Online Learning

Burke Virtual Network 
For more information, please contact Darlene Epley
Providers: APEX, Burke Canvas, and NCVPS 

We offer first time credit opportunities to Burke County students during the academic year and summer school.
  • Students may enroll in online courses that are NOT offered at their school. 
  • If, however, a schedule conflict prevents a student from taking a course at their school, the course can be taken through an online vendor.
  • During the school year, up to three online courses a semester can be taken without a course cost to the student. The course may require the student purchase a textbook.
  • During the summer, online courses have a $350 administrative fee.
  • If a student fails or drops a course, the student will not be allowed to take another online course AND the student will receive a F in the course.

Please click on the provider names above and in the left navigation to familiarize yourself with each provider to help determine which program best meets your academic need.
What to consider before you sign-up for an online course:
  • Reliable Internet and equipment away from school is required if taking an online course off-campus during the school day or as your fifth period (high school only). 
  • Organization and self-discipline is vital for success. YOU are responsible for managing your time, resources and meeting deadlines when taking an online course. 
  • Online courses typically require MORE time than seated courses.


Will you be successful in an online course? Use the links below to assess your potential.

If you have additional questions about what online course/s you should take, please contact your School Counselor.

Online Registration Process for APEXBurke Canvas and NCVPS 
  1. Talk to your parents about taking an online course.
  2. Take at least one of the online learner assessments listed above to aid your understanding of online courses.
  3. Review the provider​ links to help you determine which courses are both available to you and are of interest to you.
  4. Consult with the School Counselor as to course selections.
  5. Obtain or download the Student Parent Contract from the Online Learning Forms.
  6. Return completed Online Learning Student Parent Contract to your School Counselor.
  7. Determine which provider and course/s you are eligible to take:
    • You can enroll in three courses per semester.
    • Enrollment is first come first enrolled.
    • You need to select additional choices in case your first choice is not available.
  8. Obtain or download the Teacher Recommendation form from the Online Learning Forms.
  9. Obtain or download the new 2/2017a Online Learning Application​ to be used for all 2017-2018 enrollments.
  10. Return both the completed Teacher Recommendation forms and new 2/2017a Online Learning Application to your School Counselor 
  11. Wait for the School Counselor or eLA to contact you regarding successful enrollment.
​Forms for APEX, Burke Canvas and NCVPS​ are located in the Online Learning Forms link on the left navigation.

Additional course opportunities for juniors and seniors exist through the Career & College Program at Western Piedmont Community College​. High school juniors and seniors have an opportunity to take tuition-waived courses at WPCC while being dual enrolled in their high school. Please visit their site for information and details.