Online courses, also known as virtual school courses, can provide students with many benefits beyond the opportunities that they have at their traditional school. Students who may be considering an online course should take time to examine their perosnal skills and aptitudes for taking a class online. The following attributes will greatly contribute to a student's success: 1. Self-motivation, 2) Independent learner, 3) Computer literate, 4) Time management, 5) Effective written communication skills, and 6) Personal commitment. Approval must come from the Dean of Students, Ms. Mahan. Ms. Mahan will assist the student with registration, if deemed appropriate. For more details about the NC Virtual Public School program please visit their website: http://www.ncvps.org.