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June 26, 2015

NCVPS E-lert for June 25, 2015 – Summer Edition III

From yesterday’s inbox…

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. If you are having difficulty viewing this email, you may view it as a web page here.
June 18, 2015 – In This Issue:

Calendar Check
2015
June 15 – Summer Session 2015 starts.
June 19 – Last Day to Enroll for Summer Session
June 26 – Last Day to Drop from Summer Session
August 7 – Summer Session 2015 ends.
Essential Links

Celebrate & Connect

Connect with us on Twitter!Find us here. Tweet to us on Twitter at @ncvps or with the hashtag #ncvps.

E-lert Subscription
If you are not on the E-lert subscription list, but would like to be, please add your name toour list here.

Current E-lert News

What’s New?
what's new picGreetings, North Carolina districts and schools!
Check out this week’s important updates:
New This Week
Still Important!

In addition, be sure to check out all of our tips and reminders in this week’s e-lert.

LastDAyDropLast Day to Drop – Friday, July 26
Please remember that Friday, June 26, is the last day to drop students without penalty.
Students who are still on your rosters after June 26 will count in your allotment totals, and those students will receive a grade for the summer session course.
If you are unsure how to drop students, follow this link to our drop/withdrawal guide.
See the message below on checking the Day 3 Status Report and first progress report to determine your students’ progress. Those reports are posted in our registration system, and they will help you determine if a student should be dropped or not.

Withdrawing Students After June 26
Schools may withdraw students throughout the summer session; however, students withdrawn after June 26 will still count in your allotment totals. We will issue a W grade for those students.

VirtualOpenHouseNCVPS Virtual Open House
NCVPS is pleased to announce that it is hosting its annual virtual open house. Here are the details:
Date: July 30
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Location: Online (details to follow)
Audience: Parents, Students, Educators, Public School, Home School, Private School
Registration: Follow this link to register.
After you register, we will email you the link to our online classroom.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Day3Day 3 Student Status Report and First Progress Report
Our Day 3 student status report and first progress report will be posted in the registration system on the following dates:
June 18 – Day 3 Student Status Report
June 25 – Progress Report
Both reports are essential for schools and districts to determine the early status of student progress during the summer session.
Day 3 Student Status Report
Please review this report to determine which students have not accessed their courses yet. Students who have not logged in by the third day of class will be marked as no-shows.
Please touch base with any students who have not logged in. Makes sure inactive students have their usernames and passwords and know how to log in. Please remember that NCVPS does not send usernames and passwords to students. Schools must share that login information with students. If inactive students do not plan to take the course, please drop the students before our Day 10 (June 26) drop deadline.
Progress Report
Our first progress report on June 25 is the last progress check before our drop deadline on June 26. Please check this progress report to determine what the final status for your students should be.
Roster Check and Final Drops
Please remember that NCVPS does not drop students. If a school wishes to drop a student from a summer course, the school has until June 26 to do so. Any students on the roster after Day 10 will count in the district or charter school’s allotment totals. School can withdraw a student after Day 10, and NCVPS will issue a W grade for that student, but the enrollment will still count in your allotment totals.

EssentialLinksEssential Links
We have added an “Essential Links” section to the left sidebar in the E-lert.
We have some important resources that schools, districts, and parents may not be aware of.  Did you know that you can see the syllabus and pacing guide for each of our courses? And don’t miss the course prerequisites before you enroll.

PeerTutoringPeer Tutoring for the Summer Session
Our Peer Tutoring Center (PTC) is back in action this summer! We have veteran teachers, seasoned peer tutors, and a group of new tutors to help your struggling students.
It’s easy to get peer tutoring help for your students. Students just need to click the Peer Tutoring Center button in their courses to get help. Our teachers will also recommend PTC help to struggling students.
Check out our Peer Tutoring Center video here for an overview of the program.

SummerGuide2015 Summer Session Guide
Important Dates

 

Start Date: Monday, June 15

 

Last Day to Register: Friday, June 19

 

Last Day to Drop: Friday, June 26

 

Progress Reports Posted: Weekly

 

End Date: Friday, August 7

 

Summer Session Details

 

The NCVPS summer session is a fast-paced program that offers both traditional courses and credit recovery courses. 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.

 

Students must have daily access to the internet for the duration of summer school. There are no exceptions made for students who attend camps or go on vacations where they do not have access to the internet.

 

Due to the workload, we recommend that students only take one NCVPS course over the summer, especially if the student has not had an online course before. Students are much more successful in our summer program if they only take one course.

 

Students can work on our courses at any time during the day or night, 24/7. They just need to pay close attention to the due dates for the assignments, tests, and quizzes. Students can also work from any location as long as they have access to their classes for 3-5 hours a day.

 

Summer Contact Information 

Districts and schools need to identify their summer contact information at this link.  NCVPS needs the contact information for each school that registers students for Summer 15 classes.  Students will need to know who the contact is, as well. Students can drop through our 10th day of class, and they need to know who to contact at the school or at the district level so that 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 NCVPS summer courses, but if your school does enroll students in the coming weeks for Summer 2015, 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.

 

Getting Started for School

 

If you are new to the e-Learning advisor role or if it has been awhile since you registered students with us, please visit our Getting Started for Schools web page.

 

You will find valuable insights and tips for registering and having a successful summer session at our Getting Started page. For instance, remember that NCVPS does NOT send usernames and passwords to students. Schools must issue login information to students. See that and all of the essential details at our Getting Started page.

 

Summer Resources

 

Summer Calendar

 

Student Checklist

 

Credit Recovery Information

GradeReportingGrade Reporting
What’s on the Schedule?

Progress reports will be posted each week during the summer session in the NCVPS registration system. The only weighted grade report will be the final grade report posted on August 13.

 

Grade Reports

Our grade reports are weighted grades similar to school report cards.

 

Follow this link to see the details on the latest grade report.

 

Progress Reports

See how your students are progressing! We post progress reports every two weeks in the registration system.

 

Follow this link to see the details on this progress report.

 

Student Status (No-Show) Reports

NCVPS posts student status reports after the third and seventh days of class. These reports indicate if students have logged in or not to their NCVPS courses. These reports are early warning indicators for schools.

 

Follow this link to see the details on student status (no-show) reports.

 

Additional Resources

Follow this link to see how to run a grade report.

 

Follow this link to see our Quick Reference Guide on Grades.

Registration Open for 2015-2016
Registration is open for Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016.

 

Getting Started

 

If you are new to the e-Learning advisor role or if it has been awhile since you registered students with us, please visit our Getting Started for Schools web page. You will find valuable insights and tips for registering and having a successful e-learning program at your school.

 

Courses Nearing Capacity

 

coursecapacityWe already have a few courses that are approaching capacity for Fall 2015. Courses that are “At Capacity” will not have any new sections opened. The only way that students will move off the waitlist is if a student who is already enrolled in the course drops. See our list of courses that are at capacity and near capacity here.

Rising 9th Graders

 

rising9thRising 9th-grade students will be added to high school rosters in the NCVPS registration system at the Year-End-Transition (YET) in July. Middle school ELAs can enroll their students in NCVPS courses for high school. Those enrollments will transition with the student to the high school’s account in the NCVPS registration system.

 

If the middle school does not have an ELA, the high school ELA can open a ticket with our virtual support center to request access.  Additionally, the district’s e-learning coordinator can get the login information for the middle school by logging into the registration system and clicking “Schools.”

Course Catalogues
NCVPS Courses
NCVPS 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.

VendorApprovedUpdatesVendor 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 US History – Apex Learning
  • English 2 – Apex Learning
  • Entrepreneurship 1 – Edgenuity
  • French 2 – Edgenuity
  • Foundations of Information Technology – Edgenuity
  • Math 2 – Apex Learning
  • Math 3 – Apex Learning
  • Personal Finance – Edgenuity
  • Principles of Business – Edgenuity
  • Sociology – Edgenuity
  • Sociology – Edmentum
  • World History – Apex Learning

Tech Updates
JAVA and Flash Updates
Please update your Java to Version Java 8, Update 45.
Go to http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp and following the instructions from there.
AdobeUpdatePlease go to the following link to update Adobe Flash Player to the latest Version 18.0.0.160  http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

 
Opening a Ticket

 

When opening a ticket with the virtual support center, please always include the following:

  • Students first & last name
  • ID number (This will help ensure we have the correct student)
  • Course name – including specific section ex: CourseSec01Spring15.
Replying to a Support Center Ticket
 

Reply back to a ticket by clicking on the link provided at the bottom of a help reply email will keep all students information secure and will attach your information directly to the ticket.
See image: http://screencast.com/t/ZdciZ55coU4

 

Blackboard Instant Messaging (BBIM)
 

Students will need to click on the BBIM link in their class and create an ID and password that they will remember. NCVPS does not issue BBIM logins nor do we store this information.

 

Student Email Confirmations in Moodle and Blackboard
 

If a student’s e-mail is missing or shows pleaseadd@ncvps – the student will not receive important e-mails from their teachers.
Please have students confirm/update their email information by following these steps:
In Moodle:

  • Navigate to Administration
  • My Profile settings
  • Edit Profile
  • Verify or update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and “Update Profile”

In Blackboard:

  • Click on students name in the upper right side of your BB course
  • Click on setting
  • Click on Personal Information
  • Click on Edit Personal Information to update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and Submit 

Bookmark NCVPS Login Pages

 

Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for both Moodle and Blackboard. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following pages:

 

Moodle: http://moodle.ncvps.org/

 

Blackboard:  https://ncvps.blackboard.com/

 

In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:

 

Registration System: http://registration.ncvps.org/ncvps/user/login/

 

Virtual Support Center: http://www.help.ncvps.org/

 

Password Reset

 

If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket in your email account to access the new password or click “Forgot Password” on the Moodle or Blackboard login pages.
Tech Requirements
 

For additional information, please see our Tech Requirements:
http://www.ncvps.org/index.php/technology-requirements/

Middle School Creative Writing

(Click on image for a larger view.)

 

creativewritingNCVPS is looking for middle school writers!

 

Our Middle School Creative Writing course introduces students to short and long fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. While emphasis is on production, students will also read samples of great writing as they learn the tools that creative writers use.

 

Students will create a writing portfolio that showcases their work.

 

This is a great opportunity for young writers! Enrollment is now open.

Professional Learning with NCVPS

 

The NCVPS professional learning team is pleased to offer its next round of the “Shattering the Myths of the Online and Blended Learning” course.

The next class starts on June 15. Please check out this link for details.

Sharepoint Added to Catalogue

NCVPS is please to offer SharePoint next year! Check out our catalogue for details!

 

View our full course catalog here.

Summer with NCVPS Arts


NCVPS has a great arts program during the summer. Click on the image above to see a preview!

NCVPS Middle School Courses

The NCVPS catalog is growing. We will offer four middle school courses next year. Check out our catalog for details.

 

View our full course catalog here.

North Carolina Virtual Public School
1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg.,
SUITE 3900, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone:  919-513-8550   |  Fax:  919-513-2557  |
STAY CONNECTED

Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter

Adam Renfro
Outreach and Support Coordinator
North Carolina Virtual Public School
910.644.0757

North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., 
SUITE 3900 | Raleigh | NC | 27606
adam.renfro@ncpublicschools.gov
NCVPS Virtual Support Center:  http://www.help.ncvps.org/

June 19, 2015

NCVPS E-lert for June 18, 2015 – Summer Edition II

From yesterday’s inbox…

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. If you are having difficulty viewing this email, you may view it as a web page here.
June 18, 2015 – In This Issue:

Calendar Check
2015
June 15 – Summer Session 2015 starts.
June 19 – Last Day to Enroll for Summer Session
June 26 – Last Day to Drop from Summer Session
August 7 – Summer Session 2015 ends.

Celebrate & Connect
Success Stories
Districts and Schools, tell us about your success stories. Help us celebrate 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.

Click here to submit your celebration.

Connect with us on Twitter!Find us here. Tweet to us on Twitter at @ncvps or with the hashtag #ncvps.

E-lert Subscription
If you are not on the E-lert subscription list, but would like to be, please add your name toour list here.

Current E-lert News

What’s New?
what's new pic

Greetings, North Carolina districts and schools!

This week’s E-lert highlights our summer session that began on Monday, June 15. See the details below.
New This Week
Still Essential!

In addition, be sure to check out all of our tips and reminders in this week’s e-lert.

Day3Day 3 Student Status Report and First Progress Reports

Our Day 3 student status report and first progress report will be posted in the registration system on the following dates:

June 18 – Day 3 Student Status Report
June 25 – Progress Report
Both reports are essential for schools and districts to determine the early status of student progress during the summer session.
Day 3 Student Status Report
Please review this report to determine which students have not accessed their courses yet. Students who have not logged in by the third day of class will be marked as no-shows.
Please touch base with any students who have not logged in. Makes sure inactive students have their usernames and passwords and know how to log in. Please remember that NCVPS does not send usernames and passwords to students. Schools must share that login information with students. If inactive students do not plan to take the course, please drop the students before our Day 10 (June 26) drop deadline.
Progress Report
Our first progress report on June 25 is the last progress check before our drop deadline on June 26. Please check this progress report to determine what the final status for your students should be.
Roster Check and Final Drops
Please remember that NCVPS does not drop students. If a school wishes to drop a student from a summer course, the school has until June 26 to do so. Any students on the roster after Day 10 will count in the district or charter school’s allotment totals. School can withdraw a student after Day 10, and NCVPS will issue a W grade for that student, but the enrollment will still count in your allotment totals.

PeerTutoringPeer Tutoring for the Summer Session

Our Peer Tutoring Center (PTC) is back in action this summer! We have veteran teachers, seasoned peer tutors, and a group of new tutors to help your struggling students.

It’s easy to get peer tutoring help for your students. Students just need to click the Peer Tutoring Center button in their courses to get help. Our teachers will also recommend PTC help to struggling students.
Check out our Peer Tutoring Center video here for an overview of the program.

SummerGuide2015 Summer Session Guide

Important Dates

 

Start Date: Monday, June 15

 

Last Day to Register: Friday, June 19

 

Last Day to Drop: Friday, June 26

 

Progress Reports Posted: Weekly

 

End DateFriday, August 7

 

Summer Session Details

 

The NCVPS summer session is a fast-paced program that offers both traditional courses and credit recovery courses. An entire 18-week course is taught in just 8 weeks. Students will spend 3-5 hours each day, Mondaythrough Friday, working on their courses, and just like at a traditional school, there is often work over the weekend, too.

 

Students must have daily access to the internet for the duration of summer school. There are no exceptions made for students who attend camps or go on vacations where they do not have access to the internet.

 

Due to the workload, we recommend that students only take one NCVPS course over the summer, especially if the student has not had an online course before. Students are much more successful in our summer program if they only take one course.

 

Students can work on our courses at any time during the day or night, 24/7. They just need to pay close attention to the due dates for the assignments, tests, and quizzes. Students can also work from any location as long as they have access to their classes for 3-5 hours a day.

 

Summer Contact Information

Districts and schools need to identify their summer contact information at this link.  NCVPS needs the contact information for each school that registers students for Summer 15 classes.  Students will need to know who the contact is, as well. Students can drop through our 10th day of class, and they need to know who to contact at the school or at the district level so that 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 NCVPS summer courses, but if your school does enroll students in the coming weeks for Summer 2015, 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.

 

Getting Started for School

 

If you are new to the e-Learning advisor role or if it has been awhile since you registered students with us, please visit our Getting Started for Schools web page.

 

You will find valuable insights and tips for registering and having a successful summer session at our Getting Started page. For instance, remember that NCVPS does NOT send usernames and passwords to students. Schools must issue login information to students. See that and all of the essential details at our Getting Started page.

 

Summer Resources

 

Summer Calendar

 

Student Checklist

 

Credit Recovery Information

GradeReportingGrade Reporting
What’s on the Schedule?Progress reports will be posted each week during the summer session in the NCVPS registration system. The only weighted grade report will be the final grade report posted on August 13.

 

Grade Reports

Our grade reports are weighted grades similar to school report cards.

 

Follow this link to see the details on the latest grade report.

 

Progress Reports

See how your students are progressing! We post progress reports every two weeks in the registration system.

 

Follow this link to see the details on this progress report.

 

Student Status (No-Show) Reports

NCVPS posts student status reports after the third and seventh days of class. These reports indicate if students have logged in or not to their NCVPS courses. These reports are early warning indicators for schools.

 

Follow this link to see the details on student status (no-show) reports.

 

Additional Resources

Follow this link to see how to run a grade report.

 

Follow this link to see our Quick Reference Guide on Grades.

Registration Open for 2015-2016
Registration is open for Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016. 

Getting Started

 

If you are new to the e-Learning advisor role or if it has been awhile since you registered students with us, please visit our Getting Started for Schools web page. You will find valuable insights and tips for registering and having a successful e-learning program at your school.

 

Courses Nearing Capacity

 

coursecapacityWe already have a few courses that are approaching capacity for Fall 2015. Courses that are “At Capacity” will not have any new sections opened. The only way that students will move off the waitlist is if a student who is already enrolled in the course drops. See our list of courses that are at capacity and near capacity here.

Rising 9th Graders

 

rising9thRising 9th-grade students will be added to high school rosters in the NCVPS registration system at the Year-End-Transition (YET) in July. Middle school ELAs can enroll their students in NCVPS courses for high school. Those enrollments will transition with the student to the high school’s account in the NCVPS registration system.

 

If the middle school does not have an ELA, the high school ELA can open a ticket with our virtual support center to request access.  Additionally, the district’s e-learning coordinator can get the login information for the middle school by logging into the registration system and clicking “Schools.”

Course Catalogues
NCVPS Courses
NCVPS 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.
NCVPS Catalogue Updates

 

1.Following the name change by the State Board of Education, Civics and Economics has been renamed to American History: The Founding Principles, Civics, and Economics. This name change is effective in the fall of 2015.

 

2. The following courses are being revised and will not be offered in the 2015 – 16 school year:

  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Latin
  • AP Statistics
  • Latin 3 (will return in the spring of 2016)

3. Calculus Honors is being removed from the catalog due to low enrollment.

 

4. Principles of Business and Finance has returned to our catalogue.

 

5. The following courses are new to the 2015-16 NCVPS course catalogue:

  • Middle School Creative Writing
  • Visual Arts Specialization (6-8): Middle School Art
  • Visual Arts Specialization (6-8): Middle School Discovering Photography
  • AP Physics 2
  • Forensic Science (Previously offered as a STEM course)

6. NCVPS will pilot its new physical education course in our Fall 2015 semester. This course is particularly great for early college campuses that have difficulty scheduling physical education for their students. The course will require students to upload videos of physical assessments. The course can be taken as a .5 credit course or a full credit course in conjunction with your health course. If you would like to be part of the pilot, please contact Karen Creech at karen.creech@ncpublicschools.gov.

 

APEuro17. AP European History has been added back to our catalogue for the 2015-2016 school year. You can enroll students now in the registration system. We did not think the course revisions would be ready for fall, but the revision team has pulled it off! Thanks, team!

 

Vendor Approved Courses
VendorApprovedCoursesIn 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 Spanish – Edmentum
  • Math 1 – Apex Learning

Tech Updates
JAVA and Flash Updates
Please update your Java to Version Java 8, Update 45.
Go to http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp and following the instructions from there.
AdobeUpdatePlease go to the following link to update Adobe Flash Player to the latest Version 18.0.0.160  http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Opening a Ticket

 

When opening a ticket with the virtual support center, please always include the following:

  • Students first & last name
  • ID number (This will help ensure we have the correct student)
  • Course name – including specific section ex: CourseSec01Spring15.
Replying to a Support Center Ticket
 

Reply back to a ticket by clicking on the link provided at the bottom of a help reply email will keep all students information secure and will attach your information directly to the ticket.
See image: http://screencast.com/t/ZdciZ55coU4

 

Blackboard Instant Messaging (BBIM)
 

Students will need to click on the BBIM link in their class and create an ID and password that they will remember. NCVPS does not issue BBIM logins nor do we store this information.

 

Student Email Confirmations in Moodle and Blackboard
 

If a student’s e-mail is missing or shows pleaseadd@ncvps – the student will not receive important e-mails from their teachers.
Please have students confirm/update their email information by following these steps:
In Moodle:

  • Navigate to Administration
  • My Profile settings
  • Edit Profile
  • Verify or update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and “Update Profile”

In Blackboard:

  • Click on students name in the upper right side of your BB course
  • Click on setting
  • Click on Personal Information
  • Click on Edit Personal Information to update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and Submit 

Bookmark NCVPS Login Pages

 

Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for both Moodle and Blackboard. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following pages:

 

Moodle: http://moodle.ncvps.org/

 

Blackboard:  https://ncvps.blackboard.com/

 

In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:

 

Registration System: http://registration.ncvps.org/ncvps/user/login/

 

Virtual Support Center: http://www.help.ncvps.org/

 

Password Reset

 

If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket in your email account to access the new password or click “Forgot Password” on the Moodle or Blackboard login pages.
Tech Requirements
 

For additional information, please see our Tech Requirements:
http://www.ncvps.org/index.php/technology-requirements/

Middle School Creative Writing

(Click on image for a larger view.)

 

creativewritingNCVPS is looking for middle school writers!

 

Our Middle School Creative Writing course introduces students to short and long fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. While emphasis is on production, students will also read samples of great writing as they learn the tools that creative writers use.

 

Students will create a writing portfolio that showcases their work.

 

This is a great opportunity for young writers! Enrollment is now open.

Professional Learning with NCVPS

 

The NCVPS professional learning team is pleased to offer its next round of the “Shattering the Myths of the Online and Blended Learning” course.

The next class starts on June 15. Please check out this link for details.

Sharepoint Added to Catalogue

NCVPS is please to offer SharePoint next year! Check out our catalogue for details!

 

View our full course catalog here.

Summer with NCVPS Arts


NCVPS has a great arts program during the summer. Click on the image above to see a preview!

NCVPS Middle School Courses

The NCVPS catalog is growing. We will offer four middle school courses next year. Check out our catalog for details.

 

View our full course catalog here.

North Carolina Virtual Public School
1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg.,
SUITE 3900, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone:  919-513-8550   |  Fax:  919-513-2557  |
STAY CONNECTEDLike us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter

Adam Renfro
Outreach and Support Coordinator
North Carolina Virtual Public School
910.644.0757

North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., 
SUITE 3900 | Raleigh | NC | 27606
adam.renfro@ncpublicschools.gov
NCVPS Virtual Support Center:  http://www.help.ncvps.org/~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

June 12, 2015

NCVPS E-lert for June 11, 2015 – Summer Edition

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

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. If you are having difficulty viewing this email, you may view it as a webpage here.
June 11, 2015 – In This Issue:

Calendar Check
2015
May 28 – Final grades for traditional calendar courses posted in the registration system.
June 15 – Summer Session 2015 starts.
June 19 – Last Day to Enroll for Summer Session
June 26 – Last Day to Drop from Summer Session
August 7 – Summer Session 2015 ends.

Celebrate & Connect
Success Stories

Districts and Schools, tell us about your success stories. Help us celebrate 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.

Click here to submit your celebration.

Connect with us on Twitter!Find us here. Tweet to us on Twitter at @ncvps or with the hashtag #ncvps.

E-lert Subscription
If you are not on the E-lert subscription list, but would like to be, please add your name toour list here.

Current E-lert News

What’s New?
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Greetings, North Carolina districts and schools!

This week’s E-lert highlights our summer session that begins on Monday, June 15. See the details below.
New This Week
Still Essential!

In addition, be sure to check out all of our tips and reminders for closing out Spring 2015 and starting up Summer 2015.

SummerGuide2015 Summer Session Guide

Important Dates

 

Start DateMonday, June 15

 

Last Day to Register: Friday, June 19

 

Last Day to Drop: Friday, June 26

 

Progress Reports Posted: Weekly

 

End DateFriday, August 7

 

Summer Session Details

 

The NCVPS summer session is a fast-paced program that offers both traditional courses and credit recovery courses. An entire 18-week course is taught in just 8 weeks. Students will spend 3-5 hours each day, Mondaythrough Friday, working on their courses, and just like at a traditional school, there is often work over the weekend, too.

 

Students must have daily access to the internet for the duration of summer school. There are no exceptions made for students who attend camps or go on vacations where they do not have access to the internet.

 

Due to the workload, we recommend that students only take one NCVPS course over the summer, especially if the student has not had an online course before. Students are much more successful in our summer program if they only take one course.

 

Students can work on our courses at any time during the day or night, 24/7. They just need to pay close attention to the due dates for the assignments, tests, and quizzes. Students can also work from any location as long as they have access to their classes for 3-5 hours a day.

 

Summer Contact Information 

Districts and schools need to identify their summer contact information at this link.  NCVPS needs the contact information for each school that registers students for Summer 15 classes.  Students will need to know who the contact is, as well. Students can drop through our 10th day of class, and they need to know who to contact at the school or at the district level so that 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 NCVPS summer courses, but if your school does enroll students in the coming weeks for Summer 2015, 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.

 

Getting Started for School

 

If you are new to the e-Learning advisor role or if it has been awhile since you registered students with us, please visit our Getting Started for Schools web page.

 

You will find valuable insights and tips for registering and having a successful summer session at our Getting Started page. For instance, remember that NCVPS does NOT send usernames and passwords to students. Schools must issue login information to students. See that and all of the essential details at our Getting Started page.

 

Summer Resources

 

Summer Calendar

 

Student Checklist

 

Credit Recovery Information

GradeReportingGrade Reporting
What’s on the Schedule?

Progress reports will be posted each week during the summer session in the NCVPS registration system. The only weighted grade report will be the final grade report posted on August 13.

 

Grade Reports

Our grade reports are weighted grades similar to school report cards.

 

Follow this link to see the details on the latest grade report.

 

Progress Reports

See how your students are progressing! We post progress reports every two weeks in the registration system.

 

Follow this link to see the details on this progress report.

 

Additional Resources

Follow this link to see how to run a grade report.

 

Follow this link to see our Quick Reference Guide on Grades.

Registration Open for 2015-2016
Registration is open for Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016.

 

Courses Nearing Capacity

 

coursecapacityWe already have a few courses that are approaching capacity for Fall 2015. Courses that are “At Capacity” will not have any new sections opened. The only way that students will move off the waitlist is if a student who is already enrolled in the course drops. See our list of courses that are at capacity and near capacity here.

Rising 9th Graders

 

rising9thRising 9th-grade students will be added to high school rosters in the NCVPS registration system at the Year-End-Transition (YET) in July. Middle school ELAs can enroll their students in NCVPS courses for high school. Those enrollments will transition with the student to the high school’s account in the NCVPS registration system.

 

If the middle school does not have an ELA, the high school ELA can open a ticket with our virtual support center to request access.  Additionally, the district’s e-learning coordinator can get the login information for the middle school by logging into the registration system and clicking “Schools.”

Course Catalogues
NCVPS Courses
NCVPS 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.
NCVPS Catalogue Updates

 

1.Following the name change by the State Board of Education, Civics and Economics has been renamed to American History: The Founding Principles, Civics, and Economics. This name change is effective in the fall of 2015.

 

2. The following courses are being revised and will not be offered in the 2015 – 16 school year:

  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Latin
  • AP Statistics
  • Latin 3 (will return in the spring of 2016)

3. Calculus Honors is being removed from the catalog due to low enrollment.

 

4. Principles of Business and Finance has returned to our catalogue.

 

5. The following courses are new to the 2015-16 NCVPS course catalogue:

  • Middle School Creative Writing
  • Visual Arts Specialization (6-8): Middle School Art
  • Visual Arts Specialization (6-8): Middle School Discovering Photography
  • AP Physics 2
  • Forensic Science (Previously offered as a STEM course)

6. NCVPS will pilot its new physical education course in our Fall 2015 semester. This course is particularly great for early college campuses that have difficulty scheduling physical education for their students. The course will require students to upload videos of physical assessments. The course can be taken as a .5 credit course or a full credit course in conjunction with your health course. If you would like to be part of the pilot, please contact Karen Creech at karen.creech@ncpublicschools.gov.

 

APEuro17. AP European History has been added back to our catalogue for the 2015-2016 school year. You can enroll students now in the registration system. We did not think the course revisions would be ready for fall, but the revision team has pulled it off! Thanks, team!

 

Vendor Approved Courses

VendorApprovedCoursesIn 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 Spanish – Edmentum
  • Math 1 – Apex Learning

Tech Updates
JAVA and Flash Updates
Please update your Java to Version Java 8, Update 45.
Go to http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp and following the instructions from there.

Please go to the following link to update Adobe Flash Player to the latest Version 17.0.0.169 http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.
Opening a Ticket

 

When opening a ticket with the virtual support center, please always include the following:

  • Students first & last name
  • ID number (This will help ensure we have the correct student)
  • Course name – including specific section ex: CourseSec01Spring15.
Replying to a Support Center Ticket
 

Reply back to a ticket by clicking on the link provided at the bottom of a help reply email will keep all students information secure and will attach your information directly to the ticket.
See image: http://screencast.com/t/ZdciZ55coU4

 

Blackboard Instant Messaging (BBIM)
 

Students will need to click on the BBIM link in their class and create an ID and password that they will remember. NCVPS does not issue BBIM logins nor do we store this information.

 

Student Email Confirmations in Moodle and Blackboard
 

If a student’s e-mail is missing or shows pleaseadd@ncvps – the student will not receive important e-mails from their teachers.
Please have students confirm/update their email information by following these steps:
In Moodle:

  • Navigate to Administration
  • My Profile settings
  • Edit Profile
  • Verify or update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and “Update Profile”

In Blackboard:

  • Click on students name in the upper right side of your BB course
  • Click on setting
  • Click on Personal Information
  • Click on Edit Personal Information to update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and Submit 

Bookmark NCVPS Login Pages

 

Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for both Moodle and Blackboard. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following pages:

 

Moodle: http://moodle.ncvps.org/

 

Blackboard:  https://ncvps.blackboard.com/

 

In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:

 

Registration System: http://registration.ncvps.org/ncvps/user/login/

 

Virtual Support Center: http://www.help.ncvps.org/

 

Password Reset

 

If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket in your email account to access the new password or click “Forgot Password” on the Moodle or Blackboard login pages.
Tech Requirements
 

For additional information, please see our Tech Requirements:
http://www.ncvps.org/index.php/technology-requirements/

Middle School Creative Writing

(Click on image for a larger view.)

 

creativewritingNCVPS is looking for middle school writers!

 

Our Middle School Creative Writing course introduces students to short and long fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. While emphasis is on production, students will also read samples of great writing as they learn the tools that creative writers use.

 

Students will create a writing portfolio that showcases their work.

 

This is a great opportunity for young writers! Enrollment is now open.

Professional Learning with NCVPS

 

The NCVPS professional learning team is pleased to offer its next round of the “Shattering the Myths of the Online and Blended Learning” course.

The next class starts on June 15. Please check out this link for details.

Sharepoint Added to Catalogue

NCVPS is please to offer SharePoint next year! Check out our catalogue for details!

 

View our full course catalog here.

Summer with NCVPS Arts


NCVPS has a great arts program during the summer. Click on the image above to see a preview!

NCVPS Middle School Courses

The NCVPS catalog is growing. We will offer four middle school courses next year. Check out our catalog for details.

 

View our full course catalog here.

North Carolina Virtual Public School
1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg.,
SUITE 3900, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone:  919-513-8550   |  Fax:  919-513-2557  |
STAY CONNECTED

Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter

Adam Renfro
Outreach and Support Coordinator
North Carolina Virtual Public School
910.644.0757

North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., 
SUITE 3900 | Raleigh | NC | 27606
adam.renfro@ncpublicschools.gov
NCVPS Virtual Support Center:  http://www.help.ncvps.org/

June 5, 2015

NCVPS E-lert for June 4, 2015

From yesterday’s inbox…

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. If you are having difficulty viewing this email, you may view it as a web page here.
June 4, 2015 – In This Issue:

Calendar Check
2015
May 28 – Final grades for traditional calendar courses posted in the registration system.
June 15 – Summer Session 2015 starts.
August 7 – Summer Session 2015 ends.

Celebrate & Connect
Success Stories

Districts and Schools, tell us about your success stories. Help us celebrate 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.

Click here to submit your celebration.

Connect with us on Twitter!Find us here. Tweet to us on Twitter at @ncvps or with the hashtag #ncvps.

E-lert Subscription
If you are not on the E-lert subscription list, but would like to be, please add your name toour list here.

Current E-lert News

What’s New?
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Greetings, North Carolina districts and schools!

We have wrapped up the 2014-2015 school year, and it’s been an impressive year. We had 55,000+ enrollments for the year, which is a record for us. Thank you for all the support and all that you do for your students.
We only have one new item for this week, and that’s a fantastic celebration.
We do have some old business to attend to, however. Please be sure to complete the summer contact form if you have students enrolled with us this summer.
Please check out the items below.

New This Week

Still Essential!
Summer Contact Information – If you have students enrolled for summer, it’s essential that we have this information.

In addition, be sure to check out all of our tips and reminders for closing out Spring 2015 and starting up Summer 2015.

WendyKraftWendy Kraft Selected as the 2015 ELC of the Year!

It is with great pleasure that we recognize WendyKraft of New Hanover County Schools as the 2015 NCVPS E-learning Coordinator of the Year!

 

Wendy is serving in her fourth year as New Hanover’s ELC. During that time, the district has had phenomenal growth in its online enrollment, and the district’s support structure has ensured student success.  The district had over a 90% pass rate in its standard courses this spring. Look for the upcoming profile on Wendy for more details!

 

A special thanks is extended to the other two finalists in this year’s selection process for the ELA/ELC of the Year:

 

Jatana Baucom – ELA for Union Academy, Union County

 

Jessica Milligan – ELA for Hoggard High School, New Hanover County

 

All three finalists have had phenomenal success!

 

We would also like to recognize the many, many other great ELAs and ELCs in North Carolina. We’ve recently toured a number of learning labs throughout the state, and the observations have been very impressive!

Summer Contact Information

summercontactDistricts and schools need to identify their summer contact information at this link.

NCVPS needs the contact information for each school that registers students for Summer 15 classes.  Students will need to know who the contact is, as well. Students can drop through our 10th day of class, and they need to know who to contact at the school or at the district level so that 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 NCVPS summer courses, but if your school does enroll students in the coming weeks for Summer 2015, 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.

GradeReportingGrade Reporting
What’s on the Schedule?

Final grades for all classes were posted in the registration system on May 28. See the grade report details below.

 

Grade Reports

Our grade reports are weighted grades similar to school report cards.

 

Follow this link to see the details on the latest grade report.

 

Progress Reports

See how your students are progressing! We post progress reports every two weeks in the registration system.

 

Follow this link to see the details on this progress report.

 

Additional Resources

Follow this link to see how to run a grade report.

 

Follow this link to see our Quick Reference Guide on Grades.

End of the Semester Tips & Reminders

Spring 2015 and yearlong courses are coming to a close!

 

Important Dates

 

Mark these dates on your calendar for the close of Spring 2015 classes:

  • May 8: Last day of class for early calendar courses.
  • May 14: Early calendar grades posted in the registration system.
  • May 22: Last day of class from traditional calendar block courses.
  • May 28: Traditional calendar block grades posted in the registration system.
Students will lose access to their courses at midnight on the last day of class. Students will not be able to submit assignments after the last day of class!

Testing & Grades

 

Schools must administer all EOC and CTE tests.  Schools will also need to average the EOC and CTE scores (25%) into the grades that we post for those courses. If you’ve not already made arrangements with your school’s testing coordinator, please do that right away. Our final grade report will have EOC and CTE anticipated scores for your testing coordinators.

 

Our final grade report will show two weighted marking period grades (37.5% each) and the final exam grade (25%) and final grade.  EOC and CTE courses will only show the marking period grades. Schools will need to calculate in the exam grade.

 

You will want to be aware of our grading policy and how we weight grades, especially for EOC courses where you will need to calculate the final grade once you receive your test scores.  Follow this link to see our Grades Quick Reference Guide and how we calculate grades.

 

Transcripts and Report Cards

 

Schools must enter grades into PowerSchool.  Be sure the data manager has access to the grade report and understands our grade calculations. Be sure to examine the spreadsheet closely to find the final grade. This will be essential when your data manage enters NCVPS grades into PowerSchool to avoid data entry errors.

 

Middle Schools: Be sure to use the NCVPS course codes so that your students can receive high school credit for the courses that they take with us. You can find the courses that middle schools can take for high school credit in our catalog here.

 

Transcripts and the NCAA

 

NCVPS is listed as an approved school on the NCAA website.  Look for our school identifier: North Carolina Virtual Pub Sch.

 

Be sure to indicate on student transcripts that the student took the online course with NCVPS. The NCAA will accept this information without asking for further information from the student.

 

The transcript should look like this: NCVPS – Math 1

 

Not this: ONLINE – Math 1

 

Grade Questions 

 

If you have questions about a student’s grade, you should send those directly to the student’s teacher or submit a help ticket to the Virtual Support Center.

Course Extensions

 

courseextensionsAs the early calendar semester comes to a close, we know that some students will need a course extension. Please review our course extension guidelines here.
It is important to remember that ONLY school administrators or their designee may request Course Extensions. Teachers, parents, tutors, etc. may not request an extension.

A school administrator may request a course extension through the NCVPS Virtual Support Center at www.ncvps.help.org by sending the information below in a ticket. Once this information is received in full, the Instructional Director for the course will be in contact about the status of the request. Each course request for a student will need to have its own ticket. If multiple extension requests are needed, each student and course should be in its own ticket.

1- Student’s First and Last Name
2- NC Wise/Powerschool ID#
3- High School/District
4- ELA’s First and Last Name
5- ELA’s Email Address
6- Principal’s First and Last Name
7- Principal’s Email Address
8- NCVPS Course Name and Specific Course Section
9- NCVPS Teacher’s First and Last Name

 

If a student needs an extension for more than one NCVPS course, please create a separate ticket for each course.

We hope these procedures help you successfully close out your semester. Thank you for enrolling your students with NCVPS! We look forward to serving you in the future.

Registration Open for 2015-2016
Registration is open for Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016.

 

Getting Started

 

If you are new to the e-Learning advisor role or if it has been awhile since you registered students with us, please visit our Getting Started for Schools web page. You will find valuable insights and tips for registering and having a successful e-learning program at your school.

 

Summer Session 2015 Guide

 

We have a general guide for our summer session here. This guide is particularly useful for parents who need some basic information about our summer session works, what the expectations are for students, and what the time requirement is.

 

Courses Nearing Capacity

 

coursecapacityWe already have a few courses that are approaching capacity for Fall 2015. Courses that are “At Capacity” will not have any new sections opened. The only way that students will move off the waitlist is if a student who is already enrolled in the course drops. See our list of courses that are at capacity and near capacity here.

 

OCS Message

 

We encourage ELAs to enroll students into OCS courses now even if you do not know all the students that will need the course.  You can always add additional students or drop students before classes begin.

Rising 9th Graders

 

rising9thRising 9th-grade students will be added to high school rosters in the NCVPS registration system at the Year-End-Transition (YET) in July. Middle school ELAs can enroll their students in NCVPS courses for high school. Those enrollments will transition with the student to the high school’s account in the NCVPS registration system.

 

If the middle school does not have an ELA, the high school ELA can open a ticket with our virtual support center to request access.  Additionally, the district’s e-learning coordinator can get the login information for the middle school by logging into the registration system and clicking “Schools.”

Course Catalogues
NCVPS Courses
NCVPS 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.
NCVPS Catalogue Updates

 

1.Following the name change by the State Board of Education, Civics and Economics has been renamed to American History: The Founding Principles, Civics, and Economics. This name change is effective in the fall of 2015.

 

2. The following courses are being revised and will not be offered in the 2015 – 16 school year:

  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Latin
  • AP Statistics
  • Latin 3 (will return in the spring of 2016)

3. Calculus Honors is being removed from the catalog due to low enrollment.

 

4. Principles of Business and Finance has returned to our catalogue.

 

5. The following courses are new to the 2015-16 NCVPS course catalogue:

  • Middle School Creative Writing
  • Visual Arts Specialization (6-8): Middle School Art
  • Visual Arts Specialization (6-8): Middle School Discovering Photography
  • AP Physics 2
  • Forensic Science (Previously offered as a STEM course)

6. NCVPS will pilot its new physical education course in our Fall 2015 semester. This course is particularly great for early college campuses that have difficulty scheduling physical education for their students. The course will require students to upload videos of physical assessments. The course can be taken as a .5 credit course or a full credit course in conjunction with your health course. If you would like to be part of the pilot, please contact Karen Creech at karen.creech@ncpublicschools.gov.

 

APEuro17. AP European History has been added back to our catalogue for the 2015-2016 school year. You can enroll students now in the registration system. We did not think the course revisions would be ready for fall, but the revision team has pulled it off! Thanks, team!

 

Vendor Approved Courses

VendorApprovedCoursesIn 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 Spanish – Edmentum
  • Math 1 – Apex Learning

Tech Updates
JAVA and Flash Updates
Please update your Java to Version Java 8, Update 45.
Go to http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp and following the instructions from there.

Please go to the following link to update Adobe Flash Player to the latest Version 17.0.0.169 http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.
Opening a Ticket

 

When opening a ticket with the virtual support center, please always include the following:

  • Students first & last name
  • ID number (This will help ensure we have the correct student)
  • Course name – including specific section ex: CourseSec01Spring15.
Replying to a Support Center Ticket
 

Reply back to a ticket by clicking on the link provided at the bottom of a help reply email will keep all students information secure and will attach your information directly to the ticket.
See image: http://screencast.com/t/ZdciZ55coU4

 

Blackboard Instant Messaging (BBIM)
 

Students will need to click on the BBIM link in their class and create an ID and password that they will remember. NCVPS does not issue BBIM logins nor do we store this information.

 

Student Email Confirmations in Moodle and Blackboard
 

If a student’s e-mail is missing or shows pleaseadd@ncvps – the student will not receive important e-mails from their teachers.
Please have students confirm/update their email information by following these steps:
In Moodle:

  • Navigate to Administration
  • My Profile settings
  • Edit Profile
  • Verify or update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and “Update Profile”

In Blackboard:

  • Click on students name in the upper right side of your BB course
  • Click on setting
  • Click on Personal Information
  • Click on Edit Personal Information to update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and Submit 

Bookmark NCVPS Login Pages

 

Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for both Moodle and Blackboard. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following pages:

 

Moodle: http://moodle.ncvps.org/

 

Blackboard:  https://ncvps.blackboard.com/

 

In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:

 

Registration System: http://registration.ncvps.org/ncvps/user/login/

 

Virtual Support Center: http://www.help.ncvps.org/

 

Password Reset

 

If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket in your email account to access the new password or click “Forgot Password” on the Moodle or Blackboard login pages.
Tech Requirements
 

For additional information, please see our Tech Requirements:
http://www.ncvps.org/index.php/technology-requirements/

Middle School Creative Writing

(Click on image for a larger view.)

 

creativewritingNCVPS is looking for middle school writers!

 

Our Middle School Creative Writing course introduces students to short and long fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. While emphasis is on production, students will also read samples of great writing as they learn the tools that creative writers use.

 

Students will create a writing portfolio that showcases their work.

 

This is a great opportunity for young writers! Enrollment is now open.

Professional Learning with NCVPS

 

The NCVPS professional learning team is pleased to offer its next round of the “Shattering the Myths of the Online and Blended Learning” course.

The next class starts on June 15. Please check out this link for details.

Sharepoint Added to Catalogue

NCVPS is please to offer SharePoint next year! Check out our catalogue for details!

 

View our full course catalog here.

Summer with NCVPS Arts


NCVPS has a great arts program during the summer. Click on the image above to see a preview!

NCVPS Middle School Courses

The NCVPS catalog is growing. We will offer four middle school courses next year. Check out our catalog for details.

 

View our full course catalog here.

North Carolina Virtual Public School
1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg.,
SUITE 3900, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone:  919-513-8550   |  Fax:  919-513-2557  |
STAY CONNECTED

Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter

Adam Renfro
Outreach and Support Coordinator
North Carolina Virtual Public School
910.644.0757

North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., 
SUITE 3900 | Raleigh | NC | 27606
adam.renfro@ncpublicschools.gov
NCVPS Virtual Support Center:  http://www.help.ncvps.org/

New Courses Survey

This may be of interest to stakeholders in North Carolina…

NCVPS is seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders on which courses to create next.
With the release of Physical Education in the Spring of 2016, we will be able to offer every course any high school student in our state needs to graduate.
Many districts are using our courses to create local virtual academies, now that we have all the requirements covered.
In order to remain customer focused, we want input on which courses are still needed.
Please take a minute to complete this short survey and feel free to share it with any interested stakeholders.
Thank you for your continued support of NC Virtual Public School.
Survey –

Melissa Davis


Quality Assurance & Research 
North Carolina Virtual Public School
1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900
Raleigh, NC 27606
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