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Florida Virtual School Launches New American Sign Language Course

Apr 15, 2019

In celebration of National American Sign Language Day (April 15), Florida Virtual School (FLVS) announced the launch of a new course for the 2019-20 school year, American Sign Language (ASL) 1. The full-credit, high school course counts as a world language credit. 

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Lady Dr. Dhyana Ziegler Appointed Interim President/CEO of Florida Virtual School

Mar 28, 2019

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in a special meeting of the Board, the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Board of Trustees appointed Lady Dhyana Ziegler, DCJ, Ph.D., as Interim President and CEO.

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Florida Virtual School Board of Trustees Appoints New President and CEO

Nov 29, 2018

The Florida Virtual School (FLVS®) Board of Trustees recently unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Robert L. Porter as President and CEO of the statewide public school district.

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Florida Virtual School Changing Misconceptions About Online Learning

Oct 24, 2018

Online learning has been an educational option in Florida that has expanded over the last 21 years. In 2017-18, more than 207,000 students took an online course through Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide online public school district in Florida. Although the number of students in grades Kindergarten–12 taking online classes continues to grow, there are still common misconceptions about online learning around topics such as rigor, pace, instructional support, socializing and acceptance.

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Florida Virtual School Students Spend Afternoon Reading with First Lady Ann Scott

Aug 08, 2018

On Aug. 7, 2018, more than 30 Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Flex Elementary students visited the Florida Governor’s Mansion and had the opportunity to spend time with Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott. The First Lady enthralled the Kindergarten-5 students by reading from her very own educational children’s book, Ally & Jordi’s Adventures Through Florida. First Lady Scott released the book in January 2018 and has traveled around the state to share Ally & Jordi’s Adventures Through Florida with Florida’s elementary students.

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