Home School Information

Home-schooling in Illinois is considered to be a form of private education. Parents who choose to educate their children at home are under a legal obligation to meet the minimum requirements stated in Illinois Compulsory Attendance Law (Section 26-1 of the Illinois School Code).

How can IVS support the home school experience?

IVS is the Illinois State Board of Education’s online supplemental program. Though IVS doesn’t award credit or issue a high school diploma, students completing IVS courses are issued a completion report that includes the course and percentage earned. IVS is very proud to provide over 140 high quality courses with Illinois certified teachers who support the learning process. IVS offers multiple opportunities for students to start a course.

Where to start?

Illinois State Board of Education Home Schooling page provides a definition of homeschooling in Illinois and resource links.

Students in Homeschools will create an IVS account and choose ‘Home School’ as their school organization and then complete a course request. All course requests for Homeschool students are enrolled by the IVS office. IVS can provide coursework for a complete homeschool schedule as well as a transcript. The Homeschool grants the diploma.

Illinois Virtual School provides:

  • Teachers that are highly qualified and Illinois certified in their subject area
  • Expanded offerings that include Original Credit/Full-Service courses like Advanced Placement, World Languages, Core Courses, and Electives. 
  • Credit Recovery courses (Prescriptive – Mastery Based Program).
  • Flexible scheduling with 24/7 course access
  • Completion Report with suggested grade after the course is completed.
    Note: IVS does not issue diplomas.  Home schools award their own diplomas.