Career & Technical Education
NEW! Computer & Network Security Fundamentals
By Florida Virtual School 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.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
New Courses Offered by Florida Virtual School
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
Starliner Launch Brings Learning to Life
By Guest Blogger on February 10th, 2020
This post was written by Elizabeth Jones, a member of the FLVS social media team.
I recently had the opportunity to watch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner make its debut flight to the International Space Station. This was a great opportunity to see the impacts of career and technical education in action! Continue reading
Taking Programming Skills to the Next Level
By Guest Blogger 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 Florida Virtual School 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 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.
Email Etiquette: Point, Click, Send
By Anne Flenner on September 5th, 2018
Have you ever received an email that looks like this?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Questions to Ask Before Starting a Team Project
By Florida Virtual School on May 18th, 2018
My daughter is in high school, and every time her class has a group project, I am sure to hear about it. Why? Because sometimes her archrival happens to be in her group, and other times her best friend is (happy days ahead). No matter what, I’ll hear about the group slacker, and definitely about that controlling person ordering everyone around.
Do these roles sound familiar to you? Many of us can relate, which is unfortunate because teamwork is such an essential soft skill. Some jobs require more teamwork than others, but there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself as part of a team at some point during your life. Continue reading
Career and Technical Education Month
By Elizabeth Fulcher on February 13th, 2018
In honor of Career and Technical Education Month, a public awareness campaign takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. I would like to recognize all of our outstanding CTE educators and students for making a difference in the world.
Each month, FLVS CTE will focus on a different soft skill that is essential for today’s students as they enter college or the workforce. This month’s focus is communication. Continue reading