Illinois Virtual Schools & Academy (IVSA) is a supplemental online program for the state of Illinois.
Students cannot graduate from IVSA or earn a diploma. Rather, IVSA partners with schools to expand their curriculum, offer flexibility in scheduling, and help students meet Illinois graduation requirements. It is easy for schools to PARTNER WITH IVSA!
Students will create an IVSA account, being sure to associate him/herself with the face-to-face school or select Home School if the student is not enrolled in a face-to-face school.
Once the account is made, the student can request a course. The course request is automatically sent to the student’s local, face-to-face school Registrar. If the student is associated with Home School, the student will work directly with the IVSA Registrar. The school Registrar will approve or deny the course request based on the local school guidelines.
Each IVSA course is facilitated by an Illinois licensed instructor, aligned to appropriate state standards, and holds a credit equivalency of 1 semester or .5 Carnegie credit.
Upon completion of the IVSA course, an IVSA Completion Report is available for download in our SIS to the student, parent/guardian, and school. The local school adds the course grade to the student’s official transcript.
IVSA partners with local public, private, and home schools to offer standards aligned courses taught by Illinois licensed teachers.
The local school retains the student and provides approval for any course request initiated by the student.
Upon successful completion of the online course, the school awards the student credit earned on the school's transcript or school record.
Throughout the process, designated local school contacts have access to the IVSA Student Information System (SIS) to monitor student progress. You can read more about the course options, costs and payment responsibility, and the enrollment process in the IVSA Partner Agreement avaiable below.
The IVS Partner Agreement is the initial step for becoming an IVS Partner School. New partners are required to submit current contact information for at least one Registrar, Mentor, and Invoice Contact. Schools will also designate payment responsibility of course fee(s) to the student or the school. There are two ways to submit your school contact information: