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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.

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IVS Will be Attending The Back to School Legislative Retreat Sponsored by the Illinois Chapter of STAND For Children.

STAND For Children – Illinois has Invited Illinois Virtual School to attend a Legislative Retreat in the Chicago Area on September 14. IVS will be providing State Legislators with a virtual tour of an IVS Classroom to display our program’s ability to provide personalized learning to students from throughout the state. Click HERE to explore the IVS Website and see what we can offer your student.

Where do you get your news?

A recent study by Stanford University found that many middle school, high school, and college students cannot tell the difference between real news and fake news. This may be because a lot of those students are getting their news from social media sites, rather than from credible news sources. You can click HERE to listen to or read National Public Radio’s Cory Turner’s story of a non-profit organization that has established a digital curriculum for high school students that helps them assess and determine whether the news they are receiving is real or fake.