Stay on Track this Summer with Online Courses

The 2019-20 school year challenged students, teachers, and parents in unique ways as school closures transformed the way most students attend school. Now that summer is in full swing, we’re proud to say, “We made it!” but there are still a lot of questions about how schools will operate in the upcoming year.  

Despite the uncertainties, students can take summer courses and get a jump start on the coming year with Florida Virtual School (FLVS) to ensure they stay on track with their academic goals. 

Here are a few of the courses we recommend for students looking to get back on track or get ahead this summer.    

Online Courses for Grades 9-12 

From extracurricular activities to filling out college applications, our high school students are busy! FLVS provides flexible options that allow students to access learning wherever they are, so students can pursue their hobbies and interests without missing an academic beat. 

Summer break is a great opportunity for high school students to get back on track as they plan for graduation and college. Students can take core, honors, college level, elective, and world language courses with FLVS.  

We offer 15 Advanced Placement (AP) courses that are approved by the College Board. After students complete an AP course, students can take the AP exam to earn college credit.  

View our online Advanced Placement courses to learn more about AP courses, exams, and enrollment.

Planning to go into the medical field or have an interest in the human body? Check out our Anatomy & Physiology course video!

Students can also choose from one of our five World Language options including American Sign Language, Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish. 

In American Sign Language 1, students learn how to communicate with basic ASL and explore deaf culture. In this course, students use video to practice their ASL, communicate with their teacher, and complete assignments.  

Interested in learning another language? Explore our online World Language courses page.  

For students looking to grow their leadership skills, FLVS and Mawi Learning offer three electives for high school students, including Critical Thinking and Study Skills, Career Research and Decision Making, and Leadership Skills Development. Coached by student leadership expert, Mawi Asgedom, students develop practical leadership skills that will help them succeed in high school, college, and beyond!  

View our online Leadership courses or watch our video on Leadership Skills Development. 

Online Courses for Grades 6-8 

With online courses, middle school students have the flexibility to access their courses anywhere, anytime this summer. All they need is a reliable internet connection. We recommend core courses in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies to help students stay on track in these subject areas. 

In M/J Language Arts, students in grades 6-8 develop their reading and critical thinking skills through various fiction and nonfiction pieces.  

Explore a sample M/J Language Art II lesson. Throughout this course, students study thrilling themes and discover their ability to express themselves through writing. 

Online Courses for Grades K-5 

Are you looking for ways to keep your elementary students engaged in learning this summer? Our award-winning curriculum helps young students master key concepts as they progress through interactive online lessons.

Each week, students participate in live lessons or “Class Time” with their teachers and classmates to learn new content and ask questions in real time. But what if your student has a question outside of class? Our certified teachers are there every step of the way to provide one-on-one instruction so elementary students have the support they need to stay on track!  

Kindergarten through 5th grade students can take core subject courses, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies, as well as special courses, like Art, P.E., Spanish, and Computer Science to continue learning all summer long!  

Learn more by visiting our Elementary page, where you can explore our programs, course options, and sample subject area lessons. 

Florida Virtual SchoolFlorida Virtual School (FLVS) has been leading the way in Kindergarten-12 online education for 25 years. FLVS provides a robust, award-winning curriculum to public, private, charter, and homeschool families and school districts nationwide. Learn more at

28 comments on “Stay on Track this Summer with Online Courses

  1. Gwen Sibbers

    My son is in 5th grade at public school. He is signed up for Florida Flex for 6th grade math.

    Can he do Florida flex during his math block time at school? and use that grade for his public school report card?

    His principal said he could only do Florida flex at home and the grade wouldn’t count on his public school report card.

  2. Tara Kneale

    What courses are available for a rising junior during the summer? Are academic courses, even AP ones, available? What electives are offered?

  3. Cecilia

    What is the summer term? I am in 7th grade and wondering if its like an extension for segment to or a head start for school in the fall.


      Hi Cecilia! You can enroll in summer courses through FLVS Flex. With year-round enrollment and 24/7 access, you can complete courses on your schedule. Hope this helps!

  4. Natalie

    Does FLVS offer Chromebooks for summer classes? If so where would the best place be to pick one up?


      Hi Natalie, The FLVS Foundation does offer a Laptop Lender Program to FLVS Full Time students. We recommend reaching out to your FLVS Counselor for more information.

  5. Jennifer

    Can you complete pre-algebra over the summer so that next school year my son can start algebra?

    1. Elizabeth JonesElizabeth Jones

      Hi Sean, courses will vary in length depending on if they are full credit or half credit courses. The estimated completion time for full credit courses are 32-36 weeks where as half credit courses are 18 weeks.

    1. Elizabeth JonesElizabeth Jones

      Hi Emily, This will depend on which program you’re enrolled in. Please reach out to your school counselor for more info!

    1. Elizabeth JonesElizabeth Jones

      Hi Kevin, To allow for successful course completion, prior to the AP exams in May, please enroll for your AP course(s) during the following registration periods: (1 credit courses: June 1 – September 29) (0.5 credit courses: June 1 – January 30)

  6. Ali

    My Daughter is in 7th grade currently taking algebra 1 honors, I would like her to take geometry honors over the summer to get ahead is it possible for her to take the course with flvs over the summer?

    1. Elizabeth JonesElizabeth Jones

      Hi Ali – Yes, she can enroll in Geometry Honors through our FLVS Flex program. Learn more at

  7. Tat

    Hi. My son is in fifth grade and taking 6th grade math through his accelerated gifted program can he take prealgebra over the summer so he can take Algebra 1 in 6th grade


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