About Katie Hodgins

Katie Hodgins

Katie Hodgins recently joined the FLVS team as a Content and Public Relations Specialist. A military veteran and lifelong learner, Katie enjoys communicating unique and innovative stories about people, places, and opportunities to inspire and engage the next generation. Having traveled throughout the world, she is excited to plant roots here in Florida and with Florida Virtual School.


5 Ways Art Activities and Clubs Can Benefit You

By on March 14th, 2023

We’re excited to celebrate “Arts in Education” month! Did you know that the arts can play a very important role in your academic success? Research studies show that the arts engage students and increase learning and achievement. For example, students who participate in drama have increased reading readiness and word fluency in elementary grades, and continue to improve reading comprehension and writing skills through middle and high school. But that’s not all! Keep reading to discover five more ways art activities and clubs can benefit you.

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Sharing a Love of Science – Virtually!

By on February 22nd, 2023

What do tootsie rolls, legos, erosion, apples, and phosphorus levels all have in common? They were elements included in the winning projects at this year’s Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Science Showcase. The event was organized, hosted, and emceed by the FLVS Science National Honor Society, giving students the chance to share their love of all things science with their families, teachers, and friends virtually.

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Quiz: Tell Us Which TV Shows & Movies You Like and We’ll Tell You What CTE Program of Study to Try

By on February 9th, 2023

Every week, it feels like I’m looking at Netflix’s “Top 10 TV Shows and Movies,” to find something new to watch, and I love it!  

What if we told you that what you watch could help you figure out which Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program of Study (POS) you should explore? With eight unique programs of study, we have a course for every interest. To celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, take our quiz to reveal which CTE POS is perfect for you based on your favorite TV shows and movies!

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4 Reasons Why Families Choose FLVS

By on January 26th, 2023

Every student learns differently and has their own unique interests, talents, and challenges, which is why school choice is so important. It allows students the option to learn in an environment that works best for them. 

As we celebrate National School Choice Week, we decided to ask our students and families why Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is the best option for them. Many pointed to our award-winning online curriculum, flexibility, unparalleled teacher support, and the reassurance that they can learn in a safe environment.
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Learn How Coding Can Help You Create Your Own Video Game During Hour Of Code 2022

By on December 1st, 2022

Get ready for the global movement! Over 180 countries participate in the annual Hour of Code, where you can dive into the world of Minecraft, create your own Star Wars game, or even build your own custom face filter for social media. Join your fellow Florida Virtual School (FLVS) students and millions more from around the world for one (or more!) hours to learn the basics of computer science on December 5-8.

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Season of Gratitude: Florida Virtual School Students and Parents Thank FLVS Teachers 

By on November 15th, 2022

The month of November ushers in the holiday season of giving and gratitude.  It’s important to take time to pause and reflect, thinking about all that life has to offer by appreciating those around you and thanking them for all they do.  

At Florida Virtual School (FLVS), our team members are the best of the best in education, playing a vital role in not only the success of our students but also in shaping the future of the next generation. 

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Celebrate Our 25th Anniversary with Educator, Mary Mitchell

By on October 20th, 2022

Beepers, sit-down dinners with student families, extended-range phone lines to reach throughout the house, matching t-shirts at the science fair so that science club members could recognize each other for the first time, and pay phones to make calls while visiting schools. Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has changed quite a lot since its humble beginning in 1997 when it had only 77 enrollments and five courses.  

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