Home School Information
Home-schooling in Illinois is considered to be a form of private education. Parents who choose to educate their children at home are under a legal obligation to meet the minimum requirements stated in Illinois Compulsory Attendance Law (Section 26-1 of the Illinois School Code).
How can IVS support the home school experience?
IVS is the Illinois State Board of Education’s online supplemental program. Though IVS doesn’t award credit or issue a high school diploma, students completing IVS courses are issued a completion report that includes the course and percentage earned. IVS is very proud to provide over 140 high quality courses with Illinois certified teachers who support the learning process. IVS offers multiple opportunities for students to start a course.
Where to start?
Illinois State Board of Education homeschooling page provides a definition of homeschooling in Illinois and resource links.
Partner with IVS to take advantage of the expanded course offerings as well as the Full-Service fixed schedule dates to fulfill the obligation to teach “…the branches of education taught to children of corresponding age and grade in the public schools” and they are further obligated to offer instruction in these core courses in the English language. The “branches of education” include language arts; mathematics; biological and physical sciences; social sciences; fine arts; and physical development and health.” Source: http://isbe.net/homeschool
Illinois Virtual School provides:
- Teachers that are highly qualified and Illinois certified in their subject area
- Expanded offerings that include Full-Service courses like Advanced Placement, World Languages, Core Courses, and Electives.
- Credit Recovery courses (Prescriptive – Mastery Based Program). Each credit recovery course is $85.00*.
- Flexible scheduling with 24/7 course access
Completion Report with suggested grade after the course is completed.
Note: IVS does not grant credit or award diplomas. Home schooled students interested in receiving credit for their courses will need to work with a local public or private school.