The Teacher Impact: How a Florida Virtual School Algebra Instructor Helped Build Student Confidence
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 Gonzalez, 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
Six Tips for Homeschooling Your Middle Schooler With Florida Virtual School
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
Take Online Guitar Lessons for Free with Florida Virtual School
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
5 Tips to Help Students Prepare for a Successful DBA
By Guest Blogger on March 8th, 2023
This post was written by Cecilia Mo’Neesha Khan, a FLVS Flex student.
Discussion-based assessments (DBAs) are something that many students may feel anxious about, including myself. Whether you feel unprepared or don’t understand the module, there are several reasons students may dread DBAs. As a 14-year-old in 11th grade, I find myself spending endless hours writing arguments, notes, watching help videos, and attending tutor sessions for a DBA, which is really a conversation that takes less than 10 minutes (LOL)! In this blog, I will go over five tips to help my fellow students prepare for a successful DBA. These tips will help with studying, taking notes, overcoming anxiety, and more!Continue reading
College Prep Checklist – How Ready Are You?
By Elizabeth Jones on February 16th, 2023
3 CTE Clubs to Help You Stand Out to Future Employers
By Hailey Fitch on February 1st, 2023
It’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, which means it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your passions and aspirations. For example, are you interested in agriculture, health science, or teaching? If so, we have three clubs that can help you explore these career opportunities and give you real-world experiences to shape your future success.Continue reading
4 Reasons Why Families Choose FLVS
By Katie Hodgins on January 26th, 2023
Learn How Coding Can Help You Create Your Own Video Game During Hour Of Code 2022
By Katie Hodgins 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.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
It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint: Counselor Tips to Finish the Semester Strong!
By Anne Flenner on November 9th, 2022
Have you ever thought about running a marathon? You can’t just run 26.2 miles tomorrow. You must plan, prepare, and practice to be up for such a challenge. It can take about 15-20 weeks to train and in the first week of training, you may be all in! However, around week ten, you may start to get tired as the excitement starts to wane and the hard work sets in.
This is how many Florida Virtual School (FLVS) students feel when they are working to complete a semester course. The excitement of the beginning of the school year has lessened, but the time for hard work continues. Here are some tried-and-true ways to push through the last mile of your course and finish strong!Continue reading