Illinois Virtual School Closure - June 30, 2022
The Peoria Regional Office of Education is closing the Illinois Virtual School (IVS) on June 30, 2022. Since 2001, the staff and teachers of IVS have tirelessly provided a needed service to the students and families of Illinois. IVS originally started as a contract with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and then shifted to a grant where IVS operated as our State’s official supplemental virtual school provider. However, beginning January 1, 2020, ISBE moved to a course catalog model which eliminated the annual grant to operate IVS. As a non-profit entity, the elimination of the grant and the move to the course catalog model is not sustainable for business operations.
For questions or concerns about the closing of IVS, please contact Beth Crider at [email protected] or (309) 672-6906.
November 2 - March 4 Term Open for Full Service Courses until November 12
Because of the unexpected changes in our course catalog, we will allow enrollment requests for Semester 1 and single-semester non-AP classes to be made for the November 2nd term through Friday, November 12th.
If a student plans on taking Semester 1 of a Full Credit course now, and Semester 2 in January (see below), the student will need to complete both semesters between now and May 13th. This is about 8 weeks shorter than our normal IVS full year opportunities. We will NOT be able to offer extensions past May 13th, so you are committing to work at a faster-than-normal pace to complete the full credit.
We recommend that the student work at double pace to complete Semester 1 by January 11th and then complete Semester 2 at normal pace between January 11th and May 13th.
January 11, 2022 - May 13, 2022 Term Available for Full Service Courses
The final term for IVS’s Full Service classes will be January 11 - May 13, with limited course offerings. To ensure continuity of instruction for current and new students, IVS will continue to offer semester two classes for all full-year course offerings. There will be no summer offerings. Each course will continue to have the same highly qualified teacher and platform that you have come to expect from IVS.
November 15, 2021 - Last Day to Enroll in Credit Recovery
The last day to enroll and start a credit recovery course will be on November 15, 2021.
For questions about enrolling in our courses, you may continue contacting IVS at (309) 676-1000 or emailing [email protected]
FAQs for IVS Closure
The final term for IVS’s full-service classes will be January 11 - May 13. All coursework must be completed by May 13, and no extensions will be allowed.
No summer 2022 courses will be offered.
IVS will offer all semester two courses that are from yearlong classes. Therefore, no single semester classes, including many electives, will be offered.
The last day to enroll and start a Credit Recovery course will be on November 15, 2021.
Our teachers remain committed to serving the best interest of all our students through the end of our final term, May 13, 2022.
The only term in which IVS will offer the second semester of your course begins January 11. If you wish to take second semester with IVS, you'll need to enroll in the January 11 term. You can work faster to finish your first semester prior to January 11, have a little overlap while you complete the first semester and begin the next semester, or you can email with your instructor about creating a modified pacing to finish both semesters by May 13, 2022.