How IVS Works

IVS is identified as a supplemental online program for the state of Illinois. Students do not graduate from IVS. IVS does not award a diploma. Instead, students enrolled in a public school, private school or home school can create an IVS account and request a course. The course request is automatically sent to the student’s local school representative identified in the IVS account creation process. The local school representative will approve or deny the course request based on the local school guidelines.

Each IVS course is facilitated by an IL-certified instructor, aligned to appropriate state standards, and holds a credit equivalency of ½ semester (.5 Carnegie credit). Upon completion of the IVS course, an IVS Completion Report is available to the student, parent/guardian, and school. The local school adds the course grade to the student’s official transcript.

Students and Parents/Guardians: Visit the STUDENTS AND FAMILY PORTAL for details regarding how to get started with IVS, expectations for the online learner, and course information including course fees.

Schools: Visit the SCHOOLS PORTAL for details regarding a partnership with IVS, the Remote Education Act, and course information including course fees.

Since IVS partners —not competes—with schools, the local school retains their students. The local school utilizes IVS to expand learning opportunities.