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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 catalog HERE to view all IVS course options.

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

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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.

PilotAP

 

IVS Winter Update

It’s finally feeling like winter here in Illinois and yet IVS is already talking Spring!

Registration for Spring 2018 is now open!  January kicks off the spring term with two full service start dates: 1/4/18 and 1/11/18. Find the rest of our monthly start dates on our website. Credit Recovery courses start any day of the year.

Continuous Improvement

Our curriculum team has been busy all fall updating and adding new courses to be ready for January students, highlights include:

-American Art Honors – American Art is now a two-semester course offered at the Honors level

-Middle School – Science and Social Science Semester 2 courses are now ready for enrollment

-World Literature Regular and Honors Semester 2 are updated and have a fresh new look

-AP Macroeconomics – newly updated

On the technical side, our student information system (Maestro) has been updated to improve function.

Quality Matters at IVS

IVS is prepping to submit our next course for review, American (US) History Semesters 1 and 2. We are currently putting the course through an internal review by one of our QM Master Reviewers to ensure it meets national QM standards for online course design and delivery.

Have you visited our newly redesigned website?

As you may know, IVS is dedicated to providing the best possible IVS experience for all users. To that end we have completed an intensive website evaluation and update to ensure accessibility to all content for all users. You can see for yourself by visiting http://www.ilvirtual.org.

IVS has been the expert in Illinois online education since 2001. We have the experience to help you design a budget-friendly program to meet the needs of your students. Online? Blended? Credit Recovery? Core? AP? Summer School? Whatever you are looking for, ask IVS and we will work with you on a custom solution.

The Illinois State Board of Education established IVS as a supplemental online program, allowing students who are enrolled in a public or private school to enhance their education through online courses.