Credit Recovery Courses

For Students Who Need to Retake a High School Course for Credit and Get Back on Track for Graduation

Credit Recovery Courses include prescriptive pretests to identify what a student has learned previously and areas of deficiency for each unit of content. An individual learning plan is automatically generated based on each unit pretest results. Students are not required to complete lessons and assessments for concepts they have mastered based on the pretest. Each Credit Recovery course is $95 per semester course.

Each course is managed by an Illinois certified instructor who will assess written work and provide progress alerts. Students that need individual instructional support or have an IEP/504 educational plan should take the IVS Full Service course which offers ongoing communication and support from the IL-certified instructor.

PDF icon Credit Recovery Course List

The Credit Recovery course option should not be used for NCAA athletes. The NCAA requires students to complete all activities within a semester course. Because an Individual Learning plan is generated for the student, our Credit Recovery courses are not NCAA approved.


Students can select their preferred start date for Credit Recovery courses during the course request process. The local school representative (e.g. IVS Registrar) will receive the course request via email for approval.

Students have 12 weeks to complete a semester course. Our Credit Recovery Specialist will maintain contact with the credit recovery students informing them of important dates and pacing benchmarks. The Credit Recovery Specialist will also serve as the main technical support contact to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner.

Students will have an option to request two 3-week extensions to complete a Credit Recovery course IF they demonstrate continued progress and meet identified benchmarks within the course. Benchmarks and steps for requesting an extension of time in the course will be shared by the Credit Recovery Specialist during the course.

If a student has not started working in the course two weeks after the requested start date, the student will automatically be dropped from the course with no charge. The student has the option to re-request the course and begin working with a new start date.

PDF icon Download the Credit Recovery Courses guide for more details regarding the Credit Recovery course content and the IVS Instructor's role in the course.

To earn a passing grade, students must:
  1. Complete all graded items prescribed by the pretest results. This includes:
    1. computer-based assessment and
    2. assignments that are downloaded from the course, completed by hand or word processor, and uploaded back to the course.
  2. Earn a minimum overall score of 60% from assessments and graded assignments. Students MUST check their email for course instructions and reminders. Email communication with important course information is sent throughout the course. The document below provides more details regarding the credit recovery course content and the IVS instructor’s role in the course.