Parent Edition


Online Options for Students to Learn from Home

By on May 29th, 2020

As schools across the country consider various scenarios for the upcoming school year, parents are in the difficult position of ensuring their children’s education continues this fall.

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) provides multiple solutions to help keep your child’s educational needs on track, not only during the current pandemic, but after as well.

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FLVS Student Becomes a Marvel Hero on Disney+

By on May 20th, 2020

Hailey Scheinman is dedicated to making a difference in her community and around the world because of her twin sister, Livy. Livy was born with epilepsy, causing seizures that required multiple brain surgeries, many medications, and physical therapy from a young age.

At just 6 years old, Hailey was inspired to help her family raise money for the cost of physical therapy by selling homemade paintings and bracelets. Her small project magnified when her family and friends started hosting yearly lemonade stands called “Lemonade for Livy.” Their lemonade stand became a huge success, expanding into a national event that has raised more than $700,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation!

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FLVS Collaborates with Research Partners

By on May 15th, 2020

Blended and online learning are still relatively new modes of Kindergarten-12th grade learning. As they continue to grow, learning more about what makes them effective for students is critically important. 

Research and Evaluation is an arm of our Analysis, Assessment, and Accountability department at Florida Virtual School. Part of this team’s work includes collaborating with universities and other research partners to broaden and contribute to blended and online learning research focused on primary and secondary educational environments. 

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Teaching is a Work of Heart

By on May 8th, 2020

Florida Virtual School teachers strive to serve students with excellence.

Behind every computer is a unique student who our teachers aim to nurture and support. We want to give a shout-out to our amazing teachers who provide more than encouragement and support – teachers who provide Works of Heart.

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Foreign Language Benefits for Young Learners

By on May 4th, 2020

Hola! Bienvenidos! As I reflect on my personal journey learning Spanish, the language was easy to love, but not easy to learn. During the five years of Spanish courses that I completed in high school and college, I learned just enough to (slowly) communicate with Spanish-speaking acquaintances.

This is something that I have continued to refine over the years, and most recently, I have been facilitating my own child’s learning of a second language.

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An Introduction to FLVS Curriculum

By on May 1st, 2020

At Florida Virtual School, we develop online courses designed for every type of student and any type of schedule. All of our options, including FLVS Flex, FLVS Full Time, and FLVS Global School provide the same award-winning curriculum.

Developed by our very own team of qualified curriculum specialists with expertise in their respective subject areas, our online courses allow students to receive a comprehensive, high-quality education. 

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Ideas to Keep Your Child Engaged at Home

By on April 28th, 2020

Now more than ever, balancing learning and life can feel like a juggling act. Need help keeping your child engaged in learning at home? Below, we’ve assembled a list of activities from Florida Virtual School and external resources to help keep children entertained, engaged, and learning through the end of the school year and into summer!

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How to Oversee Your Child’s Online Learning

By on April 27th, 2020

Many parents have been sailing uncharted waters as they shift to online learning. As an online educator with elementary children who have taken a few online courses, I have been at the helm of online education in more ways than one. As parents finish out the school year, we are here to support their experience.

Here are a few tips to support your child’s online learning. You’re on your way to smooth sailing!

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