It’s March, and minus the cold snap madness, spring has sprung—and FLVS continues to sow seeds of learning!
While you may be rooted in the “here and now” of schoolwork and tasks to accomplish this semester, we understand that some of you may already be thinking of life after high school. For many, that may mean college. Or, maybe you think you’d like to go to college but aren’t sure if you “have what it takes” or if you can afford it.
Great news! If you are a student in Florida, you can learn how to prepare for college without leaving your home. (But we do recognize that leaving the home is ultimately the goal of every child—and their parents.)
Virtual College Week
You can explore the notion of college all from your living room if you make plans now to participate in Virtual College Week, April 4-6. Presented by FloridaShines, students and parents can get free expert advice on all things college-related, including the admissions process and financial aid. Gather important information, ask questions, hear from others—demystify college at no cost. Continue reading
If you’re at least 14.5 years old, the free Driver Education and Traffic Safety course at FLVS will help you prepare to obtain your Florida Learner’s Permit.
This half-credit course covers the rules of the road and gives students access to a variety of road simulations, giving them a chance to see real-world driving situations right from the computer.
Students who successfully complete the course receive the Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Training (TLSAE) waiver required to get their permit. They also have the opportunity to take their permit exam online with Driversed.com completely free. Continue reading
Have you ever stopped and thought about the wide variety of products, resources, and learning opportunities available at Florida Virtual School? As an FLVS student, I appreciate that FLVS and its teachers offer many different paths and methods for learning. Two fun new mobile apps include Solar Skate and Cave Bro.
In the game Solar Skate, you navigate through a skating course, solving math puzzle challenges as you skate away. You skateboard after an alien bully in the game named Noswad, who has taken Zach and wrecked the skate course. You can have fun in this game while practicing a few math skills on the side.
Another new adventure at Florida Virtual School is Cave Bro.
When I was younger, I had all odds stacked against me when it came to learning how to drive. For starters, I have a winter birthday and grew up in the Northern state of Pennsylvania. Those of you familiar with PA can probably already picture it. Teenage me behind the wheel of my Dad’s car (stick-shift no less) surrounded by snow, freezing rain falling from the sky, low visibility, and my route was none other than the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. My poor father…I had some exciting experiences and he had some pretty terrifying ones as my teacher.
I’m fairly certain that he (and everyone else in my family, including the dogs) wished I could go to the Driver Education class at school. This was a job for a professional. Unfortunately for them, the class was based on a lottery system and I was never lucky enough to ‘win’ a spot and my Dad was on his own. Continue reading