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Course Notes for 2021-2022

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.

New Courses 

We have several new courses for the 21-22 school year, and a few that are being discontinued or pulled for revisions.

Course Updates for 2021-2022
New High School Courses
Economics and Personal Finance (EPF)
Animal Science
Foods and Nutrition 1
Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy
History of the Holocaust
World Religions
Social Problems 1: A World in Crisis
Social Problems 2: Crisis, Conflicts, and Challenges
Mythology and Folklore
Reading and Writing for Purpose (real world applications)
Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals

New Middle School Courses
Math Grade 6
Math Grade 7
Middle School Journalism
Science Grade 8

Courses Not Offered in 2021-2022
Visual Arts Intermediate
Personal Finance
Strategic Marketing
Advanced Functions and Modeling
Latin 1
American History 1 & 2 (Fall 2021 last offering)
American History 1 & 2 Honors (Fall 2021 last offering)


New Civic Literacy Course

As you may be aware, new Social Studies Essential Standards were approved at the February State Board meeting. Since that time, NCVirtual has gone to work hiring a team of subject-matter experts to outline and build the new course content. Since the standards were approved in February, NCVirtual is working on a condensed development schedule. While the new course, Blended The Founding Principles of the United States and North Carolina: Civic Literacy, will be available to offer Fall 2021, the entire course content will not be available at the start of the semester in August. All content will be finalized in time for students to complete without getting behind pace, but modules may be released on a one at a time basis. Co-teachers will have a course outline and syllabus available, so they know what is to come and can plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your continued partnership.

OCS Course Title Changes

All OCS courses have “Blended” in the course title. Here’s our current list of OCS courses:

  • Blended American History I / 9247BX0
  • Blended American History II / 9248BX0
  • Blended American History: Founding Principles Civics and Economics / 9249BX0
  • Blended Applied Science / 9231BX0
  • Blended Biology / 9232BX0
  • Blended English I / 9210BX0
  • Blended English II / 9211BX0
  • Blended English III / 9212BX0
  • Blended English IV / 9213BX0
  • Blended Financial Management / 9222BX0
  • Blended Intro to Math / 9220BX0
  • Blended Math 1 Part 1 (previously titled “Locally Developed Math Elective”) / 9610BX0
  • Blended NC Math 1 / 9225BX0
  • Blended Civic Literacy (New Standards) / Course Code TBD**

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.