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
By Katie Hodgins on November 15th, 2022
The month of November ushers in the holiday season of giving and gratitude. It’s important to take time to pause and reflect, thinking about all that life has to offer by appreciating those around you and thanking them for all they do.
At Florida Virtual School (FLVS), our team members are the best of the best in education, playing a vital role in not only the success of our students but also in shaping the future of the next generation.Continue reading
By Hailey Fitch on November 1st, 2022
I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite activities is curling up with a book and getting lost in worlds of fantasy and adventure. Which is why I’m excited to write this post celebrating National Author’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate our love for reading and to honor the brilliant minds who create the books, and worlds, we love. One such brilliant mind is Florida Virtual School (FLVS) sixth grade student, Collin Getter.Continue reading
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
By Katie Hodgins on October 5th, 2022
Happy fall y’all! It’s that magical time in Florida when the crisp fall air turns to a brisk low 80’s. But that doesn’t stop us from dreaming about the perfect fall day and the magic (and candy) of the Halloween season.
But are falling leaves and cozy campfires more your vibe, or do bats and cauldrons speak more to you? Answer a few questions about your favorite fall and Halloween activities, and we will let you know which Florida Virtual School (FLVS) club fits your vibe.Continue reading
By Hailey Fitch on September 6th, 2022
Jonathan and David Miller first started taking courses with Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in middle school because they were always traveling for their parent’s work as missionaries. Jonathan, now in twelfth grade, and David, now in ninth grade, are homeschooled and use FLVS courses because they provide them with the flexible schedule they need, paired with the comprehensive courses they are interested in taking.
In fact, the brothers were both interested in taking new FLVS World Language courses – Hebrew 1 and 2 – and they decided to enroll in the classes together. Their main reasons: they wanted to be able to speak the language when they travel to Israel one day, as well as connect to their faith on a deeper level.Continue reading
By Elizabeth Jones on August 15th, 2022
Summer’s almost over but the fun is just getting started at Florida Virtual School (FLVS)! To get you hyped, we put together a list of 25 activities you won’t want to miss this year.Continue reading
By Elizabeth Jones on August 2nd, 2022
We’re not going to lie—high school isn’t easy. But, luckily for you, the FLVS Class of 2022 left some tips to help you thrive in high school at Florida Virtual School.Continue reading
By Anne Flenner on July 28th, 2022
Elective choices. Having more than one teacher. Remembering locker combinations. These are just a few examples of how moving from elementary to middle school can be a challenging time for students. While Florida Virtual School students do not need to worry about locker combinations, there are still several steps that parents can take now to help their child transition from elementary to middle school.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on July 14th, 2022
We’re only a little over a month away from the start of school – can you believe it?! While you may be thinking, “I have plenty more time to relax by the pool,” we recommend preparing now for your first day back. Trust us, procrastination is not your friend and the sooner you prepare, the less stress you’ll have.
To gauge how ready you are, we put together the interactive checklist below to ensure you have everything you need to start the year off strong – from school supplies, new courses, tips for learning online, and more.Continue reading