In the News Archive
February 8, 2024
Sarthak Gupta used the programming language Python, which he learned in ninth grade at Florida Virtual School, to develop the app Signify, which uses image processing to convert sign language into English text, which is then spoken aloud by a text-to-speech synthesizer.
December 9, 2023
A graduate of Florida Virtual School, Abigail Mena became Polk State College’s youngest graduate at 15 years old. “I’ve always taken classes online,” she said. “My mom heard about dual enrollment, which was an opportunity for me to take college classes. I started skipping grades because I was working at my own pace.”
November 13, 2023
Thomas Faye, a Kindergarten student at Florida Virtual School, was selected as a top 12 finalist for the 2023 Florida Space Art Contest. The Lieutenant Governor selected the top 12 finalists, the Romero Britto Award recipient, and the two grand prize winners.
October 30, 2023
Florida Virtual School senior Jessica W. was the winner of the 15th Math Prize for Girls annual contest, which was held Oct. 6-8 at MIT. She scored 17 out of 20 questions, which added up to make Wan the MP4G’s most successful contestant in its history; she also won the contest last year and in 2019, as an eighth grader.
October 23, 2023
Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced on Monday that it selected Florida Virtual School (FLVS) as the operating service provider for the Florida Scholars Academy (FSA), a system providing in-person instruction for incarcerated youths.
August 4, 2023
With 42% of graduate students preferring e-learning to traditional classrooms and more companies providing employee training online, it’s clear that the world is swiftly shifting towards online education sources. Though accelerated by the recent global circumstances, this trend shows no sign of slowing down due to the flexibility and convenience offered by e-learning.
May 24, 2023
As the world races toward an artificial intelligence-driven future, Florida Virtual School unveils one of the first AI programs of study, a progression of industry-focused classes, for high school students. The first course, Artificial Intelligence in the World, is now open for enrollment.
October 21, 2022
As Florida Virtual School (FLVS) celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year, what better way to showcase the amazing advancements in online learning than by chatting with 24-year FLVS teacher, Mary Mitchell?
September 20, 2022
Teacher shortages are at a crisis level. More than half of teachers say they’re thinking about quitting, according to a poll from the National Education Association. To help school and district leaders like yourself engage and retain teachers, we’ve put together a list of tactics and tips that have proven successful.
March 14, 2022
“The pandemic has shown that there’s a right way to do online education and emphasized what educators already know — that no student learns the same way, and we need to continue to adapt and evolve to address those needs,” said Dr. Louis Algaze, President and CEO of Florida Virtual School and FlexPoint. “With more than 20 years of experience teaching students online, I am very much looking forward to our team of educators providing even more parents, students, teachers, administrators, schools and beyond with the tools and resources they need to drive student success.”
August 13, 2021
The number of students enrolled in the Florida Virtual School program has surpassed the total amount during the 2020-21 academic year, and officials expect the number to rise ahead of its first day of school.
July 13, 2021
As we close the first full school year that many students attended virtually, reflecting on the successes and challenges learners and educators faced during the pandemic is essential to strengthen the education industry as cultural norms around the world continue to shift.