Illinois Virtual offers a multitude of online high school and middle school courses taught by highly-qualified, Illinois licensed teachers.
We use the latest technology to provide virtual learning solutions for schools and students in core curricular areas, Illinois required courses, and electives.
Illinois Virtual School (IVS) is the perfect way to keep your students on track during the summer months.
Whether students want to take enrichment courses, required core courses to make room in their high school schedule, or recover credit to stay on track for graduation, IVS is your Summer School destination.
Many schools have partnered with IVS to enroll students in a particular IVS course due to an unexpected loss of a teacher, the current teacher shortage crisis, high demand of a summer course, or because IVS offers a course which the local school does not have available.
Our Full-Class Implementation Model affords the local school a cost-savings benefit without having to staff a full-time teacher.
IVS has been your trusted, proven online leader since 2001, dedicated to partnering with Illinois public, private, and home schools to provide online learning opportunties for students in grades 5-12.
IVS Instructors are Outstanding!
Our flexible, quality courses are taught by Illinois licensed instructors who, on average, have been with IVS for 8 years.
Over 90% of our teachers hold a Master's or Doctorate Degree.
70% of our teachers also teach full time in local, face-to-face schools in Illinois.
Grow professionally with Illinois Virtual and earn ISBE approved PD Clock Hours.
We know how important it is to stay current with educational theory and practice.
Our goal is to provide Illinois educators with quality online professional development.
IVS Mission and Vision
Illinois Virtual complements educational communities by partnering to provide access to quality, innovative virtual learning experiences. With an emphasis on flexibility, personal support, and customized school solutions, we meet the unique needs of students and educators.
Illinois Virtual will bring innovation and opportunity to every learner and educator across our state; we will enhance, enrich, and empower our educational communities.
IVS Student Spotlights
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Stephanie is an IVS Alumna who is now attending Columbia University.
Jack is an IVS Alumnus who now attending a college in South Carolina.
What Schools and Students are Saying about IVS
IVS made our first experience with an online option easy. From the student support to the live parent presentation, the bulk enrolling and data reporting, IVS staff was always quick to help. We have a unique situation with so many students enrolling in a single course and without IVS, this would not have been an option for our students.
I continue to recommend IVS to our students and parents. We feel that the teachers are excellent and that the entire program does everything possible to ensure student success.
I would like to start by saying that this course has not only matured me but has taught me many life skills, including knowing the importance of self-control, budgeting, avoiding financial pitfalls and more. I am infinitely grateful to you and IlVirtual for providing this extremely engaging, fun, informative course.
We would not have continued Spanish without IVS.
“Students needing to take courses to recover credit to be on track for graduation were experiencing transportation issues. Without transportation, the students were unable to participate in the credit recovery courses offered locally. IVS became an additional solution for credit recovery.”
We are a small school and it's great that we can use Illinois Virtual School for our kids to supplement what we cannot offer.
With IVS, our school is able to expose students to courses that a traditional school might not be able to offer. Courses like meteorology or a variety of foreign languages.
My confidence as a writer has grown, which is something I didn't expect. Overall this class has been a really positive experience, especially since it is my first online class. I want to take more classes online because of this class. I think it's a learning style that really suits me. I think that I've exceeded my own expectations with this class.
Lake Forest uses IVS to ease student’s schedules. Students struggle to schedule all required graduation requirements and participate in extra-curricular activities.
There are other online opportunities that we can use to support our students. The uniqueness with IVS for us is an IVS teacher being available to help our students with support.
Illinois Virtual School has established partnerships with over 600 schools statewide. In addition, we are proud to partner with the following organizations to help ensure our program remains one of our nation's leaders in online education and providing you with the quality education all of our students deserve.
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