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June 23, 2017

Finalize Your Plans For ISTE (Or Connect With Us Virtually!)

From yesterday’s inbox…

Hello! 

ISTE is right around the corner, so as you are finalizing your plans, schedule some time to check out FLVS in the expo hall or while you are working on your professional development.
 

We’ll have a team of FLVS experts in Booth 200 during Expo Hall hours, ready to answer questions and share more about what’s going on at FLVS.

Click here to schedule a course demo or meet and greet at ISTE.

(Can’t make it to ISTE? We are available for virtual demos as well!)

Interested in attending a [Listen and Learn : Snapshot] presented by members of the FLVS team?

Hear about the lessons learned at FLVS that implemented a growth mindset (GM) pilot course designed to include GM interventions throughout the curriculum. We’ll also share how we trained teachers in specific GM strategies for teaching math.

 

Check out “Growth Mindset Interventions in Online High School Math” presented by Katie Santana and Teresa King on Tuesday, June 27, 12:15-1:15 pm.

 

We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio next week!

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June 22, 2017

FLVS Corkboard: June Highlights

A newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

June Highlights

Hey students and parents—Summer’s in full swing and we have some sun-sational tidbits to share!

As of July 1, 2017, ALL Florida students have access to virtual education in the state of Florida! Gov. Rick Scott officially signed a bill on June 15 that removed eligibility restrictions that impacted students in grades 2-5. Now 1,000+ elementary students who currently take courses with FLVS can return for the coming school year!

FLVS is very grateful to the Florida Legislature and Gov. Scott for supporting the removal of virtual education restrictions.

FLVS Flex Elementary is a unique program following a flexible learning model that offers a comprehensive elementary curriculum, including Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Technology, and more.

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Student Finishes Leadership Course Suite

Seventeen-year-old Lily Dial is set for success as she is the first student to complete all five leadership courses offered by FLVS and Mawi Learning. She aced the suite of courses which include Critical Thinking and Study Skills, Leadership Skills Development, Peer Counseling (1 and 2), and Career Research and Decision Making.

The student “Turbo Leader” says, “Mawi classes not only put me on the fast track to college planning, but taught me how to be a leader in all situations – but it doesn’t stop with me. I can help others around me with the tools Mawi taught me. I’m even attending a leadership conference in Washington this summer to further my learning of how to step up in this world and take charge to be the change and be a leader throughout life.”

12-Year-Old Starts College

Palm Coast resident and FLVS student Daniella Fernandes will be starting college before she even becomes a teenager! Daniella accelerated her learning by taking online courses, becoming the youngest student in Flagler County to take dual enrollment college classes at the age of 12. Learn more about this amazing student here.

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Planning to take FLVS courses this summer? There’s still time to sign up, but don’t delay. Start by browsing our featured summer courses.

Sign Up for a Full-Credit AP Course by Nov. 30

AP courses are a great way to get a jump-start on college credit. An AP course is a college-level learning experience designed for high school students entering grades 9-12. The deadline to sign up for a full-credit AP course is Nov. 30, 2017. Visit FLVS.net/courses to learn more about prerequisites and your readiness to take a college-level course.

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Customer Care Center Independence Day Holiday 

In observance of Independence Day, the week of July 3rd (July 3-7) has been designated a holiday break for all FLVS instructors and support staff. The Customer Service Center will be closed on Monday, July 4 only. Students are encouraged to continue their studies as courses remain open, but please be mindful that there will be a brief delay in teacher response. Have a wonderful and safe holiday!

New Process for Scholarship Invoices

Scholarship recipients utilizing FLVS as an educational opportunity are considered private-pay students, as outlined by the Florida Department of Education.

Beginning July 1, 2017, the enrollment and invoicing process will change as FLVS will require invoice approval prior to a student being cleared for placement in his/her requested course(s). The price is $267 per half-credit enrollment and $534 per full-credit course. Each half-credit enrollment has a grace period during which a student can withdraw and receive a refund. If a parent prefers not to be billed upfront for both half credits, FLVS can approve the placement for the first half credit of the course and request placement in the second half credit when ready. If you have any questions or concerns, please email PLSAinfo@flvs.net or call 407-513-3596.

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New Middle School Peer Counseling Course Available

Attention all middle school students: Want to build confidence and acquire tools to help you succeed in school and beyond? Interested to learn how to make peer pressure work for you instead of against you? If so, then the M/J Peer Counseling course offered by FLVS and Mawi Learning is for you! In this two-segment, 1-credit elective course students learn about:

  • Self-awareness and human needs
  • Improving peer and family relationships
  • Active listening, expression, and conflict resolution
  • Goal setting and personal choices

M/J Peer Counseling is free to all Florida middle school students, grades 6-8. Start your leadership path in middle school and set yourself up to succeed!

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The Spring issue of the 2017 FLVS Virge Literary Magazine, “Space and Time,” is posted online. Check out this beautiful publication featuring original works in writing, photography, art, and design by our talented students. Thank you to the students who submitted their work for this edition. Virge will be accepting submissions again in August 2017.
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June 16, 2017

AP Classes vs. Dual Enrollment

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AP Classes vs. Dual Enrollment

This article was originally written and published in the FLVS student newspaper, News in a Click.  It’s a common question among high school students and their parents: AP classes or dual enrollment? While there is no right answer for every student, each individual might find that one or both of these options suits them best. Each choice […]

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June 15, 2017

FLVS…How Does Your Garden Grow?

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FLVS…How Does Your Garden Grow?

Have you ever stopped to think just how FLVS finds such incredible leaders to drive instruction and promote online education? These talented individuals do not always just appear. Many are educated through carefully developed professional opportunities. In April 2017, a new professional development program was launched by the executive team to provide faculty and staff […]

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College and Beyond
Reflections from the Class of 2017
Looking Back On Our Senior Year
FLVS Full Time Honors Graduating Seniors at Commencement
Military Crossroads with Career and Technical Education (CTE)

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June 10, 2017

College and Beyond

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College and Beyond

This is the twelfth post in a series by former FLVS student Makaila, a model, author, and student advocate. Hey FLVS teens! As you look ahead to your final year(s) of high school, the next couple of years may seem challenging. You may spend most of your time focusing on studying or on making straight As. It can be […]

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Reflections from the Class of 2017
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Military Crossroads with Career and Technical Education (CTE)
It’s That Time of Year!

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