North Carolina’s students are digitally connected from kindergarten through graduate school. The state has a number of programs and initiatives that provide adult students with access to flexible online education and K-12 teachers with the resources and information they need to create digital classrooms.
Higher Learning Initiatives
The University of North Carolina Online
The University of North Carolina Online is an organization that provides information to students in North Carolina who wish to take online courses from public universities in the state. Sixteen public schools in North Carolina offer a total of 240 online bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs, and University of North Carolina Online helps prospective students learn more about and apply to these programs. The organization also helps those in the military and prospective teachers find the right academic programs for their needs. Sorting through all the online degree programs and online schools in North Carolina can be a challenge, so having a primary searchable database can be a huge help in increasing information and boosting potential enrollment.
Developed by the governor of North Carolina and the North Carolina Education Cabinet and Office, eLearning NC is a commission that provides information about most of the e-learning initiatives in the Tar Heel State. eLearning NC focuses on offering resources and useful facts to K-12 students and teachers as well as college students and professionals interested in online certification courses. There’s no shortage of information on the eLearning NC website about online schools in North Carolina and online learning tools for elementary, middle, and high school students.
North Carolina Virtual Public School
The North Carolina Virtual Public School was originally created to give high school students a chance to take online classes. Now the school offers online instruction to both middle and high school students who are unable to attend traditional classes due to illness or other circumstances. The North Carolina Virtual Public School also allows high school students to take online courses in addition to in-person courses and graduate from school in three years. Certified teachers teach each of the classes offered at this pioneering public school.