Keeping Your Student Safe Online
By Guest Blogger 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
Rural America: How Online Learning Can Provide Equitable Opportunities
By Guest Blogger on June 24th, 2020
We have all heard of “the” best teacher in the school. In fact, when you are lucky enough to get this teacher for your child (or yourself), you can be left feeling like you won the lottery! Thoughts fill your head thinking about how much your child will learn.
For many, we keep our fingers crossed until we receive our child’s schedule for next year and then breathe a sigh of relief (and maybe do the Happy Dance) when we see Mr. Awesome’s or Mrs. Fabulous’ name. Online learning allows fantastic teachers to be a child’s teacher regardless of the child’s zip code.
In today’s world, how can we ensure that we are providing equitable opportunities to students?Continue reading
What Comes Next, Graduates?
By Guest Blogger on June 17th, 2020
This post was written by 2019-20 FLVS Full Time Senior Class President, Matthew Ferguson.
To my classmates and my friends, we made it! We are finally graduates and have survived the seemingly endless challenges of high school. Looking back, every action you’ve taken, every choice you’ve made over the past four years has led to this day.Continue reading
FLVS Class of 2020: Dive into the Next Chapter
By Guest Blogger on June 17th, 2020
This post was written by FLVS Full Time National Honor Society President, Maya Washburn.
To my fellow graduates of the Class of 2020, don’t let the midst of this pandemic dull your fires or sadden your passionate hearts and wise, academic minds. Our accomplishments and experiences over the past four years of our lives surpass in-person contact and any computer screen standing in our way, as we all particularly know very well.Continue reading
A Year of Resilience at FLVS Full Time
By Guest Blogger on May 21st, 2020
As I reflect on the 2019-20 school year, I am reminded of how resilient and steadfast we are. This year’s graduating seniors were born into this world post 9/11, during a time of great uncertainty, and when online education was “just a thing of the future.”
Now they are online graduates during our lifetime’s first major pandemic. It may seem unimaginable, but here we are, persevering!Continue reading
FLVS Student Becomes a Marvel Hero on Disney+
By Guest Blogger on May 20th, 2020
Hailey Scheinman is dedicated to making a difference in her community and around the world because of her twin sister, Livy. Livy was born with epilepsy, causing seizures that required multiple brain surgeries, many medications, and physical therapy from a young age.
At just 6 years old, Hailey was inspired to help her family raise money for the cost of physical therapy by selling homemade paintings and bracelets. Her small project magnified when her family and friends started hosting yearly lemonade stands called “Lemonade for Livy.” Their lemonade stand became a huge success, expanding into a national event that has raised more than $700,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation!Continue reading
Foreign Language Benefits for Young Learners
By Guest Blogger on May 4th, 2020
Hola! Bienvenidos! As I reflect on my personal journey learning Spanish, the language was easy to love, but not easy to learn. During the five years of Spanish courses that I completed in high school and college, I learned just enough to (slowly) communicate with Spanish-speaking acquaintances.
This is something that I have continued to refine over the years, and most recently, I have been facilitating my own child’s learning of a second language.Continue reading
Ideas to Keep Your Child Engaged at Home
By Guest Blogger on April 28th, 2020
Now more than ever, balancing learning and life can feel like a juggling act. Need help keeping your child engaged in learning at home? Below, we’ve assembled a list of activities from Florida Virtual School and external resources to help keep children entertained, engaged, and learning through the end of the school year and into summer!Continue reading
How to Oversee Your Child’s Online Learning
By Guest Blogger on April 27th, 2020
Many parents have been sailing uncharted waters as they shift to online learning. As an online educator with elementary children who have taken a few online courses, I have been at the helm of online education in more ways than one. As parents finish out the school year, we are here to support their experience.
Here are a few tips to support your child’s online learning. You’re on your way to smooth sailing!Continue reading
Finding Connection through Student Clubs
By Guest Blogger on April 17th, 2020
Many are surprised to learn that FLVS offers students the opportunity to join student clubs and activities. As an online school, we know how important it is for our Kindergarten-12th grade students to get involved outside of taking courses. Students need a safe space to explore interests, strengthen skills, build their resume, and most importantly, make connections and friends.Continue reading