Wisconsin Virtual School

The original WIVA functioned as a charter school in Wisconsin beginning from 2002 till 2009. In a decision of December 2007, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals determined that the action violated Wisconsin school regulations by misusing the state’s open registration ruling. The disputes were resolved by means of the Department of Public Instruction concerning the open registration decree under Act 222 was executed, limiting the number of online pupils to 5,250.

In 2008 WIVA altered its forename to Wisconsin Virtual Learning (WVL).

McFarland School District of McFarland, Wisconsin founded an online charter school called Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), provided by K12 Inc., in the 2009-2010 academic year.


Wisconsin Virtual School (WVS) is the state-led distance and blended learning supplementary program that collaborates with school areas all over Wisconsin, to offer distance education options to high school children.

WVS has functioned out of CESA 9 since 2000 and has served over 27,000 admissions up to now, with over half of Wisconsin’s school districts joining in the program.

WVS «simplifies» the procedure of adding virtual courses to a district’s school curriculum. The school takes care of the specifics, providing the content, learning management system (LMS), Wisconsin-certified distance educators, technical support, coaching, server, and much more.

WDLC consists of two partnering organizations:

  • Wisconsin Virtual School
  • Wisconsin eSchool Network

The two associations partner with DPI to provide a single point for institutions to access quality computer-generated courses. Joined, these two programs run partnership paths for schools to provide a variety of online and blended schooling opportunities.

Curriculum and education

WVL has state-certified instructors who aid parentages and pupils with their subjects via live, mobile, or e-mail communication.

Enrolled pupils can take Wisconsin State testing in October and November.

Learners are supplied with course books, resources, and a loaned PC from K12 so they can enter virtual classes.

Classes are on the K12 Online School (OLS), where close relatives can adapt their child’s school schedule and increase or remove classes from the daily timetable and alter vacation periods.

Schoolchild needs to pass each major course (Math, English, Science, and Social Studies) to 90% or more by the first Friday of June and within 180 school days.

Classes contain online reading supported by offline coursebook work and a quiz, named an evaluation. The evaluation contains an online test that includes multiple-choice or small answers. Responses are evaluated with the tutor book with answer key by parents who input the grades of the virtual test. The tests are then rated by a computer-generated program and the mark is then shown.

At the end of each day, the caregiver records what subjects their child worked and the amount of time they consumed. Wisconsin lecturers select basic course classes and have the pupil send the finished lessons to them for class evaluation. Educators also have full access to the pupil’s progress and exam results. Instructors have office hours Monday through Friday so that schoolchildren can discuss the lessons with them.

Advantages of partnering with WVS

Partnering with WVS allows Wisconsin districts to expand their resources and offer supplementary high-quality educational options that address specific learners’ needs with flexibility and ease.

Added benefits include:

  • Extended curriculum offerings with unfailingly high-quality, interactive courses
  • Keep the enrollment in your district
  • Wisconsin-certified instructors, trained in online facilitation skills
  • Low cost, evading the usual “start-up” expenditures associated with beginning a virtual program
  • A way out for expelled pupils, at-risk youth, and many other underserved children
  • Stress-free, secure online enrollment
  • Local control over cyber education policies and procedures
  • No schoolbooks to buy (excluding some Advanced Placement courses)
  • Recapture or prevent drop-outs
  • Freedom in selecting time, place and pace in learning
  • Training and technical support — both orientation and ongoing
  • Assistance with policy creation for online learning

*Because of the WDLC — the school is able to reduce the cost of content-only solutions if a school district uses their own instructor to $150 per term course ($100 per semester course aimed at credit recovery).

2019-20 Enrollment Term: August 19, 2019 to June 30, 2020

WVS program is aligned to countrywide and state standards. Standards placement documentation and data are available upon demand. Each semester course equals.5 credits, which is fixed by the school locality upon accomplishment. Course payments are charged per pupil, per subject and include enrollment, software, course simplification by a state-certified instructor, with technical support. AP, HS, and MS courses cost $295 for a semester for a pupil ($325 for non-residents). Credit Recovery courses cost $200 per semester per pupil ($200 for out of state).

All subjects are semester courses, and students are provided up to 5 months (roughly 20 weeks) from the date of registration to complete each AP, HS, MS, or Credit Recovery course.

Parent Questions

If you are a parent of a pupil interested in distance high school courses, here are the answers to often asked questions about (WVS).

High School Program

WVS courses are connected to state and national standards. Course objectives are obtainable

upon demand. Each course contains 5 credits, which is settled by the resident school area

upon graduation. Course payments are charged per schoolchild, per course and include admission, software, course simplification by a certified instructor, and technical support.

Information/requirements for World Language courses:

Materials Needed: Microphone, speakers, and audio recording software required for

carrying out oral assignments.

We recommend the following:

  • Review and compare the course description and curriculum guide.
  • Request WVS Curriculum Review (full course access in a learner view) to decide
  • which course best meets your child’s level based on their earlier courses and knowledge of the language.