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July 23, 2014

New Career & Technical Education Courses at FLVS

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Florida Virtual School
Get Certified with 20+ New Courses

Do you know that the fastest growing careers are all in technology? (If you know anything about FLVS, then of course you do!)

But did you also know that you can earn industry certifications through new Career and Technical Education courses at FLVS?

Through FLVS, you can now choose from 24 high school Career and Technical Education courses offering certifications from some of the most recognized companies in the world – Adobe, Cisco, CompTIA, Oracle, and Microsoft.  Upon completion of these courses, you’ll be able to demonstrate to potential universities and employers that you have the most current skills within the industry!

The courses are grouped into nine specialized career clusters and lead to a variety of certifications.  Here are some of the program studies available:

Digital Media/Multimedia Design – Prepare for a career as a multimedia artist or animator. Learn specialized multimedia presentation skills, such as video editing, audio features and simple animation, and authoring of software, as well as webpage design.

Network Support Services – Learn more about network support services in the Information Technology career cluster. Focus on computer literacy, software application support, basic hardware configuration and troubleshooting, networking technologies, troubleshooting, security, and administration, as well as customer service and human relations skills.

Database and Programming Essentials – Gain knowledge and skills needed for further education and entry-level database internet/web-related careers.

To learn more about these courses and certification options, visit

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June 9, 2014

FLVS Teach Me With Minecraft Contest

An item from Friday’s inbox…

Florida Virtual School
Enter our Teach Me with Minecraft Contest!
Dear Michael,

FLVS is exploring how interactive games and activities like Minecraft can be used to make our courses even more engaging, exciting, and interesting for students.

You can help by entering our Teach Me with Minecraft contest!

The objective for the contest is simple: Build something in Minecraft that teaches something. Not sure where to start? Check out this video (especially the part at 1:54). Then stop by our tumblr page to submit your entry!

Here’s everything you’ll need to know:

  • Submissions must be original content created by YOU. Teams are awesome and totally encouraged. Be sure to credit everyone who contributed! It can be a video, image or link.

  • Submissions must “teach” us something with Minecraft. It can be anything! Something you’ve learned in your FLVS courses, a sport, a hobby…anything! Be creative!

  • Be sure to include a title, your name, email and age. Select entries/winners will be featured on,  Facebook and Instagram @floridavirtualschool.

  • The contest is now open and runs through July 18. Follow us on Facebook to view featured Minecraft creations and our winners!

Winners will be chosen for the following categories: Most Creative, Most Unique, Most Complex, Best Instruction and Grand Minecraft Master.

Spread the word and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to share your favorites!

The FLVS Team
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Florida Virtual School | 2145 MetroCenter Blvd, Ste 200 | Orlando | FL | 32835

June 2, 2014

The Pulse Newsletter for May

This showed up in my inbox this past Friday…

Florida Virtual School
The Pulse. A newsletter for FLVS Parents and Students
The Pulse Newsletter: May Edition
Dear Michael,
Your May edition of The Pulse newsletter has arrived! Stay connected and see what’s going on during the summer months at FLVS.

Click here to check out the May edition.

The FLVS Team
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Florida Virtual School | 2145 MetroCenter Blvd, Ste 200 | Orlando | FL | 32835

May 2, 2014

There’s Still Time!

Another item from FLVS…

Florida Virtual School
Dear Michael,

Summer is fast approaching, but good news! There’s still time for students to create their summer schedules with FLVS. We encourage students to sign up now for summer courses to improve their chances of getting the start date they want.

Not only does FLVS offer more than 120 fully-accredited, FREE online courses, but we are constantly adding new options to our course catalog. Check out a few of our newest courses, M/J Business Keyboarding, Social Media, Personal Fitness, and Peer Counseling.

Here are some great summer middle and high school course options:

  • M/J Business Keyboarding
  • M/J Career Research and Decision Making
  • M/J Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Learning Strategies
  • M/J Fitness – Grade 6
  • M/J Comprehensive PE – 6/7
  • M/J Comprehensive PE – 7/8
  • Driver Education/Traffic Safety
  • Law Studies
  • Music of the World
  • Parenting Skills
  • Peer Counseling 1
  • Personal and Family Finance
  • Personal Fitness
  • Psychology 1
  • Reading for College Success
  • Outdoor Education
  • Social Media
  • And more…

 CLICK HERE to browse courses and register!   

AP courses are back! Visit the Find A Course page to sign up for June and July start dates!


The FLVS Team
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3 Days Left: Help FLVS Bring Cave Bro to Life!

Note that this ends today I believe…

Florida Virtual School
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3 Days Left: Help Us Bring Cave Bro to Life!
There are 3 DAYS LEFT on the FLVS Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to make Cave Bro a reality!

We need your help! 

Who is Cave Bro? He is the main character in a fun mobile game the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Curriculum Innovation Team is hoping to develop to help teach kids about nutrition and exercise!   

The game is not fully developed yet, but we are hoping to raise the funds necessary to make this idea a reality!

 Cave Bro's Nutrition Will Be Up To The Students

So what is Cave Bro all about? 

In the game, students will be able to customize and interact with their own Cave bro (or Bro-ette). Making the right nutrition and exercise choices will earn students coins to buy things for Cave Bro’s cave and advance in the game. The goal of this game is to help students learn about the importance of healthy living, while having a little fun.


To learn more or help us reach our fundraising goal, visit the Cave Bro Kickstarter page.

“Friend” and see updates from Cave Bro on Facebook!
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