NCVPS wants to build on our partnership with your district and school. Over the past twelve years, schools have enrolled with NCVPS because of our quality online courses and great flexibility. Our courses have been nationally recognized by Quality Matters, the global organization leading quality assurance in online teaching and learning, and schools have the option to enroll students into our early start, traditional start, or flex enrollment program.
Certified North Carolina teachers help develop and teach our courses, and they have successfully completed our rigorous Teacher-in-Training program for online instruction. Students can expect personal attention and quality feedback.
However, we offer much more to districts than our high-quality courses and flexibility. Those features are standard. Click through the tabs below to see how we are helping districts, schools, and students across the state.
Supporting Schools and Districts
- Expand Your Course Catalog
- Teacher Loss
- Partnership Courses Program for Virtual Academies
- Financial Benefits
NCVPS can supplement your traditional catalog with over 150 online courses. This provides increased opportunities for your students. Last year, more than 700 schools enrolled over 50,000 students into NCVPS courses. Students can take courses they need or courses based on their interests. We have six programs for districts. Our traditional program includes standard, honors, and AP courses. Our other programs include OCS, Intervention Co-Teaching, Flex Learning, Middle School, and English Language Learners. North Carolina teachers from across the state have helped us develop courses for every student at every level.
Each year, schools across the state lose teachers unexpectedly. Finding a qualified replacement can often be difficult. Many districts and schools turn to NCVPS for a solution. Each year, schools enroll entire sections into an NCVPS course after losing a teacher. Contact us when that happens, and we will try to group your students with one or two NCVPS teachers.
Many districts have started their own virtual academies, using NCVPS as their course provider. Academies allow districts to better support their growing number of online students. Virtual academies have developed “drop back in” programs for students who have dropped out and don’t perform well in the traditional building. Academies have also been able to attract back home-schooled students. Visit our Partnership Courses Program page for details on setting up your own virtual academy. It can be school-based or district-wide. We have a number of prototypes that can be customized for your district or school.
NCVPS delivers high-quality courses for students throughout the state that are built and taught by North Carolina teachers who deliver personalized care and instruction. NCVPS delivers on the promise of equitable access while providing economic advantages for all schools and districts. Using NCVPS courses, districts and schools can continue to serve students who have chosen to home school, must work to help support their family, or have dropped out or are simply at risk of dropping out.
For more information on the financial benefits of partnering with NCVPS, contact Chris Coby in our Outreach and Support Team.
The flexibility of NCVPS courses allows students to catch up with their peers or advance quickly to higher levels. Thousands of students enroll in our summer session to get back on track, graduate early, or complete prerequisites for fall courses. Many middle school students complete their foreign language and Math 1 and 2 requirements before they enter high school. This allows them time to take more advanced classes, graduate early, or take course-intensive programs at their schools like band, theater, and ROTC.
Access to advanced courses brings equity to all North Carolina students. All students can now get the honors and AP classes that they might miss at their schools. This can boost their college applications to compete with any students from across the state or nation. All of our North Carolina students deserve the same chance for college admittance and scholarships.
NCVPS’s flexible scheduling and intervention courses can help students who have fallen behind or face barriers to graduation. Our intervention program focuses on the four courses that have been identified as the biggest barrier to graduation: Math I, Math II, Biology, and English II.
The 21st Century has brought us complex students with complicated scheduling issues. We have students on national-level athletic teams, performing in the entertainment industry, and students facing severe health issues. Those students can still have a quality education with NCVPS courses. Let us help you resolve those scheduling issues.