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Elementary Frequently Asked Questions

This free program for students in Kindergarten-grade 5 is an innovative learning model that allows students to work both online and offline. The program consists of three parts:

  • Students are required to attend Class Time (live lesion sessions) on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. Parents ensure students participate in Class Time with their teacher and fellow grade-level classmates.
  • Parents/guardians are provided specific lesson plans for each day of the school week to ensure students practice the necessary skills to move to the next grade level. Students are expected to work 45 minutes a week in ancillary online mathematics and reading programs.
  • The parent/guardian is required to upload documents each Friday that show the skills practiced. These documents become a part of the student’s portfolio parents submit to the school district at the end of the school year.

Highly qualified, certified elementary FLVS teachers.

Students are expected to attend two Class Time sessions weekly. Students are also required to work in each web-based program for 45 minutes per week.

The technology requirements are as follows:

  • Stable internet connection (WiFi or DSL)
  • Working laptop or computer
  • Speakers
  • Microphone (Strongly recommended, but optional)
  • Webcam (Optional)

FLVS understands the need for flexibility. Please advise your teacher right away if your student will need to miss class. Three consecutive unexcused absences will place students in a probationary status. Students will be notified via email that they will be dismissed from class if they do not contact the FLVS teacher or submit work within five days.

Sessions are recorded, and are available on the classroom platform for viewing. Students will need to watch the recordings for the sessions they miss as soon as possible.

Yes, students will be required to turn in assignments each week. Teachers will grade the assignments and provide feedback.

Yes. A parent can view weekly progress by checking their student’s VSA record each day (or as necessary). Progress Reports and Report Cards are issued four times per year at the end of each quarter.

Yes, students can withdraw. Our policy is to discuss all issues with parents as they arise, and we encourage communication with the teacher prior to withdrawal.

Young students need a parent to supervise and support them during their time on the computer. Although the FLVS teachers deliver all instruction, parents are an integral part of their student’s education.

Your child will be placed in the grade level they qualify to attend by age and prerequisite school recommendation. The diagnostic tests for reading and mathematics ancillary online curriculum places your child at the level they are working successfully. The ancillary online curriculum allows your student to work at an advanced or remedial grade level.

Some questions you can ask yourself to determine if this is the right program for you include:

  • Am I prepared to homeschool my child?
  • Does my student enjoy working online?
  • Will I be willing to make sure my student stays on task and keeps pace with the assignments?

Our entire curriculum is online and ancillary materials are provided within the curriculum.