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May 20, 2017

Change Is Great At Illinois Virtual

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Illinois Virtual School
Fall registration, Quality Matters, Accessibility for all; Great things continue to happen at IVS!

Illinois Virtual School remains dedicated to continuous improvement in course offerings, course quality, program efficiency and partner relations. Our Credit Recovery completion rate has risen to 74% (up from 61%) after implementing our new CR Support Solution and we have gained school partners with the new student-based payment responsibility option for schools. Read on to learn what else we’ve been up to.

Fall Registration is Open

We are proud to announce that Fall 2017 courses are open for enrollment. Included is the new Middle School Series featuring brand new Learning Recovery and Bridge courses as well as full service Social Studies and Science options to meet the needs of your students. In addition to Middle School we have finished revising AP Environmental Science, Earth Science and PreAlgebra Credit Recovery and are now working on Creative Writing, AP Physics and French.

IVS has its second approved Quality Matters course. Consumer Economics has passed the QM review and joins American Art in carrying the QM logo. Quality Matters is an outside review process designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses in K-12 and Higher Education. QM is a leader in the industry of quality assurance and has received national recognition. We will continue to put our courses up for formal review but we have also been busy training our own faculty to assist in conducting internal reviews of courses. Look for improved messaging on home pages and tightly aligned activities and assessments in all IVS courses.

Accessibility

IVS is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for all users. We are using the Quality Matters rubric as well as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 to review all courses. New or revised courses are put through a complete accessibility check, other courses are being put into queue as well. This is a time consuming process and while we have not experienced many issues with accessibility, we remain determined to complete an exhaustive review of the full catalog, website and any other IVS systems. Should you have any questions regarding accessibility please ask us.

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.

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.

Illinois Virtual School
www.ILvirtual.org
Our mailing address is:
10112 W. Dubois Rd
PO Box 103
Edwards Il, 61528
Phone: 309.676.1000
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