Student Success

FLVS Class of 2020: Dive into the Next Chapter

By on June 17th, 2020

This post was written by FLVS Full Time National Honor Society President, Maya Washburn. 

To my fellow graduates of the Class of 2020, I know this is not how we imagined it, but please don’t let the midst of this pandemic dull your fires or sadden your passionate hearts and wise, academic minds.  

Our accomplishments and experiences over the past four years of our lives surpass in-person contact and any computer screen standing in our way, as we all particularly know very well.  

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A Year of Resilience at FLVS Full Time

By 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!

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FLVS Student Becomes a Marvel Hero on Disney+

By on May 20th, 2020

Hailey Scheinman is dedicated to making a difference in her community and around the world because of her twin sister, Livy. Livy was born with epilepsy, causing seizures that required multiple brain surgeries, many medications, and physical therapy from a young age.

At just 6 years old, Hailey was inspired to help her family raise money for the cost of physical therapy by selling homemade paintings and bracelets. Her small project magnified when her family and friends started hosting yearly lemonade stands called “Lemonade for Livy.” Their lemonade stand became a huge success, expanding into a national event that has raised more than $700,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation!

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FLVS Collaborates with Research Partners

By 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. 

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How to Oversee Your Child’s Online Learning

By on April 27th, 2020

Many parents have been sailing uncharted waters as they shift to online learning. As an online educator with elementary children who have taken a few online courses, I have been at the helm of online education in more ways than one. As parents finish out the school year, we are here to support their experience.

Here are a few tips to support your child’s online learning. You’re on your way to smooth sailing!

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More than a Credit: The Value of an Online Course

By on April 23rd, 2020

The Florida legislature recognizes the need to prepare students for a rapidly-changing future. In 2011, a requirement was introduced that every Florida student successfully complete one online course in high school. However, the benefits of online learning extend far beyond a transcript!

Our students agree—our online courses are more than just a credit!

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Developing Independence as an Online Learner

By on April 20th, 2020

When students first start learning from home as an online learner, you may hear them utter statements like: “I don’t understand how to do this. I’m so frustrated.” Or perhaps: “Ugh. I’ll do it later. I can get it done really quick.” Maybe even: “Man, this is tough! My old school was so much easier!”

Starting anything new can be a challenge! Becoming an online learner is no different. Learning online takes a different skill set than the traditional face-to-face classroom.

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6 Strategies to Succeed as an Online Student

By on March 30th, 2020

Whether you recently made the decision to pursue a flexible and safe learning environment, or your school is temporarily closed and holding classes online, you’ll probably have a lot of questions about how you can succeed at Florida Virtual School (FLVS).

While this may be a new style of learning for you, you are not alone!

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Student Focus: Artist Edition

By on November 11th, 2019

They say a picture is worth a thousand words—if you go by the talent and artwork of FLVS students Jaydon and Justus, you’ll see they’ve already produced volumes! In this edition of our Student Focus blog serieswe are pleased to showcase their incredible talent. Continue reading