By Florida Virtual School on February 18th, 2022
Ready for the real world? Whether your answer is “yes,” and your resume is already prepped for your dream job. Or “no,” because you’re not sure what #adulting looks like for you—Florida Virtual School can help you prepare for your future with a variety of Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses and clubs.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on February 11th, 2022
Life is full of choices. Some are small. Like finding something new to binge or settling in to re-watch your favorite TV show. Some are big. Like deciding what your future looks like. Or what your career path will be. No pressure, right?Continue reading
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
By Florida Virtual School on December 6th, 2021
We live in a world surrounded by technology. But have you ever wondered how that technology actually works? Curious about the magic of technology? Want to build a future in tech as a startup founder or cybersecurity expert? Florida Virtual School (FLVS) can help you get started.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on July 31st, 2020
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!Continue reading
By Michael Francis on August 31st, 2017
To program, or not to program? That is the question. If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t learned to program yet – but if you’re like most people, you probably should.
Many people don’t learn about programming because they think it doesn’t relate to their personal or career interests. After all, not everyone wants to be a professional programmer, right? However, should a person take a finance class only if he/she is going to be an accountant? Continue reading
By Michael Francis on May 26th, 2017
From 2000 to 2004, I was an active duty Soldier in the United States Army and have been in the Florida Army National Guard since 2005.
There are many parts of my military career that stand out in my memory. Basic training, my drill sergeant during the hot summer at Fort Jackson, being in my promotion board during the September 11 attacks, being deployed during multiple state emergencies, and so much more. Most recently, and regardless of political platform, I was honored to play a role in our democracy by providing security support for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration in D.C.
However, these memories and events are not what changed me the most.
Instead, it is the military’s connection with CTE that has been the most valuable. That connection positively affected my personal life, my educational pursuits, and my civilian career.
Although military life is not for everyone, the skills and knowledge that are integrated within CTE are for everyone, whether an Army future is in the cards or not.