Career & Technical Education

FLVS Student & EngineerGirl Ambassador

By on June 30th, 2021

As we grow, we find ourselves fascinated with topics and hobbies that inspire us. When these fascinations turn into passions, we may ask ourselves, “Is this something I can do for the rest of my life as a career?” Sometimes we don’t truly realize that the sky is the limit! But with inspiration, support, and hard work, we can make our childhood dreams a reality.  

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8 Classes You Didn’t Know You Could Take at FLVS

By 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.  

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NEW! Computer & Network Security Fundamentals

By on November 4th, 2020

As our world continues to become more and more digital, our vulnerability to cyberattacks soars. According to a study by the Clark School, on average, cybercriminals attack computers with internet access every 39 seconds! With this alarming statistic, it is no surprise that cybersecurity jobs are among the fastest growing occupations in the United States, along with thousands of other computing careers.

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FLVS Introduces Agriscience Foundations 1

By 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. 

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Taking Programming Skills to the Next Level

By on March 11th, 2019

Interested in learning advanced Python concepts? Searching for a high school course that is challenging, yet fun and engaging? For those who have taken Foundations of Programming (FOP), Procedural Programming is a new course at FLVS that allows students to tackle advanced concepts in computer science.

Procedural Programming has six modules that build upon the concepts taught in FOP while allowing students to design programs based on their own interests. The concepts use real-world examples students relate to. Continue reading


Celebrating College & Career-Ready Students

By on February 26th, 2019

From contests to clubs, FLVS offers a variety of ways to learn about coding and computer science, including online technology courses that develop the skills students need for the careers of tomorrow.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses combine academics and the real world, providing hands-on learning that puts students at the center of the action. CTE also helps develop critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills, which means students are better prepared for college and career life.

As we wrap up CTE Month at the end of February, we want to celebrate several student participants who wowed us with their entries in our recent #FLVSCodes contest. Continue reading


Skills You Won’t See on a Test

By 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.

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Email Etiquette: Point, Click, Send

By on September 5th, 2018

Have you ever received an email that looks like this?

From: coolestcataround@notreal.com   Subject: I have a question.

That’s it! No real subject, no real question, and no name.

As part of the FLVS family, you know that email is not only a part of your daily life, but it’s an integral part of your education. Our teachers, principals, counselors, and family members communicate by email every single day. Are your emails professional, clear, and concise?  Continue reading