OVS Lottery Information

2023-2024 Onslow Virtual School Lottery Information

What is OVS?

Onslow Virtual School is a full-time online Onslow County public school that partners with parents to provide students with an engaging, high-quality education in a remote learning environment.


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Important Lottery Dates

OCS Lottery Timeline for the 2023-2024 School Year:

  • March 1, 2023: Application portal opens
  • March 15, 2023: Application portal closes
  • March 23, 2023: Lottery selection
  • March 23, 2023: Entrants notified of results via email
  • March 30, 2023: Offer response due
Click here to access the Lottery Application

This link will take you to the 'Magnet School' tab on the OCS website. Here you will be able to access the 2023-2024 Lottery Application.

Magnet School Lottery Process

Informational Sessions

  • Clyde Erwin Elementary School: Monday, February 27, 2023: 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Northwoods Elementary School: Monday, February 27, 2023: 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Onslow Virtual School (6-12): Monday, February 27, 2023: 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • New Bridge Middle School: Tuesday, February 28, 2023: 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Onslow Virtual School (K-5): Tuesday, February 28, 2023: 5:00pm-7:00pm

OVS Virtual Information Sessions

The Onslow Virtual School staff will be holding two virtual sessions (One K-5 & One 6-12) explaining the ins and outs of OVS to prospective students and their families.

Grades 6-12: Monday 02/27/2023, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm:


Grades K-5: Tuesday 02/28/2023, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm:

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So what does OVS offer?

  • Live online class sessions every day
  • Classes taught by experienced, certified Onslow County Schools teachers
  • Extracurricular clubs and activities
  • In person school dances (including Prom), events, ceremonies, and graduation!

Characteristics of a Successful Virtual Learner

  1. Independent
  2. Active
  3. Prepared
  4. Organized
  5. Disciplined
  6. Adaptive
  7. Committed

But do I have to be Tech Savvy to be successful at OVS?

As a virtual school, it is very helpful for students to have talents and skills in the area of technology. But if you have the 7 characteristics above, our teachers and technology facilitators can help you build your tech skills!

What is an OVS Designated Learning Coach?

  • The Learning Coach is the parent/guardian or their designee who assists their child in navigating and completing work in the Virtual setting.
  • Learning Coaches are not expected to teach the material.
  • The learning coach’s role includes supporting their child and assisting them in communicating with their teacher, maintaining pace, providing encouragement, and notifying their child’s teacher if an issue arises.
  • The responsibilities of a Learning Coach will vary depending on the age and ability level of their child.