New Students - Getting Started

All IVS students enroll in IVS courses through their local face-to-face school and must associate themselves with the school in the application. If a student is a home school student, the student will select Home School as the school organization. 

If your school is not listed as a Partner School,you should contact your school administrator and counselor to encourage them to become a participating school. You can also email with your name, email, phone, school district and building so that IVS may contact the school and help you create the partnership.

Step One: Create an IVS Student and Parent/Guardian Account

Step One is completed only once. The student and the parent/guardian will need an email account to create the account and complete the application. It can be the same email account or two different accounts, but be sure to use email that is checked regularly by both the student and parent/guardian.

When a student creates an account, a parent/guardian account is made at the same time. A unique username will be created automatically within the system, but the student and parent/guardian can create his/her own password. Once the account is created and the application submitted, the IVS system will automatically send an email containing your credentials. Look in your inbox for an email from this email address. Please keep these credentials on file.

For help creating your account, please use the following resources:

Please read through all steps before creating your account.  After Step Four, you will be ready to begin your IVS journey.

Step Two: Request to Take an IVS Course

IVS strongly recommends that students attending public or private schools work closely with their counselor to select appropriate IVS course(s) and the correct start date. Ultimately, it is the school’s decision whether to approve a student request. It is also recommended that students enroll in only one course at a time if they are new to online learning.

Note: The IVS Credit Recovery Solution is organized separately from the IVS Full-Service coursework. Please make sure to select the course from the appropriate Credit Recovery Department.

Students needing online instructional support to complete a course for NCAA accreditation will need to enroll in our Full-Service Courses.

For help requesting a course and knowing the status of the request, please use the following help guides:

Note: Students will not be enrolled in a course until the face-to-face school Registrar approves the course. Students will receive an email from the IVS system when the course has been approved.

Step Three: Prepare Your Computer and Complete Orientation

Before you start your course, IVS highly recommends that students take the time to go through the Student Orientation to better prepare for successful completion of online courses.

In addition, take the time now to prepare your computer to ensure that you are using the recommended operating system and supported web browser, allowing pop-ups, and clearing your cache so content will be accessible.

For step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your computer for IVS courses, please use the following help guides:

Step Four: Access the Course

On the course start date, the Course Widget on your Personalized Dashboard will become active. Use the Launch Course button in the widget to access your course in a new window. If it seems nothing happens when you click the Launch Course button, you need to enable pop-ups

You may also need to secure additional material outside the online content.

Thank you for reading through all the steps. You are now ready to create your IVS Student and Guardian account. Please return to the Student Portal now and use the Log in - Dashboard button or link to start your journey!