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Students Share Favorite Science Courses

By on January 15th, 2019

This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click

FLVS has a large variety of science courses available for students to take! From Biology to Physics, there are interesting classes that will appeal to every type of student. The following courses are student-selected favorites that range from middle school to high school level and follow a variety of scientific topics. Continue reading



School Counselors Are Celebrated Nationally! School Counseling Week: Feb. 1–5, 2016

By on February 2nd, 2016

School Counseling Week

From Feb. 1–5, 2016, Florida Virtual School celebrates National School Counseling Week. Each year we celebrate the unique contribution our professional school counselors, within FLVS and nationwide, contribute to our schools.

We celebrate the counselor who day after day helps our students prepare for life after high school. We celebrate the counselor who day after day helps our students learn from their failures and celebrate their victories, no matter how large or small. We celebrate the counselor who day after day helps our students learn to overcome personal and academic challenges so as to reach and build the future they seek. Continue reading


FLVS Offering Free Driver Education Permit Exam

By 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.

Driver EdFlorida 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


Election Day: Go Vote!

By on November 4th, 2014

votedToday marks the end of the numerous political ads, signs, and chatter between colleagues about political candidates (until the next election, anyway). November 4, Election Day… let me tell you a little bit about what this day feels like to us in the policy world.

Today is a day where everyone involved waits. For candidates, there are no more efforts to be made – no more campaign stops or debates. For us policy devotees, there are no more “what if” scenarios running through our heads. It’s finally time to get an answer. It’s time to find out who our elected officials will be. But believe me, the wait feels like forever!   Continue reading


Go Ahead: Succeed with FLVS Contest

By on September 16th, 2014

PhotocontestThis year, FLVS is excited to host our fall photo contest allowing students to share their success stories. We know our students are fascinating people who use the flexibility provided by FLVS to do great things – and we want to hear all about it! Using Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, we are asking students to show how FLVS has helped them succeed. You can even win a tablet!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve received all kinds of great submissions that showcase how unique Florida Virtual School students really are. We’ve heard from kids who act, students who travel all over the world, and those who just want to get their education in peace. We have met girls who play football, wrestle, or compete as archers. We have students who volunteer for Special Olympics, pursue creative hobbies and career opportunities, and finish high school early. Check them out here! Continue reading


Communication is Critical

By on March 7th, 2014

teacher communicationThe Importance of Effective Communication between Teachers and Parents

I have been teaching for almost nine years, most of that time being in the traditional classroom. When I came to FLVS last year, I was seriously impressed with the level of care and importance that is placed on effective parent communication.

Regular communication, however, does not necessarily equal effective communication. Whether meeting face-to-face, virtually, or by phone, misunderstandings can happen. I wanted to share with you some insights and tips I have found useful as a teacher to keep communication with parents effective: Continue reading


Finding Connection in a Virtual World

By on February 19th, 2014

flvs globalAs published in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Students, like all people, want to feel valued and cared about. They crave connection, understanding, and desire relationships that make them feel positive about themselves. Finding acceptance and encouragement at school can often be difficult, but at FLVS Global School, students have the opportunity to not only navigate their education, but to establish great connections as well.

FLVS Global School is an established leader in developing and providing online and blended education solutions to students in grades 6-12 worldwide. It was created during the 2000 Florida State Legislative session as the national and international arm of Florida Virtual School, the first statewide, Internet-based public high school in the United States. Continue reading


Diverse Options for Quality Education

By on January 31st, 2014

school choice week“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.”  Robert Maynard Hutchins, educational philosopher

Opening and fueling (or feeding) the minds of students is the purpose of education and ultimately what every family wants for their children.

For 15 years, I’ve been an educator and I have never been more optimistic about the future of education in Florida.

Today, families have a range of diverse options for quality education for their children in grades Kindergarten-12, whether they attend their traditional brick-and-mortar public school, are home schooled, attend virtual public school through Florida Virtual School Full Time, go to a blended online/on-site public school in some states, or choose to enroll their children anywhere in between to learn. Continue reading


FLVS Student Wins the US Open Boys’ Doubles

By on November 5th, 2013

Blog_cover_tennisFLVS Full Time student Martin Redlicki practiced tirelessly to win the US Open boys’ doubles on Saturday, September 7th.

As if that wasn’t enough, he also is taking senior level courses, with two of those courses being Honors, here at FLVS.

Martin certainly had a unique experience at the tournament.  Continue reading