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FLVS Full Time Frequently Asked Questions

One of many free online learning options available through Florida’s online school district,  Florida Virtual School, FLVS Full Time is an accredited Kindergarten through 12th grade public school that is open to all Florida students. The school calendar mirrors a traditional school year but offers greater flexibility for students seeking an alternative to the traditional classroom. It offers one-on-one attention and the ability to learn from any location. Designed for those who perform better outside of a traditional classroom, FLVS Full Time grants diplomas to students who meet Florida graduation requirements.

FLVS Full Time is approved by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Legislature. It partners with Connections Academy, a fellow longtime leader in online learning, for grades Kindergarten-5.

Yes, FLVS Full Time is considered the primary school of record for enrolled public school students and issues diplomas to graduating seniors who meet the Florida Department of Education requirements.

As a school district, Florida Virtual School offers a number of different online learning options to students.

FLVS Full Time is a full-time public school that runs on a traditional 180-day academic calendar (August to June). It is open to students in Kindergarten-12th grade and issues diplomas to graduating high school seniors. The school manages all student transcripts and records. As a public school, it requires students to participate in and meet all state testing requirements.

FLVS Full Time partners with parents to ensure student success. Parents connect regularly with instructors and can review student progress and grades at any time.

Yes, all FLVS core courses (with the exception of Liberal Arts Mathematics 2) are NCAA-approved. To see a list of approved courses, visit the NCAA website, enter the portal, and click the resources tab.

FLVS Full Time is a state-funded public school available at no cost to Florida residents.

View the FLVS Full Time 6-12 Eligibility Requirements.

If a student's family is in need of support due to housing or economic hardship, they may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act.

Yes, because FLVS Full Time is a public school, federal law requires that it provide students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program.

On the middle and high school levels, course content is delivered online. Specific materials or tools that are occasionally required for electives or other courses are specified in the course details when registering.

FLVS Full Time K-8 is a comprehensive public school through which students are able to complete their grade level promotion requirements. FLVS Full Time 9-12 is a comprehensive public school through which all required courses for graduation are offered. Students can choose from a variety of enrichment and elective courses. Learn more here.

Florida school districts are also required to offer full-time virtual programs to their resident students. Some local districts use Florida Virtual School as a provider for their program or curriculum. In these programs, the student remains a student of the resident district, must be enrolled with the district, and must be approved by the district to enter the program. These students receive a diploma from the resident district once they meet all state/district requirements. Students enrolled with FLVS Full Time are considered enrolled students of the FLVS district and are required to meet the FLVS district requirements.

Yes, all FLVS Full Time teachers are Florida-certified instructors. All instructors have undergone an extensive interview, screening, and training process.
The answer to this question varies based on the rigor of a student’s schedule of courses, but total hours and effort are comparable to requirements at a traditional school. Attendance requirements for grades Kindergarten–3 are 20 hours per week, and grades 4–12 are 25 hours per week. There is always a healthy balance between working online and completing offline projects.
Through orientation videos and tutorials, we make it easy to become completely familiar with our systems. Our program also provides technology literacy courses that allow students to develop advanced technology skills.
FLVS facilitates numerous student activities and events, both online and in-person. Our staff and club advisors plan events and group meetings.
Yes, as a condition of enrollment, public school students at FLVS Full Time are required to fulfill all state assessment requirements, so they will need to participate in all standardized testing, including Florida Standards Assessments based on their grade level, and End-of-Course Assessments.
Florida Statute 1002.37(9)(c) requires FLVS students to report to the zoned school based on the district school board attendance areas for all statewide assessments.
Call our office at 844-522-1965 and speak to one of our State Testing Specialists or send us an email. Grades 6-12 Testing: FLVSFT612Testing@flvs.net

FS. 1006.15 allows FLVS Full Time students meeting specific academic and conduct requirements to participate in extracurricular activities at the public school to which they would be assigned by their resident district. In certain special circumstances where participation in extracurricular activities requires attendance in a course, it may be possible for a student to participate in a course or activity at their local school, within the parameters described below. Seeking such permission should be initiated after the start of the FLVS Full Time school year. The parent/guardian’s decision whether or not to enroll in FLVS Full Time should not be contingent on approval to participate in a course or activity at another institution. FLVS Full Time 6-12 students wishing to participate in extracurricular sports activities within their homeschool district need to meet the requirements set forth in the FHSAA policy 16.3.5.

Beginning in the fall semester, all students are required to be enrolled for 180 days. Students beginning in the second (spring) semester are required to be enrolled for 90 days. View the FLVS Full Time Calendar.
Students will need daily access to a computer, phone, and Internet service. Please check to be sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements.
View the FLVS Full Time 6-12 Public School handbook here. Please note: 2017-18 handbook coming soon!
Florida Statutes Section 1006.13, titled "Policy on Zero Tolerance for Crime and Victimization," requires FLVS to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and staff, regardless of economic status, race or disability. Specific behavior that poses a serious threat to school safety will be dealt with severely and swiftly, including up to expulsion or referral to law enforcement agencies. FLVS will follow the requirements defined in this statute for all applicable offenses. The Zero Tolerance Policy is not intended to be applied to petty acts of misconduct and misdemeanors. However, FLVS takes student use of social media and online conduct seriously. Learn more here.
FLVS Full Time students can obtain transcripts by completing the Transcript Request Form and submitting it via fax or email.
Call the FLVS Full Time team at 800-374-1430 or reach out to us through the FLVS Full Time Facebook page.