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Florida Virtual School Student Elyanah Gibson Wins Black History Month Essay Contest
By Katie Hodgins on March 22nd, 2023
Elyanah Gibson’s father couldn’t contain his excitement when he called to tell her that she won the Florida Department of Education and Volunteer Florida’s 2023 Black History Month Student Essay contest. As a Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Full Time freshman, it was Elyanah’s first time submitting her work as part of a contest.Continue reading
5 Tips to Help Students Prepare for a Successful DBA
By Guest Blogger on March 8th, 2023
This post was written by Cecilia Mo’Neesha Khan, a FLVS Flex student.
Discussion-based assessments (DBAs) are something that many students may feel anxious about, including myself. Whether you feel unprepared or don’t understand the module, there are several reasons students may dread DBAs. As a 14-year-old in 11th grade, I find myself spending endless hours writing arguments, notes, watching help videos, and attending tutor sessions for a DBA, which is really a conversation that takes less than 10 minutes (LOL)! In this blog, I will go over five tips to help my fellow students prepare for a successful DBA. These tips will help with studying, taking notes, overcoming anxiety, and more!Continue reading
After a Spinal Cord Stroke, Florida Virtual School Student Draws Strength from Her Community and Family
By Hailey Fitch on March 2nd, 2023
In April 2020, when Florida Virtual School (FLVS) student Kendall Tongate was only 12 years old, she felt a sharp pain in her back. As the pain increased, she asked her mom, Misty, to look at her back. What she found was a huge bruise, which was odd because Kendall hadn’t done any activities that day that would have caused it. Then, a few minutes later, her feet started to tingle. At that point, Misty decided it was time to go to the emergency room, and by the time they got there 20 minutes later, Kendall couldn’t stand.Continue reading
College Prep Checklist – How Ready Are You?
By Elizabeth Jones on February 16th, 2023
Quiz: Tell Us Which TV Shows & Movies You Like and We’ll Tell You What CTE Program of Study to Try
By Katie Hodgins on February 9th, 2023
Every week, it feels like I’m looking at Netflix’s “Top 10 TV Shows and Movies,” to find something new to watch, and I love it!
What if we told you that what you watch could help you figure out which Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program of Study (POS) you should explore? With eight unique programs of study, we have a course for every interest. To celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, take our quiz to reveal which CTE POS is perfect for you based on your favorite TV shows and movies!Continue reading
Florida Virtual School Student Sings National Anthem at NBA Game
By Elizabeth Jones on February 7th, 2023
To say our students are talented would be an understatement, they’re basically superstars. No, really. Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has many notable alumni that are performers and athletes like country singer Noah Schnacky, professional tennis player Coco Guaff, and MLB player Jose Salas. And recently, I had the pleasure of talking to FLVS student and singer Pranysqa Mishra.Continue reading
4 Reasons Why Families Choose FLVS
By Katie Hodgins on January 26th, 2023
Take a Deep Dive Into Literacy!
By Katie Hodgins on January 23rd, 2023
Readers of Florida Virtual School (FLVS), are you ready to make a “splash” this week? Join us as we share the importance of reading during Celebrate Literacy Week (CLW). Scroll down to discover fun events you can look forward to.Continue reading
Florida Virtual School Helps International Baccalaureate Student Find Her Passion
By Katie Hodgins on December 8th, 2022
12th-grade student Ashley Francis thinks of herself as a Florida Virtual School (FLVS) “Student Ambassador” and it’s easy to see why. Her love for FLVS is evident when speaking with her or reading her comments on online discussion boards. But it was a lucky circumstance that led Ashley to FLVS four years ago.Continue reading
Learn How Coding Can Help You Create Your Own Video Game During Hour Of Code 2022
By Katie Hodgins on December 1st, 2022
Get ready for the global movement! Over 180 countries participate in the annual Hour of Code, where you can dive into the world of Minecraft, create your own Star Wars game, or even build your own custom face filter for social media. Join your fellow Florida Virtual School (FLVS) students and millions more from around the world for one (or more!) hours to learn the basics of computer science on December 5-8.Continue reading