By Elizabeth Jones on November 1st, 2023
As a little girl, I loved field trips. I sought out opportunities to travel and learn about the world around me. From visiting the local science center to seeing historic monuments on family road trips, there was always something new to discover. These moments with my family fostered a life-long love for learning through travel and exploration.
Now as a parent myself, I have the opportunity to foster a love for learning in my child like my parents did with me. We often find ourselves exploring beaches, aquariums, and petting zoos where my son learns all about Florida’s wildlife. Not only are these moments we’ll cherish for a lifetime, but that will also help him build real-life connections to the world.Continue reading
By Katie Hodgins 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.Continue reading
By Elizabeth Jones on September 13th, 2023
Let’s be honest, the perks of online learning with Florida Virtual School (FLVS) are pretty great, from choosing courses you actually want to take to the extra time you get in your day to focus on hobbies. Even so, we need to address the elephant in the room. . . discussion-based assessments (DBAs).
We know DBAs can be a little nerve-wracking for FLVS students—but no need to worry. Our alumni have your back. Here are five tips to help you ace your next DBA from FLVS Class of 2023 alumni:Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on July 27th, 2023
This blog was written by Katelyn K., an FLVS Flex homeschool student.
Humans are social creatures, and while you might not want to admit it—everyone needs a friend. Whether you’re a new or returning FLVS Flex or FLVS Full Time student, you can make friends through Florida Virtual School (FLVS).Continue reading
By Hailey Fitch on July 11th, 2023
Today, we’re excited to announce that FLVS Global School, our tuition-based online school for Kindergarten-12th grade students and families who live outside the state of Florida, is now FlexPoint Virtual School. As we embark on this new chapter, we’re thrilled to carry forward our commitment to serving students and families like yours with the same award-winning digital courses, certified teachers, and unparalleled support that you’ve counted on for the past 20 years.Continue reading
By Hailey Fitch on June 22nd, 2023
Do you have aspirations to travel the world one day? Are you interested in having a career that requires you speak multiple languages? Well, you’ve come to the right place! At Florida Virtual School (FLVS), we have more than 20 world language courses ranging from introductory Spanish to honors Chinese. You may be asking yourself, “with that many online language courses, how will I choose?” We’re here to help! Here are six world languages you didn’t know you could take at FLVS.Continue reading
Which New High School Course Should You Take with Florida Virtual School? Take This Quiz to Find Out!
By Elizabeth Jones on June 7th, 2023
Choosing courses for the next school year is exciting—but can also be a little bit stressful. Thoughts like, “What courses should I choose?” or “Which courses will help me reach my goals?” are probably on your mind. But at least with Florida Virtual School (FLVS), you know you won’t have to dress out when you take PE!Continue reading
By Katie Hodgins on May 9th, 2023
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of our incredible Florida Virtual School (FLVS) instructors! Although this is a dedicated week to celebrate our phenomenal teachers, it’s something we love to do every day. We recognize the hard work and support our teachers dedicate daily to their students, and so do our students. Annette G., an FLVS homeschool student, faced challenges understanding the material in her math class, Algebra 1. But with the support and guidance of her Algebra teacher, Amy DeFrance, Annette finished segment two with high achievements.Continue reading
By Katie Hodgins on May 3rd, 2023
Homeschool parents – are you feeling overwhelmed by the idea of teaching your middle schooler using online courses? We understand that it can feel that way initially, but we’re here to help! Here are six tips to help you homeschool your middle schooler with Florida Virtual School (FLVS).Continue reading
By Elizabeth Jones on March 29th, 2023
Whether you’re a Swiftie or not, you’ve probably heard of Taylor Swift. From her nine No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, to her viral 2023 ‘Eras Tour,’ the American singer-songwriter has taken the world by storm. Even so, you may be surprised to hear that she didn’t learn guitar until she was around 12 years old—and you can too!
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) offers two online guitar courses that allow students to explore a variety of music styles, develop fundamental guitar skills, and discover their inner musicians. And the best part—it’s free!Continue reading