Jumpstart Your Career With 4 New High School Career and Technical Education Courses
By Katie Hodgins on May 25th, 2023
In today’s rapidly evolving world, preparing for current and emerging professions has become more crucial than ever before. As technology advances and industries transform, staying ahead of the curve requires acquiring new skills and knowledge. At Florida Virtual School (FLVS), shaping your future is easier than you might think, and with four new Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, you have even more opportunities to find your passion and gain real-world experiences!Continue reading
Quiz: We’ll Tell You Which Courses Best Match Your Interests!
By Florida Virtual School on May 23rd, 2022
Pop quiz! But there’s no need to study. Just answer a few questions about how you like to spend your time and we’ll share what Florida Virtual School courses we think you should check out. Let’s get started.Continue reading
7 Classes You Didn’t Know Your Child Could Take at Florida Virtual School
By Florida Virtual School on December 11th, 2021
It may seem like it’s far off, but before you know it, your child will be in high school, preparing for their future. No matter what their interests are – whether it’s art, coding, or teaching – making sure they have real-world learning opportunities is critical for their success.Continue reading
At the Core of Online Learning for Elementary
By Florida Virtual School on April 26th, 2021
If your elementary student is new to Florida Virtual School (FLVS), you may have a lot of questions about our courses! You may be asking yourself, will FLVS courses prepare my child with the knowledge and skills they need? Will courses be engaging and keep my child’s attention? Will a teacher be available to help my child or answer my questions? We are pleased to say, yes!Continue reading
Advance to American Sign Language 2 Online with FLVS
By Florida Virtual School on April 9th, 2021
Students can now enroll in American Sign Language (ASL) 2 with Florida Virtual School (FLVS)!
Last year FLVS announced the highly anticipated American Sign Language 1 course as its newest addition to the selection of World Language courses for high school students. The success of ASL 1 sparked countless requests for American Sign Language 2 from FLVS students and parents. We are pleased to announce that students can continue their ASL journey in American Sign Language 2!Continue reading
Online Course Development: Bringing It All Together
By Florida Virtual School on December 7th, 2020
Known for high academic standards, Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has earned numerous awards for excellence and innovation in online learning. The FLVS Curriculum Development team strives to uphold the level of education that FLVS is widely recognized for when developing new online courses and enhancing current courses.Continue reading
Creating Online Courses is a Team Effort
By Florida Virtual School on September 11th, 2020
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is dedicated to the academic success of students. Our goal is to support students with a complete online learning experience, whether they are taking one course or a full course load with us. Each course is hand-crafted to meet academic standards and student needs with the goal of maximizing success.Continue reading
FLVS Introduces Agriscience Foundations 1
By Florida Virtual School on September 2nd, 2020
Have you ever considered a career in agriculture?
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), agriculture and related industries make up 11 percent of jobs in America, including food service, farming and fishing, food and beverage manufacturing, and more! All these industries are made up of field professionals ranging from farmers to environmental engineers and food scientists to water quality specialists.
Discover the possibilities with Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in our new course, Agriscience Foundations 1.Continue reading
Coming Together with CTE
By Florida Virtual School on December 7th, 2017
It is hard to imagine anything good coming from the devastating winds and rain of Hurricane Irma or similar storms that ravaged homes and communities this past hurricane season. If you look hard enough, though, you can find unexpected positives even in the worst experiences.
As a member of the Florida Army National Guard, I was activated during Hurricane Irma, and there I had the fortunate, first-hand experience of seeing people come together to help others. Most of these people were actively using skills found in CTE (Career and Technical Education) courses: both soft and hard skills. Continue reading
Exploring the Legal System with FLVS
By Guest Blogger on October 19th, 2017
When students first begin my Law Studies class, they often ask, “What is this class all about, anyway?”
Although I often tease them for signing up for the course before asking that question, it is a valid question. The title of the course, “Law Studies,” is relatively vague. There are so many topics that could fall under the umbrella of “law,” and many of them are covered in the course.
The most effective way to describe the course, I think, is to explain what it can do for you. The Law Studies course, through its exploration of content ranging from basic governmental principles to criminal, immigration, and bankruptcy law, helps students develop their skills in critical thinking, persuasion, and legal writing.
Before beginning any kind of legal education, it is important to start with the building blocks of our government. How did we get here – and why? Continue reading