Welcome to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools' website for online learning.
Guidelines and ProceduresNew Credit Online Guidelines
- Seniors needing a course to graduate may take courses.
- Students (9 - 12) with scheduling conflicts may also take courses.
- WSFCS students never pay tuition.
- We do not use this for credit recovery.
- Students cannot use these courses to get a better grade.
- Visiting students can take online courses but will need to enroll through NCVPS and pay tuition to NCVPS.
- The grade received for the online course will be included on the student’s transcript and as such calculated in the student’s GPA and class rank.
Visiting Student’s Guidelines
- Student discusses possible registration with the school counselor. The student must have a signed Acceptable Use Policy on file at the home school.
- The student and parent/guardian complete the required online information (links in the next step), signs the Online Learning Permission form and gives it to the school counselor.
- The student completes their online portion of the required information using this link Student Online Application
- The parent completes their online portion of the required information using this link Parent Online Application
- The school counselor completes their online portion of the required information using this link School Counselor Online Application
- The school counselor fills out the required information on the eLearning Permission form, prints their name and takes the completed form to the principal. The principal signs the form or denies it and gives it to the school Distance Learning Advisor (DLA).
- If the student is approved by the principal, the Distance Learning Advisor will make sure all the required information has been submitted online and written on the eLearning Permission form.
- The DLA/school counselor will fax the form to the Online Program Manager (Fax # 336-661-4986).
- The committee approves or denies the registration.
- If approved, the Online Program Manager enrolls the student in the course.
- The online course will be reflected on the student's schedule and the final mark on their transcript. Course grades will be posted in to PowerSchool every quarter.
- Visiting students go directly through NCVPS to take their courses. Here is the link for non-public school students.
- Students must, at a minimum, log into the course the first day and start on their assignments.
- Students are responsible for keeping up with the course assignments, deadlines and completion of the course.
- Students will provide the school DLA with his/her active email account. If they do not have one, the students may need to work with the school Technology Facilitator to obtain one.
- Students must be autonomous learners and self-motivated to manage their own learning environment.
- Students must be independent learners moving at their own pace enjoying the learning process.
- Students must be able to organize and manage their time well.
- Students must be computer literate with a working knowledge of email, the Internet, and basic keyboarding skills.
- Students must be able to use email and discussion forums to communicate with peers and instructors.
- Students must be able to write clearly to communicate ideas and complete assignments.
- Students must have a strong commitment to learn and achieve through online courses in order to achieve academic success.
- Students need parental support to ensure that they are successful online learners achieving academic success.
School Distance Learning Advisor Responsibilities
- The Distance Learning Advisor/Guidance Counselor of the school will ensure that the student has met the proper prerequisites.
- Ensure that the Parent and Student contact information (email and phone number) are correctly listed on the eLearning Permission form.
- Act as the point of contact for the students and the parents.
- Ensure that students have the needed materials.
- Ensure that students have access to a computer and internet access.
- Contact the student on a daily basis the first week of the course or until the student has logged in and completed their first assignment.
- Contact the student once a week (by face to face meeting, email or phone) throughout the course.
- Assist NCVPS teachers in contacting students if there is a problem.
- All students taking online courses at school must have equal access to computers, Internet connections, and other resources necessary for taking an online course.
- Direct the student to the NCVPS Help Desk or the NCVPS Peer Tutoring site if the student is having difficulties.
- Home schools will administer the end of course tests.
Online Program Manager's Responsibilities
- Enroll and drop (if requested) students in NCVPS courses.
- Assist the DLA's in obtaining the required information and contacts for the courses their students take.
- Act as a liaison between the Distance Learning Advisor and NCVPS.
- Email progress reports to the DLA's.
- Send NCVPS teacher information to the Data Managers.
- Email grades to the Data Managers and DLA's of the WSFCS schools.
- Ensure that the virtual learning runs smoothly for the Winston Salem Forsyth County School system.