Young Author Sets Sights on Political Service

By on August 6th, 2020

Did you know that 97 percent of people who start to write a book never finish it? Out of every 1,000 people who set out to do so, less than 30 will complete the task. Well, we’d like to introduce you to someone who not only wrote a book—he had it published while in 8th grade.

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How Teamwork Makes the Dream Work at FLVS

By on August 4th, 2020

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) employs more than 1,800 instructors across our spectrum of educational models. Each one of those instructors is driven by a passion to empower students of all ability levels regardless of their circumstances or specific challenges. The need many families face to keep some normalcy in their children’s education during COVID-19 has been seamlessly and enthusiastically met by FLVS instructors and leadership.

Our instructors are among the best in the nation! An essential part of why we are able to exceed expectations and deliver a superior educational experience is the culture of cooperation and teaming among our stellar educators.

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Meet Nimue, Spreading Awareness Through Art

By on July 30th, 2020

Every year, students explore their hobbies and interests through Florida Virtual School (FLVS) courses, clubs, and activities. This year, FLVS Flex student artist Nimue took 5th grade Art to develop her techniques and learn about various art forms and styles, but this was not the start of her journey. Nimue began painting when she was just 4 years old! In fact, many of her family members are artists as well.

When Nimue was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a connective tissue disorder, her family introduced her to painting to help improve her focus and mental health.

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Finding Success with Florida Virtual School

By on July 25th, 2020

This post was written by Tangela Walker-Craft, parent of a recent graduate and FLVS Flex student.

I attended traditional public schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Homeschooling was not something that I ever planned to do when I became a mom. I even taught at traditional public schools for several years before I had my daughter. I knew nothing about homeschooling.

During that time, when I was teaching high school, many of my best students shared with me that they had been homeschooled at some point during their lives.

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FLVS Students Exceed Community Service Goal

By on July 22nd, 2020

It’s no secret that our Florida Virtual School (FLVS) students are amazing and take their education seriously, but did you know many of our students also have a penchant for generously volunteering in their communities? This 2019-20 school year, Mae Martin, Student Activities Coordinator, reported that FLVS Student Club members completed 3,439 volunteer hours, surpassing last year’s total and goal. Additionally, FLVS Full Time High School students recorded nearly 31,000 cumulative community service hours that qualify for Bright Future Scholarships when they graduate.

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The Benefits of 1:1 Teacher-Student Communication

By on July 20th, 2020

One concern parents express about moving their child from the traditional brick-and-mortar school into online education is a potential lack of student-teacher connection. Some worry the inability to physically approach a teacher’s desk leads to a more impersonal relationship, less help, or limited attention.  I’m here to tell you, it’s quite the opposite! 

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Meet Emari, FLVS Alum & Dual Enrollment Grad

By on July 16th, 2020

This post was written by Emari Craft, a Class of 2020 graduate who took online courses with FLVS Flex.

My name is Emari Craft. I was a Florida Virtual School (FLVS) student from 7th grade until 11th grade. Online school was the best option for me. I wanted flexibility without compromising my education. When I became a Florida Virtual School student, I was worried that I would not receive the same education as my peers. I did not receive the same education. I believe my education was even better than what I would have received in a traditional school. I was always prepared for End-of-Course exams. I did well on the ACT because of the rigorous courses I took when I was an FLVS student.

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Financial Literacy: Taking Charge in Uncertain Times

By on June 26th, 2020

We’ve all heard the statistics. Even before the global COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the economy, a study showed 44 percent of Americans didn’t have enough savings to cover a $400 emergency, and 56 percent had less than $10,000 in retirement savings. More than ever, students need life skills like financial literacy to help them make sound decisions for their future. 

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Keeping Your Student Safe Online

By on June 25th, 2020

For parents, online safety reminders are equally important as they are for students! Every year, the daily activities we complete online seem to increase – from checking social media to scheduling appointments to even grocery shopping. The internet is one of our most useful tools, but it can also be one of the most dangerous.

Here are our top five tips to protect you and your family. Continue reading