Growing Florida Virtual School Beyond Florida
By Florida Virtual School on October 5th, 2021
At Florida Virtual School (FLVS), we believe today’s most powerful educational tools are flexibility, empowerment, and inspiration. It’s a formula that has allowed us to transform online education and help thousands of students—in Florida and beyond—find success for more than 20 years.Continue reading
Online Elementary Spanish, Technology, and More
By Florida Virtual School on June 15th, 2021
FLVS Elementary School includes a robust collection of core and special courses that have been designed with young learners in mind. Special courses allow students to explore interests and prepare for a successful future in an engaging educational online environment. These elective course options include Art, Spanish, Physical Education, and Technology which help students in grades Kindergarten-5 express their creativity, explore a foreign language, learn healthy habits, and learn how to navigate the ever-growing virtual world!Continue reading
How FLVS Global School Helps Morgan Succeed
By Florida Virtual School on January 29th, 2021
For millions of students around the world, the first day of school looked different in 2020.
This year, Morgan and her classmates woke up on their first day of school to an all-new learning experience with FLVS Global Elementary School. Instead of lacing up their sneakers, grabbing their lunch box, or rushing to the bus with backpacks stuffed full of supplies, students eagerly awaited their first online lesson.Continue reading
Supporting Elementary Students Across the Country
By Florida Virtual School on October 29th, 2020
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) recently introduced its elementary offerings internationally, making FLVS Kindergarten-5th grade curriculum available through FLVS Global. Now students outside of Florida can enroll directly with FLVS Global Elementary School. Meet two elementary families from New Jersey and Pennsylvania who are glad they chose FLVS for their child’s online education!Continue reading
Twins Share Double Love for Global School
By Florida Virtual School on October 28th, 2020
Twins share a special bond and connection with one another for life, and while each is a unique individual, there are often many similarities. We’re pleased to introduce you to Carmen and David Reisdorf, two amazing students who reside in Houston, Texas.Continue reading
Setting the Standard for Online Curriculum
By Florida Virtual School on September 9th, 2020
FLVS has a well-documented history of success creating courses that are used with thousands of students every day. Our Curriculum Development Team includes more than 100 staff members who maintain and grow our course offerings each year.Continue reading
Rural America: How Online Learning Can Provide Equitable Opportunities
By Guest Blogger on June 24th, 2020
We have all heard of “the” best teacher in the school. In fact, when you are lucky enough to get this teacher for your child (or yourself), you can be left feeling like you won the lottery! Thoughts fill your head thinking about how much your child will learn.
For many, we keep our fingers crossed until we receive our child’s schedule for next year and then breathe a sigh of relief (and maybe do the Happy Dance) when we see Mr. Awesome’s or Mrs. Fabulous’ name. Online learning allows fantastic teachers to be a child’s teacher regardless of the child’s zip code.
In today’s world, how can we ensure that we are providing equitable opportunities to students?Continue reading
Strengths and Weaknesses of Online Learning
By Guest Blogger on June 3rd, 2015
I recently read an article entitled “Strengths & Weaknesses of Online Learning.” The article mentioned the following advantages to online learning:
Flexibility in time and place…Synergy…Student Centered…Access to Resources…High Quality Dialogue…Level Playing Field…Creative Teaching…
I found this interesting, but the weaknesses really caught my attention. Continue reading
Blended School Receives Teens for Jeans Grant
By Guest Blogger on May 6th, 2015
Western Eagle Bilingual School is a private blended school in Mayagüez, PR that has been using FLVS Global curriculum since 2010. They recently participated in a national campaign to collect jeans for homeless teenagers sponsored by Aeropostale and DoSomething.org called Teens for Jeans. Read their story here:
As I was reading “Leadership for Students,” published by the National Association of Secondary School Principals for NJHS and NHS Members, I came across a short article about a school in the United States that participated in DoSomething.org’s Teen for Jeans campaign by donating 500 jeans. I thought to myself, we can collect even more than that at our school!
The challenge was on. Continue reading
Premier Events Sponsored by The Foundation for FLVS
By Guest Blogger on November 12th, 2014
This fall, The Foundation for Florida Virtual School (The Foundation), the philanthropic organization of FLVS, “Unmasked the Future of Education” by hosting two premier events: the third annual Opening Doors to the World Awards Celebration and the inaugural users conference, Momentum: FLVS World Symposium. Both of these events shined a spotlight on education leaders who are helping to shape the future of online learning in the United States.
Momentum: FLVS World Symposium, presented by Mawi Learning, was a three-day users conference that provided more than 2,000 industry professionals the opportunity to network and collaborate with education experts, exhibitors, and innovators from all over the country. Conference keynotes featured the best of the best with Mawi Asgedom of Mawi Learning, Ian Jukes of 21st Century Project, and Dan Heath, New York Times Best Selling author. Continue reading