7 Classes You Didn’t Know You Could Take at FLVS (CTE Month Edition)

Life is full of choices. Some are small. Like finding something new to binge or settling in to re-watch your favorite TV show. Some are big. Like deciding what your future looks like. Or what your career path will be. No pressure, right?

At Florida Virtual School, shaping your future is easier than you might think with Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses for Kindergarten-12th grade. Our CTE courses are all about introducing you to real-world learning opportunities and preparing you for success, no matter what your path looks likes.

1. Elementary Computer Science

Grade Levels: Kindergarten–5th

What Your Student Will Learn: The basics of coding, the ABCs of computer science (from algorithms to block-based code), and how the technology in the world around them works through a series of interactive lessons and real-world activities. Plus, with Elementary Computer Science courses available for every grade level, they’ll be able to grow their knowledge as they progress through elementary school.

2. M/J Career Research and Decision Making

Grade Levels: 6th–8th

What You’ll Learn: Consider this course your how-to guide for discovering your future career path. You’ll learn how you can apply your current interests and skills to a career, interview techniques, networking tips, and how to write a resume. Basically, everything you need to prepare and rock it at college and the workplace.

3. M/J Business Keyboarding

Grade Levels: 6th–8th

What You’ll Learn: Consider this course your how-to guide for discovering your future career path. You’ll learn how you can apply your current interests and skills to a career, interview techniques, networking tips, and how to write a resume. Basically, everything you need to prepare and rock it at college and the workplace.

4. M/J Coding Fundamentals

Grade Levels: 6th–8th

What You’ll Learn: Exactly how your favorite apps, websites, and video games are made?! Take a deep dive into the “how” of the tech you use every day, with an introduction to the basics of computer science. Then build your very own website using HTML. And learn the programming language, Python, to create and problem solve actual computer programs.

5. Accounting Applications 1

Grade Levels: 6th–8th

What You’ll Learn: From how to create a budget that’ll get you to that new PS5 to the dollars and cents behind starting and a business. Cash in on this course to learn the basics of accounting, how to digitally record business transactions in Excel and Quickbooks, and how to prepare financial statements.

 What You Could Earn: At the end of the course, you have the opportunity to take the QuickBooks industry certification exam in order to become a QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU). An industry certification in Quickbooks.

6. Computer and Network Security Fundamentals

Grade Levels: 9th–12th

What You’ll Learn: How to save the world. From cyberattacks, at least. This inspiring course covers the fundamentals of computer safety, network security, and the prevention of digital attacks. You’ll experience a hands-on approach to security strategies, expand your computer and networking security techniques, and improve your problem-solving skills. Plus, explore career opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries: Cybersecurity.

What You Could Earn: This course provides honors-level elective credit. And through the Applied Cybersecurity Program of Study you could earn a CompTIA Security+ certification.

7. Introduction to the Teaching Profession

Grade Levels: 9th–12th

What You’ll Learn: What it takes to be a teacher. Including the history, purposes, issues, ethics, laws, regulations, roles, and qualifications of teaching. And throughout the course, you’ll take part in a minimum of 20 hours of guided observations and field experience in different settings so you can discover what teaching career path interests you most.  

What You Could Earn: A Child Development Associate (CDA) certification.

Learn directly from industry experts. Earn industry certifications. And get the skills you need to help change the world. And the best part? It’s on your schedule. Ready to get inspired? Learn more about our Career & Technical course offerings at www.flvs.net/cte.


Florida Virtual SchoolFlorida Virtual School (FLVS) has been leading the way in Kindergarten-12 online education for more than 22 years. FLVS provides a robust, award-winning curriculum to public, private, charter, and homeschool families and school districts nationwide. Learn more at flvs.net.



3 comments on “7 Classes You Didn’t Know You Could Take at FLVS (CTE Month Edition)

  1. Cynthia Marie Harrell

    thank you for making these classes available. I can have confidence in knowing that my children will be better prepared with real-world knowledge. so, they can jump right into a technology driven society.

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  2. Cyd Aguayo

    This is incredible! I wish this was more widely advertised to parents and kids through the schools as an option to augment their course work. Thank you so much for the article!

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