At the Core of Online Learning for Elementary

If your elementary student is new to Florida Virtual School (FLVS), you may have a lot of questions about our courses! You may be asking yourself, will FLVS courses prepare my child with the knowledge and skills they need? Will courses be engaging and keep my child’s attention? Will a teacher be available to help my child or answer my questions? We are pleased to say, yes!

Whether you live in Florida or out-of-state, FLVS offers a complete suite of online curriculum for Kindergarten-5th grade students. FLVS Elementary curriculum is available to students and families through FLVS Flex, FLVS Full Time, and FLVS Global School, as well as schools and districts worldwide through FLVS Global! Elementary students and families can choose one course to supplement their learning or an entire course load from the selection of core subjects and special courses FLVS offers.

Stay tuned for a post about our elective elementary courses, including Art, Spanish, Physical Education, and Technology!

Core Subjects

  • English Language Arts (ELA) 
  • Science 
  • Social Studies 
  • Mathematics 

FLVS courses are designed to provide a dynamic and interactive educational experience for elementary students. In each course, students will find a variety of learning tools to help them develop their reading, writing, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. Throughout their courses, students will find games, activities, audio clips, and videos that bring learning to life. As students progress, they will build upon the skills learned in previous lessons, utilizing worksheets and activities to practice key concepts and ensure content mastery. 

Each Elementary course is hands-on and empowering, encouraging students to make real world connections as they learn. Students will also have a certified teacher, who is available every step of the way to support students’ learning through class time and one-on-one instruction.  

Here’s an overview of what you can expect from our Elementary core courses.  

Core Courses 

English Language Arts (ELA) 

Focused on introductory reading skills and comprehension, the ELA courses include the five essential components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Students will read informative and literary texts, practice writing, grammar, and speaking and listening skills. Each grade level explores a different, adventure-filled theme to keep students curious and engaged! 

In Grade 3 English Language Arts, students analyze story elements and learn to identify them in various short stories. 

Math 

Critical thinking and problem solving are two skills taught throughout Elementary Math. Rather than leaving students to ask, “When will I use this?”, key concepts are taught with real-world applications, so connections are made early on. Songs, rhymes, videos, storybooks, and audio are used to teach and practice math skills in a fun and engaging way. Kindergarten-Grade 2 focuses on building a strong number sense, addition and subtraction within 20, place value, measurement and shapes. Grades 3-5 introduce multiplication and division within 100, fractions, decimals, shapes, area, and volume. 

Students practice their multiplication skills in Grade 4 Mathematics. 

Science 

Students taking our Elementary Science courses will explore Earth, Life, and Physical Sciences through problem solving, experimentation, creating models, analyzing and interpreting data, engineering, and more! Following the 5E Instructional Model, students will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate as they learn. We will build on their curiosity by teaching them to ask questions and search for evidence to learn about the world around them. 

Students listen to heart beats to learn about the human body and its functions in Grade 5 Science.

Social Studies 

Our Social Studies courses take a personal approach to introducing students to community and citizenship. They will learn important concepts and skills related to history, geography, and economics, including their role as a citizen in their home, school, and community. Students will go back in time and learn about the foundation of American citizenship, journey to regions within the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands, and dive deep into the history of the state in which they live. 

In Grade 1 Social Studies, students use matching game to review what they have learned about American Traditions.

Families can explore our options for Kindergarten-5th grade students on our Elementary page. We also offer FLVS Global Elementary School to out-of-state families. 

FLVS Global has a variety of customizable online learning solutions for schools and districts. 


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.



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