Creative Ideas for Counselors of Online Students
By Florida Virtual School on February 1st, 2021
In honor of National School Counseling Week, we’re sharing tips for counselors to help students thrive in virtual learning environments. With the challenges posed by the pandemic, school counselors around the country have played an important role in helping students stay on track with their education.Continue reading
FLVS Corkboard: Fall Newsletter
By Florida Virtual School on October 12th, 2020
We hope you’re Fall-ing in love with the many student activities and events you can be a part of with FLVS. Here are some notable activities happening this fall.Continue reading
FLVS Corkboard: Thanksgiving Edition
By Florida Virtual School on November 14th, 2019
It’s hard to believe that we’re well into November and dashing into December at full speed! The holidays bring a bustle of activities, both at home and at school. Then spring semester is around the corner!
With Teacher Training Days and holiday breaks approaching, be sure to mark your calendar with these important dates and catch up on other news below. Continue reading
Skills You Won’t See on a Test
By Guest Blogger on September 13th, 2018
Talk to any employer, and you will hear the same concerns: graduating students have mastered their hard skills – skills that can be taught through technical topics and academic subject areas. However, the same students are greatly lacking skills they need to interact successfully with co-workers and customers.
It seems hard to believe that we have so many “qualified” young people who are deficient in the fundamental soft skills needed to acquire a job.
Going Beyond “What Do You Want to Be?”
By Anne Flenner on August 8th, 2018
How many times have you been at a back-to-school event or a family reunion and someone asks your child, “So what do you want to be when you grow up?”
In many cases, the child responds back, “Firefighter, Teacher, Doctor, Athlete,” and then the conversation ends. While asking a child what they want to do when they grow up is a great question, how can we go deeper with our kids to help be an advocate for their future? Continue reading
Check Off Your List: Virtual School Supply Shopping
By Anne Flenner on July 30th, 2018
In July and August, stores are full of students and parents scouring the shelves for the best deal on school supplies. When a student signs up for FLVS, they often wonder, “What school supplies do I need?” While you may not need a glue stick or mirror for your locker when you take FLVS courses, there are a few items that you will want to have for a successful year. Continue reading
Differences between FLVS Flex and FLVS Full Time
By Anne Flenner on June 8th, 2018
“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! Continue reading
Class of 2018 Senior Survival Guide
By Guest Blogger on May 24th, 2018
Earlier this year, our FLVS Full Time Senior Class officers presented a “Senior Survival Guide” to the current juniors. Their presentation was fantastic and full of great tips from the viewpoint of a student. Whether you’re looking ahead to senior year or graduation is a few years down the road, several of these tips for FLVS students apply to any grade level.
Now without further ado, here are the top 10 tips for surviving senior year at FLVS from our Class of 2018.
FLVS Corkboard: March Highlights
By Florida Virtual School on March 22nd, 2018
There’s so much blossoming at FLVS as we spring forward and March toward April! (Good puns are all in good fun, right?) Here are some current activities in bloom we’d like to highlight. Continue reading
FLVS Tips and Tools for Homeschooling Success
By Guest Blogger on January 4th, 2018
Being a homeschooling parent is hard! Not only are you in charge of laundry, the dishes, doctor’s appointments, and everything else, but now you have also chosen to take charge of your child’s education.
Have no fear! You can do this!
Here are a few tips for success to help parents/guardians who have chosen to explore an online home education with FLVS Flex – although many can apply to any online student! Continue reading