Homeschool Edition

With the Flexibility to Dream Big, FLVS Graduate Aims for Harvard Law

By on May 13th, 2021

In an early May afternoon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, you can feel the cool, spring breeze and an electric buzz in the air as Harvard students prepare for graduation. And on the weathered stone steps of Harvard Law School, you can trace the invisible footsteps of some of the country’s most prominent figures—including past and present senators, business leaders, and even Presidents. It’s a place that might feel heavy with expectation. Or full of promise. And it’s exactly where FLVS student Abigail Muller plans to make history.  

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FLVS Artists in the Making!

By on May 11th, 2021

This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.

When you think of famous art, you might think of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci made in 1503. However, there are many growing artists in our very own Florida Virtual School! In this article, we will be acknowledging works of art made by talented FLVS students.

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Celebrating the Heroes of FLVS: Teacher Appreciation Week 2021

By on May 6th, 2021

Superhuman hearts. Super rare powers. Being able to encourage anyone they talk to. Someone we can count on to save the day. We’re talking about our Florida Virtual School teachers!  

Our teachers are the everyday heroes who inspire us to do and be our best. We’re grateful for them every day. But we’re especially thankful this year, and hope they’ve had an amazing Teacher Appreciation Week.   

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Online Learning in 2021 and Beyond: Insights from FLVS Parents

By on May 3rd, 2021

Last year, we saw one of society’s most significant cultural shifts as people transitioned from in-person birthday parties to Zoom parties, everyday outings to at-home alternatives, and traditional classrooms to online learning. The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything about how people worked, lived, and learned.   

While the transition to a stay-at-home lifestyle and online learning presented challenges, it also provided many families with a new sense of safety and flexibility. And it’s not surprising that with the end of the 2020-21 school year approaching (the first full year of virtual learning for many), parents have a new take on online learning and how it fits into their families’ post-pandemic lives.  

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Advance to American Sign Language 2 Online with FLVS

By on April 9th, 2021

Students can now enroll in American Sign Language (ASL) 2 with Florida Virtual School (FLVS)! 

Last year FLVS announced the highly anticipated American Sign Language 1 course as its newest addition to the selection of World Language courses for high school students. The success of ASL 1 sparked countless requests for American Sign Language 2 from FLVS students and parents. We are pleased to announce that students can continue their ASL journey in American Sign Language 2! 

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FLVS Students Host Second Online Game Jam

By on February 22nd, 2021

This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click

On September 26, 2020, FLVS students gathered virtually for an all-day “Game Jam” session. This was the second Game Jam held by Florida Virtual School, with more than 100 students in attendance. The student-led teams who participated created more than 30 original video games!

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FLVS Student Receives Full Scholarship to Princeton

By on February 17th, 2021

Of 3.2 million high school graduates in the United States, 2.1 million (66.2 percent) will enroll in college. Princeton University, a private Ivy League research university in New Jersey, offered admission to just 1,823 students in 2020. FLVS Full Time student Matthew Ciccone was not only accepted, but also received a full four-year scholarship to the elite school.

Get to know Matthew in this interview with the FLVS Full Time Class of 2021 graduate!

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Why I’m Sticking With FLVS Flex this Spring

By on February 4th, 2021

When we decided to add in some classes from Florida Virtual School (FLVS) I wasn’t sure what to expect. We have been homeschooling for a few years, but 2020 changed everything and we needed a new plan. I turned to FLVS Flex to fill in some of the gaps. In the process I found an online option that my kids love.

Here are 4 reasons why we are sticking with FLVS Flex this spring.

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