By Guest Blogger on September 5th, 2017
This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.
Despite money management being a highly important life skill, a survey conducted in 2016 states that only 17 states in the US require a personal finance class to graduate high school. This has remained unchanged since 2014. Luckily, FLVS offers a “Personal and Family Finance” class to help prepare students for graduation. This is only one of many important electives that FLVS offers! Continue reading
By Suzan Kurdak on April 20th, 2017
April showers may bring May flowers, but both months ultimately mean…we’re sailing into summer!
Speaking of cruising…
Shakespeare Fest 2017 was a great success! For those who were unable to attend or want to catch up on a session they missed, leave us a comment below to request the recordings!
Thank you to all of the teachers, sponsors, and student presenters who helped to make this such a spectacular event!
And while we’re on the subject of thanking teachers, don’t forget that Teacher Appreciation Week begins Monday, May 1. If you have an outstanding teacher 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! Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on February 16th, 2016
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
By Guest Blogger on August 17th, 2015
This article was written and published by a Florida Virtual School student for the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.
Florida Virtual School students will now be able to take the Florida learner’s license exam for free online after completing the Driver Education/Traffic Safety course!
FLVS has partnered with DriversEd.com to grant students a waiver for one free permit exam, worth $24.95, along with 50 practice exams.
Additionally, the course, which is also free, fulfills the state’s Traffic Laws and Substance Abuse Education four-hour course requirement, awards high school students a half credit elective, provides possibility for insurance discounts, and offers “behind the wheel training” for Orange and Polk county residents. Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on December 11th, 2014
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.
By Holly Sagues on June 26th, 2014
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