student life

Get Involved!

NC Virtual offers many ways you can participate in extra-curricular activities.

  • Broaden your knowledge base
  • Understand other cultures
  • Challenge yourself
  • Expand your network of connections
  • Develop leadership qualities
  • Have fun!

Listen, Learn, and Lead

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Culture Café Speaker Series

The Culture Café hosts hour-long lectures on various cultural topics in Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Latin, and Arabic to broaden our students’ cultural and world views. Our aim is to bring the majesty of the foreign cultures we teach to our students, and inspire our students to travel abroad and immerse themselves in the places and cultures we are studying.

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IworkNC Virtual Speaker Series

IworkNC Virtual is a virtual career exploration series hosted by NC Virtual in partnership with the North Carolina Business Committee for Education. The series features a diverse group of industry leaders from across North Carolina and supports student exploration of career opportunities in North Carolina with a focus on education requirements, getting the job, daily responsibilities, industry environment, and the importance of following your passions when choosing a rewarding career. IworkNC Virtual has over 50 archived sessions available including presentations by professionals as well as teenage entrepreneurs.

Seek, Serve and Succeed

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Peer Tutoring Center

The NC Virtual Peer Tutoring Center (PTC) is students helping students. The purpose of the PTC is to support students in being successful in and outside of the virtual classroom. Services offered to students include peer tutoring, Virtual Buddy mentoring, tech support, the TutorTalk blog, the Writing Center, and Student Research Alliance. PTC volunteers are actively engaged in all aspects of the organization’s operations including problem solving, decision making, training, blogging, and marketing which takes the volunteers well beyond the usual classroom experience.

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Tutor Talk

The Peer Tutoring Center’s blog, TutorTalk, is a student-created and maintained online blog which delivers engaging online articles about topics that help with anything from schoolwork, to test anxiety, time management, and a variety of other topics.

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Student Research Alliance

The NC Virtual Student Research Alliance is a unique opportunity for high school students to conduct original research on topics of interest related to NC Virtual courses. The goal of the program is to provide a platform for innovation and to create resources for students to deepen their understanding of specific course content.

Create, Collaborate, and Cultivate

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Coding Club

Do you want to work in a technology field? How about entertainment? Or Banking? Or the music industry? Agriculture? Interior design? Architecture? There’s one skill set that can get you into all those fields and every other field. That skill set? Coding. Computer programming is a vital part of our future, and NC Virtual wants to ensure all students have access to coding, from introductory knowledge to advanced skills. We believe any student can learn to code.
For more information contact Ellen Hart (ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.gov) or Toni Hall (toni.hall@ncpublicschools.gov)

Stock Market Club

Stock Market Club

An online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students in the world of economics, investing and personal finance and that has prepared nearly 20 million students for financially independent futures. The team will have virtual money to invest in the stock market game that is offered by SIFMA Foundation. Details about the game can be found at https://www.stockmarketgame.org
For more information, contact Ellen Hart (ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.gov)

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Japanese Honor Society

For students who have completed the first term of his/her second-year Japanese language course in middle/junior high or a senior high school and has maintained a 3.5 GPA in Japanese courses and an overall.
For more information, contact Ellen Hart (ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.gov) or Revae Bostwick (revae.bostwick@ncpublicschools.gov)

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Arabic Honor Society

For students who have completed 1.5 years of high school level Arabic study and who meet the following criteria:
Have a demonstrated average GPA of 3.5, 90%, or its equivalent across all Arabic courses.
Have a current GPA of 3.0, 85%, or its equivalent across all courses.
Maintain these grade averages each semester in order to maintain membership.
For more information, contact Ellen Hart (ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.gov