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.
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.
- Mandarin Chinese
- AP European History
- AP Physics B
Non-Public Enrollment Rates for 2015-2016
Registering Home School or Private School Students
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 August 7, 2015 for Fall 2015. Any enrollments that are not paid for by this date will be dropped.
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 September 4, 2015 for Fall 2015. 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 Connie.Joyner@ncpublicschools.gov.