Homeschool parents

4 Reasons Why Families Choose FLVS

By on January 26th, 2023

Every student learns differently and has their own unique interests, talents, and challenges, which is why school choice is so important. It allows students the option to learn in an environment that works best for them. 

As we celebrate National School Choice Week, we decided to ask our students and families why Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is the best option for them. Many pointed to our award-winning online curriculum, flexibility, unparalleled teacher support, and the reassurance that they can learn in a safe environment.
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Why We Chose Florida Virtual School for Our Homeschooling Village

By on September 15th, 2022

A wise mentor once shared with us that, “It takes a village to raise a child!” We have spent our children’s entire lives filling our village with mentors that have helped them become the best versions of themselves. 

We are so grateful we found our educational village in Florida Virtual School (FLVS). From the incredible partnerships we have developed with our children’s teachers, counselors, and even the executive team, to the amazing educational experiences their classes and clubs bring them, finding FLVS was a dream come true for our family!  

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What Elementary Parents Can Do Now to Prepare for Middle School with Florida Virtual School

By 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. 

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Why This Family Chose Florida Virtual School for Their Homeschooling Village 

By on June 28th, 2021

Written by Monica Cardoza, mom to 11-year-old Aiden Cardoza, and Sofia Borden, mom to 10-year-old Sylar Borden, who are both FLVS Flex Homeschool Students 

We are so grateful we found our educational village in Florida Virtual School (FLVS). From the incredible partnerships we have developed with our children’s teachers, counselors, and even the executive team, to the amazing educational experiences their classes and clubs bring them, finding FLVS was a dream come true for our family!  

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Finding Success with Florida Virtual School

By on July 25th, 2020

This post was written by Tangela Walker-Craft, parent of a recent graduate and FLVS Flex student.

I attended traditional public schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Homeschooling was not something that I ever planned to do when I became a mom. I even taught at traditional public schools for several years before I had my daughter. I knew nothing about homeschooling.

During that time, when I was teaching high school, many of my best students shared with me that they had been homeschooled at some point during their lives.

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8 Tips for Homeschooling Your Kindergartner

By on August 15th, 2019

As a virtual Kindergarten teacher, I work closely with homeschool families. After spending three years in this role, I’ve seen firsthand what works for students learning at home. Read on for my top tips for home education families with young children! Continue reading


10 Ways FLVS Benefits Homeschool Families

By on April 5th, 2019

When families choose home education, it is often for the flexibility and ability to be in control of their child’s education. Florida Virtual School courses can serve as a complete curriculum or the perfect mix-and-match solution for home education families.

Below you’ll find just a few reasons why Homeschool + FLVS = the Perfect Equation!

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FLVS Tips and Tools for Homeschooling Success

By on January 4th, 2018

Being a homeschooling parent is hard! Not only are you in charge of laundry, the dishes, doctor’s appointments, and everything else, but now you have also chosen to take charge of your child’s education.

Have no fear! You can do this!

Here are a few tips for success to help parents/guardians who have chosen to explore an online home education with FLVS Flex – although many can apply to any online student! Continue reading


Visiting the Orlando Science Center

By on February 16th, 2017

This post was originally published on the blog of an FLVS Flex Elementary parent. 

Orlando Science Center Field TripRea is homeschooled and a part-time elementary student at Florida Virtual School. I supplement the rest of her life with educational goodness…at least I try.

Rea’s school recently planned a state-wide field trip. These field trips took place in six different cities across the state. We opted for the Orlando one, since Rea’s teacher would be there. So, the kids and I got up early on Friday morning and drove to the Orlando Science Center.

If you have never been, and happen to be in the area, GO! It’s so cool! This place is four floors of interactive science exhibits. I’ll be honest, my son was NOT happy that I dragged him along with his sister. He told me many times he wished he was at his school.

He looked at the map with me, and he decided seeing dinosaurs wouldn’t be too bad. His grumpy attitude disappeared when we made it up to the fourth floor. The dinos did not disappoint. Continue reading


12 Months of Life Skills for Student Success

By on January 13th, 2017

Life Skills for StudentsAs we start a new year, educators and parents all have a common goal for 2017 – to ensure that our children have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful for college and a future career.

What if we each set a goal to teach our students one skill a month?

If all of our students put this plan into action today, can you imagine the impact we could make on our future generation?

Today’s workplace values creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication skills. Managing time, setting goals, handling stress, and a variety of other skills can help students succeed in all of these areas.

Ready to get started? Check out the guide below and set reminders on your phone or calendar to help you stay on track.  Continue reading