Authorizer - Indiana Virtual School

Indiana Virtual School

A public online charter school authorized by Daleville Community Schools
operated by the Indiana Virtual Education Foundation

Indiana Virtual School (INVS) is an online public charter school for grades 6-12 authorized by Daleville Community Schools under Indiana Code 20-24. Unlike traditional schools, INVS delivers all of its instruction through online technology. Students can log in to complete their work from anywhere, at any time of the day, and proceed through their coursework at a pace appropriate for their needs. INVS must meet state and federal accountability requirements in Indiana (Public Law 221 – Indiana's A-F Model - and No Child Left Behind) in addition to those set out in our charter.

Daleville Community Schools is committed to fulfilling its role as a high-quality charter school authorizer by holding Indiana Virtual School accountable across a variety of performance dimensions. This accountability systemis rooted in DCS’s guiding principles:

Students First.

When performing its duties, DCS will always assess whether the best interests of students are being met.

Excellence in Leadership.

Operating a high-performing charter school requires excellent leadership from school boards and staff. DCS will authorize Indiana Virtual School to the extent that it can demonstrate strong leadership at both the school governance and administrative levels.

High Expectations.

DCS expects Indiana Virtual School to set high academic achievement expectations and ethical standards for students and staff. Similarly, DCS will establish high performance expectations and ethical standards for itself and for Indiana Virtual School.

Rigorous and Transparent Accountability.

DCS will hold Indiana Virtual School accountable for performance through rigorous and transparent accountability mechanisms. In turn, DCS will be held to a high performance bar by the State Board of Education.

In addition, the accountability system strives to achieve the appropriate balance between an authorizer’s obligation to protect student and public interests and uphold school autonomy.