Note: Florida VirtualSchool seeks to assist students in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands impacted by the 2017 hurricanes so they can continue their education. FLVS will accept 20,000 students from these areas for the 2017-18 school year.
Florida VirtualSchool offers online learning to students in core middle and high school curricula, using individual interaction with certified teachers. This makes it a viable option for homeschooled students. Teachers communicate via phone, email, podcasts, wikis and texting. Parents and students have access to course material and grades 24/7.
Students can participate in online clubs, communicate and collaborate with other students on projects, and go on virtual field trips. Edutopia has a webcast highlighting the virtual school’s features, with comments by teachers, parents and students.