course updates and alerts

Course Updates and Alerts

Courses At Capacity

Each semester, we have a number of courses that reach capacity, and we can’t add any more students to them unless a registered student drops. We also close a few courses due to low enrollment. See our Course Capacity page for the current list.

Course Notes for 2020-2021

We have some new additions to the 2020-2021 catalog and two courses that are coming out.

New Courses for 2020-2021 Previous Courses Not Offered in 2020-2021
MS Word and PPT Game Art Design AP Art History (Course is being revised. Look for it again in 21-22)
MS Excel Middle School 8th Grade ELA CTE Personal Finance (Offered Summer Only)
Math 3 Co-teaching Middle School 8th Grade Math
American Sign Language 1 Middle School Career Exploration
American Sign Language 2 Middle School Creative Coding
Foundations to Information Technology


Course Notes for 2019-2020

New Offerings: We have a number of new courses offerings in our 2019-2020 catalog:

  • English II Co-Teaching
  • Biology Co-Teaching
  • AP World History 1200 – Modern Times

AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, and AP Psychology will be offered as block courses in the Spring 2020 Early Start calendar.  These courses will begin on January 6, 2020, and all schools can enroll students into these Early Start AP courses. These courses also have yearlong offerings.

French 3 and 4, and Spanish 3 and 4 now have yearlong options.

Workforce Ready now has summer option.

Accounting 1 and Accounting 1 Honors – Both courses will be off the catalog for Fall 2019 in order to revise for the new course blueprint. The current course will run during Summer 2019, and the new version will run Spring 2020. There are no course code changes.

AP Mandarin, AP MusicAll Music Courses, and AP U.S. History – These courses will remain off the catalog until revisions are complete. We are updating the courses for standards alignment and design.  

Arabic 1 and Arabic 2 – Arabic 1 has been added back to the catalog for both fall and spring.  Arabic 2 is still under review. We may be able to add Arabic 2 to the Spring 2020 semester, but it’s too early to make that decision. It will definitely be added back by the fall of 2020. 

SAT Prep and ACT Prep  – Summer 2019 will be the last time we offer these courses. We are working on a way to include both courses in an open commons that schools can use them as resources.  

Computer Programming I and Computer Programming I Honors – Both courses will remain in our course catalog. DPI will continue to support the standards through 2020.

AP World History – The College Board has divided AP World into two courses, Ancient and Modern Day. NCVPS will offer the Modern Day course, which has a new course code. We will look at developing the Ancients course in the future.

New Courses and Courses Added Back to the Catalog for 2018-2019

Japanese 3 Honors (11835X0/11832Y0) (NEW)
Accounting I Honors (BA105X0) (NEW)
Computer Programming I Honors (BP105X0) (NEW)
Workforce Ready (96102X0) (NEW)
OCS American History: Founding Principles Civics and Economics (9249BX0) (NEW)
AP Calculus AB (2A007X0) (ADDED BACK)

Courses Not in the Catalog for 2018-2019

Visual Arts Specialization Beginning Non-Western Art
Music Specialization (Beginning): Music Appreciation
Music Specialization (Beginning): Music Business and Recording
AP Music Theory
AP U.S. History
AP Chinese Language and Culture
Arabic I
Arabic II – (Offered fall block only. See note below.)

Arabic 1 and 2 Update

Please note in our catalog for next year’s classes that we are revising our Arabic courses. We will not offer Arabic 1 next year. We will offer Arabic 2 in the fall semester only, and then it will be archived for revisions.

If you have a student who needs Arabic 2, the fall semester is the only time that it will be offered.

French 3 and 4 Update

Chromebooks no longer support Flash content of any kind. NCVPS courses are compatible with Chromebooks except for French 3 and French 4, both of which use Flash content. We are rewriting both courses to replace the Flash content. The newly revised French III course is tentatively set to be released in Fall 2018, and the newly revised French IV course is tentatively set to be released in Fall 2019.

Until French 3 and 4 are rewritten, we recommend that students enrolled in those courses have access to full desktop or laptop computers and not just Chromebooks or mobile devices.