Season of Gratitude: Florida Virtual School Students and Parents Thank FLVS Teachers
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
Celebrate Our 25th Anniversary with Educator, Mary Mitchell
By Katie Hodgins on October 20th, 2022
Beepers, sit-down dinners with student families, extended-range phone lines to reach throughout the house, matching t-shirts at the science fair so that science club members could recognize each other for the first time, and pay phones to make calls while visiting schools. Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has changed quite a lot since its humble beginning in 1997 when it had only 77 enrollments and five courses.Continue reading
Florida Virtual School Turns 25!
By Florida Virtual School on August 10th, 2022
This year is the 25th anniversary of Florida Virtual School! It seems like just yesterday since we launched in 1997 as Florida’s first internet-based, public high school. Since then, we have become a fully accredited statewide public school district and served more than 234,000 students last year alone.
To celebrate our silver birthday, we asked FLVS teachers and staff a few questions to get their insight on how online learning has changed throughout the years. Spoiler alert: it’s changed A LOT!Continue reading
Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week 2022
By Florida Virtual School on May 2nd, 2022
Someone who makes learning fun. Superhuman heart and knowledge. Ability to encourage anyone they talk to. Powered by coffee and wifi. Someone who makes a difference every day.
They’re kind of a big deal. And we could not be more grateful for them!
To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6 2022, we asked you to tell us what you love most about your Florida Virtual School teachers—and here’s what you shared.Continue reading
5 Tips for Learning a Language Online
By Florida Virtual School on August 4th, 2021
Learning a new language online might seem like an intimidating task, but what if we told you, it is as easy as watching your favorite show? Or listening to new music? Our World Language teachers know exactly what it’s like to learn a new language—and have advice to turn the challenge of learning a new language into a way of connecting with the world around you.Continue reading
FLVS Corkboard: Summer Highlights
By Florida Virtual School on May 17th, 2021
Mayday, May day…summer is just around the corner! The month of May is alive with activity as the traditional school year nears an end. Thank you to our students and parents who shared heartfelt messages of appreciation for our teachers earlier this month. They are truly heroes in our book!Continue reading
Celebrating the Heroes of FLVS: Teacher Appreciation Week 2021
By Florida Virtual School on May 6th, 2021
Superhuman hearts. Super rare powers. Being able to encourage anyone they talk to. Someone we can count on to save the day. We’re talking about our Florida Virtual School teachers!
Our teachers are the everyday heroes who inspire us to do and be our best. We’re grateful for them every day. But we’re especially thankful this year, and hope they’ve had an amazing Teacher Appreciation Week.Continue reading
Online Learning in 2021 and Beyond: Insights from FLVS Parents
By Florida Virtual School on May 3rd, 2021
Last year, we saw one of society’s most significant cultural shifts as people transitioned from in-person birthday parties to Zoom parties, everyday outings to at-home alternatives, and traditional classrooms to online learning. The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything about how people worked, lived, and learned.
While the transition to a stay-at-home lifestyle and online learning presented challenges, it also provided many families with a new sense of safety and flexibility. And it’s not surprising that with the end of the 2020-21 school year approaching (the first full year of virtual learning for many), parents have a new take on online learning and how it fits into their families’ post-pandemic lives.Continue reading
The Mindset That Sets Us Apart
By Florida Virtual School on April 14th, 2021
At one time or another, most people have probably worked for an organization that talked a big game about company culture, but the actions and attitudes never lived up to the words. Unlike those purveyors of empty promises, Florida Virtual School (FLVS) does more than just talk about our values; we live them and rely on them to be the foundation of everything we do.Continue reading
The Feeling of Warmth. Now Available Online.
By Florida Virtual School on February 12th, 2021
While the true origin of Valentine’s Day is not clear, we do know that sometime during the Middle Ages, the day became widely recognized as a celebration of love. In fact, the oldest known Valentine still in existence is a poem penned in 1415 by a French duke. Now, more than 600 years later, we continue to share warm fuzzies and heart-filled emojis every February.
This year may look different as we find creative ways to share the love, but we are thrilled to pass along heartfelt sentiments from our FLVS families and staff who recreate those feelings of warmth online!Continue reading