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How does FLVS work?

We're glad you asked. Florida Virtual School, the nation's first and largest online public school district, provides educational options that are obviously a little different than most traditional schools. Our courses are FREE to students who live in Florida and are available, on a tuition basis, to students who live outside the state. Our teachers are real, the coursework is real, and the grades you receive at the end of each course are real.

The great news is that—from the moment you become interested in an online course—the process is so simple. We'll help you sign up, get started successfully and begin working with your teacher. And, yes, the courses are all online so you can work according to your own schedule, anytime and anyplace.

Click here to read the welcome letter from FLVS Administrators, Pam Birtolo and Jodi Marshall.

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Want to know more? Let's break it down.

You have a lot of options at FLVS when it comes to online learning. Sign up for a few online courses while still attending a traditional school – or take as many as you want as a homeschool student. Our course catalog includes more than 120 middle school and high school courses. You can also enroll with Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS Full Time), our kindergarten-12th grade school that operates on a traditional 180-day school year and offers diplomas to graduating seniors. Learn more about FLVS FT and our options for elementary students here.

Once you're ready, the next step is to decide what middle school or high school course is right for you. You may already know which course you'd like to take or you may want to browse our course catalog. When you begin the sign-up process, our registration system is customized for you, based on where you live and your grade level. Select your course, create an FLVS account, and complete the sign up process by ensuring your parent/guardian agrees to the FLVS Commitments and your school counselor approves your FLVS enrollment. If you are a homeschool student, your parent/guardian must approve your FLVS enrollment.

The FLVS Quick Start Video

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Screenshot of your Student Dashboard

You may be asking yourself, "So, where are all the students? Where do I log into a course when I'm ready?"

The answers can be found at myFLVS. This site is loaded with all the information and links a Florida Virtual School student could ever need, including activities, clubs, advisement, school calendar and, of course, the login for your Dashboard.

The Dashboard is where you access your course, submit coursework and review your pace chart, grades and teacher's comments. Once you have an FLVS account and are signed up for a course, you can log into your Dashboard at myFLVS.

Each course has a real teacher who guides you through the coursework, which is broken down into modules.

Teachers are available via phone, text, email and IM from 8 a.m. — 8 p.m., seven days a week — and they love to hear from you!

As you work through the modules of your course, you will connect with your teacher to take exams online and discussion-based assessments over the phone. You do the work at your own pace* and on your own time, but you'll talk with the teacher via phone at least once per month.

This monthly call provides you and your parent/guardian with the opportunity to not only hear a progress report, but also to speak with the teacher and ask questions. Once you complete the course, grades are made available to you and sent directly to the school or district of record. They then appear on your transcript just like all your other grades.

Ready to dive in?

Browse the Course Catalog and sign up today.

Still have questions? See what is takes to get started successfully and figure out which FLVS option is right for you.

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*As a part time student at FLVS, you have a voice in deciding how you will work through your course. We call that "establishing pace." When you begin your FLVS experience, you collaborate with your teacher and make a commitment to your pace. For example, you can zoom through your course, never having to wait on the rest of the class. You can plan around your extracurricular activities, never needing to choose between Band and Calculus. You can plan ahead to slow down and take more time on topics that you find difficult, never again worrying about not 'getting' topics like genetics or the Pythagorean theorem. At the end of the day, "any pace" means your pace, as long as you are achieving, learning, and showing forward momentum weekly.

Sign up for a course now.