Student Spotlight

#Classof2022 Graduate Finds Hope Through Connection

By on June 21st, 2022

When Florida Virtual School graduate Hope Vichi was only 11 years old, she was given a medical diagnosis that forever changed her life. Through her positive spirit, her relentless pursuit of advocating for her health, and the support of her family and friends (especially her mom who advocated for her every day), Hope overcame challenge after challenge.  

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Finding the Right Fit For Our Family with FLVS

By on May 31st, 2022

This post was written by Tina Morris, a FLVS Flex parent and hearing loss advocate. 

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and it undoubtedly prompts me to reflect on our medical and educational journey with my son, Karsen. Speech therapy, sensory integration therapy, audiologists, oral motor specialists, doctors, and special schools were all a part of Karsen’s early childhood and education. Karsen eventually closed enough gaps to mainstream into our neighborhood elementary school and was finally finding his place among peers and discovering his passions in middle school. But then the pandemic hit, and everything changed.

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#Classof2022 Grad, Zachary D., Looks Back on 5 Years with FLVS

By on May 6th, 2022

Cue the Graduation song, we’re about to celebrate #Classof2022 graduate, Zachary Donaldson!  

Looking back on the past 5 years, Zachary couldn’t have known how much Florida Virtual School (FLVS) would impact his academic years. He simply wanted to transition out of homeschool to an accredited program. Now, Zachary says, “FLVS has helped me reach my fullest potential.” 

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Bringing Olympic Dreams to Life with Figure Skater Iberia

By on August 2nd, 2021

As we watch more than 600 athletes represent the United States at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, it’s almost impossible to imagine the number of hours, months, and years they have dedicated to reach this moment in their lives. And while they are showcasing their talents, thousands of other athletes around the world are hard at work, preparing for their own Olympic dreams to come true – including FLVS 5th grade student, Iberia S.

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Going for the Gold with Gia Griffith, FLVS Athlete

By on July 26th, 2021

Friday morning, thousands of athletes stepped onto Toyko’s Olympic floor, ready to represent their country and showcase their incredible talent and hard work to the world. For many of them, the Olympic Games are the most significant moment in their lives! 

Each of these athletes has a story to tell, from the starting line of their sport’s journey to their latest victory, and every challenge overcome along the way. Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is honored to be home to amazing athletes throughout Florida, including 6th grade FLVS Flex student Gia Griffith! 

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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 Graduate Pursues Her Dreams Amid Adversity

By on June 4th, 2021

Caps and tassels fly through the air, loved ones excitedly cheer from the audience, students instantly bond over the once-in-a-lifetime moment where they get to celebrate a decade of growing and learning and turn the page on their future.

Behind them are years of notes and assignments, memories from student clubs and activities, and plenty of Zoom calls. Ahead of them is the opportunity to shape their future. And for FLVS Class of 2021 graduate Madeleine (Maddy) Phinney, it’s an opportunity to build a life for herself and her one-year-old daughter.

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With the Flexibility to Dream Big, FLVS Graduate Aims for Harvard Law

By on May 13th, 2021

In an early May afternoon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, you can feel the cool, spring breeze and an electric buzz in the air as Harvard students prepare for graduation. And on the weathered stone steps of Harvard Law School, you can trace the invisible footsteps of some of the country’s most prominent figures—including past and present senators, business leaders, and even Presidents. It’s a place that might feel heavy with expectation. Or full of promise. And it’s exactly where FLVS student Abigail Muller plans to make history.  

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