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FLVS Corkboard: April Highlights

By on April 20th, 2018

We were once approaching April and now we’re rapidly advancing toward May!

Not only are there lots of activities, schoolwork, and projects going on, but incredible volunteer efforts as well. FLVS would like to take a moment to thank all the FLVS Full Time 6-12 grade students and families who participated in our FLVS Earth/Environmental Day across the state. View photos here!

Want to join in other upcoming activities? We have several to choose from!

Shakespeare Festival

William Shakespeare, English poet, playwright, and actor, is an undeniable and unforgettable literary figure. His 37 plays and 154 sonnets are considered the most important and enduring ever written. FLVS is proud to host the 10th Annual Shakespeare Festival on April 25-26.

Here is the schedule of live lessons and presentations that celebrate his life, work, and continued influence.

Wednesday, April 25:

  • Disorders of Shakespeare (Psychology 1) @ 6 pm, Room 1
  • FAC Shakespeare Musical (Fine Art Club) @ 7pm, Room 2
  • Shakespeare Modernized (Book Club) @ 8pm, Room 1

Thursday, April 26:

  • STEAMy Shakespeare (STEAM) @ 5pm, Room 1
  • Much Ado about Nothing- Literacy Team @ 6pm, Room 2
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream Short Story (Creative Writing Club) @ 7pm, Room 1
  • Roman Influences in Macbeth (Latin Club) @ 8pm, Room 2

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Chess Club

The FLVS Chess Club is hosting a schoolwide Chess Tournament!

Join the fun on Thursday, May 3. The tournament will be single elimination with prizes for first and second place. Students interested in playing should email Mr. Lambart at by Friday, April 27.

Please include your name, whether you are in FLVS Full Time or FLVS Flex, and chess level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced).

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week begins Monday, May 7. Have an outstanding teacher at FLVS (or two or three or more!) you’d like to give a shout out to?

Consider posting a personal message on the FLVS Facebook page or on Instagram or Twitter using hashtag #FLVSTAW. They appreciate YOU and your words of encouragement so much.

Upcoming Webinar: NCAA Info Session

Are you a student athlete? Have you ever dreamed of playing sports in college? If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, join the FLVS School Counseling Team on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. EST for our “NCAA Information Session!” We will be covering important NCAA eligibility requirement updates and provide great tips on how to make sure you are on your way to playing competitive college sports.

Visit on May 22 at 6:30 to get in the game!

Summer Enrollment

Taking courses during the summer is perfect because you can:

  • Learn a new language
  • Fulfill your online graduation requirement
  • Get ahead on your courses
  • Make up a course credit
  • Explore an interesting elective not offered at your school
  • Earn an industry certification

Check out our featured courses for summer and sign up today!

What It’s Like Being a Student at FLVS Full Time

By on March 30th, 2018

Thinking about the past five and a half years of being a student at FLVS Full Time, it would be impossible to count all the times I was asked “Wait, you’re in virtual school? What is that like?”

Today I will answer that very question: What is it like to be a Florida Virtual School Full Time student? Continue reading

Building an Elementary Community at FLVS Full Time

By on March 27th, 2018

This post was written by our FLVS Full Time Elementary Principal for 2018-19, Mr. Marc Rummler. 

Even though it seems early, now is the time to start thinking about next school year for many FLVS families and parents across the state. With enrollment for FLVS Full Time now open for the 2018-19 school year, I would like to share a bit about what our online school will offer our younger students for the upcoming school year.

This year, FLVS Full Time is looking forward to accepting students in grades Kindergarten – 5 with a new elementary curriculum. Continue reading

6 Things to Think About When Starting High School

By on March 15th, 2018

One of the most important times of a student’s life is the transition from middle school to high school. Students often ponder important questions about high school, such as:

What should I wear the first day? How can I get into PE with my best friend? How am I supposed to get from one side of the campus to the other in two minutes?

While these questions might be on the forefront of an 8th grader’s mind, there are other important questions that they want to be thinking of before heading to high school. Continue reading

For the Love of Grammar

By on March 2nd, 2018

What’s something everyone uses every single day, but is not often thought about? Give up? It’s grammar!

National Grammar Day is observed in the United States on March 4. It was established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough, author of “Things That Make Us [Sic]” and founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar. Continue reading

Olympic-Sized Learning

By on February 28th, 2018

Photo Courtesy Classroom Champions

Picture this: You log in to your live lesson. Instead of your usual teacher, you see that your teacher is Erin Hamlin, four-time Olympic medalist and the flag bearer for Team USA at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony!

This is exactly what some of our Mega News Network student-journalists experienced on Thursday, February 22 when they participated in an online chat with Olympic athletes live from South Korea! What a great way to celebrate Digital Learning Day!

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Celebrating Digital Learning at FLVS

By on February 22nd, 2018

Every year, FLVS faculty and staff attend In-Service Training Days in Orlando. It’s always a great opportunity to discuss educational advancements and explore new technologies. This year’s training was held in November and I truly think it’s one of the best times of the year for FLVS teachers.

Our annual In-Service Training Days give us a chance to “sharpen the saw,” collaborate, and network with other colleagues. (It’s kind of like a very productive high school reunion where you get to see your teammates face to face.) Once you get over how great your team leader looks with her new hair color, you can start brainstorming ways to make your live lessons more engaging next semester! Continue reading

Career and Technical Education Month

By on February 13th, 2018

In honor of Career and Technical Education Month, a public awareness campaign takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. I would like to recognize all of our outstanding CTE educators and students for making a difference in the world.

Each month, FLVS CTE will focus on a different soft skill that is essential for today’s students as they enter college or the workforce. This month’s focus is communication. Continue reading