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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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What’s New: Meteorology Honors

By on March 19th, 2021

Weather can seem unpredictable, but with historic data and powerful technology, professionals are able to provide daily forecasts and severe weather updates to people around the world within minutes. These updates may come in handy when scheduling your next beach day or picnic, but they are also crucial for professionals in industries like transportation, construction, and agriculture when making decisions about future and daily operations.

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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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The Feeling of Warmth. Now Available Online.

By on February 12th, 2021

While the true origin of Valentine’s Day is not clear, we do know that sometime during the Middle Ages, the day became widely recognized as a celebration of love. In fact, the oldest known Valentine still in existence is a poem penned in 1415 by a French duke. Now, more than 600 years later, we continue to share warm fuzzies and heart-filled emojis every February. 

This year may look different as we find creative ways to share the love, but we are thrilled to pass along heartfelt sentiments from our FLVS families and staff who recreate those feelings of warmth online!

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How FLVS Global School Helps Morgan Succeed

By on January 29th, 2021

For millions of students around the world, the first day of school looked different in 2020.  

This year, Morgan and her classmates woke up on their first day of school to an all-new learning experience with FLVS Global Elementary School.  Instead of lacing up their sneakers, grabbing their lunch box, or rushing to the bus with backpacks stuffed full of supplies, students eagerly awaited their first online lesson.

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