All semester courses are $250 per course.
Note: AP Courses are taken for a full year, with each semester billed separately at $250 per semester.
How is the Fee Paid?
Determination of fee payment for IVS courses is a matter of local decision and the student is responsible for checking with the local district to determine who will be paying for the course (the student/parent or the district).
IVS bills the school and all course fees are paid from the district directly to the IVS. The IVS does not collect fees directly from students or other entities with the exception of home-schooled students. The Illinois Virtual School will serve as a course broker and pay all vendors for approved enrollments.
What are Possible Options?
If the student is enrolled in a public school, taking the course during the regular school day, and the minutes of instruction are being counted towards the required minutes of instruction in the school code Average Daily Attendance formula, the enrollment fee is the responsibility of the school. The school may charge the student a lab fee if this is a customary practice at the school.
In all other cases, the local school district decides on who will pay for the course. For instance, the school district may decide to pay the course fee for students who are enrolled full-time in the local public school when the credit earned from the course will be counted towards high school graduation, if the course is not available at the school, or if the student cannot be scheduled into the course at the school. Another alternative might be that a student who meets the qualifications set forth by the school board to take a class not offered at the local school may request that the school district pay the fee for an IVS course.
Similarly, the district may ask the student to pay the fee if the course is above and beyond the required instructional time or if the student elects to take the IVS course in lieu of a course already available at the high school to gain credits towards graduation.
Students who are enrolled in the local public school on a part-time basis for the purpose of accessing IVS courses are generally expected to pay the course fee.
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