Summer Session Guide for Students and Parents

Why are students so happy with the Summer Session with NCVPS? Because they’re catching up with their peers at school, knocking out some prerequisites before the new school year, and preparing to graduate early. All from the comfort of their own home!

Here are the key dates for our summer session:

Start Date: July 7, 2020

Last Day to Add: July 13, 2020

Last Day to Drop: July 20, 2020

End Date: August 17, 2020


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Program Overview

Our summer session is a fast-paced program. An entire 18-week course is taught in just 8 weeks. Students will spend 2-4 hours a day working on their courses, but they can spread out that work throughout the day. Students can work in their NCVPS courses any time during the day or night, 24/7. They just need to pay close attention to the due dates for their assignments, tests, and quizzes.

Students will need daily access to the internet for the duration of the summer session. They don’t have to miss out on a family trip as long as they have internet access. Students can work ahead a bit, too, to give them extra free time on other days. However, if they’re attending a camp, be sure the camp allows personal time each day for school work.

A certified North Carolina instructor teaches each course. There’s not a specific time to meet with the teacher, but the teacher will have office hours and be available for one-on-one help.

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 session if they only take one course.


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The Details

Courses Offered: We offer over 75 classes during the summer. See our course catalog for full details.

Grades: We post progress reports every week for schools in our registration system. Parents can use the Canvas app to track their student’s progress. Final grades will be posted on August 15.

How to Register: Contact your student’s local North Carolina public school. Each school has access to our registration system, and there is no cost for North Carolina public school parents. If you’re a home-schooled, private school, or out-of-state student, see our Home School & Private School web page for details.

Additional Resources: Visit our Printable Guides page to download all our student start-up and success guides before classes begin.