School Choice Week

FLVS Corkboard: New Year Edition

By on January 11th, 2019

Happy 2019, FLVS! We hope the new year finds you well.

Now is the time to plan to get involved with all that FLVS has to offer. Here are a few highlights and happenings of what to expect in January and February.

First, we want to remind you that Monday, Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a designated holiday for all FLVS instructors and support staff.  Continue reading


Having the Choice to Travel

By on January 26th, 2017

Traveling with FamilyNational School Choice Week is all about getting to choose the best educational option for your children.

The Didier family chose virtual education so they could travel the world!

This spring, the family will spend one month each in Rome, Barcelona, and Paris. By attending FLVS, the students are able to stay up-to-date with their classes, as well as experience different cultures around the world!

Meet a few other students who have traveled the world, pursued their dreams, and excelled in their personal and professional lives by reading these student success storiesContinue reading


Choose Your Education

By on January 25th, 2017

FL Celebrates National School Choice WeekHaving choices is a beautiful thing.

And it is especially powerful to have a choice when it comes to education. For an entire week (Jan. 22-28), we celebrate National School Choice Week to help bring awareness to all of the different ways students can be educated.

Whether being taught at home, at a brick-and-mortar school, a private school, a magnet school, or even virtually, you or your children are learning, and that’s what really matters.

Here are some excerpts from our Florida Virtual School teachers describing how attending school virtually seems to be the best fit for these students: Continue reading


FLVS Corkboard: January Highlights

By on January 20th, 2017

FLVS January CorkboardJanuary is certainly jumping with activities and things to do!

We’re diving into spring semester full steam ahead, with exciting student events, celebrations, and course options. As always, we encourage you to stay connected with your teacher(s), visit www.flvs.net, and check out our social media pages for more information.

Spring is an important time for those planning ahead for college. If you or your student need help during this process, sit down with our advisement team for an upcoming webinar:

Financial Aid Overview 

Join FLVS on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. for an informative webinar that will review how to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The webinar will also review how to complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) and how to find additional resources to assist students in paying for higher education. Click here to join on Thursday evening.   Continue reading


National School Choice Week 2015

By on January 26th, 2015

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“May I have extra vegetables instead of the chicken on my salad?”

It’s a question I often ask while at restaurants because I’m a vegetarian. Many of you probably know my pain of trying to tailor a restaurant meal to specific needs.  Maybe you have food allergies, picky children, or just want to change your dinner up, but we’ve all faced it.

Luckily, today, restaurants seem more than willing to offer multiple choices, cooking styles, plate sizes, and substitutions. Almost every time, my meal is perfect for ME. It’s been a while since I’ve run into a situation where I didn’t have a choice when looking through a menu. If I did, you can bet your last penny that I wouldn’t go there! Would you? 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