Take Online Guitar Lessons for Free with Florida Virtual School
By Elizabeth Jones on March 29th, 2023
Whether you’re a Swiftie or not, you’ve probably heard of Taylor Swift. From her nine No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, to her viral 2023 ‘Eras Tour,’ the American singer-songwriter has taken the world by storm. Even so, you may be surprised to hear that she didn’t learn guitar until she was around 12 years old—and you can too!
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) offers two online guitar courses that allow students to explore a variety of music styles, develop fundamental guitar skills, and discover their inner musicians. And the best part—it’s free!Continue reading
Florida Virtual School Student Elyanah Gibson Wins Black History Month Essay Contest
By Katie Hodgins on March 22nd, 2023
Elyanah Gibson’s father couldn’t contain his excitement when he called to tell her that she won the Florida Department of Education and Volunteer Florida’s 2023 Black History Month Student Essay contest. As a Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Full Time freshman, it was Elyanah’s first time submitting her work as part of a contest.Continue reading
5 Ways Art Activities and Clubs Can Benefit You
By Katie Hodgins on March 14th, 2023
We’re excited to celebrate “Arts in Education” month! Did you know that the arts can play a very important role in your academic success? Research studies show that the arts engage students and increase learning and achievement. For example, students who participate in drama have increased reading readiness and word fluency in elementary grades, and continue to improve reading comprehension and writing skills through middle and high school. But that’s not all! Keep reading to discover five more ways art activities and clubs can benefit you.Continue reading
5 Tips to Help Students Prepare for a Successful DBA
By Guest Blogger on March 8th, 2023
This post was written by Cecilia Mo’Neesha Khan, a FLVS Flex student.
Discussion-based assessments (DBAs) are something that many students may feel anxious about, including myself. Whether you feel unprepared or don’t understand the module, there are several reasons students may dread DBAs. As a 14-year-old in 11th grade, I find myself spending endless hours writing arguments, notes, watching help videos, and attending tutor sessions for a DBA, which is really a conversation that takes less than 10 minutes (LOL)! In this blog, I will go over five tips to help my fellow students prepare for a successful DBA. These tips will help with studying, taking notes, overcoming anxiety, and more!Continue reading
After a Spinal Cord Stroke, Florida Virtual School Student Draws Strength from Her Community and Family
By Hailey Fitch on March 2nd, 2023
In April 2020, when Florida Virtual School (FLVS) student Kendall Tongate was only 12 years old, she felt a sharp pain in her back. As the pain increased, she asked her mom, Misty, to look at her back. What she found was a huge bruise, which was odd because Kendall hadn’t done any activities that day that would have caused it. Then, a few minutes later, her feet started to tingle. At that point, Misty decided it was time to go to the emergency room, and by the time they got there 20 minutes later, Kendall couldn’t stand.Continue reading
Sharing a Love of Science – Virtually!
By Katie Hodgins on February 22nd, 2023
What do tootsie rolls, legos, erosion, apples, and phosphorus levels all have in common? They were elements included in the winning projects at this year’s Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Science Showcase. The event was organized, hosted, and emceed by the FLVS Science National Honor Society, giving students the chance to share their love of all things science with their families, teachers, and friends virtually.Continue reading
College Prep Checklist – How Ready Are You?
By Elizabeth Jones on February 16th, 2023
Quiz: Tell Us Which TV Shows & Movies You Like and We’ll Tell You What CTE Program of Study to Try
By Katie Hodgins on February 9th, 2023
Every week, it feels like I’m looking at Netflix’s “Top 10 TV Shows and Movies,” to find something new to watch, and I love it!
What if we told you that what you watch could help you figure out which Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program of Study (POS) you should explore? With eight unique programs of study, we have a course for every interest. To celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, take our quiz to reveal which CTE POS is perfect for you based on your favorite TV shows and movies!Continue reading
Florida Virtual School Student Sings National Anthem at NBA Game
By Elizabeth Jones on February 7th, 2023
To say our students are talented would be an understatement, they’re basically superstars. No, really. Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has many notable alumni that are performers and athletes like country singer Noah Schnacky, professional tennis player Coco Guaff, and MLB player Jose Salas. And recently, I had the pleasure of talking to FLVS student and singer Pranysqa Mishra.Continue reading
3 CTE Clubs to Help You Stand Out to Future Employers
By Hailey Fitch on February 1st, 2023
It’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, which means it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your passions and aspirations. For example, are you interested in agriculture, health science, or teaching? If so, we have three clubs that can help you explore these career opportunities and give you real-world experiences to shape your future success.Continue reading