About Katie Hodgins

Katie Hodgins

Katie Hodgins 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.

Celebrating Digital Learning Day:  Options for Every Learner

By on February 15th, 2024

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) celebrates Digital Learning Day by spotlighting our inspiring students who are excited and passionate about learning online. For 26 years, FLVS has been the leading provider of online education in the state, demonstrating the profound impact digital education has on learners of all backgrounds and abilities.

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Senior Spotlight: Student Pursues Dream of Becoming a Teacher with Career and Technical Education

By on February 8th, 2024

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) senior Breanna B. recently became the first student to successfully complete all three courses within the Principles of Teaching Program of Study, a progression of career and technical education courses that create accessible pathways to gain the skills and certifications needed for college and career success. And, she’s not stopping there! With an industry certification in her sights and college just a few months away, Breanna hopes to make a significant impact as a future teacher.

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Homeschool Student Finds Her Passion with Agriculture Courses

By on December 19th, 2023

Six years ago, Lily W.’s dad traveled extensively for work, prompting her family to explore homeschooling. They wanted to seize the chance to travel and explore Florida and other states. However, they realized that traditional brick-and-mortar schools wouldn’t accommodate their needs. So, they opted to homeschool Lily and turned to Florida Virtual School (FLVS) for help. Little did they know, homeschooling with FLVS would open doors for Lily to explore her passions and achieve her aspirations.

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Code, Create, and Conquer with FLVS Hour of Code

By on December 12th, 2023

As a Florida Virtual School (FLVS) student since 6th grade, Omar has always been interested in technology. His interest and some prodding from his older brother led Omar to join the FLVS Technology Club and enroll in coding classes. Last year, after multiple trials, challenges, recommendations, and inspiration from fellow club members and sponsors, Omar created his very own online game. Fast forward to this year as a freshman in Full Time High School, he’s the reigning president of the Technology Club and was a featured presenter at the 2023 FLVS Hour of Code, an event that occurs every year at the beginning of December.

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Say “Goodbye” to Distracted Driving During National Teen Driver Safety Week

By on October 17th, 2023

Let’s talk about something important – cell phones and driving. When they mix, it can be a recipe for disaster.

So, what’s the deal? Well, it’s all about distracted driving, and it’s a big problem, especially for new teen drivers. Did you know that every day, nine people in the United States lose their lives because of distracted driving? That’s nine too many, and the truth is, it’s totally preventable.

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Bienvenidos Hispanic Heritage Month with Latino Student Daniella B.

By on September 28th, 2023

As we gear up for the cool, colorful autumn days, we’ve got an exciting student activity to kick off the season – Hispanic Heritage Month! It’s a time when we honor and cherish the rich cultural tapestry woven by Hispanic and Latino communities, celebrating their contributions to art, history, and society. At the heart of this celebration is the inspiring story of one of our amazing students, a beacon of excellence at Florida Virtual School (FLVS), whose accomplishments not only shine a light on Hispanic heritage but also exemplify the power of determination, intellect, and athleticism.

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A Rising Culinary Star Wins Student Chef Cook-Off

By on September 25th, 2023

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey through the vibrant flavors of the Sunshine State! Juliet K., a talented seventh grader from Florida Virtual School (FLVS), captured the hearts and palates of judges at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 2022 Lunchroom Wars student chef cook-off. Her mouthwatering creation: the Florida Portabella Bruschetta Burger paired with Florida sweet corn and tomatoes, accompanied by a side of delectable truffle fries. Let’s explore how Juliet’s passion for cooking, educational experience, and determination led her to victory.

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