Tips on How to Stay Organized This Year From a Florida Virtual School Student

By on September 20th, 2022

As the new school year approaches, emotions fluctuate within all students. Some may feel excited and ready to conquer a new academic season. Others may feel anxious and fearful for the next ten months of nonstop work ahead of them.  

Negative emotions create a negative mindset, and therefore can impact student’s success negatively. A positive mindset comes from feelings of being prepared and organized. Although staying organized seems like a difficult task, at the end of the day it takes minimal effort and will help you put your best foot forward for this school year.   

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Why We Chose Florida Virtual School for Our Homeschooling Village

By on September 15th, 2022

A wise mentor once shared with us that, “It takes a village to raise a child!” We have spent our children’s entire lives filling our village with mentors that have helped them become the best versions of themselves. 

We are so grateful we found our educational village in Florida Virtual School (FLVS). From the incredible partnerships we have developed with our children’s teachers, counselors, and even the executive team, to the amazing educational experiences their classes and clubs bring them, finding FLVS was a dream come true for our family!  

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Providing Deeper Meaning: Two Brothers Take Hebrew 1 and 2

By on September 6th, 2022

Jonathan and David Miller first started taking courses with Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in middle school because they were always traveling for their parent’s work as missionaries. Jonathan, now in twelfth grade, and David, now in ninth grade, are homeschooled and use FLVS courses because they provide them with the flexible schedule they need, paired with the comprehensive courses they are interested in taking. 

In fact, the brothers were both interested in taking new FLVS World Language courses – Hebrew 1 and 2 – and they decided to enroll in the classes together. Their main reasons: they wanted to be able to speak the language when they travel to Israel one day, as well as connect to their faith on a deeper level.  

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It’s Game on for the Florida Virtual School eSports Club

By on August 31st, 2022

When I was a kid, playing with friends looked like basketball in the driveway or a bike ride through the neighborhood. Now, playing with friends looks a little different. Okay, a lot different. Life-long friendships are being formed online, through video games! 

Recently, we had a chance to chat with two Florida Virtual School (FLVS) student captains of our eSports Video Game Club. And they confirmed—video games are more than you think, they’re a community builder for this and future generations. 

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Florida Virtual School Turns 25!

By on August 10th, 2022

This year is the 25th anniversary of Florida Virtual School! It seems like just yesterday since we launched in 1997 as Florida’s first internet-based, public high school. Since then, we have become a fully accredited statewide public school district and served more than 234,000 students last year alone. 

To celebrate our silver birthday, we asked FLVS teachers and staff a few questions to get their insight on how online learning has changed throughout the years. Spoiler alert: it’s changed A LOT!  

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How Career and Technical Education Courses Can Prepare You for Your Future

By on August 4th, 2022

You may have seen recent blog posts about Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at Florida Virtual School and wondered, “is this something for me? Should I enroll in a course to find out?”

My answer to you would be – yes! If you are interested you should absolutely enroll in one of our more than 16 CTE courses that include subjects such as Technology for Hospitality and Tourism, Accounting Applications 1, Health Science Foundations, Introduction to the Teaching Profession, and Agriscience Foundations 1.

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What Elementary Parents Can Do Now to Prepare for Middle School with Florida Virtual School

By on July 28th, 2022

Elective choices. Having more than one teacher. Remembering locker combinations. These are just a few examples of how moving from elementary to middle school can be a challenging time for students. While Florida Virtual School students do not need to worry about locker combinations, there are still several steps that parents can take now to help their child transition from elementary to middle school. 

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4 Ways Parents and Students Can Prepare for Online Elementary School

By on July 21st, 2022

It may seem like you only need a computer and Wi-Fi for your child to be ready for online school, but there are some other key steps you can take to prepare for virtual learning.  

As a Florida Virtual School elementary teacher, I understand that transitioning to online school may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Plus, FLVS gives you the opportunity to design your kid’s learning environment according to their individual needs and style. To help set you and your child up for success before the next school year starts, I put together some of my top tips to get you excited, confident, and ready for online elementary school.   

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