News Releases

FLVS news releases are listed in chronological order. All images are for editorial use only by news agencies, journalists, and student reporters in connection with broadcast media and newspaper, news magazine, trade publication, and educational articles about Florida Virtual School. Any other use of these materials is strictly prohibited. Under no circumstances may these materials be used for any personal or commercial purposes.

Florida Virtual School Names First-Ever National Geographic Bee School Champion

Feb 05, 2018

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is proud to announce 6th grade student Jacob Maynard as its winner of the first round of the National Geographic Bee (Geo Bee) competition. Maynard competed alongside other members of the FLVS Geography Club, all of whom live in various cities across the state. The competition took place at the FLVS headquarters in Orlando. This was the first time FLVS, or any virtual school, has competed in the National Geo Bee.

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Florida Virtual School Partners with Top Universities for Learning Research

Jan 10, 2018

In collaboration with three of the nation’s top universities, Florida Virtual School (FLVS®) will engage in research projects to advance student success though online and blended learning methods. In research projects with the University of Florida (UF), University of Central Florida (UCF) and Stanford University, FLVS looks to discover new methodologies and ways online and blended learning can positively impact students’ success. The research will also provide FLVS the opportunity to achieve a deeper understanding on these topics while providing a platform for reflection about teaching methods, assessment, curriculum and leadership. These universities bring tools, resources, and support that are critical in research integrity and validity.   

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Florida Virtual School Employee Receives 20 Years of Dedicated Service Award

Dec 12, 2017

Florida Virtual School (FLVS®) recently recognized Jennifer Whiting, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, as its longest standing employee. As FLVS celebrates its 20th Anniversary, it recognizes its first-ever 20-year employee. 

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Florida Virtual School Recognizes Former Board Chair with Leadership Legacy Award

Dec 01, 2017

Florida Virtual School (FLVS®) recognized its former Board of Trustees Chair, Dr. Dhyana Ziegler, at its annual In-Service Training Days on November 30, 2017.  Ziegler was given the first ever Leadership Legacy Award in appreciation for her unwavering dedication and support to students and parents across Florida.

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Nov 02, 2017

Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS Full Time), a statewide online public school, is currently enrolling students interested in making a mid-year schooling switch in time for the start of the second semester. Parents with students in grades Kindergarten–2 and 6–8 can begin the enrollment process online at

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