Students with IEP or 504 Plan

The unique learning environment that IVS provides is a valuable alternative for students with an educational plan. Not only do we design our courses to be accessible to students of a variety of levels and learning preferences, but we also consider the individual needs of our students.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2004 (IEP) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504 Plan)

If a student with an IEP or 504 plan is enrolled in an Illinois Virtual School (IVS) online course, it is the responsibility of the local school system to ensure the school system meets all requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504. IVS will follow all modifications and accommodations documented on the IEP or 504 plan as appropriate. There are some instances in which accommodations listed in the IEP or 504 plan are not conductive to the online environment and may not be provided. In this case, the local school system will be responsible for providing such accommodations in order to help the student to be successful in the online course.

When a student enrolls in an IVS course, an email communication is sent to the local school district liaison requesting the accommodation or modification from the IEP or 504 plan be shared with the IVS Director, who will provide the documentation to the appropriate IVS Online Instructor(s).

 Download Individualized Education Program (IEP) & 504 Plan Suggested Accommodations
The list shared in this document is not intended to be exclusive but suggestive so that parents and educators can make an informed decision as to whether online learning is appropriate for their child.

To start the process for an enrolled student, the school should email a summary of the student's recommended educational accommodations and supports, along with the name and contact information of the student's Case Manager to: [email protected]