Homeschool Edition

It’s Game on for the Florida Virtual School eSports Club

By on August 31st, 2022

When I was a kid, playing with friends looked like basketball in the driveway or a bike ride through the neighborhood. Now, playing with friends looks a little different. Okay, a lot different. Life-long friendships are being formed online, through video games! 

Recently, we had a chance to chat with two Florida Virtual School (FLVS) student captains of our eSports Video Game Club. And they confirmed—video games are more than you think, they’re a community builder for this and future generations. 

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Florida Virtual School Turns 25!

By 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!  

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How Career and Technical Education Courses Can Prepare You for Your Future

By on August 4th, 2022

You may have seen recent blog posts about Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at Florida Virtual School and wondered, “is this something for me? Should I enroll in a course to find out?”

My answer to you would be – yes! If you are interested you should absolutely enroll in one of our more than 16 CTE courses that include subjects such as Technology for Hospitality and Tourism, Accounting Applications 1, Health Science Foundations, Introduction to the Teaching Profession, and Agriscience Foundations 1.

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What Elementary Parents Can Do Now to Prepare for Middle School with Florida Virtual School

By on July 28th, 2022

Elective choices. Having more than one teacher. Remembering locker combinations. These are just a few examples of how moving from elementary to middle school can be a challenging time for students. While Florida Virtual School students do not need to worry about locker combinations, there are still several steps that parents can take now to help their child transition from elementary to middle school. 

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4 Ways Parents and Students Can Prepare for Online Elementary School

By 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.   

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Back-to-School Checklist – How Ready Are You?

By on July 14th, 2022

We’re only a little over a month away from the start of school – can you believe it?! While you may be thinking, “I have plenty more time to relax by the pool,” we recommend preparing now for your first day back. Trust us, procrastination is not your friend and the sooner you prepare, the less stress you’ll have.  

To gauge how ready you are, we put together the interactive checklist below to ensure you have everything you need to start the year off strong – from school supplies, new courses, tips for learning online, and more. 

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#Classof2022 Graduate Finds Hope Through Connection

By 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.  

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