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Iowa Learning Online grows in popularity

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Iowa Learning Online is partnering with 74 Iowa high schools this fall, representing a 45 percent increase over last fall. The growth in popularity is expected to continue into the spring semester, which is now open for enrollment.

Iowa Learning Online, also known by its acronym ILO, is gaining popularity among school administrators and students alike because it offers more than 40 high school courses including economics with financial literacy, health, trigonometry, physics, anatomy and physiology, marine science, art appreciation, five world languages and many more. Visit the Iowa Learning Online website for a complete list of course opportunities.

The Iowa Department of Education’s virtual learning program, ILO offers schools an opportunity to provide online course offerings to students at no cost to the student or district. Iowa Learning Online is not a school, but a support system for accredited Iowa schools, school districts, and dually enrolled home school families. Students remain enrolled at their local schools. Local school districts decide whether students participate in an ILO course and upon completion of the course, award the student credit on their local school transcript.

Iowa Learning Online is designed to serve schools by:

  • Providing rigorous, Iowa Core-aligned courses taught by appropriately endorsed Iowa-licensed teachers.
  • Expanding curriculum offerings.
  • Assisting with scheduling frustrations, credit recovery, and credit advancement.
  • Providing opportunities to experience high-quality learning in a collaborative and interactive online environment.  
  • Serving in an “offer and teach” capacity when a school has made every effort but has been unable to secure a properly endorsed teacher. The Iowa Learning Online (ILO) Substitution Application is available on the Iowa Department of Education CASA system.

To learn more or enroll now, visit or contact Cale Roe at and 515-782-7680.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on February 21, 2018 at 12:48am.