|Key Dates 2021-2022|
|Semester||Summer 2021||Early Start Fall 2021||Standard Start Fall 2021||Early Start Spring 2022||
Standard Start Spring 2022
|Start Date||July 1||August 9||August 23||Jan. 5||Jan. 18|
|Drop / Add||Last Day to Add: July 8
Last Day to Drop: July 15
|August 20||Sept. 3||Last Day to Add: Jan. 31
Last Day to Drop: Jan. 19
|End Date||August 11||Dec. 10||Jan. 7, 2022||May. 2||May 16|
|Final Grades Posted||August 19||Dec. 16||Jan. 13, 2022||May 12||May 26|
|Early Completion End Date||NA||NA||Dec. 10, 2021||NA||NA|
|Early Completion Final Grades Posted||NA||NA||Dec. 16, 2021||NA||NA|
New to NCVirtual
If you’re new to NCVirtual, please visit our Getting Started for Schools page. It will explain our program and give you the necessary details to run a successful online program at your school.
Registration opens Monday, March 29, 2021.
If you are a new e-learning advisor and NCVPS point-of-contact for your school, please update your contact information in our registration system. Click on the “My Info” tab when you log in to update your information. Please remember that there is only one login per school. If your school already has access, you will need to share the login username and password.
If you are new to the NCVPS registration system or need a refresher, watch our NCVPS Registration Video to help guide you through our enrollment process. You can also print our Quick Registration Guide.
Note: Do you need a yearlong or Early Start section that we don’t currently offer? Submit a request through our Virtual Support Center. We’ll see if we can make that happen.
Home and Private School Parents
If you are a home school or private school, visit our Home & Private Schools page.
Waitlist and Course Capacity List
NCVirtual is not a software program. Our online courses are teacher-led, and we are mindful of their class sizes. If your student is waitlisted for a course, that waitlist is usually temporary. Our instructional directors use the waitlist to determine if they should open a new section or increase the size of a current section. However, each semester, we have a few courses that reach their maximum enrollment capacity. To see courses that have capacity issues, visit our Course Capacity List.
Enrolling in OCS Courses
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|
|BLENDED Civic Literacy (New Standards)||TBD|
Enrolling in Intervention Co-Teaching Courses
Enrolling in Health and PE Courses
If you’re registering for our Health and PE courses, you’ll see the pop-up reminding you about permission forms for those two courses. These forms are for your records that you will keep at your school. You can create your own forms or use ours. See our Health and PE page for details.
Fall 2021: Early Course Completion Requests in Standard Start Courses
Our Fall 2021 Standard Start courses end on January 7, 2022, and final grades will be reported on January 13. Schools may choose an early completion date for their students enrolled in Standard Start courses. Early completers in our Standard Start courses will finish their courses on December 10, the same date as Early Start students, and their final grades will be included in the Early Start final grade report on December 16.
We have a two-step process for requesting early course completion:
Step 1: Districts and schools must submit our Early Course Completion form. This form will close on September 24, 2021. Please make your decision for early course completion by that date.
Step 2: Communicate your early completion 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. Schools must also communicate the early completion date to their students, as well. They will have ten fewer days of class time to complete their courses.
Communications between the school, student, and teacher are essential in this process. Students will have access to the course until its original end date, January 7, 2022. Districts and schools must drive the expectation that their students finish early. If they continue to submit work after December 10, our teachers will continue to grade it.
After the Early Course Completion form closes on September 24, NCVirtual will contact each school and district identified in the form submission, plus our teachers.
This process is for Standard Start classes only. Our Early Start classes will report on their original end date.
Here are the important dates for final grades this fall:
- December 10: Early Start Classes End
- December 10: Standard Start Early Course Completion
- December 14: Final Grades Due from Teachers
- December 14: Progress Report Grades for Students Finishing in January Due from Teachers
- December 16: Final Grades Posted for Early Start Classes and Standard Start Early Completion
- December 16: Progress Reports Posted for Standard Start Students Not Finishing Early
- January 7: Standard Start Classes End
- January 11: Final Grades Due from Teachers
- January 13: Final Grades Posted in the Registration System
Spring 2022: Final Grade Report – Choose Your Date!
Starting in our Spring 2022 session, NCVirtual will have a new procedure for receiving final grades based on Early Start or Standard Start enrollments.
First, determine when you need your final grades from NCVirtual. We have two options for you:
- May 12
- May 26
Next, choose your start date. If you need final grades by May 12, enroll your students in Early Start classes. If you need grades by May 26, enroll in Standard Start (traditional) classes.
Check your Spring 2022 enrollments. If you need final grades by May 12 and have students already enrolled in Standard Start classes, you will need to drop them and enroll them in Early Start classes. If you do not see a course offered in Early Start that you need, open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center and request a section.
View our full 2021-2022 Calendar.
Our 2021-2022 Course Catalog is posted online. We have a few courses that are undergoing revisions, and they will not be offered next year.
Course Updates and Alerts
See our Course Updates and Alerts page for details on new courses added to the catalog and important alerts about other courses.
Schools will access NCVPS SAR data from either an enrollment report or grade report. See our PowerSchool and NCVPS Registration guide for details. Please do not request data directly from teachers. Thank you!
Student Course Access
Students will have access to their courses at 7 a.m. on the first day of classes. Before classes begin, students can go through our NCVirtual Demo Course for an orientation. We also have Pre-Instruction Resources for each class. These resources help students get a better understanding of courses before classes begin.
Direct students to our Getting Started as an NCVPS Student page before classes begin. This page will help students get oriented and answer all their questions on how our courses work.
NCVirtual has numerous ways for students to get involved online and stay engaged. Visit our Student Life page to see all the clubs, online meetings, and support features available to them.
Weeks 1 and 2 – Access Check and Enrollment Options
Visit our Access Check and Enrollment Options page for essential details to ensure your students have a successful start.
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.
Be sure students and parents have the following printable guides:
- Getting Started Checklist for NCVPS Students
- NCVPS Student Start-Up Guide
- NCVPS Student Success Guide
- Student Help Guide
- Supporting Students – A Guide for Parents and Mentors
We have guides for schools, too:
- NCVPS Quick Registration Guide
- NCVPS Quick Registration Guide for OCS and Co-Taught Courses
- Guide for Accessing NCVPS Enrollment Reports
- Guide for Accessing Grade Reports and No-Show Reports
- Drops and Withdrawals Guide
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.
Download the NCVirtual app to receive notifications on your smartphone. The NCVirtual app is a great companion app for parents. The app is used for NCVirtual “front office” communications to parents. Search for “NCVPS” in the Apple and Android stores. See our NCVirtual App page for details.
ELA Orientation Course
Our E-learning Advisor Orientation course will help support you in the role of E-Learning Advisor to NC Virtual students. Learn about the funding formula, the registration process, our grading policy, our valuable resources, and how to best support your online students.
Access the E-learning Advisor Orientation today!
Supporting Students Online – Parent Courses
As virtual learning has become a part of everyday learning for most families across North Carolina, many parents, guardians, and mentors continue to struggle with how to support their online learners in blended and online classes. To provide resources and strategies for how to support not only our NCVirtual students, but all online learners in North Carolina, NCVirtual has created two Supporting Online Students (SOS) video courses in Canvas. Both courses are free, open to the public, and do not require login credentials.
The first course, Supporting Online Students – All NC, is general in nature and is designed for parents, guardians, and mentors of any student who is participating in a blended or online course or is enrolled in a fully online program regardless of school or grade level.
The second course, Supporting Online Students – NCVirtual, is specific to NC Virtual and includes specific examples, demonstrations, and resources for NC Virtual parents, guardians, and mentors.
Please share both links with your educational communities and parent networks.