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English 1 for English Language Learners

In order to support the needs of English Language Learners (ELs) throughout the state, NCVPS is revising several core courses to include SIOP and WIDA-based supports for ELs. A subject-certified, WIDA and SIOP trained, teacher will teach EL students alongside their Native-English speaking peers.  The courses fully align with Common Core Standards for English Language Arts…

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A Game Changer

Take a look at what North Carolina Virtual Public School has done to the Education Game. I was in a meeting recently when I heard a Chief Executive Officer of a major educational enterprise reference online and blended learning as a game changer. She was sharing a conversation that she had recently with an NC…

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NCVPS Enrollments by the Numbers

NCVPS enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is going strong! Compare our numbers to last year at this time: We ended up with a record enrollment last year of 55,000+ students for summer, fall, and spring. We expect to have an even higher enrollment this year! Naturally, we would like to thank the districts and…

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NCDPI Announces Canvas as statewide LMS

You may have already heard that the Department of Public Instruction signed a contract with Instructure’s Canvas to be the host of its statewide learning management system (LMS). All districts and charter schools will be able to opt in to Canvas at a greatly discounted rate. Staff members from NCVPS and several North Carolina districts contributed…

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Meet Wendy Kraft – NCVPS 2015 ELC of the Year

Raleigh, June 5, 2015 — The North Carolina Virtual Public School is pleased to announce that Wendy Kraft has been selected as the 2015 NCVPS e-Learning Coordinator of the Year. Her leadership and support in New Hanover County Schools has been exemplary. Please join us in congratulating her. Wendy has been the e-learning coordinator (ELC)…

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