Category Archives: In The News

Scholarship Opportunities at IVS

Scholarships for Agriculture Courses

As part of our partnership with Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE, a program of ISBE), we are excited to announce scholarships for the first 75 qualified students enrolled in any of our new Agriculture courses!

Individual scholarships cover $75 of the $225 full service semester course fee. Students should be enrolled prior to submitting the scholarship application. Click HERE to download your application.

Initial Agriculture course offerings include:

* Introduction to Agriculture – Sem 1 and Sem 2

* Agriscience – Sem 1 and Sem 2

* Veterinary Science

Courses start with the August 16 term and are open for registration now!

Thank you to FCAE for providing this opportunity for IVS students!

Please visit our course catalogĀ HERE to view all IVS course options.

If you have any questions at all, please call us at 309-676-1000.


In The News: IVS Student Wins Scholarship!

IVS congratulates Maysa C, who has won a full scholarship to attend a French Immersion Camp at Concordia Language Villages. Maysa is currently completing her second year of French with IVS. She competed against students from Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana to earn this scholarship.

Concordia Language Villages is a program of Concordia College, a private liberal arts college in Moorhead, Minnesota. The program has been in operation since 1961 and focuses on immersing students in the culture(s) of their selected language to maximize learning. Students progress through skills and vocabulary at their level and pace through a blend of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and conversational activities. Students also experience architecture, music, activities, and even cuisine that all focus on the culture of the their language. Click HERE to learn more about Concordia Language Villages.

IVS’ French Instructor, Ms. Elwell, and the rest of the IVS faculty and staff would like to congratulate Maysa on her accomplishment! We are all proud of you, and we wish you the best of luck with this unique opportunity.








Illinois Virtual School is Providing AP Courses to Rural High Schools Through a Pilot Program Sponsored by the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council.

The Governor’s Rural Affairs Council (GRAC), in cooperation with IVS, has launched a pilot program which offers AP Courses to students in rural Illinois High Schools. Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, who chairs the GRAC, unveiled the project earlier this month in news conferences at a few of the participating schools.

This initial program is offering AP U.S. Government and Politics to 75 students from 10 high schools from throughout the State of Illinois. The schools chosen for the program have limited, or no, AP options available for their students. Lt. Governor Sanguinetti stressed the importance of AP courses because “they improve college readiness and help students get into their preferred institutions”. AP courses also provide college credit if students earn a score of 3 or higher on the AP Exam.

The high schools participating in the program are Altamont, Kankakee, Knoxville, Illini Central, Tri-Point, Pope County, Orangeville, Quincy, Central A&M, and Georgetown-Ridge Farm. Check out the map below to see where these schools are located.