Wisconsin Virtual School
Wisconsin Virtual School (WVS) was created as a statewide online program originating out of Cooperative Educational Service Agency #9 in 2000, and has operated independently as the state virtual school since 2008. WVS offers courses for students in grades 6-12 and provided 9,296 course enrollments in SY 2019-20. WVS provides Wisconsin certified instructors, and standards based, innovative, engaging online courses. WVS is part of the Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative, a partnership with the Wisconsin eSchool Network and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, with a combined 60,000+ online course enrollments in SY 2019-20. Districts choose WVS courses and services to expand and implement digital curriculum, easy start-up with no minimum enrollments, they retain local control over virtual education policies and procedures, the online options help keep students in the resident district rather than looking for online or blended education options elsewhere and WVS online courses prepare students for career and college readiness skills needed for higher education and the workforce.
- WVS serves 200+ school districts in Wisconsin and more than 300 schools.
- WVS has a growing franchise model or “use your own teacher in our infrastructure” which grew in number of districts participating rapidly in late 2020. Growth was contributed to the addition of a K-5 content only solution to be used with local district teachers.
- As a collaborative partner in the Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative (WDLC), we are building an awareness of the partnership that connects school districts with the right path and right resources at the right time to implement digital learning initiatives and options for students.