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Burke Virtual Network

Providers:  APEX, Burke Canvas, and NCVPS.

We offer first time credit opportunities to Burke County students during the academic year and summer school. Please click on the provider names (or use the left navigation links) to familiarize yourself with each provider to help determine which program best meets your academic need.

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 dually enrolled in their high school. Please visit their site for information and details.

Online Registration Process for APEX, Burke Canvas and NCVPS 

  1. Talk to your parents about taking an online course.
  2. Take at least one of the online learner assessments found at the bottom of this page 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 Guidance Counselor as to course selections.
  5. Obtain or download the Online Learning Student/Parent Contract​.
  6. Return completed Online Learning Student/Parent Contract to your Guidance Counselor.
  7. Determine which provider and course/s you are eligible to take - you can enroll in two courses per semester. Enrollment is first come first enrolled. You will need to select additional choices in case your first choice is not available.
  8. Obtain or download the Teacher Recommendation form.
  9. Obtain or download the Online Learning Application​.
  10. Return both the completed Teacher Recommendation forms and Online Learning Application​ to your Guidance Counselor
  11. Wait for the Guidance Counselor or eLA to contact you regarding successful enrollment.
​Forms for APEX, Burke Canvas and NCVPS​ are located in the Applications​ link on the left navigation.

What to consider when taking 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 online learning in Burke County, please contact your school counselor, or the Burke County Distance Learning Advisor.


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