Chicago Virtual Charter School - Tuition-Free Learning
Chicago Virtual Charter School and K12 give Illinois students in grades K-12 the chance to learn at the pace and in ways that are right for them.
What does Chicago Virtual Charter School offer?
- Full-time, tuition-free online public schooling paid for by the state
- The award-winning K12 curriculum
- An Individualized Learning Plan unique to your child's needs
- Instruction and parent support from Illinois-credentialed teachers
"I have really enjoyed my CVCS experience! I like that we can be flexible with our schedule when need be. The K¹² curriculum is wonderful, especially the fact that there is constant reinforcement of main points throughout each lesson. I can see both of my children growing and actually enjoying learning" –CVCS parent
“My son was bullied by many children and criticized and discouraged from further study by staff. But with CVCS, my son’s body language and facial expressions are completely different, and he is more confident, spontaneous, excited, and funny. He gave me the longest hug last night and said ‘thank you.’” –CVCS parent
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend this school?Chicago Virtual Charter School is open to K-12 students in Illinois. Find out if your child is eligible.
Does the program provide textbooks and other materials?Yes, online lessons, plus books and hands-on activities are all included.
How do students interact socially?Students (and parents) gain access to an active, local supportive school community that fosters social events and field trips.
Can my child work at his or her own pace?Yes, Chicago Virtual Charter School's flexible schedule allows students to learn at their own pace.
Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?Depending on a child's IEP, we can tailor our curriculum to meet your needs. Contact Chicago Virtual Charter School to discuss your child's needs.
What will my child study?
Chicago Virtual Charter School’s online curriculum includes courses in the four core subjects—language arts, math, science, and social studies. Children also have access to music and art courses at each grade level, plus world language options beginning in third grade.
High school students receive an academic program highly customized to their skill level in each subject. The four core subjects—language arts, math, science, and social studies—are offered across multiple academic levels. Plus, world languages and electives in science and technology, business, and liberal arts give high school students plenty of options to explore their interests and develop their passions.
Can you accommodate the accelerated needs of advanced learners?
Yes, there is an Advanced Learner Program that is flexible enough to meet children where they are in any given subject and take them where they want to go. Placement assessments taken online during the enrollment process allow us to place your student in the appropriate level of curriculum. For example, if your fourth grader is doing math on a sixth-grade level and reading on a fourth-grade level, we can tailor your curriculum and lesson plans to meet her abilities.
The high school level program is highly individualized to a student’s skill level in each subject. Honors and Advanced Plancement (AP) courses are available. Contact us to learn more.