NCVPS is constantly evaluating our offerings and their impact on school needs. Over the last few years, we have seen our Credit Recovery enrollment decline as school needs have changed in this area. During the 2016 – 2017 school year, we worked with our Advisory Council and other NCVPS stakeholders to reflect on our Credit Recovery offerings and impact for schools. After careful consideration of this feedback from our stakeholders regarding our Credit Recovery offerings, we have decided to discontinue our Credit Recovery offerings beginning Fall 2018. Our last Credit Recovery offering will be Summer 2018.

Please note the following program details:

  • NCVPS will continue to offer Credit Recovery courses through Summer 2018.
  • Beginning Fall 2018, students needing to retake a course will have our Traditional and FLEX Learning programs as offerings (not as credit recovery but to repeat the entire course).

Beginning Fall 2018 – Options for Repeating a Course

  • If a student needs a flexible start/end date and a self-paced option, FLEX Learning may be the best fit for repeating the course.
  • If a student needs a set start/end date (aligning to the semester), then our Traditional option may be the best fit for repeating the course.
  • Students will receive a final grade with both the FLEX Learning and Traditional options as all parts of the course with no exempting of content will be required.

For more information, please visit our Flex Learning page and our Credit Recovery Analysis page.

Below is important information about our current NCVPS Credit Recovery program.

Since NCVPS is a supplemental course provider to the public schools, all registration for Credit Recovery courses must happen at the school level; NCVPS cannot enroll students into the Credit Recovery program. All enrollment decisions happen at the school level.


The following courses are available for credit recovery:
American History 1
American History 2
Civics and Economics
English I
English II
English III
English IV
Math 1
Math 2
US History World History
US History
World History

Characteristics of the NCVPS Credit Recovery Program

Successful program!

The NCVPS Credit Recovery program continues to receive national attention for its rigor and unique, teacher-led, mastery-based model. We are the only Credit Recovery program of our kind in the nation, largely because of the teacher piece in which we strongly believe. Our teachers work individually with each student to not only develop a teacher/student relationship but to individualize and customize instruction. We develop our own content and our content is revised every semester by NC certified teachers.

NCVPS Credit Recovery students develop a relationship with their NCVPS teacher; this relationship allows teachers to access student knowledge and differentiate learning based on student’s needs. Read here some of the Testimonials from Credit Recovery students and their parents about their experiences in the NCVPS Credit Recovery program.

Meaning of Credit Recovery

The NCVPS Credit Recovery program is designed for students who have recently failed one of the twelve courses above and need to recover the credit for the course. As described by the North Carolina State Board of Education, as of the Fall of 2011, all courses taken as credit recovery, despite the program, can only receive a final designation of PASS or FAIL. No final numerical grades may be given for these courses. If a student wishes to take a failed course in order to earn a final grade, credit recovery courses should not be taken. Here is the Executive Summary released by the North Carolina State Board of Education.

Instructional Model

The NCVPS Credit Recovery program is one built upon integrity that works to assure that students have truly mastered the content. For this reason, when a student scores high on a pre-assessment, the NCVPS teacher will ask the student live some questions to ensure that the student truly understands the content and has no gaps in learning. This is not to penalize the student but rather to support further the student’s learning.

All assignments in the courses align with the goals of the Standard Course of Study and prepare students for the re-taking of the EOC if applicable. Once a student masters an assignment, the student will move on to the next assignment. If a student does not master an assignment, the student will remediate the concepts and/or be given another assignment that assesses the material in a different way by his or her teacher.

Students will have weekly contact with their teacher in a synchronous environment as well as daily contact via the messaging system. Once all units of the course are mastered, NCVPS will notify the school of the student’s completion of the course and the PASS designation will be included on the NCVPS Final Grade Report for the semester.

Important information

  • Please view the NCVPS calendars to see start and end dates for NCVPS Credit Recovery courses. The courses are student paced, so the student can master the course early, however, students are expected to work daily in the course. Pacing Guides are provided for each student’s course and in the eLA Portal. All registration must happen through the student’s school level eLearning Advisor.
  • In order for a student to be enrolled in a Credit Recovery course, the student must have previously failed the course; the course cannot be taken for first time credit. North Carolina State Board policy says that students who have scored a Level III or higher on an EOC are not eligible to retest once the course has been mastered.
  • The school needs to have a plan for supporting its Credit Recovery students during the semester. Every two weeks, the teacher will email the school contact (and the student and parent) a mastery chart detailing the assignments the student has mastered and not mastered. This will give the school a bi-weekly assessment of the student’s progress. The expectation is that the school contact will be making contact with the students to discuss progress.
  • Students must have daily access to a reliable, working computer. Students also must be able and willing to devote 90 minutes every day to working in the course in order to stay on pace.
  • If any EOC is required, EOC testing will be the responsibility of the school.

The registration system is open for all Credit Recovery courses listed above. You will find the courses listed with CR before the title of the course. It is very important that ELAs register students for the Credit Recovery courses that have the CR before the title.

On the NCVPS website under “Courses,” ELAs will find the course codes for these courses and the course descriptions.

If you have any questions regarding our program, please submit a Virtual Support Center ticket at http://help.ncvps.org.

Learn more about our credit recovery program by clicking here.