On the Road to Success with Florida Virtual School
By Elizabeth Jones on October 12th, 2022
Who remembers the game Red Light, Green Light? The adrenaline-pumping race to the finish line when we were younger. Once you get older, not stopping on red has far more consequences than getting kicked off the field until the next game.
Last year, a driver didn’t press the brakes when the light turned red, and Florida Virtual School (FLVS) senior and teen driver Breanna was almost hit. Although no one was injured, the experience completely changed her perspective as a new driver. Now, in celebration of Teen Safe Driving Week, she’s sharing her story to encourage everyone to stay alert on the road.Continue reading
4 Tips for Safe Teen Driving
By Florida Virtual School on October 19th, 2021
From road trips in the family minivan to catching an Uber to the airport—getting from point A to point B, can be a major part of our lives. While earning a learner’s permit or driver’s license means the freedom to hit the road on your own, driving comes with a lot of responsibility. Luckily, Florida Virtual School is full of opportunities for students of all driving levels to get up to speed on what it takes to stay safe while out on the road.Continue reading
FLVS Driver’s Ed Impacts Student Lives
By Florida Virtual School on October 23rd, 2019
Our Driver Education teachers make a difference in the lives of students every day. In addition to a strong curriculum, the support our online students receive from caring and dedicated teachers sets the Driver Education experience a step above.
In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 20-26, 2019), we are sharing stories from teachers and students related to our FLVS Driver Education / Traffic Safety course. Continue reading
Teen Driving Safety Tips
By Florida Virtual School on October 21st, 2019
National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 20-26, 2019. This week, FLVS is encouraging parents to discuss the importance of driving safety with their teen drivers.
To help start conversations around safe driving, we’ve compiled the following tips. Continue reading
A Seatbelt Can Save
By Guest Blogger on April 12th, 2019
One of the many things I love about Tallahassee is the trees. Beautiful, shade-providing, mature live oaks. It’s the tree-lined entrance of my subdivision that captivated me at first site and drew me to live here. It’s so un-Florida like—feels more like North Carolina and my northeastern upbringing.
Earlier, as I left my home and got in my car to go meet a friend for a meal, I decided to make a quick phone call. Bluetooth can be a beautiful thing. The person who I had just called answered when I heard what sounded like a smash ahead of me. Continue reading
Five FLVS Electives That Teach Life Skills
By Guest Blogger on September 5th, 2017
This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.
Despite money management being a highly important life skill, a survey conducted in 2016 states that only 17 states in the US require a personal finance class to graduate high school. This has remained unchanged since 2014. Luckily, FLVS offers a “Personal and Family Finance” class to help prepare students for graduation. This is only one of many important electives that FLVS offers! Continue reading
FLVS Corkboard: April Highlights
By Florida Virtual School on April 20th, 2017
April showers may bring May flowers, but both months ultimately mean…we’re sailing into summer!
Speaking of cruising…
Shakespeare Fest 2017 was a great success! For those who were unable to attend or want to catch up on a session they missed, leave us a comment below to request the recordings!
Thank you to all of the teachers, sponsors, and student presenters who helped to make this such a spectacular event!
And while we’re on the subject of thanking teachers, don’t forget that Teacher Appreciation Week begins Monday, May 1. If you have an outstanding teacher you’d like to give a shout out to, consider posting a personal message on the FLVS Facebook page or on Instagram or Twitter using hashtag #FLVSTAW.
They appreciate YOU and your words of encouragement so much! Continue reading
FLVS Corkboard: March Highlights
By Florida Virtual School on March 20th, 2017
It’s March, and minus the cold snap madness, spring has sprung—and FLVS continues to sow seeds of learning!
While you may be rooted in the “here and now” of schoolwork and tasks to accomplish this semester, we understand that some of you may already be thinking of life after high school. For many, that may mean college. Or, maybe you think you’d like to go to college but aren’t sure if you “have what it takes” or if you can afford it.
Great news! If you are a student in Florida, you can learn how to prepare for college without leaving your home. (But we do recognize that leaving the home is ultimately the goal of every child—and their parents.)
Virtual College Week
You can explore the notion of college all from your living room if you make plans now to participate in Virtual College Week, April 4-6. Presented by FloridaShines, students and parents can get free expert advice on all things college-related, including the admissions process and financial aid. Gather important information, ask questions, hear from others—demystify college at no cost. Continue reading
FLVS Driver Education Course Tour
By Guest Blogger on February 16th, 2016
Looking to get your license (or your student’s license) in the near future?
If you’re at least 14.5 years old, the free Driver Education and Traffic Safety course at FLVS will help you prepare to obtain your Florida Learner’s Permit.
This half-credit course covers the rules of the road and gives students access to a variety of road simulations, giving them a chance to see real-world driving situations right from the computer.
Students who successfully complete the course receive the Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Training (TLSAE) waiver required to get their permit. They also have the opportunity to take their permit exam online with Driversed.com completely free. Continue reading
We Got The Green Light!
By Guest Blogger on June 26th, 2014
When I was younger, I had all odds stacked against me when it came to learning how to drive. For starters, I have a winter birthday and grew up in the Northern state of Pennsylvania. Those of you familiar with PA can probably already picture it. Teenage me behind the wheel of my Dad’s car (stick-shift no less) surrounded by snow, freezing rain falling from the sky, low visibility, and my route was none other than the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. My poor father…I had some exciting experiences and he had some pretty terrifying ones as my teacher.
I’m fairly certain that he (and everyone else in my family, including the dogs) wished I could go to the Driver Education class at school. This was a job for a professional. Unfortunately for them, the class was based on a lottery system and I was never lucky enough to ‘win’ a spot and my Dad was on his own. Continue reading