In The News – Priest launches new Catholic school using IVS

Via Chicago Tribune
Priest wants new school in Chicago Heights to be a ‘community’ for students

School President Michael Keelan (left) and Father David Simonetti are opening a low-tuition Catholic high school in Chicago Heights in August. (Angela Denk, Daily Southtown) Via Chicago Tribune

Father David J. Simonetti has so far financed the Pope Benedict XVI Academy of Excellence, which plans to open in the fall, with his own money. The curriculum will encompass the traditional subjects — language arts, mathematics, foreign languages, social studies and science — but there will be some modern touches. Some coursework will incorporate Illinois Virtual School, a supplementary online teaching tool.

To read the complete article visit >> Chicago Tribune 

Illinois Virtual School operates in partnership with public, private and home schools across the State of Illinois. To learn more about our school visit >>


Illinois Virtual School in the Quality Matters Spotlight

Illinois Virtual School and the QM Experience

Cindy Hamblin, Director – Illinois Virtual School, shares lessons from the Quality Matters experience.

As online and blended learning grow in popularity and make their way into more schools and districts, educators tasked with building or growing their online and blended course offerings may face both successes and challenges related to training, support, quality control and implementation. “Our biggest challenge is time and human resources,” said said Cindy Hamblin, Director of the Illinois Virtual School (IVS). “Teacher training and a desire to dive deep into objectives and assessments will require more time than originally planned.” 

Read More >> Quality Matters Blog

%d bloggers like this: