FLVS Corkboard: Back to School Edition

Some of you may be new to FLVS and others have been with us through the summer, but we want to officially welcome everyone to the start of the 2017-18 school year!

This year marks our 20th anniversary, and we could not be more excited. FLVS has come a long way from our humble beginnings in 1997 when we opened our virtual doors. Now we are celebrating 20 years of innovative student learning! Check out our video, milestones, pinboard, and more at flvs.net/20-years.

You can also subscribe to the blog to view our 20-year series!


Help Us Celebrate 20 Years

In recognition of this huge milestone, we invite YOU to celebrate with us!

We’d love for you to send a photo of yourself holding up a sign that says “Happy 20th” or “Congratulations on 20,” etc. by Monday, Aug. 28 to socialmedia@flvs.net.

Your photo might be shared on social media or displayed during a slideshow presentation for FLVS staff. By sending your photo, you are giving permission for FLVS to use your photo; first name only will be used if on social media.


Explore FLVS Flex Elementary

Also contributing to our excitement this year is the fact that all Florida elementary students are now able to enroll in FLVS. Thanks to modified state eligibility requirements, FLVS Flex Elementary can now serve all students in Kindergarten-5th grade. Families of registered students can join our FLVS Flex Elementary Facebook group to help connect their education and home life. FLVS Flex Elementary school began Aug. 14, and students, teachers, and staff are ready for a fantastic year!


Register for Fall

It’s not too late to sign up for fall. Fall is a great time to get ahead, make up a credit, take a course that is not offered at school, or satisfy your online graduation requirement.

Check out our featured courses and set your schedule today!


FLVS Virtual Student Club Rush

Want to connect with other FLVS students and make new friends? Club applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 school year and can be found here. FLVS is hosting a Virtual Student Club Rush on Monday, Aug. 28 from 6-8 p.m. Join us Aug. 28 to learn about the many clubs offered to FLVS Full Time and FLVS Flex students here. Hope to see you there!


Student Scholarships

Did you know that five students from the 2017 FLVS Full Time graduating class received a scholarship? The FLVS Foundation, funded through generous gifts from the McCoy Federal Credit Union and several donors, awarded five seniors $1,000 to the college or university of his/her choice.

Please join us in congratulating the 2017 Blocker Scholars:

  • Sydney Cruces (Champions Gate) – Santa Fe College/University of Florida
  • Allison Freebern (Davenport) – Polk State College/Seminole State College
  • Amy Garcia Fernandez (Miami Beach) – Miami Dade College
  • Olivia Horne (Ponte Vedra Beach) – Vanderbilt University
  • Kevin Treadway (Lakeland) –  Syracuse University

Hispanic Heritage Contests

Florida Kindergarten-12 students are invited to participate in the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month contests. The theme for this year’s essay and art contests is “A Recognition of the Role of Hispanic-Americans in Shaping Florida Today.” Students are asked to share how Hispanic Floridians have impacted our state’s history and culture.

All entries must be mailed or submitted online and received by 5 p.m. Sept. 12. More information about the contests, including entry forms and guidelines, can be found at www.FloridaHispanicHeritage.com.


As you can see, there’s lots happening already!

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Suzan KurdakSuzan Kurdak is a published author, blogger, and communication specialist who joined Florida Virtual School in 2011. She is passionate about boosting and encouraging others to live life to their fullest potential. Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/suzanzan.



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