By Guest Blogger on November 7th, 2023
A National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Experience
This blog was written by Joi T., 12th grade Florida Virtual School Flex student in Miami
“You can make anything by writing.” – C.S. Lewis
As I began my journey to become a teen author, I imagined new worlds, exciting adventures, and a story my peers could relate to. I loved seeing myself in the characters I read and watching how they could overcome any conflict that arose in their lives. However, I felt like I was not always represented by those characters. So, when I was invited to participate last year in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) by my Florida Virtual School (FLVS) English teacher, I was ecstatic.Continue reading
By Elizabeth Jones on November 1st, 2023
As a little girl, I loved field trips. I sought out opportunities to travel and learn about the world around me. From visiting the local science center to seeing historic monuments on family road trips, there was always something new to discover. These moments with my family fostered a life-long love for learning through travel and exploration.
Now as a parent myself, I have the opportunity to foster a love for learning in my child like my parents did with me. We often find ourselves exploring beaches, aquariums, and petting zoos where my son learns all about Florida’s wildlife. Not only are these moments we’ll cherish for a lifetime, but that will also help him build real-life connections to the world.Continue reading
By Elizabeth Jones on October 25th, 2023
When it comes to online learning, there’s a lot to consider. From the school option you choose to the courses your child takes. You may also be considering, “Will my child still have the opportunity to socialize and build relationships with peers?”Continue reading
By Katie Hodgins on October 17th, 2023
Let’s talk about something important – cell phones and driving. When they mix, it can be a recipe for disaster.
So, what’s the deal? Well, it’s all about distracted driving, and it’s a big problem, especially for new teen drivers. Did you know that every day, nine people in the United States lose their lives because of distracted driving? That’s nine too many, and the truth is, it’s totally preventable.Continue reading
By Katie Hodgins on October 11th, 2023
Whether you’re a seasoned Florida Virtual School (FLVS) student, or just starting your educational journey in the online world, the FLVS team is standing by to assist you with whatever questions you have or resources you need. Looking to learn more about the resources available to you as an FLVS student? Keep reading below.Continue reading
By Katie Hodgins on September 28th, 2023
As we gear up for the cool, colorful autumn days, we’ve got an exciting student activity to kick off the season – Hispanic Heritage Month! It’s a time when we honor and cherish the rich cultural tapestry woven by Hispanic and Latino communities, celebrating their contributions to art, history, and society. At the heart of this celebration is the inspiring story of one of our amazing students, a beacon of excellence at Florida Virtual School (FLVS), whose accomplishments not only shine a light on Hispanic heritage but also exemplify the power of determination, intellect, and athleticism.Continue reading
By Katie Hodgins on September 25th, 2023
Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey through the vibrant flavors of the Sunshine State! Juliet K., a talented seventh grader from Florida Virtual School (FLVS), captured the hearts and palates of judges at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 2022 Lunchroom Wars student chef cook-off. Her mouthwatering creation: the Florida Portabella Bruschetta Burger paired with Florida sweet corn and tomatoes, accompanied by a side of delectable truffle fries. Let’s explore how Juliet’s passion for cooking, educational experience, and determination led her to victory.Continue reading
By Kayle Gattuso on September 21st, 2023
Serving thousands of students virtually across the state and nation takes a devoted, enthusiastic, and caring team of educators. Our extraordinary teachers and support staff are dedicated to putting students at the center of every decision, inspiring them to pursue their dreams every day. This is why we are excited to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements through our annual awards.
Continue reading to discover how this year’s honorees are revolutionizing online learning and putting the needs of our students and team members first.Continue reading
By Elizabeth Jones on September 13th, 2023
Let’s be honest, the perks of online learning with Florida Virtual School (FLVS) are pretty great, from choosing courses you actually want to take to the extra time you get in your day to focus on hobbies. Even so, we need to address the elephant in the room. . . discussion-based assessments (DBAs).
We know DBAs can be a little nerve-wracking for FLVS students—but no need to worry. Our alumni have your back. Here are five tips to help you ace your next DBA from FLVS Class of 2023 alumni:Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on September 7th, 2023
This blog was written by D’Liyah L., 2022-23 ninth grade Vice President of the Florida Virtual High School Student Government
Hi everyone! My name is D’Liyah (more preferably Lee-Ah) L., and I am a current 10th grader at Florida Virtual High School. Last year, I served as the 2022-23 ninth grade Vice President of the Florida Virtual High School Student Government. I am also part of the AICE Cambridge program and the National Society of High School Scholars. Outside of school, I like to sing, write, and dance. In this blog, I’m going to take you through my typical day as a Florida Virtual High School student.Continue reading