OVEC's complete online curriculum for grades 6 through 12. iClasses.org is the online course component of a non-profit project at the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC), with the goal of providing high-quality, dynamic online courses for students in grades six through twelve. Our digital curriculum was conceived and developed during a five year grant through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education, and has evolved into a useful tool for teachers and students.
Exceptional Children Services (ECS)
ECS is one of eleven Special Education Cooperatives in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is a member the Special Education Cooperative Network. The cooperatives are funded by State-Share-Restricted-Funds from the Kentucky Department of Education, Division of Exceptional Children Services (KDE DECS). Together, the eleven Special Education Cooperatives provide services to every public school district in Kentucky.
The mission of Kentucky’s Special Educational Cooperatives is to enhance the educational opportunities and outcomes of students by providing effective leadership and delivering specialized services in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, local school districts, institutes of higher education, and other service providers.
KY Parent Information & Resource Center (KYPIRC)
The Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC), in partnership with school districts in Kentucky established a statewide Parent Information and Resource Center Program. The goal of the Kentucky Parent Information and Resource Center (KYPIRC) is to provide research – based curriculum materials and a trainer of trainer program for Kentucky collaborative partners and parent involvement leaders and to provide local, regional, and statewide support for parents to enhance their involvement in their children’s education by implementing effective parental involvement policies, programs and activities that will improve children’s academic achievement.
The KYPIRC's central location is in Shelbyville, Kentucky, with 12 Satellite Training Sites and 3 Center Locations with Training Sites. The KYPIRC and satellite sites will partner with schools and other collaborative partners to enhance parent involvement, conduct parent trainings for families with children birth to 12th grade, distribute parenting information, create and maintain a PIRC website, and offer statewide training sessions.
Partnership with the University of Louisville
The University of Louisville and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative formed a partnership in 1991 to offer improved professional development offerings. Over the years the vision of the Partnership has evolved to meet the changing needs of both OVEC districts and the University. OVEC is working closely with the University of Louisville in several initiatives.
Teaching American History (TAH)
An excellent source of American History. TAH informs you, offers tools and tips on their web site.You will find book reviews and footnotes. The Teaching American History Projects collect data from teachers and students.
Head Start / Early Head Start
The Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative Head Start / Early Head Start Program serves 259 preschool children and 92 infants, toddlers and prenatal women in a predominantly rural six county area adjoining the urban sprawl of Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky on the Ohio River in Northern Central Kentucky. A variety of program options including full day/full year center based programs, and full day and part day school year center- based programs are available to meet the specific needs of the population served as determined by the annual Community Needs Assessment. Applications for our Head Start and Early Head Start programs are taken throughout the year by our Family Advocates at the site locations they serve.
School Nutrition Service
- KY Food and Beverage Legislation
- OVEC Food and Beverage Nutritional Information July - December 2009
- OVEC No Vending July - December 2009
- OVEC Vending July - December 2009
Leadership Matters Initiative
- Leadership Matters - OVEC Initiative Flow Chart
- Aspiring Principals Academy
OVEC / UofL Partnership
The University of Louisville and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative formed a partnership in 1991 to offer improved professional development to the districts. Over the years the partnership activities, services and initiatives have expanded into areas other than just professional development, to meet the needs of the districts in OVEC and of the University.
Find information on National Boards, Alternative Certification, Scholastic Audit Process, the Continuing Education Option (CEO) program, and the Future Educators of America clubs.
The College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) Honors and Scholarship Committee awards a limited number of UofL Scholarships each semester to students.