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NCVPS is pleased to share an E-learning Profiles Directory of North Carolina schools, districts, and virtual academies.

A successful e-learning program goes beyond technology and online classes. It’s not just gadgets, computers, and the internet. The best programs have structure, teamwork, internal processes, and a future-ready outlook.

Over 700 schools a year enroll students into NCVPS courses, and programs vary from school to school. The majority of programs have the e-learning advisor at the center of the program. From there, the paths are diverse. Some programs rely on assistant principals, others work closely with their EC specialists or AIG coordinators. Some schools have lab facilitators, some allow students to take classes off campus, others are looking for credit recovery, while others need advanced placement courses.

This curated directory is a showcase of some of the most successful programs in the state. The details are supplied by each school, district, or virtual academy.

If you would like to add your organization’s profile to the directory or update your current profile in the directory, contact Adam Renfro at adam.renfro@ncpublicschools.gov.

Note: The information in this profile represents SY2015-16 unless otherwise indicated.

Program Description
Our students take a variety of online courses based on the students' needs and scheduling conflicts/demands. All students have the option of working from home on their online course as long as their grade is an 85 or higher. For those students that have a grade below an 85, we have a good-working working lab dedicated solely to online courses that we keep up to date with the necessary equipment and a full-time facilitator who runs the lab, troubleshoots problems for students, and works one on one with students to help them be more successful in their online course or to get back on pace if they have fallen behind. The students that have a grade below an 85 are required to work at school in the lab until the grade is an 85 or higher at which time they are able to choose to work from home again.

Croatan High has a 97% pass rate in NCVPS classes.

School Background

District: Carteret County Schools

Location: Newport

Community Type: Rural

Type of School: High School

Total Number of Students in School: 873

NCVPS Partnership

NCVPS Enrollment Focus:

Scheduling solutions
Help students catch up to grade level
Enrichment for advanced students
To help students graduate early
To let students have an online experience
Give students access to courses that the school doesn't offer
Provide opportunities to off-campus students, i.e. homebound, suspended, or unique situations

NCVPS Enrollment per semester:115

Types of NCVPS Courses that Students Enroll in:

Standard
Honors
AP
OCS
World Languages
CTE
Electives

E-learning Program Details

Other E-learning and Digital Programs:Edgenuity

E-learning Setting: Both lab and home

Lab Facilitator: Yes - fulltime

Resources: Yes, I have created a packet that I give every student that is enrolled in an online class. These packets are distributed the very first day of the semester. The packet includes the following:

Letter to parents/students: Reviews expectations and lists important NCVPS dates.
Login Information Sheet: Lists courses enrolled in, delivery method (moodle, canvas, blackboard), gives username and password
Permission to work from home: parent and student contact information (names, address, phone numbers, and email addresses) along with signed consent for the student to work from home during the school day.
Characteristics of a Successful Online Learner handout
Getting Started Checklist for NCVPS students (from NCVPS website)

School E-learning Structure: We have a combination of team and individual responsibilities. A majority of the time it is a solo effort with the lab facilitator responsible for all student progress, data, issues, etc. There are times when the principal, assistant principal, EC specialist, or school counselor, or data manager are included based on the issue and the need(s) of the student(s).

Student Retention Success: Yes

ELA Recommendation: “Stay on top of things. Don't just take a student word for it. Have them log in and show you their grade. If they say they are caught up, email the online teacher to confirm. Touch base with each online student every day.” --Kathryne Capps, ELA

Note: The information in this profile represents SY2015-16 unless otherwise indicated.

Program Description
Currituck County HS currently utilizes three providers for their “e-learning program”: North Carolina Virtual Public School/NCVPS, Edgenuity and College of the Albemarle/COA. Most NCVPS students are scheduled in the lab at school (with the exception of summer enrollments) and take core, world language and elective courses. Edgenuity is used for credit recovery (in additional labs) as well as some first-time courses. And, COA provides advanced courses online which most students take outside of school. The online courses/”program” provide opportunities for students’ unique needs and requirements.

Currituck County High has a 95% pass rate.

School Background

District: Currituck County

Location: Barco

Community Type: Rural

Type of School: High School

Total Number of Students in School: approximately 1,000

NCVPS Partnership

NCVPS Enrollment Focus:

Scheduling solutions
Enrichment for advanced students
To help students graduate early
Give students access to courses that the school doesn't offer
Provide opportunities to off-campus students, i.e. homebound, suspended, or unique situations

NCVPS Enrollment per semester:Currently 100 average per semester (includes AP and OCS); approximately 30 for the summer.

Types of NCVPS Courses that Students Enroll in:

Standard
Honors
AP
OCS
World Languages
CTE
Core Courses
Arts
Electives

E-learning Program Details

Other E-learning and Digital Programs: Besides NCVPS, Currituck County HS also utilizes Edgenuity and College of the Albemarle for e-learning.

E-learning Setting: Both lab and home

Lab Facilitator: Yes - fulltime

School E-learning Structure: The team approach for Currituck County HS e-learning students includes their principal, counselors and EC department.

ELA Recommendation: “Communication for ALL is imperative. Be familiar with your provider/s; know your student/s and check their progress regularly throughout the semester to ensure success.” -Tricia Daffron, ELA

Note: The information in this profile represents SY2015-16 unless otherwise indicated.

Program Description
Our virtual academy enrolls students from homeschool and private schools who are looking to supplement their current experience or replace it entirely with online, advanced career and technical face2face or other face2face courses in their homeschool. It is basically "a la cart", with lots of flexibility. We like to develop a plan to satisfy any presented by the student.

School Background

District: Iredell-Statesville Schools

Type of Virtual School: High School, Middle School

Total Number of Students in Virtual Academy: 70

NCVPS Partnership

NCVPS Enrollment Focus: To let students have an online experience.

NCVPS Enrollment per semester: 60

Types of NCVPS Courses that Students Enroll in:

Standard
Honors
AP
Credit Recovery
OCS
World Languages
CTE
Core Courses
Arts
Electives

E-learning Program Details

Other E-learning and Digital Programs:

E-learning Setting: Both lab and home

Note: The information in this profile represents SY2015-16 unless otherwise indicated.
Program Description

At John T. Hoggard High School, we utilize every option that NCVPS provides. OCS, credit recovery courses, on-level & honors courses, electives, foreign languages and core courses.

Virtual Academy status can be approved for students who are suffering from severe anxiety, other medical conditions or are training extensively in an art or sport.

On-line courses are not offered to freshmen in their initial Fall semester. Freshman and sophomores must work on-campus in the Learning Lab to complete their courses as well as Credit Recovery students. Juniors are allowed to take up to one online class off campus for the Fall or Spring semester if it falls in their schedule during 1st or 4th block. They are allowed to take more than one on-line course though. Seniors can take multiple online classes off campus.

Students who are approved to work off campus must sign a contract stating that if their grade falls below a 70/75%, that they have one week to bring their grade up. If by the end of the 2nd week their grade is not above a 70/75%, then students are brought back on campus for a minimum period of a month. Once their grade initially falls below the requirement, I email updates to counselors, parents & students notifying them of their possible change in off-campus status. If after a week the student is still below the minimum off-campus requirement, their assigned counselor will pull the student on campus, change their schedule to reflect on-campus status and make their family aware of their schedule change.

John T. Hoggard has a 95% pass rate.

School Background

District: New Hanover County Schools

Location: Wilmington

Community Type: Urban

Type of School: High School

Total Number of Students at School: 1969

NCVPS Partnership

NCVPS Enrollment Focus:
Scheduling solutions
Credit recovery
Help students catch up to grade level
Enrichment for advanced students
To help students graduate early
To let students have an online experience
Give students access to courses that the school doesn't offer
Provide opportunities to off-campus students, i.e. homebound, suspended, or unique situations

NCVPS Enrollment per semester: 400

Types of NCVPS Courses that Students Enroll in: Standard
Honors
AP
Credit Recovery
OCS
World Languages
CTE
Core Courses
Arts
Electives
E-learning Program Details

Other E-learning and Digital Programs: Hoggard also utilizes ALEKS.

E-learning Setting: Both lab and home

Lab Facilitator: Yes - fulltime

Resources: With our students being virtual on-line learners, I feel that forms, applications, and information should all be available to them on-line. A paperless environment allows me access to useful information from anywhere 24/7 while also alleviating the cost of printed forms, toner and paper. Forms that I've created for our on-line program as well as some that are used throughout the district include…

~ Online Attendance Form that allows students to report their own attendance using a unique code to verify legitimacy. This form can also be used to ask students to find and record their current grade, current pace, instructor's contact information, their aspirations after high school, etc.
~ Online Textbook Check-out Request Form
~ Hoggard's own Virtual Learner Survey
~ Online applications for course enrollment for Hoggard as well as all other high schools and middle schools in the district
~ Mail merge forms that allow me to email student specific information in a more timely manner as well as a more personalized manner. This has been utilized for textbook return requests, verification of course enrollment, verification of EOC dates and specific session course enrollment information.
~ Progress report spreadsheet shared with administrators, counselors, graduation coach, CTE coordinator and our district Supervisor of On-line Learning

School E-learning Structure:

Hoggard's e-learning team consists of a full-time Virtual Academy Coordinator, an Assistant Principal (ELA), a team of four Counselors, and a Graduation Coach. While the Virtual Academy Coordinator is ultimately responsible for monitoring the progress and needs of our approximate 400 on-line student enrollment, many more individuals deserve praise. Our counselors do a wonderful job of choosing the appropriate students to be on-line learners & also of selecting the appropriate courses for our students. When I sense that a student is struggling, I seek insight from our counselors, their face-to-face teachers, our social workers, our Graduation Coach, their Case Manager and even their Athletic Coach or Chorus Teacher if it could bring the student greater success. Knowledge is power & if a student is struggling in another class or even at home, it helps me to better address the students needs. Also, if the student is excelling in another class or on the field or stage, it's just as important for me to praise them allowing me to stay connected with my students.

Student Retention: Yes.

ELA Recommendation: “My advice to other e-learning advisors would be to set your standards high for yourself, your program and your students. Convey these standards and vision for your program to anyone that will listen. Celebrate the success of individuals & of your program in every way that you can. Create pride in being an on-line learner. Advertise the plethora of on-line course options available through NCVPS to as many people as possible. Teach your students to advocate for themselves & let them see you advocating for them. Teach them to be resourceful on-line and also face to face. Listen to your students to understand them, not just to respond to them and teach them to do the same. Over-communicate with them to the point they know you're involved & invested in them. Don't be satisfied with the procedures currently in place. Always be willing to adapt your program & procedures for greater success. Constantly be on the lookout for new, more effective methods of communication & progress monitoring that could save you time, effort and make your program run more smoothly.” --Lori Herring, ELA and Facilitator

Note: The information in this profile represents SY2015-16 unless otherwise indicated.

E-learning Program Description
Students at Orange High School use NCVPS to have access to courses not offered in district or to resolve scheduling conflicts. We have a program which allows students to split their schedule between local community colleges and on campus courses. NCVPS is a good fit for these students as college schedules do not always align with a high school day.

We have a 1:1 laptop program during the school year so students have the flexibility to work from any location with an internet connection. A large majority of students also have a scheduled class in our NCVPS classroom which allows face to face interaction with the ELA.

Orange High School currently has a 95% pass rate with their NCVPS enrolled students. NCVPS teachers nominated Erin Schneider, the school’s e-learning advisor, for the NCVPS ELA of the Year Award.

School Profile

Location: Hillsborough

Community Type: Blend of Urban and Rural

Type of School: High School

Total Number of Students at School: 1200

NCVPS Partnership

NCVPS Enrollment Focus:

Scheduling solutions
Enrichment for advanced students
To help students graduate early
To let students have an online experience
Give students access to courses that the school doesn't offer

NCVPS Enrollment per semester:Prior to 2016: 80. This year, 2016, has been 100

Types of NCVPS Courses that Students Enroll in:

Standard
Honors
AP
OCS
World Languages
CTE
Core Courses
Arts
Electives

E-learning Program Details

Other E-learning and Digital Programs:We utilize Edmentum, Study Island, and APEX.

E-learning Setting: Both lab and home

Lab Facilitator: Orange High School has a fulltime lab facilitator.

Resources: We have created our own registration form, and we are in the process of creating a website.

School E-learning Structure:We have solo roles, but operate as a team throughout the process, from scheduling/registration through the final grades being published. I routinely work with district level employees, administration, school-based counselors, and individual teachers on campus on a case by case basis.

ELA Recommendation: “Communication!!! I believe that having a good relationship with my students and online teachers is essential to helping us all to have a success NCVPS experience. In my opinion, my role is to ensure that all interested parties are on the same page - students, parents, online teachers, counselors, coaches, and others - are all part of the team.” -Erin Schneider, ELA

Note: The information in this profile represents SY2015-16 unless otherwise indicated.

E-learning Program Description
We start first-time and repeat online students in our lab, unless they have an unusual circumstance such as a medical condition where they are on homebound status. We have a good-working lab that we keep up to date with the necessary equipment and a facilitator who runs the lab and troubleshoots problems for students.The facilitator keeps in constant connection with parents/NCVPS instructors/student support team/counselors and administration.

School Background

District: Pender

Location: Burgaw

Community Type: Rural

Type of School: High School

Total Number of Students at School: 600

NCVPS Partnership

NCVPS Enrollment Focus:

Scheduling solutions
Enrichment for advanced students
To help students graduate early
To let students have an online experience
Give students access to courses that the school doesn't offer
Provide opportunities to off-campus students- i.e. homebound, suspended, or unique situations

NCVPS Enrollment per semester: 85

Types of NCVPS Courses that Students Enroll in:

Standard
Honors
AP
OCS
CTE
Core Courses

E-learning Program Details

Other E-learning and Digital Programs: Apex Learning

E-learning Setting: Both lab and home

Lab Facilitator: Yes - fulltime

Resources: Yes, I create student information sheets prior to course start, I created a screencast that talks beginner students through first day activities, I provided students with a condensed student checklist for beginning activities and calendar dates/expectations.

Student Retention Success: Yes

School E-learning Structure:eLA, Student Support Team, Student Services (counselors), EC Dept., Administration, Coaches

ELA Recommendation: “The best advice is get to know your students, stay in contact with their instructors, encourage students to reach out to the PTC, help students get out of their comfort zone and reach out to their instructors, guide students and serve as a resource for support in their courses. ”,- Kayla Cliffe, ELA

Note: The information in this profile represents SY2015-16 unless otherwise indicated.

Program Description
The main focus of PCVA is to create Acceleration Opportunities for students and provide courses that may not be offered at their base school.

“Online Courses Taught by Local Teachers”

81% pass rate in the Spring 2016 semester (not including OCS enrollments).

School Background

District: Pitt County

Type of Virtual School:

High School
Early College
Middle School

Total Number of Students in Virtual Academy: 350

NCVPS Partnership

NCVPS Enrollment Focus:

Scheduling solutions
To let students have an online experience
Give students access to courses that the school doesn't offer

NCVPS Enrollment per semester:800

Types of NCVPS Courses that Students Enroll in:

Standard
Honors
OCS
World Languages
Arts

E-learning Program Details

Other E-learning and Digital Programs:We have access to digital content through Edmentum and our HS use OdysseyWare as a credit recovery option.

E-learning Setting: Both lab and home

Lab Facilitator: Yes - fulltime

Web Site: www.pittschools.org/pcva

School E-learning Structure:All district level support:

Director of Digital Learning
Acceleration Advisor - Student Support
PCVA Teacher Support Coordinator
PCVA Data Manager
HS lab facilitators

Student Retention: The PCVA has brought back a number of home school students and students who had dropped out.

Virtual Academy Advice: “Start small but with a clear vision of where you want to be in 3-5 years. You need to figure out what is in the best interest for your district. There are many online paths to travel. A successful online program in one district may not be what you need in your district. Talk with other districts that have been there and LISTEN to what they are teaching you. Don't think "we will not have that problem or our teachers won't make that mistake" - IT REALLY DOES TAKE 18-24 MONTHS to develop an effective online course. No matter how good your development team is. Professional Development is critical for stakeholders.” -Tim DeCresie, Pitt County Schools Director of Digital Learning

Note: The information in this profile represents SY2015-16 unless otherwise indicated.

Program Description
Our students are enrolled primarily as a solution to scheduling problems that prevent them from being seated in a traditional classroom. We have used NCVPS for foreign language and AP courses that are not offered at our school. We have a good working lab, and a full-time facilitator to troubleshoot and monitor students during their 90 minute daily seat time requirement. Students often work on these courses at home in addition to their time in the lab.

Rutherford Early College has a 100% pass rate with students enrolled in NCVPS courses.

School Background

District: Rutherford County

Location: Spindale

Community Type: Rural

Type of School: Early College

Total Number of Students at School: 175

NCVPS Partnership

NCVPS Enrollment Focus:

Scheduling solutions
Help students catch up to grade level
Enrichment for advanced students
Give students access to courses that the school doesn't offer

NCVPS Enrollment per semester: 15

Types of NCVPS Courses that Students Enroll in:

Standard
Honors
AP
World Languages
Core Courses

E-learning Program Details

Other E-learning and Digital Programs: School created credit recovery

E-learning Setting: Lab

Lab Facilitator: Yes - fulltime

School E-learning Structure: Our school is very small (175 students). The electronic learning advisor, the school counselor, and the principal all work closely with our NCVPS students.

ELA Recommendation: “I keep a spreadsheet for each student enrolled in an NCVPS course, documenting their progress on a regular basis. I also frequently place calls to parents to give updates.” -Katie Bradley