New Courses Offered by Florida Virtual School

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) develops an average of nine new courses every year. Each course is carefully designed and developed by the FLVS Curriculum Development Team to ensure student success. This year, we’re excited to announce five new additions to our high school course options!  

American Sign Language 2 

High school students can take their ASL skills to the next level in American Sign Language 2. In this course, students strengthen their communication while continuing to explore Deaf culture. Students must complete American Sign Language 1 prior to taking this course.  

For students interested in learning other foreign languages, Florida Virtual School offers five world languages for high school students, including Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish. Each course is taught by certified teachers available to support students as they learn how to read, write, listen and speak the language through a variety of interactive activities. 

Visit our World Languages page to learn more.  

Meteorology Honors 

How can the weatherman predict when it will start raining? What technology does he use to track severe weather like hurricanes, tornados, and blizzards? In Meteorology Honors, students will learn the processes behind Earth’s weather and climate. This rigorous course will teach students how to use technology to analyze models and data to predict severe weather. 

Enroll in Meteorology Honors to explore solar energy, atmospheric and oceanic movement, and more!  

Environmental Science, Featuring Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation 

Did you know that one million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction? Unfortunately, many of these are due to the demands of the human population. Students dive into earth’s natural systems to understand how human activities affect our planet in our new Environmental Science featuring the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. 

In this course, students will learn from the work of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation to learn about our planet’s environmental challenges, including species extinction, climate change, and loss of biodiversity.  

Students can sign up to be notified when Environmental Science is open for enrollment. 

Agriscience Foundations 1 

Florida Virtual School and the FFA organization have partnered to create Agriscience Foundations 1. Students will learn about the history of agriculture, its global impact, and its effects on the environment, while using hands-on projects and labs to master content, explore career opportunities in agriscience, and interview professionals in the field. At the end of this course, students will have the opportunity to become industry certified as an Agriculture Associate!  

Enroll in Agriscience Foundations 1 today to jumpstart your career in agriculture!  

Computer & Network Security Fundamentals 

Florida Virtual School strives to offer courses that help students reach their college and career goals. This year we have added two new courses to our Career and Technical Education (CTE) course options!

Students interested in pursuing Cybersecurity will learn basic computer and networking security as well as investigate security on a national scale in Computer & Network Security Fundamentals. In this course, students will test their new computer skills and practice solving cybersecurity issues in virtual labs.  

Computer & Network Security Fundamentals will prepare students to take the nationally recognized CompTIA Security+ certification. Students intending to earn the CompTIA Security+ certification are required to take Digital Information Technology prior to taking Computer & Networking Security Fundamentals. 

Students can sign up to be notified when Computer & Network Security Fundamentals is open for enrollment! 

Ready to get started? View our full lineup of all-new courses.

4 comments on “New Courses Offered by Florida Virtual School

  1. Kat

    I am currently taking ASL 1. Will I be able to speak ASL fluently when I finish ASL 2? Or will there be ASL 3 in the future?


      Hi Kat, Learning a language is sometimes a life long experience! While you will learn a lot in ASL 1 and ASL 2 most students are not fluent until they have had even more experience with a language. While we don’t have ASL 3, yet in the works, we hope that someday we may have it!


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