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Season of Gratitude: Florida Virtual School Students and Parents Thank FLVS Teachers 

By 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. 

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It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint: Counselor Tips to Finish the Semester Strong!

By 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! 

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Celebrate National Author’s Day with Florida Virtual School Student, Collin Getter

By on November 1st, 2022

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite activities is curling up with a book and getting lost in worlds of fantasy and adventure. Which is why I’m excited to write this post celebrating National Author’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate our love for reading and to honor the brilliant minds who create the books, and worlds, we love. One such brilliant mind is Florida Virtual School (FLVS) sixth grade student, Collin Getter. 

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On the Road to Success with Florida Virtual School

By on October 12th, 2022

Who remembers the game Red Light, Green Light? The adrenaline-pumping race to the finish line when we were younger. Once you get older, not stopping on red has far more consequences than getting kicked off the field until the next game.  

Last year, a driver didn’t press the brakes when the light turned red, and Florida Virtual School (FLVS) senior and teen driver Breanna was almost hit. Although no one was injured, the experience completely changed her perspective as a new driver. Now, in celebration of Teen Safe Driving Week, she’s sharing her story to encourage everyone to stay alert on the road. 

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Why We Chose Florida Virtual School for Our Homeschooling Village

By on September 15th, 2022

A wise mentor once shared with us that, “It takes a village to raise a child!” We have spent our children’s entire lives filling our village with mentors that have helped them become the best versions of themselves. 

We are so grateful we found our educational village in Florida Virtual School (FLVS). From the incredible partnerships we have developed with our children’s teachers, counselors, and even the executive team, to the amazing educational experiences their classes and clubs bring them, finding FLVS was a dream come true for our family!  

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Providing Deeper Meaning: Two Brothers Take Hebrew 1 and 2

By on September 6th, 2022

Jonathan and David Miller first started taking courses with Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in middle school because they were always traveling for their parent’s work as missionaries. Jonathan, now in twelfth grade, and David, now in ninth grade, are homeschooled and use FLVS courses because they provide them with the flexible schedule they need, paired with the comprehensive courses they are interested in taking. 

In fact, the brothers were both interested in taking new FLVS World Language courses – Hebrew 1 and 2 – and they decided to enroll in the classes together. Their main reasons: they wanted to be able to speak the language when they travel to Israel one day, as well as connect to their faith on a deeper level.  

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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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