After selling their home and most of their belongings, Mike and Catrell Cooney took their three sons on a trek around the world. Thanks to the flexibility of online learning and more than a little determination, their family explored several countries on an unscripted adventure that provided the ultimate immersive educational experience. The family shared their story encouraging other families to think outside of the box in an FLVS blog series.
When Lauren joined the online FLVS newspaper News In A Click (NIAC) five years ago, she didn’t realize the numerous opportunities it would provide her. She has attended the University of Florida's Summer Journalism Institute for two consecutive years, has written for The Orlando Sentinel's blogging platform “HypeOrlando,” and has won a national journalism award from Quill and Scroll. Lauren is stepping into her second year as the NIAC Editor-in-Chief and said, “Not only has it helped shape my college and career path, I have gained a unique experience that I will benefit from and cherish for years to come.”
Madison is an avid lover of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The flexible schedule FLVS offers allows her to conduct research for hours each day—and her research on sunscreen's effects on oysters is getting noticed. She won first place in the Florida State Science Fair, received a special award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was awarded a SeaWorld Youth Environment Award of Excellence, and earned second place in mathematics in the Broadcom MASTERS STEM Competition—all before age 15!
As a longtime fan of the television show “The Voice,” Shalyah said she couldn’t wait until she turned 15 and was old enough to audition. One of eight musical siblings, the Pasco county resident sang her way all the way to the Season 10 playoff rounds and was a Top 10 contestant! This dynamo student says she looks forward to the future as she advances her academic career while pursuing her passion to perform.
FLVS students are amazing in their own way and over the years we’ve had the honor to teach many budding stars. Meet a few of our students and alumni who simply shine because of the flexibility and first-class education FLVS offers:
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