NCVirtual Summer Session Guide for Schools and Districts
Summer school with NCVirtual is a fast-paced program. An entire 18-week course is taught in just 6 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 NCVirtual 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.
Allotments from Summer 2020 come from your NEW allotment totals for the 2020-2021 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 NCVirtual summer courses, but if your school does enroll students in the coming weeks for Summer 2020, 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.
Start Date: July 7
Last Day to Register: July 13
Last Day to Drop: July 20
End Date: August 17
Grades Posted: August 20
See our NCVPS Calendar for full details.
Enroll students through the NCVirtual 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 NCVirtual registration system or need a refresher, watch our NCVPS Registration Video and print or Registration Guide.
Health and Physical Education Notification
NCVirtual usually has two sessions of health over the summer, but we have a shortened summer session in 2020, so we will only have one session. Here’s what we will offer this summer:
• One session of health for .5 credit.
• One session of physical education for .5 credit.
• One session of health + physical education for 1 credit.
Each session will run the length of summer school from July 7 to August 17. Make note that students who take the combined full-credit course will have twice the work as the individual half-credit course. Students need to be prepared for that.
Student Course Access
Students must get their login details from their school. NCVirtual 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 NCVirtual Student
Have students visit our Getting Started as an NCVirtual 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.
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 NCVirtual
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.