By Guest Blogger on September 22nd, 2020
As children are being educated at home, there are many changes in their daily routines – and ours, as parents. We find ourselves being the professionals and spending a lot of time supporting our children with academics and keeping them active, busy, and happy. This is quite a bit to juggle and it can be hard to keep all those balls in the air!
One thing that our children may be missing out on while learning at home is regular physical activity and possibly a formal physical education curriculum. This need not be the case with FLVS!Continue reading
By The Virtual Voice 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
By Suzan Kurdak on July 28th, 2020
The year 2020 has been an unprecedented one on so many levels, but it’s been said that the best way to get through tough times is to focus on the good stuff whenever you can, so we are happy to share some good news! Florida Virtual School (FLVS) was recognized six times this year by worldwide industry leaders for achievements in education and technology, winning four international awards.Continue reading
By The Virtual Voice on June 26th, 2020
The 2019-20 school year challenged students, teachers, and parents in unique ways as school closures transformed the way most students attend school. Now that summer is in full swing, we’re proud to say, “We made it!” but there are still a lot of questions about how schools will operate in the upcoming year.
Despite the uncertainties, students can take summer courses and get a jump start on the coming year with Florida Virtual School (FLVS) to ensure they stay on track with their academic goals.Continue reading
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
By Guest Blogger on May 21st, 2020
As I reflect on the 2019-20 school year, I am reminded of how resilient and steadfast we are. This year’s graduating seniors were born into this world post 9/11, during a time of great uncertainty, and when online education was “just a thing of the future.”
Now they are online graduates during our lifetime’s first major pandemic. It may seem unimaginable, but here we are, persevering!Continue reading
By April Fleetwood on May 15th, 2020
Blended and online learning are still relatively new modes of Kindergarten-12th grade learning. As they continue to grow, learning more about what makes them effective for students is critically important.
Research and Evaluation is an arm of our Analysis, Assessment, and Accountability department at Florida Virtual School. Part of this team’s work includes collaborating with universities and other research partners to broaden and contribute to blended and online learning research focused on primary and secondary educational environments.Continue reading
By Michael Francis on March 16th, 2020
Every child should have the opportunity to access quality music programs in school, and this is no different in a virtual setting! If you’ve been wanting to learn how to play guitar, now is the perfect opportunity to learn from the comfort of your own home.
In addition to the joy and cultural appreciation music brings, music has all kinds of amazing benefits. Do you want to know the secret to developing reasoning and language skills? How about lowering stress, boosting memory, improving coordination? Perhaps acquiring pattern recognition, higher SAT scores, or emotional development? The answer to all of this is music!Continue reading
By Anne Flenner on January 22nd, 2020
While a scientific study has not been conducted of how many FLVS Flex students “come to school” in their pajamas, we do know that it is one of the perks of online learning!
Comfy clothes are a benefit, but sometimes it is difficult for students to approach online learning with the same structure as they would a traditional school. While students don’t have to get up at a specific time and get dressed each day, attendance is still important. Continue reading
By The Virtual Voice on January 10th, 2020
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is excited to announce that our FLVS Full Time High School 2018-19 graduation rate was 87.7%, an increase of 6.3 percentage points over last year. In addition, the team celebrated an increase of 21 percentage points since the 2015-16 school year.