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. Subscribe to our updates by email via the NCVPS E-lert.

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

[pinned post] Request for Sections - If your school needs a yearlong or early start section that we do not currently offer, open a ticket with our Virtual Support Center. We will see if we can make it happen!

[pinned post] NCVPS Virtual Open House - NCVPS is hosting a virtual open house on August 20 and 22.  Come to the presentation to learn about who we are, how we teach, how students learn. You'll get an opportunity to meet with teachers, see our online classrooms, and ask questions. Follow this link for registration details.

8/12/19

English 1 Honors - We have added English 1 Honors to our Early Start Yearlong catalog! The course is open for registration now.

8/1/19

End of Semester Tips and Reminders: We've made it to August, and the summer session is winding down! The last day of class is August 9, and final grades will be posted August 15. See our End of Semester Tips and Reminders page for full details on how to successfully close out the semester.

7/24/19

NC Math 1 Honors - We are pleased to announce that we have a new course offering! We will offer NC Math 1 Honors for the first time in the spring of 2020. You can enroll into the course now.

7/15/19

System Maintenance - NCVPS technology will be performing our annual End-of-Year (EOY) data sync Friday, July 19, 2019, beginning at 12:00 PM. During this time, the NCVPS Registration System will be offline. We anticipate the system being unavailable for 3 to 6 hours.

7/11/19

Semester Success - Do you have students this summer who are struggling or underperforming? Visit our Semester Success with NCVPS page to see how to jump start student performance.  We have a lot of built-in supports for students and schools.

6/28/19

NCVPS Virtual Open House - NCVPS is hosting a virtual open house on August 20 and 22.  Come to the presentation to learn about who we are, how we teach, how students learn. You'll get an opportunity to meet with teachers, see our online classrooms, and ask questions. Follow this link for registration details.

Last Day to Drop - Friday, June 28, is the last day to drop students from our summer session. Schools can withdraw students after this date, but the enrollment will still count in your allotment totals.

6/20/19

Student Status Report - The Day-3 Status Report has been posted in the registration system. This is not a progress report. This report shows whether students have or have not logged in yet. The report serves as an early warning alert for students who may need assistance. Please reach out to the students who have not logged in yet. Be sure they have their usernames and passwords and direct them to our Getting Started as an NCVPS Student web page.

Last Day to Register - Friday, June 21 is the last day to register for the summer session. Registration remains open for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.

6/19/19

New Online Classroom - NCVPS has a new host for our live classrooms. It's Zoom, which is replacing Adobe Connect for us. Please have your technology department make sure the following sites are not blocked:

zoom. us

ncvps.zoom.us

6/6/19

Final Grades - Final grades have been posted in the NCVPS registration system.

6/3/19

Internet Explorer - Upcoming Change: On August 3, 2019, Internet Explorer 11 will no longer be supported as a Canvas browser. Internet Explorer was previously downgraded to a functionally supported browser in March 2018. NCVPS requires Google Chrome for use with Canvas. Please continue to use Google Chrome to access your courses. Thank you and good luck this semester!

5/31/19

Printable Guides - We have two new printable guides for schools. See our Printable Guides page to download our Guide for Accessing NCVPS Enrollment Report. Enrollment reports provide student enrollment status, student usernames and passwords, teacher contact information, and teacher SAR data. Also see our Guide for Accessing Grade Reports and No-Show Reports.

5/30/19

Peer Tutoring Tech Support Center - The Peer Tutoring Center is happy to announce the opening of our PTC Tech Support Center!! The PTC Tech Support Center provides video tutorials and asynchronous as well as synchronous support for our students pertaining to common technology issues including navigating Canvas and using Web 2.0 tools. This service is not intended to replace our outstanding Virtual Support Center, but to provide an additional level of help to our students. Like all of our services, the Tech Support Center is staffed by our knowledgeable and dedicated student volunteers.

Students may access the PTC Tech Support Center via the Peer Tutoring Center or Upswing (search for Tech Support.)

5/23/19

District Survey - It's time for out  stakeholder  survey! This survey is designed to assess NCVPS customer service, processes, and partnership efforts. If you are district or school personnel, please participate in our  NCVPS District and Stakeholder Survey.

The results of this  survey are one component of the on-going process for improvement in our collaboration with districts across the state. Results of this  survey will provide insightful information to create positive change, improved processes, and optimal customer service. Thank you in advance for taking the time to submit your responses!

5/16/2019

Early Start Final Grades - Final Grades for Early Start courses have been posted in our registration system. Please export these grades now. This report will temporarily close in two weeks while teachers update the report with final grades for Traditional Calendar classes. When that final report is posted, you will see final grades for both Early Start and Traditional Calendar courses.  Thanks for your efforts in downloading Early Start grades now so you will not be inconvenienced during this additional reporting period.

Chrome and Computer Programming 1 - 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.

5/13/2019

Physical Education Sections - We have added Physical Education to the fall Early Start calendar.  This is the 1/2-credit PE course.

5/10/19

German Courses - All four levels of our German courses are not offered on the Early Start calendar for both fall and spring. That includes a yearlong Early Start option.

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Current Reporting

What Grades Are Currently Posted?

August 15 - Summer Final Grades Posted in the Registration System

August 15 - Early Start Day-3 Student Status Report Posted in the Registration System

What's Next on the Schedule?

August 21 - Early Start Day-7 Student Status Report Posted in the 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.

Summer Session Guide for Schools Banner

Program Details

Summer school with NCVPS is a fast-paced program. An entire 18-week course is taught in just 8 weeks. Students will spend 2-4 hours each day, Monday through Friday, working on their courses, and just like at a traditional school, there is often work over the weekend, too. Students must have daily access to the internet for the duration of summer school. There are no exceptions made for students who attend camps or go on vacations where they do not have access to the internet.

Due to the workload, we recommend that students only take one NCVPS course over the summer, especially if the student has not had an online course before. Students are much more successful in our summer program if they only take one course.

Students can work on our courses any time during the day or night, 24/7. They just need to pay close attention to the due dates for the assignments, tests, and quizzes. Students can also work from any location as long as they have access to their classes for 2-4 hours a day.

Summer Budget

Allotments from Summer 2019 come from your NEW allotment totals for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

Summer Contact Information

Districts and schools need to identify their summer contact information. Please complete our Summer Contact Information Form.

NCVPS needs the contact information for each school that registers students for Summer 19 classes. Students will need to know who the contact is, as well. Students can drop through our 10th day of class, and they need to know who to contact at the school or at the district level so that they can be dropped. Districts may elect to have just one contact for the entire district over the summer.

Presently, you may not have any students enrolled in NCVPS summer courses, but if your school does enroll students in the coming weeks for Summer 2019, we will need this information.

If districts have their school-level ELA contact information in an Excel document, they can copy and paste that into the contact box on the link above.

Important Dates

Start Date: Monday, June 17

Last Day to Register: Friday, June 21

Last Day to Drop: Friday, June 28

End Date: Friday, August 9

Grades Posted: Thursday, August 15

See our NCVPS Calendar for full details.

Registration Details

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

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 and print or Registration Guide.

Student Course Access

Students must get their login details from their school. NCVPS does not send usernames or passwords to students. 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.

Getting Started as an NCVPS Student

Have students visit our Getting Started as an NCVPS Student page before classes begin.

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. Please be sure students receive these printable guides before they leave for summer.

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
Last Day for Extension Requests Aug. 14
Extensions End Aug. 23

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.

Early Start Students in Traditional Calendar Courses

It's absolutely fine to register early start students into our traditional calendar courses. Contact the NCVPS teachers right away and let them know when your students need to finish the course. NCVPS teachers will adjust the pacing guide for your students, but our teachers need to be aware of this early in the semester. They can't make that adjust late in the semester.

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.

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

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)