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How does FLVS work?

We're glad you asked. Florida Virtual School, the nation's first and largest online public school district, provides educational options that are obviously a little different than most traditional schools. Our courses are FREE to students who live in Florida and are available, on a tuition basis, to students who live outside the state. Our teachers are real, the coursework is real, and the grades students receive at the end of each course are real.

The great news is that—from the moment you and your student become interested in an online course—the process is so simple. We'll help your student sign up, get started successfully and begin working with his or her teacher. And, yes, the courses are all online, so students can work according to their own schedules, anytime and anyplace.

Click here to read the welcome letter from FLVS Administrators, Jodi Marshall and Robin Winder.

Want to know more? Let's break it down.

Your student has a lot of options at FLVS when it comes to online learning. They can sign up for a few online courses while still attending a traditional school – or take as many as they want as a homeschool student. Our course catalog includes more than 140 middle school and high school courses. You can also enroll your student with Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS Full Time), our kindergarten-12th grade school that operates on a traditional 180-day school year and offers diplomas to graduating seniors. Learn more about FLVS FT and our options for elementary students here.

Once you're ready, the next step is to decide what middle school or high school course is right for your student. You may already know which course they'd like to take or you may want to browse our course catalog. When you begin the sign-up process, our registration system is customized for YOUR student, based on where you live and the appropriate grade level. Select a course, create an FLVS account, and complete the sign up process by ensuring you agree to the FLVS Commitments and your students school counselor approves the FLVS enrollment. If you are a homeschool family, your must approve the FLVS enrollment.

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You may be asking yourself, "So, where are all the students? Where does my student log into a course when we're ready?"

The answers can be found at myFLVS. This site is loaded with all the information and links a Florida Virtual School student could ever need, including activities, clubs, advisement, school calendar and, of course, the login for their Dashboard.

The Dashboard is where students access the course, submit coursework and review the pace chart, grades and teacher's comments. Once your student has an FLVS account and has signed up for a course, he or she can log into the Dashboard at myFLVS. This is also where you can log into your parent/guardian account.