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Chicago Virtual Charter School Report Card

Partnering with K12 curriculum, The Chicago Virtual Charter School (CVCS) works to inspire your child to learn in today's tech-savvy world. Available to Chicago students in grades K-12, this online education option embraces the flexibility that a virtual classroom offers its students.

Test Results
Services
Academic
Financial
General
Guidance Counselor Or Academic TutoringNo
Social Or Emotional CounselingNo
Special ClassificationCharter School
Geographic RestrictionsYes, there are geographical restrictions
Geographic DetailsChicago, IL
International Students AcceptedNo
Enrollment Tests Or RequirementsNo
Campus LocationsYes
Social OpportunitiesIn addition to their required one-day-a-week time in our school building, students are invited to participate in school outings, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, zoos), picnics, and other social events throughout the year. The school expects local clusters of students and parents to get together on a regular basis in their areas. They also are exploring new ways to interact socially using the powerful reach of the Internet. With online discussions and forums, new types of communities can be formed that are based not on geography and place but on shared interests.
Religious AffiliationNONE
AccreditedYes
University AffiliatedNo
Part Time AvailableN/A
Graduation RateN/A
Computer LabNo, Each CVCS family receives a loaner computer and Internet access stipend.
Second Language CourseworkNo ESL. Offers Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Latin and Japanese as part of the coursework.
Necessary Education MaterialsYes. The School provides all the textbooks and instructional materials that are needed to complete the program in grades K-8. These books and materials are sent to students directly. High school courses do not require textbooks, so students receive fewer books and materials than elementary and middle school students.
Hybrid LearningYes
Class ScheduleOn-Demand/Asynchronous Only
Student Success Stories"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. Thank you for making this such an excellent option for us!" -- Parent of two children enrolled in CVCS, grades 2 and 3. ?My son became frustrated and angry with the school system beginning in first grade. He was bullied by many children and criticized and discouraged from further study by staff. But I feel that we are in the right place now with CVCS. My son?s body language and facial expressions are completely different from those of the past 2 months, and he is more confident, spontaneous, excited, and funny. He gave me the longest hug at bedtime last night and said ?thank you.?? -- Parent of a CVCS student, grade 2.
Free TuitionYes
Free Tuition RestrictionsStudents living anywhere within the Chicago city limits may be eligible to attend the Chicago Virtual Charter School. The City of Chicago defines enrollment requirements and eligibility in the charter school law and other applicable legislation. For more information about whether your child qualifies or about openings at the school, please call 866.612.1450.
ScholarshipsN/A
LoansN/A
Payment PlansN/A
DiscountsN/A
Other Financial AssistanceN/A

Please review this school’s standardized test scores and read more about our thoughts on state testing below. Understand that the state test scores below can be a useful indicator of a successful school, but they are not the only indicator.

View Results By Grade & Subject

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3th Grade

Reading

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
67%
State
74%

Math

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
71%
State
86%

Writing

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
31%
State
64%

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4th Grade

Reading

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
59%
State
74%

Math

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
65%
State
86%

Science

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
57%
State
77%

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5th Grade

Reading

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
68%
State
75%

Math

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
66%
State
83%

Writing

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
33%
State
55%

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6th Grade

Reading

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
90%
State
81%

Math

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
84%
State
85%

Writing

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
59%
State
71%

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7th Grade

Reading

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
76%
State
77%

Math

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
72%
State
84%

Science

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
73%
State
82%

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8th Grade

Reading

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
79%
State
84%

Math

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
68%
State
84%

Writing

Illinois Standards Achievement Test

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
66%
State
70%

The debate on the importance and value of standardized test scores has raged across the country for the better part of the decade. On one hand, a standardized test is one of the easiest and simplest ways to compare and contrast the success of students in certain schools and school districts. On the other hand, some students’ academic abilities do not shine through on tests. Here at OnlineSchools.com, we see the validity in both arguments, which is why we chose to present test data for each school without any editorial comment. Understand that test scores can be a useful indicator of a successful school, but they are not the only indicator. Also please note that each state offers slightly different types and versions of these standardized tests, so comparing test results from one state to results from another isn’t informative, or fair. If you have any questions regarding the test scores we have displayed, please contact us and we will be sure to answer your questions to the best of our abilities. Thank you.

At-A-Glance
Level:K - 11 Location:Chicago, IL Free Tuition:Yes Schedule:On-Demand/Asynchronous Only Status:Public
Chicago Virtual Charter School
38 South Peoria
Chicago, IL 60607

(866) 612-1450
www.k12.com