About Anne Flenner

Anne Flenner

Anne Flenner, School Counselor, has worked to meet the academic, social, personal, and professional needs of FLVS students since 2011. Previously a school counselor in Alachua County, she has received several awards and serves on multiple state counseling boards and committees. She has a Master's degree in Counselor Education from UF. Anne loves working with student athletes, supporting college and career readiness, and focusing on student mental health and wellness.

Which Online Learning Option is Right for You?

By on July 3rd, 2020

Have you ever stood inside of an ice cream shop looking at many great flavors and found it hard to choose just the right flavor for you? Chocolate, strawberry, and cookies & cream are all great options, but which to choose? For parents trying to decide which online school is best for their child, the wide range of virtual school options can feel overwhelming!

We’re here to help you decide what’s best for your family by reviewing similarities and differences of online schools as you consider your options for the 2020-21 school year. 

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College Admissions: Coping in the Era of COVID

By on May 7th, 2020

This is a shout out to all the high school juniors and seniors (and everyone else) out there!

Take a deep breath. It’s going to be okay! We are all in this together and want you to know that everyone is going to work together to help you. While things may look a little different as you plan ahead for college or career opportunities after graduation, the goal will be the same: for you to reach your goals.

Below are some helpful tips about how to navigate college placement testing, volunteering, and college tours as you plan for your future!

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Developing Independence as an Online Learner

By on April 20th, 2020

When students first start learning from home as an online learner, you may hear them utter statements like: “I don’t understand how to do this. I’m so frustrated.” Or perhaps: “Ugh. I’ll do it later. I can get it done really quick.” Maybe even: “Man, this is tough! My old school was so much easier!”

Starting anything new can be a challenge! Becoming an online learner is no different. Learning online takes a different skill set than the traditional face-to-face classroom.

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6 Strategies to Succeed as an Online Student

By on March 30th, 2020

Whether you recently made the decision to pursue a flexible and safe learning environment, or your school is temporarily closed and holding classes online, you’ll probably have a lot of questions about how you can succeed at Florida Virtual School (FLVS).

While this may be a new style of learning for you, you are not alone!

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The Importance of Online School Attendance

By on January 22nd, 2020

While a scientific study has not been conducted of how many FLVS Flex students “come to school” in their pajamas, we do know that it is one of the perks of online learning!

Comfy clothes are a benefit, but sometimes it is difficult for students to approach online learning with the same structure as they would a traditional school. While students don’t have to get up at a specific time and get dressed each day, attendance is still important. Continue reading


The 411 on the 4.0

By on October 2nd, 2019

Have your ever heard someone boast that they have a 4.9 GPA? Did you know that you need a 2.3 GPA to play Division 1 NCAA Sports? Are you working toward that 3.5 GPA for Bright Futures Scholarships?

If all these numbers sound like gibberish, let us give you the 411 and the 4.0 on your GPA! Continue reading


8 Simple Rules for Homeschooling

By on April 30th, 2019

Being a parent can be tough! However, being a student’s principal, school counselor, teacher, custodian, cafeteria worker, and bus driver can be just as tough. When you choose to homeschool your child in the state of Florida, you are taking on many additional hats and full control of your child’s education.

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10 Ways FLVS Benefits Homeschool Families

By on April 5th, 2019

When families choose home education, it is often for the flexibility and ability to be in control of their child’s education. Florida Virtual School courses can serve as a complete curriculum or the perfect mix-and-match solution for home education families.

Below you’ll find just a few reasons why Homeschool + FLVS = the Perfect Equation!

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Top 5 Myths About Online Learning

By on February 28th, 2019

As a child, did you ever play the game telephone? It starts when one person whispers something into another person’s ear and then the message is passed down from person to person. At the end, the message is completely different from what was first whispered. We see this a lot in real life. Unless a person experiences something for themselves, they really don’t know what their message will be!

Online learning has been around for more than 20 years now, but there are still some messages that have been passed down throughout the years that aren’t exactly the “real” message.

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Email Etiquette: Point, Click, Send

By on September 5th, 2018

Have you ever received an email that looks like this?

From: coolestcataround@notreal.com   Subject: I have a question.

That’s it! No real subject, no real question, and no name.

As part of the FLVS family, you know that email is not only a part of your daily life, but it’s an integral part of your education. Our teachers, principals, counselors, and family members communicate by email every single day. Are your emails professional, clear, and concise?  Continue reading