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NCVirtual Now brings you live updates on your state’s virtual school. Explore the tabs below to read our latest news, see our most recent grade reports, find guidance for the academic year, and more. For questions, open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center. We will route your ticket to the right person. Subscribe to our updates by email via the NCVirtual E-lert.

[pinned post] 2021-2022 Registration is Open – Visit our 2021-2022 Academic Year page for all our registration details. We also have a Summer Session Guide for you. Do you need a yearlong or Early Start section that we don’t currently offer? Submit a request through our Virtual Support Center. We’ll see if we can make that happen.

[pinned post] Partnership Course Program – We supply the courses. Schools supply the teachers! Visit our Partnership Course Program page for all the details on this new program.

[pinned post] Digital Transition Webinars – Visit our Digital Transition web page to find resources and register for upcoming webinars! We have something for everyone, and you can stream our completed webinars.

[pinned post] NCVirtual Lunch-Hour Office Hours – The Outreach and Support team is hosting virtual office hours Monday-Friday at noon each day. Drop in anytime from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. with your questions. Visit our NCVirtual Lunch Hour page to access the meeting.

[pinned post] Teacher Online Training Course – Prepare your teachers for success in the online learning environment. Register for our free NCVirtual Teacher Online Training course.  See all the details on our registration page.  Visit our Teacher Online Training page for details and registration.

August 9, 2021

We have a busy week, everyone! Early Start classes began today, and registration continues through August 20. Standard Start classes begin August 23, and registration will remain open through September 3.

Our summer classes end on Wednesday, August 11. Grades will be posted on August 19.

Data Loss During PowerSchool Sync

NCVirtual lost some of its student IEP/OCS/504/email address data in our last PowerSchool sync. Please verify your student data for student email addresses and the proper yes/no response for IEP/504/OCS. Please review an enrollment report to verify this information. If you need to update your student data, please see our Editing Student Information – Quick Reference Guide for details on the process.

New Middle School Core Courses

 We are pleased to announce that we have added 8th Grade Science to our course catalog. Our middle school core-course offering now includes 8th Grade Math, ELA, and Science, along with 7th Grade Math and 6th Grade Math, plus seven electives. 8th Grade Science will be offered as a yearlong course in the fall and block in the spring.

Weekly Progress Reports

We are posting progress reports every Thursday during the summer session. What should your action steps be with our progress reports? We’re glad you asked! Here are a few steps you can take.

NCVirtual E-lert

See our full e-lert for August 9, 2021 here. 

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Current Reporting

What Grades Are Currently Posted?

May 28 – Standard Start Final Grades Spring 2021 Posted in the NCVirtual Registration System

What’s Next on the Schedule?

July 8 – Summer Day 3 No-Show Report Posted in the NCVirtual Registration System

Reporting Overview

See our Grades and Testing Quick Reference Guide for an overview of our reporting. We have details on our Student Status (No-Show) Reports, Progress Reports, Final Grade Reports, and how we calculate grades.

Progress Reports Action Steps

Here are a few steps you can take with our progress reports and no-show reports.

Access the Report – Progress reports are posted in the NCVPS registration system. See our Guide for Accessing Grade Reports for details.

Schools have access to our posted progress reports. Parents, facilitators, and mentors can use the Canvas App for Parents to monitor student progress.

No-Show Reports – Before we post our first progress report, we post No-Show reports during the first ten days of class. This report is an early warning indicator for students who haven’t logged in. Please review the report and contact students who have not logged in yet. They may need some assistance in getting started.

Check Student Progress – We have so many students who excel in their online courses. We celebrate many of them with our Super Student Award. Contact us if you have a great student who you would like us to publicly recognize. We will contact the student’s teacher to begin the process.

However, if you have any underperforming students, we have a number of supports ready for you. Students have time to improve their grades, but they should start immediately. Please review the following supports.

Student Help Page – If students are having any problems at all, and they aren’t sure where to find help, they should visit our Student Help page. They are never more than two clicks away from help!

Teacher Communications – Students do not always advocate for themselves very well. Go ahead and reach out to the NCVPS teacher to see if adjustments can be made for students who are struggling. Our teachers are eager to help.

Intervention Strategies – NCVPS has a number of intervention strategies for districts and schools to follow. These are good for any low-performing, under-performing, or at-risk students. Visit our Intervention Strategies page for details.

Virtual Support Center – If you have a complicated support question or problem and don’t know where to start, open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center. We will escalate your ticket to the right person. Be sure to include the student’s name, PowerSchool ID number, and your school name. If your ticket is about a specific course, please include the course name and teacher name.

Catalog Updates for 2021-2022

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
Math 4
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

Courses Not Offered in 2021-2022
Visual Arts Intermediate
Personal Finance
Strategic Marketing
Advanced Functions and Modeling
Latin 1

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** 

Please note that the NC Math 1 Standards are taught over a 2-course sequence. Students must take Blended Math 1 Part 1 (previously titled “Locally Developed Math Elective”) prior to taking OCS NC Math 1.

Catalog Updates 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

 

Catalog Updates for 2019 – 2020

NCVPS has released its Course Catalog for the 2019-2020 school year. We have a few notes to add to the release.

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
  • Python Programming I

Returning to the Course Catalog

  • Arabic I

Spring Block AP Courses

We’ve added six AP courses to the spring block Early Start calendar:

  • AP Statistics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP European History
  • AP Psychology

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.

Course Updates

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 – This course will remain off the catalog until revisions are complete. We are updating the courses for standards alignment and design.

AP Music – This course will remain off the catalog until revisions are complete. We are updating the courses for standards alignment and design.

AP U.S. History – This course will remain off the catalog until revisions are complete. We are updating the courses for standards alignment and design.

AP World History – The College Board has divided AP World History 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.

Arabic I – Arabic I is  now back in the catalog. Arabic I will have limited enrollment in the fall of 2019.

Arabic II – Arabic II will remain off the catalog until further progress can be made. We will definitely have Arabic II ready by Fall 2020. If you have seniors enrolled in the Arabic I course, they wouldn’t be able to get that second credit by graduation. We can’t guarantee that at this time.

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.

Computer Programming 1 Chrome Update – Computer Programming 1 cannot be taken with a Chromebook. The software for Visual Basic requires a Windows-based environment and Chromebooks do not officially support Windows. If you are looking for a programming course for next year that can be taken on a Chromebook, we recommend SAS Programming or our new Python Course.

French III and IV now have yearlong options. Updated 4/12/19.

Music Courses – This course will remain off the catalog until revisions are complete. We are updating the courses for standards alignment and design.

Python Programming I – Enrollment is now open for Python Programming I; however, seating is limited. We will expand the course capacity each semester.

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.

Spanish III and IV now have yearlong options. Updated 4/12/19.

Workforce Ready now has summer option. Updated 4/12/19.

System Status

System Status
Canvas Online
Registration System Online
Virtual Support Center Online
Web Site Online
Yuja Media Online
UpSwing Tutoring Online

Reported Outages

2/17/20 – Reported out of NC Virtual Registration System at 8:47 a.m. Service restored at 11:08 a.m.

2/13/20 – Reported out of NC Virtual Registration System at 7:45 a.m. Service restored at 8:30 a.m.

11/6/19 – Report outage of Canvas at 8:46 p.m. Canvas services restore at 9:01 p.m.

10/11/19 – Report outage of the registration system and Virtual Support Center. Updates: The registration system outage was resolved on 10/12/19. Users are advised to email support issues to helpdesk.ncvps@ncpublicschools.gov. A temporary link was opened for the Virtual Support Center on 10/17/19 until the technical issue is completely resolved.

6/19/19 – Reported server outage. Issue resolved.

5/13/19 – Reported server outage that was affecting some of the notes portion of modules in Canvas. Issue resolved.

Planned Maintenance 

4/13/19 -We will be conducting maintenance to our main content servers beginning Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 10 PM. During this time, we will be pushing updates and security patches to the Server OS. We will also be clearing access logs and restarting all services. This crucial maintenance keeps these heavily used servers in top shape. This will impact some modules in Canvas. Maintenance should last no longer than (3) hours.

Web Page Updates

See our new and updated pages.

Summer Session Guide for Schools(New 6/6/19)

Summer Session with NCVPS – A Parent’s Guide (New 5/31/19)

End of Semester Tips and Reminders(Updated 5/8/2019)

Getting Started Video (New 4/4/19)

Student Help (Updated 4/2/19)

Intervention Co-Teaching Program (New 3/2019)

OCS Learning (Updated 3/15/19)

Support (New 3/1219)