By Dr. Jeanne Giardino on April 30th, 2020
Ellie Zanegood is a 16-year-old senior enrolled in FLVS Flex as a homeschool student. She has successfully completed two of our Mawi Learning courses, Peer Counseling 1 and Career Research and Decision Making.
Ellie credits these FLVS elective classes for teaching her to reach for her dreams and develop resilience.Continue reading
By The Virtual Voice on April 23rd, 2020
The Florida legislature recognizes the need to prepare students for a rapidly-changing future. In 2011, a requirement was introduced that every Florida student successfully complete one online course in high school. However, the benefits of online learning extend far beyond a transcript!
Our students agree—our online courses are more than just a credit!Continue reading
By Anne Flenner on April 20th, 2020
When students first start learning from home as an online learner, you may hear them utter statements like: “I don’t understand how to do this. I’m so frustrated.” Or perhaps: “Ugh. I’ll do it later. I can get it done really quick.” Maybe even: “Man, this is tough! My old school was so much easier!”
Starting anything new can be a challenge! Becoming an online learner is no different. Learning online takes a different skill set than the traditional face-to-face classroom.Continue reading
By Suzan Kurdak on April 17th, 2020
Many are surprised to learn that FLVS offers students the opportunity to join student clubs and activities. As an online school, we know how important it is for our Kindergarten-12th grade students to get involved outside of taking courses. Students need a safe space to explore interests, strengthen skills, build their resume, and most importantly, make connections and friends.Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on April 14th, 2020
Game designers and developers often gather in creative events known as Game Jams. Their goal is to program playable games in a short period of time. The excitement of a fast deadline and challenge has spurred many professional and Indie game creators to generate award-winning titles. These Jams encourage collaboration, quick problem solving, and creative thinking—and are a lot of fun!Continue reading
By Anne Flenner on March 30th, 2020
Whether you recently made the decision to pursue a flexible and safe learning environment, or your school is temporarily closed and holding classes online, you’ll probably have a lot of questions about how you can succeed at Florida Virtual School (FLVS).
While this may be a new style of learning for you, you are not alone!Continue reading
By The Virtual Voice on March 23rd, 2020
Hey Florida Virtual School students and families! We hope this message finds you healthy and well. As COVID-19 continues to evolve and create a new reality for everyone, we understand the unpredictability can be unsettling.
We hope that receiving the Spring Corkboard edition provides you with some sense of normalcy and brings a smile to your face as FLVS offers many ways to get involved.Continue reading
By Suzan Kurdak on March 18th, 2020
If you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work! We know our Florida Virtual School students work hard, not only in their courses, but also in activities extending beyond their studies.
FLVS offers more than 55 student clubs and activities where students participate in online and face-to-face activities. Our clubs are a great way for students to stay connected and involved!Continue reading
By Michael Francis on March 16th, 2020
Every child should have the opportunity to access quality music programs in school, and this is no different in a virtual setting! If you’ve been wanting to learn how to play guitar, now is the perfect opportunity to learn from the comfort of your own home.
In addition to the joy and cultural appreciation music brings, music has all kinds of amazing benefits. Do you want to know the secret to developing reasoning and language skills? How about lowering stress, boosting memory, improving coordination? Perhaps acquiring pattern recognition, higher SAT scores, or emotional development? The answer to all of this is music!Continue reading
By Suzan Kurdak on February 21st, 2020
All of our Florida Virtual School students are each amazing and have unique stories to tell. We’ve showcased athletes, artists, and entrepreneurs—but FLVS offers flexible schedules and personalization to others as well, including those who may not be able to attend a physical school due to health complications.
In our latest edition of our Student Focus blog series, we are honored to feature students who are enrolled with FLVS because they have special healthcare needs.Continue reading