9 New Classes You Didn’t Know You Could Take at Florida Virtual School

Want to help shape the next generation of learners? Interested in bringing your art to life via new technologies? Or what about learning a new language to communicate better when you travel? Your dreams may seem far away, but you can close the distance with nine new courses at Florida Virtual School. We’ve got you today, so you can conquer tomorrow. Trust us, your future self will thank you. 

All our courses are tuition-free for Florida students and can help you meet your online course graduation requirement. Ready to inspire your learning today so that you can change the world tomorrow? Get started at flvs.net/whatsnew.  

Art Courses  

It’s the creative freedom for us! Learn how to create your own unique aesthetic with our new digital art courses. 

1. M/J Digital Art and Design 1 

Available for grades 6-8 

Transfer your art skills from your sketchbook to your computer screen to create digital still and/or animated images. This foundation art course uses drawing and painting software, graphic tablets, and emerging technology to help you create original work.  

2. Digital Art Imaging 1 

Available for grades 9-12 

Ever wanted to learn how to create digital art? Now you can! Bring your visions to life by exploring the fundamental concepts, tools, and techniques of digital imaging using computers, digital cameras, and editing software.  

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Courses  

Discover future career possibilities. Learn from industry experts. And do it on your schedule with our new CTE courses.  

3. Accounting Applications 1 

Available for grades 9-12 

Trust us when we say that learning to create and balance a personal budget is important for your future. Learn the basics of accounting – like how to prepare financial statements and digitally record business transactions in Excel and other software. Plus, you’ll get the opportunity to earn an industry certification in QuickBooks.  

4. Health Science Foundations 

Available for grades 9-12 

Have a passion for helping people? Grab your scrubs, or white coat, to take a deep dive into the ins and outs of the health care profession and system in this new course. Learn first aid skills, what it means to have a healthy lifestyle, explore the responsibilities of healthcare professionals, and more.  

5. Introduction to the Teaching Profession 

Available for grades 9-12 

Teaching is about inspiring and empowering students to realize their potential. In this course, you’ll discover the technical and soft skills needed to become a professional educator and get field experience in a variety of teaching settings. Plus, you’ll get the chance to earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) certification.  

6. Technology for Hospitality & Tourism 

Available for grades 9-12 

In this course, you’ll take your learning to new heights, and destinations, as you discover the computer technology and computer-related skills necessary to succeed in the high-demand hospitality and tourism industry. Plus, you’ll have the option to earn an industry certification as an E-commerce Specialist. 

World Language Courses 

Connect with new cultures, ideas, and experiences with our new World Language course. 

7. Hebrew 2 

Available for grades 9-12 

Have you ever wanted to travel abroad, but you were nervous about not knowing another language? We’ve got you! Embark on the next leg of your journey to Hebrew fluency by continuing to build your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills from Hebrew 1, all while exploring Israeli culture around the globe.

Cambridge AICE Diploma Courses  

Take your learning to new heights with these new courses in the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Program.  

These AICE courses are only available for FLVS Full Time students in grades 9-10 

8. AICE Environmental Management AS 

Ready to help build a brighter and more sustainable future? You will learn research methods, scientific processes, and how to evaluate strategies and create solutions to take on the global problems facing humanity and the balance of Earth’s systems. 

9. AICE Media Studies AS 

Let’s be real – you use media every day. In this course you will uncover the impact of media across cultures and our daily lives from printed newspapers to podcasts. Plus, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of international media by engaging with a variety of media products and concepts. 

As you begin planning for the next school year, we highly recommend considering these new courses. Not only will you learn relevant skills to be successful in today’s job market, but you can also explore your interests and passions.  

Make the most of next school year with flexible, full-service online learning at Florida Virtual School. FLVS Full Time enrollment is now open for the 2022-23 school year. Head to flvs.net/full-time/enrollment to get started. Or if you’re interested in individual online courses, FLVS Flex is open year-round at flvs.net/flex/enroll.   

Florida Virtual SchoolFlorida Virtual School (FLVS) has been leading the way in Kindergarten-12 online education for 25 years. FLVS provides a robust, award-winning curriculum to public, private, charter, and homeschool families and school districts nationwide. Learn more at flvs.net.

28 comments on “9 New Classes You Didn’t Know You Could Take at Florida Virtual School

  1. Andrew

    Quick question can 12th graders next year join the ACIE program and get the diploma? And how many courses you have to take to be in the program?

    1. Hailey FitchHailey Fitch

      Hi Andrew – Only incoming 9th and 10th grade students as well as transfer students from existing Cambridge AICE programs may apply. There are seven Cambridge AICE courses for FLVS Full Time students to choose from across four subject areas. Learners must achieve at least one credit from each of Group 1, 2 and 3. A maximum of two credits can count from Group 4, which is optional. All learners must complete Global Perspectives. Here is a link for more information: https://www.flvs.net/online-courses/aice

  2. Pamela Dyess

    Are you adding any new math classes for 9-12? After geometry, all that is available is Calculus honors or pre-Calculus honors?

  3. Anubis R.

    hot take: Music and instrumental production as a class would be really interesting, especially for other students like myself who partake in instrumental production via softwares like FL studio and Logic Pro X, although software for music production is costly, FL studio offers a perpetual free trail. Just a suggestion, but I would be intrigued to see Florida Virtual offer a technology based music course, as compared to other classes in music I have taken with FLVS previously.

    1. JaeLynn Coddington

      Please help make this possible it would be nice to play the flute again. And also can you make it to were 6-12th graders can learn to play or be able to borrow an instrument? It’s because my family and I are broke and can’t afford instruments.

    1. JaeLynn Coddington

      Can You be able to add more for 7th/8th graders? like extra history, music lessons, different art classes, or even how or what math is actual used in the real world, and maybe you should add a library so all the nerds like me can read and even take tests on knowledgeable books lol. Not trying to comment like a jerk, but maybe so more progress and things should be added to the website? I may sound disrespectful and I know this has only been around for 25years now but I’m really bored learning from this website it’s not as fun as my old middle school. I mean you can’t even talk to other students lol which is one of the reason why I signed up in the first place. Have a amazing day! 3rd time now Lynn-

      1. Elizabeth JonesElizabeth Jones

        Hi JaeLynn, We are sorry to hear this. We’re always working on new courses for students to explore their interests and passions. We also have a ton of student activities throughout the year where students can meet others through clubs, meet-ups, and field trips. And, if you ever need additional support, don’t hesitate to reach out to your counselor! 🙂

  4. Isabel Ramirez**

    It would be great if you guys could offer French 3. I have been taking French for two years and my French teacher at my school left, so I am not able to keep learning it. I am really passionate about French, and it would mean so much to me! Thank you for your consideration.

  5. JaeLynn Coddington

    Hi would art non-digital, like painting, and drawing Technics be able to come to light because not all 7-12 grade are at the capable understanding on how to do digital are or can afford it like me. And maybe add some history about art to get other teens like me to maybe enjoy making an art pace more dedicated to other artists in the past like The Goldfinch for example. Thank you for taking the time to read this and reading my suggestions have an amazing day! Lynn-

    1. Elizabeth JonesElizabeth Jones

      Hi JaeLynn! Thank you for the recommendation! Be sure to check out some of our other art-related courses, Art History and Criticism 1 Honors as well as AP Art History.

  6. lia

    It would be great if you could add a Russian language course! I am passionate about learning languages and after trying multiple programs, I have found that flvs has been the most effective way to help me learn languages.

    1. Elizabeth JonesElizabeth Jones

      Hi Lia! We’re so glad to hear that you’re enjoying our world language courses. We hope to offer more options in the years to come! 😀


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