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About Florida Virtual School

We serve students and districts all over the US and the World.

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is an established leader in developing and providing virtual K-12 education solutions to students all over Florida, the U.S. and the world. A nationally recognized e-Learning model and recipient of numerous awards, FLVS was founded in 1997 and was the country's first, state-wide Internet-based public high school. Today, FLVS serves students in grades K-12 and provides a variety of custom solutions for schools and districts to meet student needs.

Solutions for Students

Florida residents take courses for free while non-Florida residents take courses based on tuition rates.

Students in Florida have the right to choose Florida Virtual School as an educational option. To find out more, see the Florida Statutes. Read more about FLVS as a school choice option in the memo from Florida Commissioner of Education.

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Solutions for Educators and School Leaders

Florida districts have options for setting up FLVS Franchise schools and administrators outside Florida can take advantage of solutions for course licensing to professional development assistance.

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Our Mission:

To deliver a high quality, technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success.

Our Vision:

To transform education worldwide—one student at a time.

Our Commitment:

The student is at the center of every decision we make.

We have built our school on these beliefs:

  • Every student is unique, so learning should be dynamic, flexible and engaging.
  • Studies should be integrated rather than isolated.
  • Students, parents, community members, and schools share responsibility for learning.
  • Students should have choices in how they learn and how they present what they know.
  • Students should be provided guidance with school and career planning.
  • Assessments should provide insights not only of student progress but also of instruction and curriculum.

History of Florida Virtual School:

1996

  Orange and Alachua Counties receive a $200,000 grant from the Florida Department of Education and pilot a “Web School” with five online courses.

1997

  Florida High School (now FLVS) launches with seven staff members.

2003

  FLVS joins forces with Florida school districts to increase the capacity of students who can be served online through an in-state franchise program.

2003

  FLVS becomes fully funded as a statewide virtual school and becomes part of the Florida Education Finance Program.

2012

  FLVS experiences continual growth in student enrollments and now delivers more than 120 courses.

2013

  275 FLVS Full Time 12th grade students graduate and receive high school diplomas.

2014

  FLVS reaches a milestone of 2 million completed semester courses.