North Carolina Virtual Public School fulfills that promise with an exciting way for students from all over the state to take high school and college preparatory classes online in a “virtual” learning environment.
Our high school students deserve the best education possible, no matter where they live, what their learning style is or what their circumstances are.
North Carolina Virtual Public School fulfills that promise with an exciting way for students from all over the state to take high school and college preparatory classes online in a “virtual” teaching environment.
All of our students, but particularly those in remote areas who might not be able to take all the courses they’d like, can now complete required or elective coursework and look forward to fulfilling college and career opportunities.
E-LEARNING IN REAL TIME
“E-Learning” means registered students throughout the state can take classes using their own computers, over the Internet. Course content, assignments and demonstrations are provided on an anytime, anywhere basis.
Students use to following to communicate with their teachers and other students:
- instant messaging online
- chat forums
- the phone or over their computers.
When students complete assignments, they can send their papers or tests to their teachers electronically. Grading and individual remarks are sent from the teacher to the student in the same way.
PREPARING FOR THE VIRTUAL WORLD
It is projected that over one-half of all courses will be conducted through e-learning processes by 2019. As educators, we are challenged to prepare students to learn through this delivery method. E-learning takes a great deal of commitment, discipline – and an occasional nudge from a dedicated parent or guardian. Attributes such as commitment, self-motivation and conscientious time management will greatly contribute to a student’s success as a virtual learner.
Students should also have a good working knowledge of:
- file transfers
- the Internet
- good keyboarding skills
- the ability to comprehend written instructions
- to write clearly to communicate ideas
Note: Advanced computer skills are not necessary.
Here are some additional tips for helping students become successful online learners.
All NCVPS courses are taught by North Carolina certified teachers who are experts in their subject matter and have been trained to teach effectively in an online environment. Teachers and students interact regularly through email, voice mail, telephone conversations, and instant messenger. Students are encouraged to contact the teacher when there is a need of any kind. In addition, the eLearning Advisor (ELA) can serve as a liaison for the student if necessary in some cases.