLENDED Locally Developed Math Elective / 9610BX0
  • OCS NC Math 1 = BLENDED NC Math 1 / 9225BX0
  • New Course – BLENDED Civic Literacy (New Standards) / Course Code TBD
New High School Courses
  • Economics and Personal Finance (EPF)
  • Animal Science
  • Foods and Nutrition 1
  • Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy
  • History of the Holocaust
  • World Religions
  • Social Problems 1: A World in Crisis
  • Social Problems 2: Crisis, Conflicts, and Challenges
  • Mythology and Folklore
  • Reading and Writing for Purpose (real-world applications)
New Middle School Courses
  • Math Grade 6
  • Math Grade 7
  • Middle School Journalism
Courses Not Offered in 2021-2022
  • Visual Arts Intermediate
  • Personal Finance
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Advanced Functions and Modeling
  • Latin 1
New Civic Literacy Course
As you may be aware, new Social Studies Essential Standards were approved at the February State Board meeting. Since that time, NCVirtual has gone to work hiring a team of subject-matter experts to outline and build the new course content. Since the standards were approved in February, NCVirtual is working on a condensed development schedule. While the new course, Blended The Founding Principles of the United States and North Carolina: Civic Literacy, will be available to offer Fall 2021, the entire course content will not be available at the start of the semester in August. All content will be finalized in time for students to complete without getting behind pace, but modules may be released on a one at a time basis. Co-teachers will have a course outline and syllabus available, so they know what is to come and can plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your continued partnership.
Spring 2021 Classes
Important Dates
Early Start Begins: Jan. 4
Standard Start Begins: Jan. 19
Early Start Last Day Drop/Add: Jan. 15
Standard Start Last Day Drop/Add: Feb. 1
Early Start Classes End: May 4
Standard Start Classes End: May 18
Requesting Final Grades Early for Spring Classes
We have a new two-step process for requesting 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 1: Districts and schools can opt for early reporting on May 14 by submitting this form.
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.
Semester Success with NCVPS
See our Semester Success with NCVPS page for some sure steps to help you and your students in their NCVPS classes.
Printable Guides and Checklists
We have a number of printable guides for ELAs, students, and parents.
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.
NCVPS App
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.
Current Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
March 18 – Progress Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
What’s Next on the Schedule?
March 25 – 1st Session Final Grades for Standard Start Health and Standard Start PE Courses Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
April 1 – Progress Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
Progress Report Action Steps
What should your action steps be with our progress reports? We’re glad you asked! Visit our Progress Report Action Steps page for all the details.
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.
District & School Outreach
Digital Transition Webinar Series
We have a great set of experienced online educators lined up to bring you a webinar series with a variety of topics that will help you in your remote instruction and online learning environments.
To register for all events, visit our Digital Transition page.
Here’s what we have scheduled:
Event: “Developing Teacher Leaders: Part 2 – School Structures that Support and Develop Teacher Leaders”
Dates and Times: March 25, at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm
Target Audience: District Administrators, Teachers, School Administrators, Academic Support Personnel. All are welcome! We’ll take a closer look at the ways to develop and support teacher leaders. This session will delve into organizational structures that encourage leadership from the classroom level. We will will discuss ways to plan and implement effective PL sessions that not only utilize online tools, but also maintains flexibility.
Presenters: Tiffany Grant, MSA. Tiffany is a Math Teacher and Instructional Leader for NCVirtual. She is also a NC Cyber Academy Math Teacher and Adjunct Math Professor at Campbell University. Jeni Day, BS Science Ed., NBCT. Jeni is a National Board Certified Science teacher. She teaches Science and serves as an Instructional Leader for NCVirtual. Jeni is also a face to face science teacher and District Biology PLC Co-Leader for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Daily Office Hours
The Outreach and Support team has office hours Monday-Friday from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. We are prepared to stay longer with visitors who need assistance. Anyone can join, and we have breakout rooms ready if needed.
Students & Parents – Do you have general questions about our program or concerns about your course? Visit the Outreach team during the lunch hour. We’re here to help!
E-learning Advisors – Are you new to NCVirtual? Do you have questions about student performance? Unique enrollment requests? We’re here to help!
E-learning Coordinators – Are you leading your district’s e-learning program? Are you looking for new ways to partner with us? Drop into the office hours, and let’s chat!
Teachers – Want to learn about the Outreach team? Let’s talk!
Visit our Lunch with NCVirtual page for details and the link to join us in our online room.
Student Activities, Connections, & Networking
iWorkNCVirtual Events
NCVirtual is pleased to host online events through our Culture CaféIworkNCVirtual Speaker Series, and Open House Events.
Here’s what we have coming up:
Iwork Event: Teen Marketing Content Creator
Date and Time: March 10, 5:00 PM
Event Details: Are you interested in learning more about the process involved in marketing a business through the internet? Join us for a Career Connection with Cierra Smith, Marketing Content Creator for Pingster Corp. and she is only 17-years old!
Presenter: Cierra Smith
Location: Join the live session through our Iwork page.
Iwork Event: Managing Account Management
Date and Time: March 24, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Event Details: This session will provide insight into recruiting-related and sales-related professions that focus not only on account management but also talent management, business development, and client success. Interested? Join us for “Managing Account Management” with Candice Miles of Tek System, Inc.
Location: Join the live session through our Iwork page.
Iwork Event: Entrepreneur Hustle
Date and Times: 5:00-6:00 PM
Event Details: Does your age really matter if you have the passion and grit to start your own business? Manuhe Abebe wants to inform you of the many work opportunities available to you right now while you are still in high school. Interested? Curious? Join us for “Entrepreneur Hustle” with Manuhe Abebe.
Location: Join the live session through our Iwork page.
Culture Café
Student Research Alliance
Culture Cafe Event: Kanji 101
Presenter: Revae Bostwick
Date and Time: Mar. 25, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Join the live session through our Culture Café page.
Student Research Alliance
The NCVirtual Student Research Alliance is a unique opportunity for high school students to conduct original research on topics of interest related to NCVPS courses. The goal of the program is to provide a platform for innovation and to create resources for students to deepen their understanding of specific course content.
For more information about the program reach out to Señor Hall at herman.hall@ncpublicschools.gov.
The NC Virtual Coding Club is a computer science (CS) club that is opened to any student. The purpose of the club is to provide an online network for NC CS students to socialize, increase CS skills, gain exposure to CS opportunities, provide career development/work-based learning experiences, learn to fly a drone through programming, promote CS, and participate in competitions. We meet biweekly and collaborate in Discord (free communication/collaboration app). Interested in joining? Please have your parent or guardian complete the permission form to give you the authorization to join and participate in competitions. Form link: http://bit.ly/thecodingclubparentpermission
Have questions? Please reach out to Ms. Toni Hall (toni.hall@ncpublicschools.gov) and Mrs. Ellen Hart (ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.gov).
Student & School Help
NCVirtual is a support organization, and we are here to help! Check out our guides and support pages below.
Virtual Support Center (Be sure to create an account before you submit your first ticket.)
THANKS, EVERYONE!
Your North Carolina students appreciate your dedication and hard work!
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

March 9, 2021

NCVirtual E-lert for March 8, 2021 (21-22 Catalog Is Posted)

A newsletter from a US-based K-12 online learning program.

NCVirtual E-lert. It's all the news from your state's virtual school. Please like, share, and forward.
March 8, 2021
Greetings, everyone!
Our 2021-2022 catalog is posted. Registration opens on March 29. Here’s what new in the catalog (so far):
New High School Courses
  • Economics and Personal Finance (EPF)
  • Animal Science
  • Foods and Nutrition 1
  • Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy
  • History of the Holocaust
  • Math 4
  • World Religions
  • Social Problems 1: A World in Crisis
  • Social Problems 2: Crisis, Conflicts, and Challenges
  • Mythology and Folklore
  • Reading and Writing for Purpose (real-world applications)
New Middle School Courses
  • Math Grade 6
  • Math Grade 7
  • Middle School Journalism
Courses Not Offered in 2021-2022
  • Visual Arts Intermediate
  • Personal Finance
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Advanced Functions and Modeling
  • Latin 1
We will likely add additional courses before the start of Fall 2021.
In our “Trending Updates” section, we also have details on sure-up funding and additional 21-22 enrollment details.
See all the news and highlights below, and forward this e-lert to any stakeholders who may need it. They can subscribe to the e-lert here.
Trending Updates
Funding Sure-Up
NC DPI has completed its NCVirtual sure-up. The sure-up process looks at actual enrollments for the budget year. At the beginning of the budget year, DPI School Allotment takes only 75% of a district’s or charter school’s total NCVPS projection. For instance, if your allotment projection was $100,000, School Allotment would only deduct the first $75,000.
Then in February, the sure-up occurs. If you use less than your projection, funds are returned. If you use more, funds are deducted up to 100% of the projected allotment.
Funding for Additional Spring 2021 Enrollments
All NCVirtual enrollment requests for the remainder of Spring 2021 (including the addition of students into existing co-taught sections) from this point forward will require schools to use flexible funds. The annual sure-up process has been completed and the enrollment reserve fund has been depleted for the 2020-21 academic year.
2021-2021 Registration
Registration for 2021-2022 is set to open on March 29, 2021. Here are our tentative dates for next year:
Summer 2021: July 1 – Aug. 11
Early Start Fall 2021: Aug. 9 – Dec. 10
Standard Start Fall 2021: Aug. 23 – Jan. 7
Early Start Spring 2022: Jan. 5 – May 2
Standard Start Spring 2022: Jan. 18 – May 16
Our 21-22 catalog will be ready soon. We have a bunch of new courses coming your way!
Progress Report Action Steps
Our first progress reports are out. What should your action steps be? We’re glad you asked! Visit our Progress Report Action Steps page for all the details. Be sure to check the teacher comments section in each report. Our teachers will let you know exactly what they need, such as up-to-date student and parent contact information or IEP modifications.
Spring 2021 Classes
Important Dates
Early Start Begins: Jan. 4
Standard Start Begins: Jan. 19
Early Start Last Day Drop/Add: Jan. 15
Standard Start Last Day Drop/Add: Feb. 1
Early Start Classes End: May 4
Standard Start Classes End: May 18
Requesting Final Grades Early for Spring Classes
We have a new two-step process for requesting 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 1: Districts and schools can opt for early reporting on May 14 by submitting this form.
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.
Semester Success with NCVPS
See our Semester Success with NCVPS page for some sure steps to help you and your students in their NCVPS classes.
Printable Guides and Checklists
We have a number of printable guides for ELAs, students, and parents.
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.
NCVPS App
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.
Current Reporting
What Grades Are Currently Posted?
March 4 – Progress Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
What’s Next on the Schedule?
March 11 – 1st Session Final Grades for Early Start Health and Early Start PE Courses Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
Progress Report Action Steps
What should your action steps be with our progress reports? We’re glad you asked! Visit our Progress Report Action Steps page for all the details.
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.
Digital Transition Webinar Series
We have a great set of experienced online educators lined up to bring you a webinar series with a variety of topics that will help you in your remote instruction and online learning environments.
To register for all events, visit our Digital Transition page.
Here’s what we have scheduled:
Event: “Learning Through Literacy: Strategies for Teaching Content Area Literacy”
Dates and Times: Monday, March 10, at 4:00 pm and Monday, March 19, at 9:00 am
Target Audience: Elementary Education Teachers, Curriculum Coaches. All are welcome! This session will provide a deep dive into multiple tips and tricks for teaching content area literacy. These sessions are in partnership with ImplementEd, a a NC-based education consulting agency that serves state agencies and education non-profits through a variety of services, including professional development.
Presenter: ImplementEd
Event: “Lead By Example: Part 2: Leading PL in the Blended Environment”
Dates and Times: Monday, March 15, at 9:00 am and 4:00 pm
Target Audience: District Administrators, School Administrators, Academic Support Personnel. All are welcome! From identifying professional learning needs to examining the nuts and bolts of leading PL in the virtual environment, this session is full of effective strategies. We will provide tips for successful engagement and model best practices that teachers can use with their students.
Presenters: Dr. Kim Warr Schroeder, Executive Director-Southwest Learning Community Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System and NCVPS English Instructor
Event: “Developing Teacher Leaders: Part 2 – School Structures that Support and Develop Teacher Leaders”
Dates and Times: March 25, at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm
Target Audience: District Administrators, Teachers, School Administrators, Academic Support Personnel. All are welcome! We’ll take a closer look at the ways to develop and support teacher leaders. This session will delve into organizational structures that encourage leadership from the classroom level. We will will discuss ways to plan and implement effective PL sessions that not only utilize online tools, but also maintains flexibility.
Presenters: Tiffany Grant, MSA. Tiffany is a Math Teacher and Instructional Leader for NCVirtual. She is also a NC Cyber Academy Math Teacher and Adjunct Math Professor at Campbell University. Jeni Day, BS Science Ed., NBCT. Jeni is a National Board Certified Science teacher. She teaches Science and serves as an Instructional Leader for NCVirtual. Jeni is also a face to face science teacher and District Biology PLC Co-Leader for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
iWorkNCVirtual Events
NCVirtual is pleased to host online events through our Culture CaféIworkNCVirtual Speaker Series, and Open House Events.
Here’s what we have coming up:
Iwork Event: Teen Marketing Content Creator
Date and Time: March 10, 5:00 PM
Event Details: Are you interested in learning more about the process involved in marketing a business through the internet? Join us for a Career Connection with Cierra Smith, Marketing Content Creator for Pingster Corp. and she is only 17-years old!
Presenter: Cierra Smith
Location: Join the live session through our Iwork page.
Culture Cafe Events
Amazing Chinese Treasures
Presenter: Judy Chen
Date and Time: Mar. 8, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Join the live session through our Culture Café page.
Top 10 Universities in Spain
Presenter: Juan Martin
Date and Time: March 10, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Join the live session through our Culture Café page.
Student Research Alliance
The NCVirtual Student Research Alliance is a unique opportunity for high school students to conduct original research on topics of interest related to NCVPS courses. The goal of the program is to provide a platform for innovation and to create resources for students to deepen their understanding of specific course content.
For more information about the program reach out to Señor Hall at herman.hall@ncpublicschools.gov.
The NC Virtual Coding Club is a computer science (CS) club that is opened to any student. The purpose of the club is to provide an online network for NC CS students to socialize, increase CS skills, gain exposure to CS opportunities, provide career development/work-based learning experiences, learn to fly a drone through programming, promote CS, and participate in competitions. We meet biweekly and collaborate in Discord (free communication/collaboration app). Interested in joining? Please have your parent or guardian complete the permission form to give you the authorization to join and participate in competitions. Form link: http://bit.ly/thecodingclubparentpermission
Have questions? Please reach out to Ms. Toni Hall (toni.hall@ncpublicschools.gov) and Mrs. Ellen Hart (ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.gov).
Daily Office Hours
The Outreach and Support team has office hours Monday-Friday from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. We are prepared to stay longer with visitors who need assistance. Anyone can join, and we have breakout rooms ready if needed.
Students & Parents – Do you have general questions about our program or concerns about your course? Visit the Outreach team during the lunch hour. We’re here to help!
E-learning Advisors – Are you new to NCVirtual? Do you have questions about student performance? Unique enrollment requests? We’re here to help!
E-learning Coordinators – Are you leading your district’s e-learning program? Are you looking for new ways to partner with us? Drop into the office hours, and let’s chat!
Teachers – Want to learn about the Outreach team? Let’s talk!
Visit our Lunch with NCVirtual page for details and the link to join us in our online room.
Help
NCVirtual is a support organization, and we are here to help! Check out our guides and support pages below.
Virtual Support Center (Be sure to create an account before you submit your first ticket.)
THANKS, EVERYONE!
Your North Carolina students appreciate your dedication and hard work!
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606

March 3, 2021

NCVPS Digital Transition Webinars for Educators – March Schedule

The second of two items from this US-based K-12 online learning program.

Welcome to the NCVirtual Digital Transition Webinar Series!
These webinars are open to all educators and
registration is FREE.
Each session is one hour in length.
Certificates of participation are provided to
participants upon completion of an exit survey.
Presenter: Kim Schroeder, Ed.D
Kim is Executive Director of the Southwest Learning Community, Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System and English Instructor for NCVirtual
March 15, 2021
Leading By Example: Part 2
Leading PL in the Blended Environment
Description: From identifying professional learning needs to examining the nuts and bolts of leading PL in the virtual environment, this session is full of effective strategies. We will provide tips for successful engagement and model best practices that teachers can use with their students.
Target Audience: School Administrators, District Administrators, Academic Support Staff
All are Welcome!
March 25, 2021
Developing Teacher Leaders, Part 2
School Structures that Support and Develop Teacher Leaders
Description: We’ll take a closer look at the ways to develop and support teacher leaders. This session will delve into organizational structures that encourage leadership from the classroom level.
We will will discuss ways to plan and
implement effective PL sessions that
not only utilize online tools, but also
maintains flexibility.
Target Audience: School Administrators,
Teachers, District Administrators, Support Staff
All are Welcome!
Presenter: Tiffany Grant, MSA
Tiffany is a Math Teacher and Instructional Leader for NCVirtual. She is also a NC Cyber Academy Math Teacher and Adjunct Math Professor at Campbell University.
Presenter: Jeni Day, BS, Science Ed., NBCT
Jeni is a National Board Certified Sciece teacher. She teaches Science and serves as an Instructional Leader for NCVirtual. Jeni is also a face to face science teacher and District Biology PLC Co-Leader for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
March 10, 2021
March 19, 2021
Learning Through Literacy: Strategies for Teaching Content Area Literacy
These sessions are in partnership with ImplementEd, a a NC-based education
consulting agency that serves state agencies and
education non-profits through a variety of services, including professional development.
Description: This session will provide a deep dive into multiple tips and tricks for teaching content area literacy.
Target Audience: Elementary Education Teachers, Curriculum Coaches
All are Welcome!
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606
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