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FLVS Girl Scout Raises Awareness for Diapers

By on September 16th, 2021

Not your average teen, a recent Florida Virtual School (FLVS) student and Girl Scout set out to help babies in poverty in her local community of Naples. When she found out babies often don’t have clean diapers due to financial challenges, she researched the need, interviewed a local childcare center director, and created a video booklet to raise awareness about the problem. She wrote the booklet using the pseudonym “Cadette.”

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Meet Delaney: An FLVS Student Turning Conservation into Recreation

By on July 12th, 2021

This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.

At age 13, Delaney Pickering is working to prevent the wasteful use of resources while helping the environment and the creatures that live in it. Delaney created her own blog and records all of her adventures to share that conserving is a great way to help the environment.

Being an online student with FLVS Flex has helped her accomplish her goals and allowed her to do what she loves.

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FLVS Students Host Second Online Game Jam

By on February 22nd, 2021

This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click

On September 26, 2020, FLVS students gathered virtually for an all-day “Game Jam” session. This was the second Game Jam held by Florida Virtual School, with more than 100 students in attendance. The student-led teams who participated created more than 30 original video games!

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Four Years of Foreign Language: Worth it?

By on January 19th, 2021

This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click

Foreign language courses are required subjects that students must take two years of during their four years of high school. Depending on which courses are offered by the school, students may be able to take two years of Spanish, French, Mandarin, or any other available choice. While two years are the minimum requirement, there are additional courses that offer more in-depth practice and understanding of the language, such as Spanish 3 or Spanish 4.

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FLVS Student Helps Those in Need

By on January 15th, 2021

This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click

Theodore Kiselev is a Florida Virtual School student with high goals and an amazing reputation. Known for his work with his very own organization, “Help When Needed,” he is working to make his community better for everyone’s wellbeing. Theodore works very hard to make sure people get the help that they need and works to balance his time with school and this wonderful organization.

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FLVS Student Anna Shines as Miss Florida Teen

By on November 14th, 2017

This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click

“I truly believe that finding something you are passionate about will lead you to success…I like to keep in mind that everything happens for a reason. I know that I am exactly where I’m at right now for a purpose,” is FLVS Flex senior Anna Ross’ life mantra.

As reigning Miss Florida Teen 2017, the 18-year-old has been taking FLVS classes since 2015 to better fit her busy schedule as a pageant queen, classically-trained ballerina, and student. Continue reading


AP Classes vs. Dual Enrollment

By on June 15th, 2017

This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click

AP Courses vs Dual EnrollmentIt’s a common question among high school students and their parents: AP classes or dual enrollment?

While there is no right answer for every student, each individual might find that one or both of these options suits them best. Each choice allows students to be challenged by rigorous classes, obtain college credit, improve their college applications and save money on college tuition costs. However, location, qualification requirements, method of obtaining college credit, class offerings and costs differ.

AP, or Advanced Placement, classes are created by AP development committees for the College Board. Each AP class has its own development committee comprised of six or seven high school and college instructors from around the country. The classes (including online Advanced Placement courses) and their respective exams are meant to reflect the curriculum students would encounter in a college-equivalent of that class’ subject, while in a high school setting. Continue reading


The Close of a Chapter: Plugging into the Virtual Community

By on May 19th, 2017

This post was written by Olivia, a student in the FLVS Creative Writing Club.

FLVS ClubsAs I near the end of my high school career, I can’t help but think about all of the wonderful memories and lifelong friends that I have made through FLVS.

As a writer, I have been able to thrive in clubs like Creative Writing Club, News in a Click and NEHS. I have participated in Poetry Read-Ins, Shakespeare Festivals and Celebrate Literacy Month. I have also had the invaluable opportunity to collaborate with immensely talented writers and highlight student work through Open Mics. These experiences have greatly enriched my writing and provided inspiration that I will carry with me when I go to college.

In my final [Creative Writing Club] blog post, I wanted to remind you of the power of plugging into our virtual community. By getting involved in FLVS clubs and activities, you are introduced to a world of inspiration. Continue reading


Meet Cristi, Founder of Tallahassee Teen Magazine

By on March 13th, 2017

Christi McKeeFLVS student Cristi McKee has been a member of the Creative Writing Club since 2012 and is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of Tallahassee Teen Magazine.

In a recent interview with club students, she answered questions about her experiences as an intern with Tallahassee Woman Magazine.

What motivated you to found Tallahassee Teen Magazine?

I always wanted to inspire teens through writing, but I never could figure out how – until December 2015.

I took my love for writing and approached a local magazine and their publisher, Tallahassee Woman Magazine and Kim Rosier, and told them that I was interested in starting a magazine for teenagers that would be filled with inspirational, encouraging content while also celebrating local teen’s accomplishments. Soon after, Tallahassee Teen Magazine was founded courtesy of Tallahassee Woman Magazine. Continue reading