High School Student Sets Sail with Florida Virtual School
By Elizabeth Jones on October 27th, 2022
When someone recommends something new to you, do you ever think—nah, that’s not for me—and then you try it and love it? That’s basically how Florida Virtual School (FLVS) sophomore Rachel found her passion for sailing—and FLVS!Continue reading
8 Classes You Didn’t Know You Could Take at FLVS
By Florida Virtual School on June 29th, 2021
Dive into the sea to explore the ocean’s biodiversity. Take flight and travel the world. Paint your way through mid-century Italy. Sound just like what your dreams are made of? Wake up and make them a reality with eight new courses at Florida Virtual School. Guaranteed to inspire your learning today. So you can change the world tomorrow.Continue reading
Student Promotes Kindness with Children’s Books
By Guest Blogger on October 26th, 2020
October is National Bullying Prevention Month which unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Standing up against bullying is something FLVS takes very seriously. We’re pleased to spotlight FLVS high school senior Jhett Hill who has written two children’s books to help bring awareness to this effort.Continue reading
FLVS Advanced Placement Scores Continue to Climb
By Guest Blogger on November 13th, 2019
Every year, millions of students all over the world participate in Advanced Placement (AP) courses that culminate in a test during the month of May. Students can earn college credits based on the score they earn on the AP tests. Florida Virtual School (FLVS) students are no exception – many accept the challenge of these rigorous, college-like courses and sit for the big tests each spring. Continue reading
FLVS Corkboard: New Year Edition
By Florida Virtual School on January 11th, 2019
Happy 2019, FLVS! We hope the new year finds you well.
Now is the time to plan to get involved with all that FLVS has to offer. Here are a few highlights and happenings of what to expect in January and February.
First, we want to remind you that Monday, Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a designated holiday for all FLVS instructors and support staff. Continue reading
FLVS Corkboard: June Highlights
By Florida Virtual School on June 20th, 2017
Hey students and parents—Summer’s in full swing and we have some sun-sational tidbits to share!
But first, a few reminders…
Mark your calendar for the upcoming holiday! In observance of Independence Day, the week of July 3rd (July 3-7) has been designated a holiday break for all FLVS instructors and support staff. The Customer Service Center will be closed on Monday, July 4 only. Students are encouraged to continue their studies as courses remain open, but please be mindful that there will be a brief delay in teacher response. Have a wonderful and safe holiday!
Planning to take FLVS courses this summer? There’s still time to sign up, but don’t delay. Start by browsing our featured summer courses.
Ready to get started? Sign up today! Continue reading
AP Classes vs. Dual Enrollment
By Guest Blogger on June 15th, 2017
This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.
It’s a common question among high school students and their parents: AP classes or dual enrollment?
While there is no right answer for every student, each individual might find that one or both of these options suits them best. Each choice allows students to be challenged by rigorous classes, obtain college credit, improve their college applications and save money on college tuition costs. However, location, qualification requirements, method of obtaining college credit, class offerings and costs differ.
AP, or Advanced Placement, classes are created by AP development committees for the College Board. Each AP class has its own development committee comprised of six or seven high school and college instructors from around the country. The classes (including online Advanced Placement courses) and their respective exams are meant to reflect the curriculum students would encounter in a college-equivalent of that class’ subject, while in a high school setting. Continue reading
When Will I Ever Use Math?
By Guest Blogger on April 21st, 2017
No matter what subject we face, the FLVS Curriculum Development team strives to connect complex concepts with everyday examples to motivate student learning.
This commitment to real-world connections is particularly helpful for anyone who has ever struggled with math.
What may have felt like a boring lesson in the past is now power-packed with exciting FLVS approaches to mathematical concepts!
Every click in an FLVS mathematics course answers the question, “When am I ever gonna use this?” Continue reading
FLVS Corkboard: November Highlights
By Florida Virtual School on November 18th, 2016
November is whirling by as we travel ever-closer to saying farewell to 2016. As we celebrate things we’re thankful for at FLVS, we want to note just how thankful we are for YOU!
With the Thanksgiving holiday break upon us, sounds of “Woot, Woot!” can be heard across the nation. As a reminder, November 23-25, 2016, has been designated as the Thanksgiving holiday break for all Florida Virtual School teachers and staff.
The FLVS Customer Care Center will be closed November 24-27. Although teachers will not be available, you are welcome to continue regular progress in your course.
Whether you are traveling to loved ones or are going to be vacationing at home, we are so thankful for you and wish you a most wonderful and safe holiday!
By this point in the year, students, teachers, and families are well on their educational journey, navigating the school year waters. While some students are treading diligently at their pace, there are others setting their sights on life after high school. Continue reading