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.

Orlando Resident Shines as the Lead Role in National Broadway Tour of Matilda the Musical

Aug 10, 2017

Triple threat Savannah Elmer, of Orlando, may only be 11 years old, but she is already a Broadway star. The sixth grader is a rising actress, singer, and dancer and just recently wrapped up the first national Broadway tour of Matilda the Musical as the leading role.

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Florida Virtual School Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

Aug 01, 2017

The 20-year anniversary of Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is not only a milestone for the first statewide Internet-based school in the United States, but is also a time capsule for virtual education. FLVS, which is known as a pioneer in the online education field, has grown considerably in size and impact since its inception. 

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FLVS Board of Trustees Elects New Chair

Jun 21, 2017

The Florida Virtual School® (FLVS) Board of Trustees (BOT) elected BOT Member Robert Gidel, Sr. as its new chairman on June 13, 2017. Gidel steps into the position, effective immediately, following a two-year term of Board Chair by Dr. Dhyana Ziegler. Ziegler will remain on the BOT as a member. 

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Florida Governor Signs Bill Removing Virtual Education Eligibility Restrictions

Jun 20, 2017

On June 15, 2017, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7069 which included language to remove the eligibility requirements in f.s. 1002.455 currently impacting Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Flex students in grades 2-5. This bill will go into effect on July 1, 2017. 

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Florida Virtual School and Mawi Learning Launch Middle School (M/J) Peer Counseling Course

Jun 09, 2017

Starting July 1, 2017, Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in collaboration with Mawi Learning, will launch its new M/J Peer Counseling 1 course geared specifically towards middle school students.

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