What Makes IVLA Different?

Founded by an Experienced
Teacher and Mother 

In the early 2000’s, a mother was looking for an online school for her child and wasn’t happy with the options she found. Like any mother, she wanted the best for her student. There had to be someone out there who offered a top-level education AND a more personal experience than the giant online schools she kept coming across. Being the tenacious woman that she was (and still is) she set out to create a solution for the gap she felt needed to be filled. Between her long-standing experience as a professor and the trustworthy business partners she sought after, IVLA was founded on the virtues of providing a personal experience for families that exceeded what was currently available.
Since that time, IVLA has continued to incorporate new ways of improving the online learning experience by engaging with students and their families and listening to their wants and needs. If we had to pick one thing that separates us from other online schools, it’s our personalized approach that truly makes us different.

We Offer a Highly Personalized Educational Experience

Personal Support from IVLA Staff - Never Call Centers
We do not rely on call centers or other outside resources when it comes to providing support to future or current IVLA families. The result of this open communication means every IVLA staff member is informed about all aspects of our school. From updates in our online course offerings to sharing student success stories, we’re a team of individuals you will soon know by name.

Teacher Communication
Additionally, we provide our teachers the support they need to offer the best learning experience to each of their students. Your student’s teacher will be the same individual who grades your student’s work, communicates your student’s progress to you, and provides further educational support when your student needs it. Similarly, each student will be partnered with a Success Coach to provide guidance throughout their entire educational career with IVLA.
We pride ourselves on providing a highly personalized experience throughout the entire educational process. It begins with live support at enrollment and academic planning and continues with teacher feedback regarding your child’s academic growth. Throughout the process, an IVLA certified teacher and Success Coach works with you and your child to ensure your child’s academic success both now and in preparation for the future.

IVLA Students & Parents Define Their Own Success

  • Levi Ladd

    IVLA  9th grader, Levi Ladd switched to online school when he realized his dreams of becoming an actor, singer, and dancer. Now Levi can better balance his time between school and the demands of the entertainment industry.

    Lili Krasovec

    Meet 17-year-old basketball superstar and IVLA 10th grader, Lili Krasovec. Lili's dream is to become a professional basketball player! She currently plays for the national women's basketball team in her home country of Hungary

    Sydney Fisher

    Meet Sydney Fisher, an impressive high school senior at IVLA! Sydney is also a member of the National Honor Society, editor of the school newsletter, and the leader of the Art Club!
  • Brenda Shiekh

    Mother to 9 Children Enrolled in IVLA

    Talia Little

    IVLA 2020 Graduate Who Earned Full Ride to Boise State University

    Thoreson Sheppard

    A biathlete, rock climber, ballet dancer, musician and straight-A student.
  • Aslina Chua

    IVLA Graduate, MSU Graduate, Current Medical School Student. Aslina Chua was an IVLA student who was able to complete her studies while competing in tennis. Aslina then attended Michigan State University, playing tennis for the school. After graduating with her bachelors in physiology, she’s now attending medical school in France.
    Traveling Great American Loop

    David Del Negro

    Not many students take us up on “anywhere in the world” quite as literally as David Del Negro and his family. Over the last year, the Del Negro’s have been traveling the Great American Loop by boat while David completes his first year of high school.
    Dillan McDonough

    Dillan McDonough

    IVLA student Dillan McDonough has been calling the greater United States his home for the better part of 2021. Originally from South Carolina, he has been traveling the country with his parents and dog, Buddy, since April
  • Levi Ladd

    IVLA  9th grader, Levi Ladd switched to online school when he realized his dreams of becoming an actor, singer, and dancer. Now Levi can better balance his time between school and the demands of the entertainment industry.
  • Sydney Fisher

    Meet Sydney Fisher, an impressive high school senior at IVLA! Sydney is also a member of the National Honor Society, editor of the school newsletter, and the leader of the Art Club!
  • Lili Krasovec

    Meet 17-year-old basketball superstar and IVLA 10th grader, Lili Krasovec. Lili's dream is to become a professional basketball player! She currently plays for the national women's basketball team in her home country of Hungary
  • Brenda Shiekh

    Mother to 9 Children Enrolled in IVLA
  • Talia Little

    IVLA 2020 Graduate Who Earned Full Ride to Boise State University
  • Thoreson Sheppard

    A biathlete, rock climber, ballet dancer, musician and straight-A student.
  • Aslina Chua

    After her high school career with IVLA, Aslina Chua  attended Michigan State University, playing tennis for the school. After graduating with her bachelors in physiology, she’s now attending medical school in France.
  • Traveling Great American Loop

    David Del Negro

    Not many students take us up on “anywhere in the world” quite as literally as David Del Negro and his family. Over the last year, the Del Negro’s have been traveling the Great American Loop by boat while David completes his first year of high school.
  • Dillan McDonough

    Dillan McDonough

    IVLA student Dillan McDonough has been calling the greater United States his home for the better part of 2021. Originally from South Carolina, he has been traveling the country with his parents and dog, Buddy, since April

Our Commitment

Mauricio Gutierrez tennis player and online student
Mauricio Gutierrez, IVLA student and Peruvian tennis player

Socialization

Socialization is an important aspect to education that we pay special attention to. IVLA students are given a chance to meet other students from around the globe in a fun, relaxed, and safe online environment through homeroom, weekly social hours, an IVLA-only social media platform, as well as various clubs like the National Honor Society. IVLA encourages its students to take advantage of these social activities, as we believe they are instrumental in promoting enhanced responsibility, self-control, cooperation, and assertion, which are the four primary components of social skills.

College Readiness

In an era of alarmingly poor academic achievement for U.S. public school students, IVLA is committed to preparing its students to excel at the collegiate level. We design personalized academic plans for each student, and an IVLA Success Coach works with each student to ensure that the student sticks to their plan and achieves academic success. Our commitment to academic excellence is further demonstrated by IVLA having its own chapter with the National Honor Society. IVLA is proud to see its graduates go on to attend universities such as Stanford, the University of Texas, Penn State, the University of Michigan, and many more.
Briana Street
Former IVLA student, Briana Street, after she was accepted to Tuskegee University
IVLA Graduate and Published Photographer, Taya Ivanova

Support

At the end of the day, IVLA is a service provider. We understand that our students and families come to us because they demand a higher level of both student support and commitment to helping their child maximize their academic achievement. That is why IVLA provides a dedicated Success Coach to work with both the student and family to monitor the student’s academic progress while also providing critical guidance. Additionally, we provide live tutoring for students who would like more assistance in any given subject.

Personalization

IVLA prides itself on providing a highly personalized experience throughout the entire educational process. It begins with live support during the enrollment process and academic planning phase and continues with Teacher feedback regarding your child’s academic process. Throughout the process a certified teacher and Success Coach works with both you and your child to ensure your child’s academic success.
High School Student, Christian Dresser, a competitive motocrosser 

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