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Florida Virtual School offers a variety of flexible and full-time online education options for students in Kindergarten-12th grade.

FLVS Flex

Individual online courses for Florida residents who attend a traditional school or are registered homeschool students.

Not a Florida resident? Check out our tuition-based option through Global School.

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All Online Learning Options Include:

Flexible K-12 Online Courses For Public, Private, Charter, and Homeschool Students

Award-Winning Curriculum

Access To 60+ Clubs and Activities

Tuition-Free Courses For Florida Residents (FLVS Flex* and FLVS Full Time Only)

Nearly 200 Courses Taught By State-Certified Teachers

Which Option Is Right For You?

FLVS Flex(Individual Courses)FLVS Full Time(All Courses)
Enrollment Option

Take individual courses through FLVS Flex, either in addition to courses at a traditional school or as part of a homeschool education.

Take all courses through FLVS Full Time exclusively. Student is not enrolled in a traditional school or registered as a homeschool student.

School of Record

Traditional school counselor guides course progression plan (for a student attending a traditional school).

Homeschool parent/guardian guides course progression plan, manages the student’s portfolio, and approves courses (for a student who is registered as a home education student with their local school district).

FLVS Full Time counselor advises student on course progression plan, manages transcript, and the school issues official report cards.

Enrollment Window

Open year-round

Twice per year, prior to fall or spring semesters

Course Load

1-3 courses per semester (for a student attending a traditional school)

Up to 6 courses concurrently to supplement course load (for a registered homeschool student)

6 courses per semester

School Schedule

Flexible, year-round

Daily attendance required, August-May

Live Lessons

Optional (varies by course)

Required for grades K-5 and strongly encouraged for grades 6-12

State Testing

State standardized exams optional

State standardized exams required

Diploma

FLVS Flex does not issue diplomas

Homeschool students complete the home education program as designed by the parent/guardian and submit the Homeschool Completion Affidavit

State of Florida diploma issued by FLVS Full Time

FAQs

Flex FAQs

Homeschool FAQs

Full Time FAQs

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* Unique requirements apply to Florida students who receive a school choice scholarship to attend private school or receive other educational services.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Students

General Information

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

FLVS Full Time is a fully online public school requiring students take a standard public school course load of six courses per semester. The school runs on a traditional 180-day academic calendar (August to June) and serves as the school of record, managing all student transcripts and progress reports. It is open to students in Kindergarten-12th grade and issues diplomas to graduating high school seniors. As a public school, it requires students to meet all state testing requirements, including the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and End-of-Course (EOC) exams.

FLVS Flex allows students to take one or more online courses anytime during the year. It is open to homeschool students who want to customize their own schedule and curriculum or traditional students who take the majority of their courses at a public or private school. Please note: FLVS Flex is not a school of record and does not provide proof of enrollment or issue diplomas. Transcripts are available for completed courses.

We have prepared many resources to help parents in the online learning environment. Please visit our Homeschool Hub for more information to get started and check all the requirements on the Florida Department of Education website.

For general tips and insights on how to make the most of learning online, please visit our award-winning Online Learning Community.

We are here to help ensure that families have choices when it comes to education. Learn more about our online learning options that are free to Kindergarten-12th grade students in the state of Florida.

Students that live outside Florida or the U.S. can take FLVS courses through the FLVS Global School on a tuition basis.

*Unique requirements apply to Florida students who receive a school choice scholarship to attend private school or receive other educational services. Read more on scholarship student requirements.

Students do not have to withdraw from their school of record to take classes through FLVS Flex. All public, private, or charter school students can enroll in FLVS Flex to supplement their traditional brick-and-mortar classes with online courses.

Once a student registers for online courses on FLVS.net, his/her school counselor will be automatically notified of the FLVS course enrollment. The student's guidance counselor will then approve the selected online courses within 3-5 business days.

Homeschool Notice: Parents who registered their children as full-time homeschoolers with their local Home Education office will need to approve their children’s course selection by following instructions in the Welcome Email once registered with FLVS.

When the student is registered in the same class twice (at their school and with FLVS), this is considered a “concurrent enrollment” and must be adjusted prior to enrolling with FLVS by talking to your school counselor about the right courses to take through FLVS.

FLVS may be able to provide additional accommodations per a student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Plan if the accommodation(s) is/are applicable to the online educational environment. Please note, some accommodations may not be possible to implement in the online educational setting. For additional details, please refer to page 9 of the FLVS Flex Student and Parent Handbook.

If a student has a disability or impairment, this should be indicated when prompted during the FLVS enrollment process. Parents/guardians are responsible for submitting a copy of the student’s most current IEP or 504 Plan to FLVS.

Students with disabilities or impairments enrolled in FLVS Flex must work with their district of enrollment to receive any necessary ESE services, related services, evaluations, annual reviews, re-evaluations, and initial eligibility determinations.

Decisions related to meeting graduation requirements will continue to be determined by the student’s brick-and-mortar school. FLVS Flex does not issue diplomas.

For more information on all the FLVS school options, including FLVS Full Time, please see the FLVS Brochure.