- How can I be successful in an online class?
- What kind of credit do I earn by completing one of these courses successfully?
- Who are the course vendors?
- How does an online class work?
- Can I take any course online?
- What are the fees for online courses during the school year?
- When does my class start?
- What if I decide the online course is not for me?
- Do online courses have textbook requirements?
Students learning online have greater responsibility for their own success than students in traditional classroom settings. As an online students, it is important that you have the self-discipline and self-motivation to work on a flexible schedule and not get behind. Persistence and willingness to work collaboratively in an online environment are also requirements.
Good written communication skills and a minimum level of technological experience are necessary. You will need to be comfortable using email, the Internet, and a variety of software packages.
Normally, one high school credit. This credit will appear on your high school transcript.
All of the online courses count in both GPA and rank for high school students. Middle school students taking high school courses will receive high school credit; however, the grade will not be included in the student's GPA.
If you fail a course or drop out of a course after the ten-day allowed drop period, an F will be recorded on your high school transcript. Additionally, you will not be allowed to take another online course during the regular school year.
APEX, Burke Canvas, NCSSM (North Carolina School of Science and Math), NCVPS (North Carolina Virtual Public Schools), and WPCC (Western Piedmont Community College)
In an online course, students learn by reading, writing, and performing other learning activities designed by the instructor. Online students "attend" class by accessing the "Learning Management System" and completing assignments according to the class schedule. Students are expected to communicate regularly with the instructor and participate in class assignments.
No. You can take courses online that are NOT offered at the school. Exceptions can be made due to a schedule conflict for required courses.
Online Courses are provided at no charge to students.
Course start dates vary with the course vendor. Please reference vendor specific information from the vendor page.
You have ten school days to drop an online course. After ten days, you are required to stay in the course.
Yes, some online courses require textbooks that are not available at the school. Students would need to purchase the required textbooks. Please reference vendor specific information from the vendor page.