By Amy Hall, Ph.d, LMHC on December 13th, 2022
The 2022-2023 school year has been eventful, filled with ups and downs. Many students and families are feeling overwhelmed, tired, and counting the days until winter break. The two-week break is the ideal time to practice relaxation, reflection, and rejuvenation.
While winter break is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the holidays, spend time with friends and family and soak in the joys of the season, it is also an opportune time to practice self-care and prepare your mind for the upcoming semester.Continue reading
By Katie Hodgins on December 8th, 2022
12th-grade student Ashley Francis thinks of herself as a Florida Virtual School (FLVS) “Student Ambassador” and it’s easy to see why. Her love for FLVS is evident when speaking with her or reading her comments on online discussion boards. But it was a lucky circumstance that led Ashley to FLVS four years ago.Continue reading
By Anne Flenner on November 9th, 2022
Have you ever thought about running a marathon? You can’t just run 26.2 miles tomorrow. You must plan, prepare, and practice to be up for such a challenge. It can take about 15-20 weeks to train and in the first week of training, you may be all in! However, around week ten, you may start to get tired as the excitement starts to wane and the hard work sets in.
This is how many Florida Virtual School (FLVS) students feel when they are working to complete a semester course. The excitement of the beginning of the school year has lessened, but the time for hard work continues. Here are some tried-and-true ways to push through the last mile of your course and finish strong!Continue reading
By Guest Blogger on January 21st, 2022
Have you ever wondered how many Florida Virtual School students partake in sports? There are hundreds of student-athletes at FLVS, but today I will feature four students who actively participate in sports. Continue reading this article to know all about these amazing FLVS sports stars!Continue reading
By Guest Blogger 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.”Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on August 30th, 2021
It’s easy to ignore a slow drip. As humans, we often do. But a slow drip can turn into a trickle, and a trickle, when left untended, can turn into a flood. The flood for the Landreth family came when its patriarch, a silver star recipient in the military, was about to be deployed, resulting in the fifth move for the family.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School on June 30th, 2021
As we grow, we find ourselves fascinated with topics and hobbies that inspire us. When these fascinations turn into passions, we may ask ourselves, “Is this something I can do for the rest of my life as a career?” Sometimes we don’t truly realize that the sky is the limit! But with inspiration, support, and hard work, we can make our childhood dreams a reality.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School 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.Continue reading
By Florida Virtual School 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