FLVS Corkboard: June Highlights

Hey students and parents—Summer’s in full swing and we have some sun-sational tidbits to share!

But first, a few reminders…

Mark your calendar for the upcoming holiday! In observance of Independence Day, the week of July 3rd (July 3-7) has been designated a holiday break for all FLVS instructors and support staff. The Customer Service Center will be closed on Monday, July 4 only. Students are encouraged to continue their studies as courses remain open, but please be mindful that there will be a brief delay in teacher response. Have a wonderful and safe holiday!

Planning to take FLVS courses this summer? There’s still time to sign up, but don’t delay. Start by browsing our featured summer courses.

Ready to get started? Sign up today!


Elementary Restrictions Removed

As of July 1, 2017, ALL Florida students have access to virtual education in the state of Florida! Gov. Rick Scott officially signed a bill on June 15 that removed eligibility restrictions that impacted students in grades 2-5. Now 1,000+ elementary students who currently take courses with FLVS can return for the coming school year!

FLVS is very grateful to the Florida Legislature and Gov. Scott for supporting the removal of virtual education restrictions.

Learn more about FLVS Flex Elementary, a unique program following a flexible learning model that offers a comprehensive elementary curriculum, including Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, and Technology at www.flvs.net/elementary.


FLVS Student Success Stories

12-Year-Old Starts College

Palm Coast resident and FLVS student Daniella Fernandes will be starting college before she even becomes a teenager! Daniella accelerated her learning by taking online courses, becoming the youngest student in Flagler County to take dual enrollment college classes at the age of 12. Learn more about this amazing student here.

Student Finishes Leadership Course Suite

Seventeen-year-old Lily Dial is set for success as she is the first student to complete all five leadership courses offered by FLVS and Mawi Learning. She aced the suite of courses which include Critical Thinking and Study Skills, Leadership Skills Development, Peer Counseling (1 and 2), and Career Research and Decision Making.

The student “Turbo Leader” says, “Mawi classes not only put me on the fast track to college planning, but taught me how to be a leader in all situations – but it doesn’t stop with me. I can help others around me with the tools Mawi taught me. I’m even attending a leadership conference in Washington this summer to further my learning of how to step up in this world and take charge to be the change and be a leader throughout life.”


New Middle School Peer Counseling Course Available

Attention all middle school students: Want to build confidence and acquire tools to help you succeed in school and beyond? Interested to learn how to make peer pressure work for you instead of against you? If so, then the M/J Peer Counseling course offered by FLVS and Mawi Learning is for you! In this two-segment, 1-credit elective course students learn about:

  • Self-awareness and human needs
  • Improving peer and family relationships
  • Active listening, expression, and conflict resolution
  • Goal setting and personal choices

M/J Peer Counseling is free to all Florida middle school students, grades 6-8. Start your leadership path in middle school and set yourself up to succeed! Visit FLVS.net/courses to learn more and sign up today.


Virge Literary Magazine

The Spring issue of the 2017 FLVS Virge Literary Magazine, “Space and Time,” is posted online. Check out this beautiful publication featuring original works in writing, photography, art, and design by our talented students. Thank you to the students who submitted their work for this edition. Virge will be accepting submissions again in August 2017.

View the latest issue here.


New Process for Scholarship Invoices

Scholarship recipients utilizing FLVS as an educational opportunity are considered private-pay students, as outlined by the Florida Department of Education. Beginning July 1, 2017, the enrollment and invoicing process will change as FLVS will require invoice approval prior to a student being cleared for placement in his/her requested course(s). The price is $267 per half-credit enrollment and $534 per full-credit course. Each half-credit enrollment has a grace period during which a student can withdraw and receive a refund. If a parent prefers not to be billed upfront for both half credits, FLVS can approve the placement for the first half credit of the course and request placement in the second half credit when ready.

For more scholarship student information, click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please email PLSAinfo@flvs.net or call 407-513-3596.


Sign Up for a Full-Credit AP Course

AP courses are a great way to get a jump-start on college credit. An AP course is a college-level learning experience designed for high school students entering grades 9-12. The deadline to sign up for a full-credit AP course is Nov. 30, 2017.

Visit FLVS.net/courses to learn more about prerequisites and your readiness to take a college-level course.


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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