NCVPS Now

NCVPS 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.

Current News

[pinned post] Registration is open next year. See the 2019-2020 Academic Year tab for full details.

[pinned post] NCVPS AP Testing Code - Please have students input the NCVPS code (045) into the 'Online Provider Code' found on Page 1 of the student's AP answer sheet during administration of the exam. This will allow NCVPS to receive a copy of their 2019 test scores for our records. These scores are needed as part of the accountability piece for NCVPS.

4/17/19

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Hiring - The NCVPS curriculum team is seeking applicants to join our Middle Grades Math and Language Arts Development teams for next year. If you've recently or currently teach middle school courses, please see our Develop for NCVPS page to apply. We are hiring both writers and reviewers for contract work.

4/15/19

Health and PE Forms - If you're registering for our Health and PE courses, you'll see the pop-up reminding you about permission forms for those two courses. These forms are for your records that you will keep at your school.  You can create your own forms or use ours. See our Heath and PE page for details.

NCVPS Teacher of the Year Award - Congratulations to 2019 NCVPS Teacher of the Year Sarah Johnson! She was recognized at the State Teacher of the Year ceremony, pictured here with State Superintendent Mark Johnson and NCVPS Executive Director Eliz Colbert.  Great job, Sarah!

Sarah Johnson

4/12/19

Catalog Updates - French III and IV, and Spanish III and IV now have yearlong options. Workforce Ready now has summer option.

4/11/19

Quality Matters Certifications - We are please to announce that our Math 2 and Biology courses have been certified by Quality Matters (QM). QM is a peer review process designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM’s mission is to promote and improve the quality of online education and student learning through the use of a quality assurance system and professional development. See all of our certified courses on our NCVPS QM Certified Courses page.

4/7/19

Arabic I and Python Programming I to our course catalog for 2019-2020.

Arabic II will remain off the catalog until further progress can be made. We will definitely have Arabic 2 ready by Fall 2020. If you have seniors enrolled in the Arabic 1 course, they wouldn't be able to get that second credit by graduation. We can't guarantee that at this time.

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Current Reporting

What Grades Are Currently Posted?

April 10 - 2nd Session Health and PE Day-7 Student Status Report Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
April 11 - Progress Reports Posted in the NCVPS Registration System

What's Next on the Schedule?

May 2- Early Start Progress Reports with Expected/Anticipated CTE Grades and Anticipated EOC Scores Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
May 2 - Traditional Calendar Progress Reports Posted in the NCVPS 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.

2018-2019 Academic Year

Key Dates 2018-2019
Semester Summer 2018 Early Start Fall 2018 Traditional Fall 2018 Early Start Spring 2019 Traditional Spring 2019
Start June 18 Aug. 13 Aug. 27 Jan. 7 Jan. 28
Drop/Add Last Add: June 22
Last Drop: June 29
Aug. 24 Sept. 10 Jan. 18 Feb. 14
End Aug. 10 Dec. 14 Jan. 11 May 10 May 31

Registration Process
Registration has ended for 2018-2019 academic year.  Summer 2019 enrollments are part of the 2019-2020 academic year. If you have an emergency situation, open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center.

Calendars
View our full 2018 - 2019 Calendar.

Catalog Updates
Our 2018 - 2019 Course Catalog is posted online. We have a few courses that are undergoing revisions, and they will not be offered next year.

SAR Data
Schools will access NCVPS SAR data from either an enrollment report or grade report. See our PowerSchool and NCVPS Registration guide for details. Please do not request data directly from teachers. Thank you!

NCVPS Cafe
The NCVPS Cafe is free webinar series open to everyone. Topics include world languages, future careers, college, and STEM. See our NCVPS Cafe page for details.

Canvas Parent App
Parents, facilitators, and mentors and track their student's progress with the Canvas Parent App. See the full details on our Canvas Parent App and Web Portal page.

NCVPS App
Download our NCVPS app to receive notifications on your smartphone. Search for "NCVPS" in the Apple and Android stores. See our App Announcement for details.

Semester Success with NCVPS
See our Semester Success with NCVPS page for some sure steps to help you and your students in their NCVPS classes.

Printable Guides and Checklists
We have a number of printable guides for ELAs, students, and parents.

2019-2020 Academic Year

Key Dates 2019-2020
Semester Summer 2019 Early Start Fall 2019 Traditional Fall 2019 Early Start Spring 2020 Traditional Spring 2020
Start June 17 Aug. 12 Aug. 26 Jan. 6 Jan. 27
Drop/Add Last Add: June 21
Last Drop: June 28
Aug. 23 Sept. 9 Jan. 17 Feb. 7
End Aug. 9 Dec. 13 Jan. 10 May 8 May 29

Registration Process
Enroll students through the NCVPS registration system. If you need access, contact our Virtual Support Center.

If you are a new e-learning advisor and NCVPS point-of-contact for your school, please update your contact information in our registration system. Click on the "My Info" tab when you log in to update your information. Please remember that there is only one login per school. If your school already has access, you will need to share the login username and password.

If you are new to the NCVPS registration system or need a refresher, watch our NCVPS Registration Video to help guide you through our enrollment process. You can also print our Quick Registration Guide.

Enrolling into OCS Courses
See our new OCS Program page before enrolling into NCVPS courses. We have streamlined the process. Watch our OCS Registration Video to help with the OCS registration process.

Enrolling into Intervention Co-Teaching Courses
We have a new Intervention Co-Teaching Program page that gives details on the program and enrollment process. Watch our Intervention Co-Teaching Video to see the enrollment process.

Enrolling into Heath and PE Courses
If you're registering for our Health and PE courses, you'll see the pop-up reminding you about permission forms for those two courses. These forms are for your records that you will keep at your school.  You can create your own forms or use ours. See our Heath and PE page for details.

Student Course Access
Students will have access to their courses at 7 a.m. on the first day of classes. Before classes begin, students can go through our Canvas Orientation. We also have Pre-Instruction Resources for each class. These resources help students get a better understanding of courses before classes begin.

Calendars
View our full 2019-2020 Calendar.

Catalog Updates
Our 2019-2020 Course Catalog is posted online. We have a few courses that are undergoing revisions, and they will not be offered next year.

Courses at Capacity and Course Closings
We have a number of courses that are reaching full capacity and several that are closed due to low enrollment. See our Course Capacity list here.

Course Updates and Alerts
See our Course Updates and Alerts page for details on new courses added to the catalog and important alerts about other courses.

SAR Data
Schools will access NCVPS SAR data from either an enrollment report or grade report. See our PowerSchool and NCVPS Registration guide for details. Please do not request data directly from teachers. Thank you!

NCVPS Cafe
The NCVPS Cafe is free webinar series open to everyone. Topics include world languages, future careers, college, and STEM. See our NCVPS Cafe page for details.

Canvas Parent App
Parents, facilitators, and mentors and track their student's progress with the Canvas Parent App. See the full details on our Canvas Parent App and Web Portal page.

NCVPS App
Download our NCVPS app to receive notifications on your smartphone. Search for "NCVPS" in the Apple and Android stores. See our App Announcement for details.

Semester Success with NCVPS
See our Semester Success with NCVPS page for some sure steps to help you and your students in their NCVPS classes.

Printable Guides and Checklists
We have a number of printable guides for ELAs, students, and parents.

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 five AP courses to the spring block Early Start calendar:

  • AP Statistics
  • 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.

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.

Web Page Updates

Please check out our new and updated pages.

Getting Started Video (New 4/419)

Student Help (Updated 4/2/19)

Intervention Co-Teaching Program (New 3/2019)

OCS Learning (Updated 3/15/19)

Support (New 3/1219)

System Status

System Status
Canvas Online
Registration System Online
Web Site Online
Yuja Media Online
UpSwing Tutoring Online

Reported Outages

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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.