Make your move

Deciding to take an online course or enroll in an online school is a big commitment. There are many reasons why students choose to study online through Florida Virtual School, but understanding your goals and having the motivation to do the work are critical to getting started.

Did you know that all Florida high school students are required to take an online course? FLVS can help you meet this requirement! Our students can take one course or several to supplement their schedule – or study completely online. Compare our options here.

Florida Virtual School is an online public school district and that means all of our courses and other options are FREE to Florida students. Our courses are entirely online and students communicate with teachers through phone, text, IM, email, and a variety of digital channels. You may already know what core course or elective you want to take, but since we’re always adding new offerings, take a minute to browse our course catalog or view our course tours to see what might interest you. When you’re ready to sign up, our registration system is entirely customized to help you create an account and add courses to your backpack. Get started here!

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Ready to take the next step? Here are the basics.

We’ll go into more detail on each of these below, but here are a few essentials for getting started.

  • Browse our course catalog after you’ve decided that an online course is right for you.

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    Discuss your decision with your school and family – you’ll need their help along the way! Contact us if you get stuck or need to get in touch.

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    Confirm that you have taken any necessary prerequisites and ensure that your computer meets our technology requirements.

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    Watch the FLVS Quick Start Videos. It’s like going to new student orientation, only better!

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    Once assigned to a course, work with your teacher to choose a pace that works for you.

Live outside the state of Florida?

Sometimes our name can be deceiving, especially when it comes to students who live outside the state. Can non-residents take online courses with Florida Virtual School, you ask? Absolutely. If you live outside Florida, you can take courses through FLVS Global on a tuition basis. Learn more about tuition rates and options by visiting the FLVS Global website.


Choose a course that is right for you:

Sometimes figuring out which course to take can be a bit confusing. We all want you to graduate on time, so don't hesitate to contact your school counselor or the FLVS counselors [counselors] when you need a little guidance. Here are a few important considerations:

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    Homeschoolers must be registered as a home education student and follow district requirements. Learn more.

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    Some courses have prerequisites or other requirements. Find them in the course details for each course in our catalog.

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    Students of military families who are permanent Florida residents and registered as public, private, or homeschool students with their district are eligible to take FLVS courses. Learn more.

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    Course loads and limits are based on student type. Public school students can take up to three courses at any one time. Private and homeschool students can take up to six at once.

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    Technology requirements include a standard Windows or Mac-based computer and current versions of supported web browsers. Learn more.

Create your FLVS account:

In order to sign up for a course, you’ll need to create an account through our registration system – and it's a piece of cake! Just remember that your information needs to be 100 percent accurate. Be sure that your email address and parent/guardian's email address are filled in properly; we need all contact information prior to initiating the course.

After the account has been created, both the student and parent/guardian will receive emails to help finish the sign-up process. Some very important pieces of information will arrive in these emails, so keep your eyes peeled and read everything. Also, keep that phone nearby, because we will call you to verify your sign up.

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Processing time:

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Please understand that it can take time to get into a course. We ask that students allow us two weeks to get them started; sometimes processing is completed faster and at times it can take a bit longer. It all depends on the popularity of a particular course and how quickly the steps outlined in the emails we send are completed.

At FLVS, we have several steps to complete as well, including contacting your parent/guardian or school counselor so they can approve your FLVS enrollment. Rest assured, we'll be working diligently to get you started as soon as possible.

Time will fly, but in the meantime you can do a few things, too:

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    Visit myFLVS. This is the section of our website devoted to YOU, the student. Get involved in student activities, check out the academic calendar and see what other FLVS students are doing.

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    Watch the FLVS Quick Start Video to familiarize yourself with FLVS and what to expect in your course.

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    If you are a public or private school student, contact your school counselor to remind them to approve your enrollment with FLVS.

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    If you are a homeschooled student, make sure your parent/guardian logs in to approve your enrollment. Learn more in the Homeschool Hub.

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    Log into your FLVS account and view your Dashboard within a couple hours of signing up.

On the Dashboard students can monitor their sign-up progress and eventually access coursework, grades, teacher contact information, important announcements, and more.

Time to get started!

Students, as soon as you are assigned to your course, we will let you know. How, you ask? Well, through email of course. We will send a message to you and your parent/guardian the minute the course is open for you. The teacher will be very excited to talk to you and get the ball rolling, and you can expect a welcome call soon after you start working. During that call, you and your parent/guardian can get to know the teacher and talk about expectations.

The best part is that you have a voice in deciding how you want to work through your courses. Work ahead and complete more than a full course load each year – or slow down and take more time when you need it.

From this point on, it's up to you to finish the course successfully, but it's not like you're alone. Teachers are available to text, talk, IM, or email, giving you any help you need along the way. As you work through the modules of the course, you'll connect with your teacher to take online exams and receive discussion-based assessments over the phone. You can do the work on your own time, but you'll talk with your teacher via phone at least once per month to discuss your progress. Make sure you stay on pace (showing that you are learning and making weekly progress) and you'll be finished before you know it.

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Still have questions? We're here to help. Get in touch with us via email, chat or even over the phone—to answer any questions or help you through the sign-up process.