20 Years of Student Success

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

It’s a fact! This year, FLVS is turning 20. It is crazy to believe that there have been 20 years of discussion based assessments, collaborations and, most importantly, 20 years of outstanding student success.

For many students, virtual school means different things. “I AM FLVS” is a phrase that makes every student think about how they represent their school.

For me, “I AM FLVS” means I can wake up at 10 a.m. and watch my favorite morning shows. While I’m snuggled in my bed, I can call and text my teachers about lessons and assignments.

“I AM FLVS” can represent so many different things. For Full Time FLVS student Ariana Rivera, being a part of the virtual community is something that she is proud of: “Being a pioneer of an evolving community of students who emphasize beauty in diversity, each of them growing at their own pace, and learning to be leaders.”

FLVS has emerged as a strong-willed creature that is truly changing our future. How school is perceived and how students learn to become independent in their work and themselves is truly something to hold on to and show the world.

Although it may seem silly, being an online student means you can bring your pets to school, every day. And your polka dot pajamas and bed head is just something that comes with the job. But, most importantly, being an online student means representing something that is growing to be bigger than ourselves. FLVS has given students the opportunity to become powerful in their work and fierce in their ability to accomplish challenges and cross boundaries like never before.

Whether you’re pursuing your dreams, traveling the world or just decided that online was your best bet, “I AM FLVS” means that you are your own kind of student. FLVS students represent their life the way they see fit and that’s what makes them amazing. They are not only spontaneous, dedicated and hardworking, but these students represent the new face of education.

So, what does #IAMFLVS mean to you?

 This post was written by Courtney Aviles and originally published by the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.

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