By Suzan Kurdak on February 17th, 2021
Of 3.2 million high school graduates in the United States, 2.1 million (66.2 percent) will enroll in college. Princeton University, a private Ivy League research university in New Jersey, offered admission to just 1,823 students in 2020. FLVS Full Time student Matthew Ciccone was not only accepted, but also received a full four-year scholarship to the elite school.
Get to know Matthew in this interview with the FLVS Full Time Class of 2021 graduate!Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on December 14th, 2020
As winter approaches, thousands of dancers around the world have been preparing for one of the most well-known ballets of the holiday season, The Nutcracker. Although this year has presented many challenges, our dedicated dancers and performers say, “The show must go on!”Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on December 8th, 2020
As students finish their first semester of the 2020-21 school year, many are continuing their academic journey with Florida Virtual School (FLVS). Whether your family is new or returning to FLVS, we want to ensure that your students have a successful second semester. Here are three ways parents can help students finish the school year strong!Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on October 2nd, 2020
Gabby and Nadia, Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Full Time students and YouTubers, share their passion for hair and fashion through their channel, LMC Beauties.
With more than 2 billion active users on YouTube, it can be difficult for an aspiring YouTuber to stand out in the virtual crowd. However, FLVS 6th grade student Gabby and 4th grade student Nadia have done just that, earning more than 23,000 subscribers on their channel!Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on August 31st, 2020
Jack Mizzoni is a student cyclist from Ocala who takes courses with FLVS Flex. When he is not working on his FLVS coursework, you can usually find him training on his mountain bike!
Now entering 10th grade, Jack has been taking online courses with FLVS since middle school. This past summer, he enrolled in Personal Financial Literacy. Jack loves to “flex” his time and often works on his schoolwork while traveling across the southeast racing his bike. He’s even been known to complete discussion-based assessment (DBA) with his teacher while on two wheels!Continue reading
By Suzan Kurdak on August 6th, 2020
Did you know that 97 percent of people who start to write a book never finish it? Out of every 1,000 people who set out to do so, less than 30 will complete the task. Well, we’d like to introduce you to someone who not only wrote a book—he had it published while in 8th grade.Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on July 30th, 2020
Every year, students explore their hobbies and interests through Florida Virtual School (FLVS) courses, clubs, and activities. This year, FLVS Flex student artist Nimue took 5th grade Art to develop her techniques and learn about various art forms and styles, but this was not the start of her journey. Nimue began painting when she was just 4 years old! In fact, many of her family members are artists as well.
When Nimue was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a connective tissue disorder, her family introduced her to painting to help improve her focus and mental health.Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on July 16th, 2020
This post was written by Emari Craft, a Class of 2020 graduate who took online courses with FLVS Flex.
My name is Emari Craft. I was a Florida Virtual School (FLVS) student from 7th grade until 11th grade. Online school was the best option for me. I wanted flexibility without compromising my education. When I became a Florida Virtual School student, I was worried that I would not receive the same education as my peers. I did not receive the same education. I believe my education was even better than what I would have received in a traditional school. I was always prepared for End-of-Course exams. I did well on the ACT because of the rigorous courses I took when I was an FLVS student.Continue reading
By Guest Blogger 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, 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.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