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Deadline for receiving invoice and payment for Spring 2016 enrollment is January 5, 2016.

The North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) now offers courses for non-public school students. This includes home schooled students, private school students and any out of state students wishing to take NCVPS courses.

The North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) exists by authority of G.S. 115C-553, 561, 563(b) and 566(a) to administer the requirements of Article 39, Chapter 115C of the North Carolina General Statutes which govern non-public schools (both conventional non-public and home).  Parents should review the Non-Public Education legislation to determine eligibility of their students to participate in the NCVPS Non-Public School program.

Check out our Non-Public School FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions!

Course Standards

All NCVPS courses are aligned to the NC Standard Course of Study.  NOTE: Parents and schools from outside of North Carolina should check with their local and state authorities to determine if credit will be granted for completion of an NCVPS course and to assure alignment to content standards.

Out-of-state students and schools

Certain limitations may be placed on home-schooled students from outside of North Carolina by your state. Please consult with your local and state non-public school authorities to determine eligibility of your student’s participation in NCVPS courses.

Home School Environments

Governor Pat McCrory has signed into law new legislation that allows parents and legal guardians, who have chosen home schooling as the avenue in which they provide education, to determine any additional source or provider for any course. This means that home school students can now enroll in NCVPS core courses as well as any other course from the NCVPS course catalog.

Courses Available to Non-Public School Students

All courses (check the course catalog for the particular semester you wish to take classes) will be offered for non-public school students.  Note: Non-public students MAY NOT enroll in early calendar courses.

Below are a few courses that are not available:
  • Japanese
  • AP European History
  • AP Physics B
This means the three areas of study above are NOT available to any Non-Public School student whether they are in state or out of state. This list has been updated as of 8/6/15. 
Note: Non-public students MAY NOT enroll in early calendar courses.

If you are an out of state student, you can not register and take any NCVPS CTE course.

Non-Public Enrollment Rates for 2015-2016

Summer Semester
Fall/Spring Semester (Block Courses)
Year-Long Courses
World Language Courses
In-State Cost Per Course
Out-of-State Cost Per Course
World language courses that require conversation coaches have an additional fee for the coach’s pay

Registering Home School or Private School Students

Please make sure you have discussed enrollments with the school and then identified what school these enrollments will be working through. The school plays a big role in registering the students. (Home School or Private School). Go ahead and determine who will be the official contact at the school of record so you will be prepared to fill out the form in Step 2.
In an effort to best support and handle the non-public school population you must fill out the interest/application form. The information in the above form is extremely important to your registration in the NCVPS registration system. By filling out this form, you understand that NCVPS does not award the credit, but sends a percentage grade back to the school site. Once we collect your information, someone will contact you regarding the payment process and next steps. You will be required to pay before your student is assigned a seat in the section(s). Once class begins, you will have up to the 10th day as defined by the Calendar (on the NCVPS website) to DROP this course - see below for further details. Before final submission, please make sure that you check your data entry for accuracy.
After you have filled out the interest application form completely and noted what courses you are interested in enrolling your student in, you will be sent an invoice within two (2) days. Once you have received the invoice, print it out, check for accuracy and mail it to the NCVPS MAIN OFFICE (address is located on the bottom of the invoice and below) with your check or money order.  If you have further questions, please contact Connie Joyner at

Registration and Payment Information:
Make checks or money orders payable to NC Dept of Public Instruction  
Mail the check to:
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Cash Management Section
6336 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6336
Please note that the last day for the Department of Public Instruction to accept personal checks is January 5, 2016 for Spring 2016.  Any enrollments that are not paid for by this date will be dropped.
Within two (2) business days, you will receive the Getting Started and Orientation website links to complete the enrollment process.  Once funds are received, students will be enrolled in their course. NCVPS will email the parent of the home-schooled student or the E-Learning Advisor (ELA) of the private school student the expectations, communication processes such as progress reports, and other important course information needed.

Dropping a Course

Students may drop a course and receive a refund (not including the non-refundable $100 registration fee) prior to the 10th day of the course designated on the NCVPS Calendar. This specific date is February 1, 2016 for Spring 2016. Drops after the 10th day are not eligible for a refund.

For any further questions regarding the non-public registration process, please contact Connie Joyner at