7 High School Survival Tips from Florida Virtual School Graduates

We’re not going to lie—high school isn’t easy. But, luckily for you, the FLVS Class of 2022 left some tips to help you thrive in high school at Florida Virtual School. 

Survival Tip #1: Create a Routine That Works for You 

“Get up at about 8:00-9:00 AM everyday so you have time to do all your work and have time for your extracurricular activities later on!” – Annelisa Winebarger 

Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, sticking to a routine will help you succeed in the online environment. We recommend experimenting to find a routine that best fits your lifestyle!  

Survival Tip #2: Follow the Pace Charts 

“Stay on pace! Check class pace charts weekly to ensure that you are on pace.” – Morgan Tidwell 

FLVS courses come with pace charts to help you manage your workload and complete all your assignments on time. Try printing them out weekly to check assignments off your to-do list as you go. 

Survival Tip #3: Get Involved 

“Get involved in clubs and classes as much as possible. Go to live lessons! Interacting with teachers and fellow classmates is really beneficial. It makes you feel more connected. Really try to make the most of the interaction you do have with the other students.” — Lily Jameson 

You’re not alone! With more than 60 clubs and activities, there’s a place for you to find your crew at Florida Virtual School. Join us for Club Rush August 26-September 2 to check out all our clubs for the 2022-23 school year.  

Survival Tip #4: Reach Out for Help 

“Don’t be afraid to reach out to your teacher if you can’t figure out how to do something.” – Zachary Donaldson 

From solving a math problem to applying for college, FLVS teachers, counselors, and tutors are here to help! Check out the student resources page for counselor information, graduation requirements, and more. 

Survival Tip #5: Get to Know Your Teachers 

“Get to know your teachers. They want to know who their students are behind the screen and assignments. And they really care. Everyone at FLVS is willing to help you reach your goals.”— Gianna Suarez, Senior Class President 

It’s true! Your teachers want to get to know you. And they want to cheer you on! 

Survival Tip #6: Take Advantage of Tutoring Sessions 

“If you don’t understand a concept or need help, many teachers are available for private tutoring sessions over the phone or via video conferencing.” – Morgan Tidwell 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to your teacher for additional help and keep an eye out for tutoring sessions throughout the school year. 

Survival Tip #7: DO NOT Procrastinate 

“Resist the urge to procrastinate!” – Zachary Donaldson 

Don’t let your assignments pile up until the last minute. Follow your pace charts to make high school as stress free as possible! 

Now you’re officially ready to take on high school with Florida Virtual School. Share your back-to-school photos with us at socialmedia@flvs.net or add #FloridaVirtualSchool to your Instagram post!  


Elizabeth JonesElizabeth Jones is a Social Media Support Specialist for FLVS and FlexPoint, sharing the unique online learning experiences of students, families, and educators. Outside of work, she enjoys road trips to new places and spending time with family!



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