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 served over 7000 course enrollments in SY 2017-18. WVS provides Wisconsin certified instructors, and standards based, innovative, engaging online courses. WVS is part of the Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative, a partnership between with the Wisconsin eSchool Network and the Department of Public Instruction, with a combined 45,000 online course enrollments in SY 2018-19. 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.
- As a statewide collaborative effort, Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative (WDLC) shares knowledge and resources with K-12 schools, districts, and agencies who want to start or improve their online and blended learning practice. WDLC offers quality planning strategies, connections to implementation solutions, and peer-led learning opportunities that empower schools and districts to meet a wide array of learner needs for choice, flexibility, and instructional support.