Character Education and Life Skills

What is Character Education and Life Skills?

Character Education and Life Skills is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

FLVS Vision for Character Education

We aim to seamlessly integrate Character Education into the academic experience for all learners and educators at Florida Virtual School. Through Character Education, we will continue the work of reversing old paradigms predicated on hierarchy, violence, race, and subordination. Instead, equality, mutual respect, collaboration, civic participation, high academic achievement, and joy in learning will be the norm. By providing a foundation for safe and positive learning through Character Ed, we will enhance students' ability to succeed in school, careers, and life. Florida Virtual School is committed to creating a coherent and sustainable plan for long-term implementation.

FLVS aligns its approach with the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) widely used Framework for Systemic Social and Emotional Learning, which identifies five core competencies that help educate hearts, inspire minds, and help people navigate the world more effective.

For more information contact:

Dr. Jaime Dombrowski
[email protected]

Guiding Principles


Social/Emotional Learning initiatives and curriculum are chosen based on student needs identified by students, families, teachers, and staff.

Climate of Care

Positively driven remote environments are created in a manner that the student feels valued and safe.

Inclusive and Equitable

Comprehensive curriculum and initiatives that are inclusive of all students.

Training and Development

Continuous training, support, and follow up on best practices for supporting students social and emotional growth.


Active engagement with community partners, parents, students, and all other stakeholders in order to meet the needs of our students.

Growth Mindset

Frequent reflection and adaptation of current practices to capitalize on strengths and build on weaknesses

Life Skills

Free Resources/Curriculums for at Home Learning!