Differences between FLVS Flex and FLVS Full Time

“Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.” – Robert John Meehan

Florida Virtual School began as an experiment to see if online learning could be tailored to students’ needs to help them succeed. Today, FLVS offers two distinct programs with the same shared goal: addressing the unique learning needs of every child.

As school counselors, we are often asked about the differences between FLVS Full Time and FLVS Flex. Parents want to know which option is best for their child. As they are very different programs, it’s important for families to understand their options and choose the one that will best fit their student.

Don’t miss the infographic at the bottom of this post to help in your decision-making!

What is FLVS Flex?

FLVS Flex offers year-round, rolling enrollment so students can start and finish a course at any time. Public, private, and home education students can utilize FLVS Flex courses. Students who choose not to attend a physical public or private school can register as home education students in the county of their residence. A variety of learners can benefit from a flexible schedule, including those with medical needs, athletes, students who need to catch up, and those who want to get ahead.

With FLVS Flex, students can focus on fewer courses, but work at an accelerated pace to finish in less time. They can tailor a schedule that works for them! FLVS Flex teachers are available from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Home education students who take FLVS Flex courses are not required to participate in state standardized tests. However, if they plan to register in a Florida public school at any point in the future, they are welcome and encouraged to participate by contacting their local Home Education Office. Homeschool students with FLVS Flex do not earn a traditional high school diploma; instead home education parents graduate their students by completing the Home School Affidavit.

FLVS Flex offers regular, honors, and Advanced Placement courses and home education students are welcome to dual enroll at their local state college/university if admitted by those programs!

What is FLVS Full Time?

FLVS Full Time works much like a traditional public school, with the exception that students work from the comfort of their own home! Like in a traditional physical school, classes start in August and end in May and students have a load of six courses at one time – no more, no less. Teachers are available from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and the student’s day is more structured than in the FLVS Flex program with school-specific announcements and student activities.

Students are required to work in each course each week to stay on track with the traditional course schedule. FLVS Full Time also offers regular, honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment courses with Polk State College. Because FLVS Full Time is a public school and serves as the student’s school of record, students are required to participate in all state standardized testing. The Full Time program coordinates testing and manages records for their students.  FLVS Full Time students are public school students and therefore can earn a state-issued high school diploma. Students are also able to participate in a traditional graduation ceremony at the end of their senior year once all their graduation requirements have been met.

The similarities are important too!

Both options offer Florida public school curriculum taught by Florida certified teachers. Resources abound with live lessons, guided notes, video tutorials, and more that are available to help our students. No matter which path they take, families can feel confident that their student will be receiving an amazing education that will take with them forward in whatever their future holds.

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Anne FlennerAnne Flenner, School Counselor, has worked to meet the academic, social, personal, and professional needs of FLVS students since 2011. Previously a school counselor in Alachua County, she has received several awards and serves on multiple state counseling boards and committees. She has a Master's degree in Counselor Education from UF. Anne loves working with student athletes, supporting college and career readiness, and focusing on student mental health and wellness.



100 comments on “Differences between FLVS Flex and FLVS Full Time

  1. Vernalee Dorvilus

    THANKS FOR THIS VERY CLEAR DETAIL EXPLANATION OF THE TWO PROGRAMS. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

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  2. Kate

    Thank you!! This was extremely informative! One question – if a student attends FLVS fulltime program, but finishes some courses early in the semester, can they enroll in a flex class on the side to get ahead?

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Yes, that’s an option! Our FLVS Full Time school counselors can offer more specific advice and recommendations in circumstances like this.

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  3. Kim Bejnerowicz

    If I want my kids to start the Flex program in August, how far ahead of time should they register for classes?

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Kim! You can sign up for Flex anytime and select your preferred start date in advance. The sooner you sign up, the sooner we can ensure that they are placed and ready to go by that date.

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  4. Jill Frost

    Hello. We were told when we started FLVS two years ago by FLVS that Flex was only available to kids in homeschool or B and M schools.

    Brennen sings and acts so we need flexibility. We did Full Time FLVS and at times it was hard having so much to do with her other activities. Both years we wrapped early April and have been sitting around to August.

    Would we benefit or is it possible to do Flex as a full-time option and do her core and other classes through only Flex til she gets to high school? We were told not to do Flex full-time bc she won’t graduate through them.

    Also, I was told that the FLVS FT was changing this year and becoming more like a B and M with scheduled mandatory times now. Is this true?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you!

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Jill. That’s correct – FLVS Flex allows homeschool students and those attending a physical brick & mortar school to take online courses. Many families prefer to homeschool and take all of their courses online with FLVS Flex. If this is the route you choose for high school, you will keep your own portfolio and student records to show that your student meets all high school graduation requirements. However, if you want to receive an official diploma from FLVS Full Time with us being your public school of record, then Full Time is the way to go.

      That said, it’s certainly possible to stick with FLVS Flex now and enroll with FLVS Full Time later for high school. With FLVS Flex, you can start and finish a course anytime during the year. With both programs, the curriculum is the same and the overall experience is very similar. (In years past, we used Connections Academy for grades K-5, so that is changing for the upcoming year with our new elementary curriculum.)

      FLVS Full Time offers structured flexibility. Since the schedule follows the typical school year calendar, it offers experiences that are similar to a traditional school, including morning announcements, face-to-face events, and live lesson schedules – but it is still very flexible for students who perform, travel, etc.

      We hope this helps!

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  5. Jill

    Great. Thank you for the info. What platform will FLVS middle be using this year? I assume the platform will be the same for both Flex and FT? We are currently FT and going on the middle school this year.

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    1. FLVS

      FLVS Full Time students currently login through Focus (the school’s student information system) to view their dashboard and access courses. This is different for Flex students who login through VSA (our Virtual School Administrator system) to view their dash and access courses. However, the platform for courses themselves is the same! Educator is the our Learning Management System (LMS) used to navigate the course curriculum.

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  6. Doreen Flores

    If a student is in the flex program, can they switch over to the full program in senior year? Can a student enroll into a B&M school during senior year? If so, are there any special requirements like testing?

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    1. FLVS

      Yes, it is possible to transfer to FLVS Full Time during high school and participate in graduation as long as the student remains on track with any required EOC and FSA exams. These can change based on state requirements, so it’s always a good idea to check in with one of our school counselors to confirm they will have everything needed before submitting their FLVS Full Time application for enrollment!

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  7. Julie Temple

    Is placement testing offered? I ask because math has been an issue to find the right curriculum. Thanks!

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    1. Marissa DraegerAnne Flenner

      FLVS Flex does not have placement tests and we know that it can be a bit tough getting set in the best course at first. The best thing to do is to reach out to your FLVS counselor at 407-513-3587 and they can talk with you about what your student has completed so far and talk through the standards of each course to find the best fit! Also, we have our 14-day grace period where you can try a course out to make sure it is best. If it is not the best fit, we will then know to move up or down a level based on a students needs! Once we get the first math set, the rest is easy! Hope this helps!

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  8. Anne FlennerAnne Flenner

    FLVS Flex does not have placement tests and we know that it can be a bit tough getting set in the best course at first. The best thing to do is to reach out to your FLVS counselor at 407-513-3587 and they can talk with you about what your student has completed so far and talk through the standards of each course to find the best fit! Also, we have our 14-day grace period where you can try a course out to make sure it is best. If it is not the best fit, we will then know to move up or down a level based on a students needs! Once we get the first math set, the rest is easy! Hope this helps!

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  9. Maria Isabel Fairless

    Hello, this will be my first year homeschooling and I have enrolled my 2 kids in the Florida flex program. We are looking for flexibility to travel.
    One child in 1st grade (elementary program) and my other a 6th grader (middle school program).
    Will the Fl flex curriculum courses for middle school satisfy the Florida requirements for 6th grade ? I enrolled my 6 grader in science, world history, math. Language arts and Spanish. Do I have a total number of class credit requirement in order to satisfy 6 grade? Also, Do I need to have my 6 grader take a standardized test in order to continue to 7th and submit results to the Florida department ofceducation? What are my requirements for 6 grade homeschooled kids?
    We plan to homeschool our kids up to the 8th grade middle school years only, then enroll them into a high school.
    Thanks for your help !!

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  10. Adriana Sanchez

    Hi, my son is a regular student of a HS public,he needs to complete 0.5 credit of English 2 for his graduation requirements, the question is if he can gets the Flex program to complete his credits and can this consider a credit for the Online course at the same time? Thanks !!!

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi there! Flex courses do count toward graduation requirements. If you need more advice, we recommend reaching out to a guidance counselor at your school or FLVS!

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  11. jessica

    I have a question, my son is currently enrolled to start the full-time program. However, I just learned he will need to be on the computer at certain times every day for class. The reason we homeschool is due to so many dr apt etc. would it be wiser for me to put him in the flex program so he can work at his own times?

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Jessica. The schedule for FLVS Full Time is similar to a traditional school with more frequent classes (particularly for elementary). Both programs are similar, but Flex may be a better option if you want a bit more flexibility!

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  12. Kelly

    Hello. My son just started junior year at our local public high school in Melbourne. Is it possible for him to now switch to full-time FLVS at home, or is it too late? Thanks!
    Kelly

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    1. FLVS

      Hi Kelly! Enrollment has closed for FLVS Full Time (our full-time public school option) for 2018-19, but your son can register as a homeschool student anytime during the year and take all of his courses through FLVS Flex. FLVS Flex offers rolling enrollment – so he can start a new course at any time. That said, we will be reopening enrollment for second semester at FLVS Full Time later this year!

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  13. Mercedes

    Hello, my child is attending public school for his junior year but wants to make the switch to virtual school for his junior year and return back to his current school for his senior year. As enrollment is closed for the fall 2018-2019 course for flvs full time, can he still take flvs flex throughout the 2018-2019 school year and complete his junior year?

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    1. FLVS

      Hello! Yes, it is possible to register as a homeschool student anytime during the year and take all courses through FLVS Flex. However, if your son intends to return to public school, it may make sense to enroll with FLVS Full Time to ensure he completes any necessary end-of-course exams or tests that will be required of the public school. We will reopen enrollment for FLVS Full Time for spring semester later this year. Don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our counselors if you still have questions! https://www.flvs.net/student-resources/flex/advisement

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  14. Dawn

    Hello, my son is enrolled in Flex and from what I understand, if he enrolls in full time for the next semester, all of the work that he did for flex (several months worth) will be credited towards full time. Would he just pick up where he left off? How do we know when and where to attend state testing. If he does get enrolled in full time, I’d hate to see that he did all those months of flex and get no credit and or have to start over.
    Thank you!

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    1. FLVS

      Hi Dawn! If your son is able to finish the first segment (that is, semester) of his courses during the fall, then he should be all set to go if he enrolls with FLVS Full Time in the spring. Feel free to reach out to one of our Flex school counselors at 407-513-3587 with any other advisement questions specific to his situation!

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    1. Dawn

      Erin, from what I understand, it’s about the same as a regular school day. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong 🙂

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    2. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Erin! The schedule varies by grade and courses taken, but FLVS Full Time students have morning announcements and live lessons (or “Class Time” in elementary) Monday through Thursday this year. Independent work can be completed at any time. On average, students in grades Kindergarten-3 will have 20 hours of work to complete per week, and grades 4-12 will have 25 hours per week. Hope this helps!

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      1. Erin

        I’ve tried asking the live chat this question twice and no one knows the answer. He will be in 5th. And I’d like to start him for the Spring Semester. How do I find out the hours? What time morning announcements and classes are, etc.
        thank you so much for answering!

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        1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

          Hi Erin! Morning Announcements for elementary begin at 8:40 a.m. followed by class until 11:30 a.m. We can send you the schedule for 5th grade with more information.

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  15. Jesenya

    I am currently enrolled in FLVS flex, and I only have 1 class left for 9th grace which is algebra 1 but I am nearing the end of segment 1 of algebra 1. i want to enroll in full time for spring as a 10th grader, Would i be able to? would i have to complete segment 2 before i enroll? Can i take Flvs flex for most of high school then in junior or senior year switch to Full time so i can graduate or do i have to do full time all of high school in order to graduate with a diploma?? I also didn’t take grade 9 FSA since it isn’t required for flex, will that hold me back? I really don’t want to enroll back in a actual public school since i get bullied a lot and have trouble with certain things.

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  16. ROXANA POSINERI

    hi, it is any test, that can help me see in what level is my son, to place him on the flex course and make sure he learn what he don’t know?

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi there! We recommend speaking to one of our counselors. Give us a call at 800-374-1430 and we can direct you to the correct counselor for his grade.

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  17. STEPHANIE DUPOUX

    My daughter is in her second year of middle school with flvs. This upcoming school year I would like her to take 2 classes — Spanish and an Elective — at a public middle school. Please advise.

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  18. Braleigh

    I just switched from public high school to homeschool. I am trying to register for FLVS Flex and had a question about scheduling. At my high school we had to/ I was taking 7 courses, how do I add another course to the recommended 6 courses to meet this requirement and finish earning my credits?

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    1. Anne FlennerAnne Flenner

      Hi Braleigh, I hope all is well! Most students with FLVS Flex take 3-4 courses at a time as we find that is the best amount for online learning. You can take up to 6 at a time, but that is the limit. The best thing to do is to contact your FLVS School Counselor to talk with them about your goals and they can help you make a great plan of attack! Please call 407 513 3587 and ask to be connected to your school counselor! Thanks!

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  19. Robert vecchion

    Hi Anne, you are awesome to respond so thoroughly to all of the questions asked.
    My two kids are doing flex this year, grade 3 and 4, and are both doing well. Still we’d like to switch them into full time for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year, or at least by middle school..
    My question is regarding full-time:
    I read in one of your replies above that, on average, grades 4-12 will have around 25 hours of work to complete per week. Is this in addition to the live class time? If so, that would mean live class until lunch, and then the additional 25 hours means 5 hours more 5 days per week? So from 12:30 or 1 til past 5 pm M-F? Seems like too much…so maybe I’m misunderstanding?
    Thanks again for all of the info. So very helpful!

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    1. Anne FlennerAnne Flenner

      Hi Robert! So glad to help! With FLVS FT, it’s about 25 hours total (including live lessons, studying, working on assignments, etc.).

      Hope this helps! Thanks!

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  20. Jennifer

    Hi Anne,

    I have a 10th grade student attending regular high school. We would like to transition her to FLVS Flex very soon. My question is, since it’s mid school year, will the work that she has already completed in school still count, or does she have to start over when she starts the flex program? In other words, would she be able to pick up where she leaves off or does she have to start over? Thanks!

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  21. Anne FlennerAnne Flenner

    Hi Jennifer,
    I hope all is well! FLVS Flex works by semesters (we call them segments). So, if your student successfully completed the 1st semester at their previous school they would just need to take semester 2/segment 2 with FLVS! They would need to repeat the bit that they did from the start of the 2nd semester at school (Generally right after winter break). However, they can fly through the material they know to catch right back up! If you do decide to come over to us, we would love to have a copy of her transcript to review to make sure we help you put her in the perfect courses! Hope this helps! Anne

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  22. Gabby L

    Hi!

    So I was wondering with full time, if you already did flex and you’ve finished a full subject(s) (like all English and Science for example) and only have 3 courses you can possibly take left to do, can you still do full time? I noticed that you have to take 6 courses at once, so I was a bit confused on that.
    I was also wondering if the criteria on the standardized testing would be the same that you learn in the courses? Also, would you have to go somewhere to take it, or would it would be online?

    Thank you! 🙂

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  23. michelle

    Due to sports our schedule needs to be flexible. We currently are enrolled in the flex program. However I do want my child to get a diploma. What option is best to be flex and also get the diploma needed to go to college and continue the sports and education. Currently I want to make sure we are within the right program or what is needed to fit the program school with a flexible sport schedule.

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Michelle. Both options can allow for a flexible sports schedule, but FLVS Full Time has a set weekly schedule that keeps students on track following the traditional school year calendar. Homeschool students with FLVS Flex are still able to attend college and demonstrate that they met all high school requirements. That said, if receiving an official diploma as a graduate of FLVS is important to you, FLVS Full Time may be the best fit for high school. Feel free to give our counselors a call if you need more info!

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Yes. FLVS Full Time follows the regular school year, so you can enroll during open enrollment periods. FLVS Full Time is currently open for enrollment for the 2019-20 school year.

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  24. Ivette

    Hello. I withdrew my son from 8th grade public school today. He did ok in the first few months, but because of some issues he had a lot of absences. Now he failed his core classes. Can he make up what he failed with Flex (from now and whole summer) and be able to enter 9th grade this year?

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  25. Roy

    Hello
    My daughter quit at private school and moved to full time flvs this second semester of 2019, we travel a lot and that was the reason for the change, but now we found out that with flvs full time she has to be sometimes pending of the phone call for the dba. we found the flex program and we really want the homeschooling in order to move her to flex program, but I understand that every end of year, a authorized teacher has to review all of her work if she is a homeschooler. if she does flex would that be necessary and will flex work if we are three months out of the country and then comeback and go again??

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Both programs require DBAs throughout each course. In terms of scheduling, Flex does not require students to follow a semester-based calendar. With FLVS Flex, you will register as a homeschool student with your county to take all of your courses online. Annual homeschool evaluation requirements depend upon the county (for example, an end-of-year review from a teacher who can view your FLVS transcripts and/or work). However, this usually does not impact a student’s ability to travel out of the country as needed. Hope this helps!

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  26. Roy

    Thank you very much for your response, yes it helps a lot, a couple of weeks ago we went out of the country and my daughter was not able to receive phone calls in order to attend to the DBAs and she was behind, maybe with flex that will be a little bit less strict ?? so in order to switch her from full time to flex, the procedure will be: have the letter of intent signed and stamped by Seminole County public schools office, withdraw her from full time and then apply for flex?

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Yes, there will still be DBAs with Flex, but a little more flexibility without required start or end dates for individual courses. And yes, that is exactly what you’ll need to do to switch! You can enroll in courses with FLVS Flex anytime during the year.

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  27. Francesca

    My son is a US citizen but we are currently residing in Canada. Can he participate to the FLVS Full Time program, or he needs to choose the FLVS Flex option because he is currently outside US? Thank you.

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  28. Isabel

    I am attending a private school and want to take Culinary 1 because I think I would definitely enjoy it and it will count as a credit. Only problem is that since they only have it as a full time course, I’m not sure how long I would have to be online for class. Any advice? Would I have time to take it?

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Isabel. We do not offer Culinary 1 through FLVS directly, but this may be offered by your local county virtual school. We recommend sending a message to the head of your county virtual school for more information if it is available to you!

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  29. Roy Leon

    Ok, my daughter is about to finish this week the full flvs program for 9 grade, as I mentioned we are switching her to flex program, can I send the “Notice of Intent” to Seminole County to establish a home education program tomorrow? before she finish this week the full 9 grade program? when and how will I withdraw her from full flvs and switched to flex? please help

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      You can send the notice of intent at any time for next school year! Once the county has confirmed your homeschool status, you can sign up for individual courses with FLVS Flex anytime through our website. If you have questions, please reach out to one of our FLVS Flex counselors: https://www.flvs.net/student-resources/flex/advisement.

      If you have specific questions for the Seminole County home education office, you can find their contact information here: https://flvs.net/student-resources/homeschool/district-contacts.

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  30. carolina a

    if I enroll in a FLVS course for the summer can I later on enroll in FLVS full time for the regular school year?

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  31. carolina

    if I am enrolled in flvs flex for a summer course when I enroll for flvs full time in august will this course be carried on as one of my 6 classes or as an extra course?

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    1. Anne FlennerAnne Flenner

      HI Carolina! For FLVS Full Time, you must apply at http://www.flvsft.com. They plan to close their enrollment in early July so if you are interested in FLVS Full Time for the upcoming school year, you would want to apply now. Students can take Flex courses in the summer connected to their previous public/private/home school, but must be completed before the first day of the school year with FLVS Full Time. Students can’t take Flex courses and Full Time courses at the same time. Students with Full Time will start 6 courses in August and end in May! Hope this helps!

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  32. Kathryn

    Hi – am I correct in understanding that students must be registered as home schooled to enroll on the flex program? Also although state tests are not mandatory for flex, is there an option to take them if desired?

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    1. Anne FlennerAnne Flenner

      Hi! Yes, to take FLVS Flex courses students must be registered as home ed, public, or private school students. So, if they don’t attend public/private, the would need to become home ed in their county. Home Ed students are always welcome to take the state tests if they’d like to! They would just contact the Home Ed office a few months before testing to get registered! Thanks!

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  33. Annette Elliott

    Hi my daughter did Hillsborough virtual Last semester and I enrolled her for the fall when they sent the link out but how do I know she’s registered? When I log on to Hillsbrough virtual school it only shows her previous classes. when will the new one’s show up? is there a way to check to make sure she’s enrolled? I tried calling her guidance counselor but she doesn’t come back until the end of July and I don’t want to wait until then obviously.

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  34. Melissa

    Hello! I am looking to enroll my daughter in FLVS for 8th grade and then she would go to Public School in HS. If I enroll her in FT is she able to work ahead and complete the semester/year early or does she have to work at the same pace as public schools are? It seems flex does not offer the 9th grade classes in Spanish/English/Bio and Algebra that FT does. Am I reading this accurately? Any help would be appreciated!

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Melissa! Middle school students are able to take high school courses (9th grade or above) with either FLVS Flex or FLVS Full Time. She will still be able to move quickly with FLVS Full Time, but the calendar is based on the traditional school year – that is, everyone starts in the fall, begins the second semester of their courses in January, and wraps up the school year in May. With FLVS Flex, you can start and finish anytime. Hope this helps!

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  35. Melissa

    My son is currently enrolled and taking FLVS Flex classes.
    What is required to register him to change to FT FLVS?
    If he completes Segment 1 faster than on pace, would he be able to start Segment 2 at any time?
    What are the times that my son would have to be online for daily announcements and his classes/seat times? For his classes, is there a set time to be online, or is he able to work at any time during the day?
    Are you able to be on Flex for the Fall Semester and then register to go to the FT FLVS for spring classes.? If so when does registration start and end? Would he be able to get a diploma if he is only enrolled in FT FLVS for the Spring Semester in his senior year?
    Are there specific EOC Exams required for High School for FT FLVS? If so, what is required?
    What Testing results would be needed to enroll in FT FLVS? PSAT or SAT or ACT?
    How do you enroll for Dual Enrollment, and what is the cut off for credit hours to have the Dual Enrollment paid for?

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer these questions! 😉

    R/S,
    Melissa

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    1. Anne FlennerAnne Flenner

      Hi Melissa,
      Thanks for your message! Every student is a bit different and the best thing to do is to contact your FLVS School Counselor so they can review your student’s transcripts to advise on all the options you have in regards to Flex and FT. Please contact us at 407 513 3587 with questions!

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  36. Jerrie

    My daughter attended private highs school for 3 years. If she takes 3 homeschool classes and 3 Florida Virtual Flex classes this semester, can she enroll as Florida Virtual Full Time for the second Senior semester and take the 6 hours and still receive a diploma?

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    1. Anne FlennerAnne Flenner

      Hi Jerrie,
      I hope all is well! For FLVSFT, students must be enrolled for the full 12th grade year and earn 6 credits with FT, so sadly this would not be an option.

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  37. Val

    We are considering FLVS for our daughter for 7th grade. She has been attending a regular school up until now. She is an athlete and need more time to practice. We are not sure about FLVS Full Time vs FLVS Flex!? What are the days and times they have to be online for FLVS FT program in 7th grade? Thanks.

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    1. Anne FlennerAnne LP Flenner

      Hi Val,
      I hope all is well! Thank you for your message! FLVS FT is now closed for enrollment, but I believe that FLVS Flex is the program that would be best for her! FLVS Flex is our year round flexible version. As a 7th grade student, she could just focus on her core courses (electives are not required as she will get quite of PE out there on the courts!) FLVS Flex does not take attendance or set hours a student must work, so it is more flexible. Most students work 4-6 hours/5 days a week so you can mold it around her training. We do have live lessons with flex that she can attend if they work with her schedule! If not, they are recorded for her and she can watch at another time! I hope this is helpful! Please call 407 513 3587 to speak with your FLVS school counselor for more specifics on how to best support your awesome student-athlete!

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    1. Anne FlennerAnne Flenner

      Hi Heather, I hope all is well! FLVS Flex is just a curriculum provider. We are not a school of record so we do not dictate testing. The school of record determines if a student needs to take these tests. If your student is a public school student, they would be required to take all state testing. Private schools also determine testing for their students. Home School students are not required to take state testing, but if they plan on going back to a public school someday there may be times they do want to test for an easy transition to a public school. If you have specific questions, please call 407 513 3587 and ask to be directed to your school counselor that can talk with you specifically about your student’s goals! Thanks!

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  38. Sonya

    My daughter is in FLVS FLEX and would like to stay in it. She would like to get ahead and graduate early. Is she required to take classes in her public school while doing classes on flex??

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  39. Sonya

    My daughter is already in flex with public school, we withdrew her from school and turned in the form intent to homeschool. How do I change it in the computer so I can approve her classes?
    Thanks,
    Sonya

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    1. Anne FlennerAnne Flenner

      Hi Sonya! Glad to help! To update her school of record to Home Ed, please have her log into her account and go to Student Records which she will find in the upper left hand corner of the Dashboard. Once under Student Records, please click on Academic Profile and you will change her Physical School to “Home Ed”. I hope this helps! Thanks!

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  40. Sobia

    Hi!
    Can my child be enrolled in another public virtual school at the same time as FLVS Flex? And how will the courses he takes through Flex be counted towards his high school graduation? For example, if he takes Algebra 1 over the summer through Flex, how will that be reported to his full time school that he has already taken that course so he can go on to the next Math course after summer.
    Thanks,
    Sobia

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Sobia! Yes, many of our students take online courses while enrolled in a traditional public school! When you enroll in a course with FLVS as a public school student, the school guidance counselor will be prompted to approve the enrollment. Upon completion of the course, his grades will be reported to the school and part of his official transcript. Hope this helps!

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  41. Parent

    Our child is a full time public school student and at the same time FLVS Flex student taking one extra half-semester AP class in addition to the day school. The Flex class was started in the Summer to have a head start and more time to learn the material well. We took a couple of two weeks breaks for travel in the Summer warning the teacher beforehand. We aim to finish before the AP exams start this year. To stay on the “traditional” pace we would have to aim at 5 assignments per week which is not possible with the day school load. We hope we can prolong it till February (which is in time for AP exams and actually earlier). Can we do so?

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi there! FLVS Flex courses do have flexibility in the time it takes to complete, so this should not be a concern for the AP course. We encourage you to stay in touch with the teacher of the course if adjustments need to be made for an extended pace.

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  42. Parent

    Anne,
    I am waiting to transfer my 2nd-grade daughter, currently enrolled in a Florida Public School, to full-time FVLS. I have enrolled her, in the meantime, in the flexible FVLS-option, as enrollment for this semester is closed. I have two questions: 1- besides the letter of intent, is there any other required document that I must file with her local school? ; 2- when will registration begin for the full-time FVLS, Spring Semester? It would be better to have as smooth a transition as is possible. I wonder if we should just wait for enrollment for Spring to begin-but, I need to know the date when I can do so. Could you please give me a direction in these matters? Thanks

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    1. Anne FlennerAnne Flenner

      Good evening,
      Thank you for your message! For the smoothest transition, you may consider your daughter staying a Home Ed student on the Flex side for this full year. As FLVS FT and Flex are the same curriculum, she would be learning the same material, have the same wonderful teachers etc! I find that for most students, it’s best not to move them in the middle of the year. An easier transition would be the fall of her 3rd grade year. Our awesome elementary team would be able to give you even more information, please contact Kellyann Rohr, LMHC
      FLVS Flex Elementary School Counselor
      krohr@flvs.net
      If you are looking to apply to FLVSFT, their enrollment will open on October 14th for the spring semester.

      PS. For Home Ed, if you have withdrawn your student from their previous school and submitted the Notice of Intent to your county, you are all set! 🙂

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  43. heather

    can my 8th grader sign up for flex pre algebra and still take pre algebra at middle school. he needs some extra help with this subject and I am looking for something that will help him with this subject. he currently is a full time 8th grader, just trying to see if he can take online classes and get credit for them as well.

    thank you

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    1. Anne FlennerAnne Flenner

      HI Heather,
      I hope all is well! As FLVS is a public school curriculum, students can not take the same course in public school as with us, as it’s considered a concurrent enrollment. He would be welcome to take a different course with us, just not the same one as he’s taking in school. If you are just looking for math prep, the Khan Academy is a wonderful resource! Also, http://www.algebranation.com may be helpful! Hope this helps!
      Anne

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  44. Donna

    Hello,
    Is FLVS Full Time considered a public school? And therefor student not eligible for the AAA Scholarship for Autism? Or, would we have to enroll him in a Home School program and take classes with FLVS Flex? My AAA representative said FLVS was eligible, but I fear it’s only for the Home School Flex program, not full time. He is in a private school now and receives the scholarship, but we want to do online at home instead. Just not sure I am qualified as a home school teacher..8th grade.

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Donna. Yes, that is correct. FLVS Full Time is a tuition-free public school. If your son receives the Gardiner scholarship, you are eligible to take courses through FLVS Flex as a homeschool student (or while enrolled at the private school). The cost for each course will be taken from the Gardiner scholarship account after the add-drop period. You can find more information here: https://www.flvs.net/about/programs/scholarship-student-information. If you have more questions, please give us a call at 800-374-1430 in regard to scholarship eligibility.

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  45. Kenia

    Hello right now im taking FLVS county i Want to know what is the diference between county and fulltime course ?why does county homeschool doesnt order a high school diploma ? Is county flvs just for homeschooled? If i take FLVS can i take it at home or do i have to go to a local school to take the courses? Im confused

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Kenia. FLVS Flex allows you to take one or more courses (as a homeschool student or while attending traditional school). FLVS Full Time is a public school, so you take all your courses online (still from home) and are considered a public school student. If you are taking online courses through your county virtual school, you may be a homeschool student or a full-time public school student of the county. Diploma eligibility will depend on whether you are enrolled as a homeschool student or a full-time public school student of the district. Each county is a bit different, but you can learn more about county virtual schools here: https://www.flvs.net/county-virtual-school. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call! 800-374-1430

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  46. Letesha Williams

    My daughter is currently enrolled as a flex student but thinking about fulltime to get a diploma. I see that the full time is a set schedule. What if she misses class that day or can start till later or can not keep up with assignments?

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    1. Marissa DraegerFLVS

      Hi Letesha. There is still flexibility with the weekly schedule in FLVS Full Time and classes are recorded. Students are encouraged to follow a schedule to stay on pace for the semester, but the daily schedule can still be managed by each individual student and family.

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  47. Myriam calderon

    Hi if my daughter is currently in homeschool and in flvs flex and next year in her senior year she is going to flvs full time . The same password and username she has for flex will she have it also for full?

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