A Round of Applause For The 2022-23 Florida Virtual School Team Members of the Year!
By Kayle Gattuso on November 30th, 2022
It takes a dedicated, passionate, and supportive team to serve thousands of students across Florida and the country virtually. Every day, our exceptional teachers and support staff commit to putting students at the center of every decision, inspiring them to achieve their dreams. That is why we are thrilled to recognize and honor their accomplishments with our annual awards.Continue reading
Season of Gratitude: Florida Virtual School Students and Parents Thank FLVS Teachers
By Katie Hodgins 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.Continue reading
Celebrate Our 25th Anniversary with Educator, Mary Mitchell
By Katie Hodgins 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.Continue reading
Florida Virtual School Turns 25!
By Florida Virtual School on August 10th, 2022
This year is the 25th anniversary of Florida Virtual School! It seems like just yesterday since we launched in 1997 as Florida’s first internet-based, public high school. Since then, we have become a fully accredited statewide public school district and served more than 234,000 students last year alone.
To celebrate our silver birthday, we asked FLVS teachers and staff a few questions to get their insight on how online learning has changed throughout the years. Spoiler alert: it’s changed A LOT!Continue reading
4 Ways Parents and Students Can Prepare for Online Elementary School
By Sarah Hayner on July 21st, 2022
It may seem like you only need a computer and Wi-Fi for your child to be ready for online school, but there are some other key steps you can take to prepare for virtual learning.
As a Florida Virtual School elementary teacher, I understand that transitioning to online school may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Plus, FLVS gives you the opportunity to design your kid’s learning environment according to their individual needs and style. To help set you and your child up for success before the next school year starts, I put together some of my top tips to get you excited, confident, and ready for online elementary school.Continue reading
#Classof2022 Graduate Finds Hope Through Connection
By Hailey Fitch on June 21st, 2022
When Florida Virtual School graduate Hope Vichi was only 11 years old, she was given a medical diagnosis that forever changed her life. Through her positive spirit, her relentless pursuit of advocating for her health, and the support of her family and friends (especially her mom who advocated for her every day), Hope overcame challenge after challenge.Continue reading
Study Highlights the Benefits of Online Learning for Hospital-Homebound Students
By April Fleetwood on June 14th, 2022
Hospital-homebound students face a variety of situations that can interfere with their educational and personal wellbeing. For example, frequent absenteeism from brick-and-mortar institutions results in missed opportunities as well as challenges with reentering school1. Online education may provide an opportunity for these students to move forward in their education2 and help them overcome or avoid educational and social barriers3.Continue reading
9 New Classes You Didn’t Know You Could Take at Florida Virtual School
By Florida Virtual School on June 6th, 2022
Want to help shape the next generation of learners? Interested in bringing your art to life via new technologies? Or what about learning a new language to communicate better when you travel? Your dreams may seem far away, but you can close the distance with nine new courses at Florida Virtual School. We’ve got you today, so you can conquer tomorrow. Trust us, your future self will thank you.Continue reading
Meet #Classof2022 Senior Class President, Gianna Suarez
By Elizabeth Jones on June 2nd, 2022
There’s nothing like that moment. When you finally hear your name, walk across the stage to accept your high school diploma, and realize—you made it. All the hours studying, completing assessments, and taking exams. YOU did it!
And Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Senior Class President, Gianna Suarez, is proud to say she made it—and achieved so much more along the way!Continue reading
Finding the Right Fit For Our Family with FLVS
By Tina Morris on May 31st, 2022
This post was written by Tina Morris, a FLVS Flex parent and hearing loss advocate.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and it undoubtedly prompts me to reflect on our medical and educational journey with my son, Karsen. Speech therapy, sensory integration therapy, audiologists, oral motor specialists, doctors, and special schools were all a part of Karsen’s early childhood and education. Karsen eventually closed enough gaps to mainstream into our neighborhood elementary school and was finally finding his place among peers and discovering his passions in middle school. But then the pandemic hit, and everything changed.Continue reading