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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.

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Illinois Virtual School has released its annual report, IVS Now! for fiscal year 2017

The IVS Now! annual report highlights courses available, course enrollment and trend data, statewide school partnerships, and professional development for educators.  Total participation in IVS 5-12 courses continues to remain healthy, with FY17 again setting records at 5,848 enrollments for the year.

The top enrolling courses were high school Spanish 1 and Consumer Economics with most students taking courses upon advice from their local school proving the importance of the IVS-school partnership. IVS’ dedication to partner school support is reflected in the school satisfaction rate of 97%.

The positive data reflected in the IVS Now! report is a result of IVS’ continued dedication to quality of services and education for all students. IVS accomplishes this through the hiring and training of excellent teachers, the review and development of online courses and the focus on service for all system users.
Click HERE to view the entire report.

About Illinois Virtual School
IVS is the Illinois State Board of Education’s statewide virtual school. ISBE established IVS as a supplemental online program based out of the Peoria Regional Office of Education.  The IVS program is designed to allow students who are enrolled in a public or private school or homeschooled, to supplement their education by taking courses that are both aligned to the Illinois Remote Education Act and engaging for students.  IVS is recognized by the NCAA, International Association for Online Learning, the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance, the College Board and Quality Matters.  For more information contact us at:
http://www.ilvirtual.org/
(309) 676-1000

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Spotting Fake News

You may remember an IVS blog post from January that described a National Public Radio story which told of a Stanford University Study that found that many middle school, high school, and college students cannot tell the difference between real and fake news. Because of that study, many schools have started taking action to teach students the difference between real and fake news. Click HERE to read a Boston Globe story by Johanna Seltz that takes a look at how some schools are now teaching their students how to spot fake news.