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FLVS Flex Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

FLVS is accredited as a school district system by Advance Education, Inc. (AdvancED). The various FLVS schools are accredited by SACS CASI (Southern Association of College and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement). Our courses meet all of the Florida Standards. In addition, all FLVS core courses are NCAA-approved. Learn more about how FLVS core courses can help you stay NCAA eligible. To see a list of approved courses, visit the NCAA website, enter the portal, and click the resources tab.

Florida Residents: FLVS is FREE to Florida residents.

Out-of-state Students: Students that live outside Florida or the U.S. can take FLVS courses through the FLVS Global School on a tuition basis.

*Unique requirements apply to Florida students who receive a school choice scholarship to attend private school or receive other educational services. Learn more here.

Public/Private School Students: Visit your school counselor for academic advice as to your academic needs.

Homeschooled Students: View our Course Progression Recommendations found on our Homeschool Resources page.

FLVS Flex (formerly FLVS Part Time) and Home Education students who take courses with FLVS are not eligible to receive a diploma or GED directly from FLVS. However, students enrolled in FLVS Full Time do graduate with a diploma. For these students following a traditional 180-day academic calendar, FLVS Full Time becomes the primary school of record and issues high school diplomas to graduating seniors.

Public or private school students who take courses with FLVS Flex to supplement or enhance their schedule have grades sent to their current school. Transcripts, report cards, and diplomas are issued by the public or private school according to your school’s policies and procedures.

Unlike students at a traditional school, homeschool students taking courses on a flexible schedule through FLVS Flex register with their local school district. That means parents are responsible for maintaining their students’ records and following homeschool guidelines for their district. Many homeschool students provide a Homeschool Completion Affidavit, transcripts, and/or a portfolio to prospective colleges or universities upon completing their high school coursework.

Per Florida statue 1003.428, all high school students must complete an online course prior to graduation. An online high school course taken in grades 6–8 fulfills this requirement. If you choose to take a 1.0 credit course that is two segments (English I, Algebra I, etc.), you must complete both segments to meet the online learning requirement. If the course is a half-credit course (Law Studies, Outdoor Education, etc.), you will meet the requirement by completing the course to earn your 0.5 credits.

With FLVS Flex, private school students can take online courses at school or at home to customize and enhance their education. Private schools may affiliate with FLVS free of charge to offer their students the flexibility of online learning. FLVS courses are also available to students who receive school choice scholarships, including the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, McKay Scholarship, and Gardiner/Personalized Learning Scholarship Account (PLSA).  View eligibility details here.

Any children of military personnel who are in good standing in their Florida school district (including public, private, or homeschool students) may take courses with FLVS Flex. Children of military families who are permanent Florida residents currently residing outside the state may take FLVS courses free of charge by registering as homeschool students with their Florida district of record or by enrolling in our full-time public school option, FLVS Full Time. Military families residing outside of Florida with no established Florida residency are not eligible to take free courses through FLVS Flex or FLVS Full Time, but may enroll in our tuition-based option, FLVS Global School.

FLVS Flex will enroll students through age 19. The student's age on the date of the course enrollment (that is, the date on which a complete registration or course request for a course segment is made) may not be older than 19. Students must complete all coursework, including final exam, before their 21st birthday. Exceptional education students who have not earned a standard diploma remain eligible for educational services through the end of the school year in which they become 22 years old.

The free FLVS Elementary program available through FLVS Flex is an innovative learning model with unique eligibility requirements. Learn more and find answers to common questions here.

Course Information

Yes. Every FLVS course is taught by state-certified instructors—experts in their subject areas. Teachers and students interact regularly through phone, email, text, and live lessons. Students are encouraged to contact their teachers when there is a need of any kind. Teachers speak via telephone with students and their parents at least once per month.

Almost all of our courses may be taken for Regular or Honors credit. Register for regular, then inform your teacher once placed in the regular version of your desire to work for honors credit.
Public / Private Students: Make sure your school counselor is aware of your choice prior to notifying your FLVS instructor.

Yes, FLVS offers Advanced Placement courses for several subject areas. An AP course is a college-level learning experience, which requires that students be academically prepared and willing to invest the necessary time and effort. Visit our AP page to learn more.

No. Students wishing to take an FLVS course must have access to their own computer via school library, home, a friend's house, or local library. Review the computer requirements for more information.

All course materials are provided online. Should a particular course need any special text or material, FLVS will provide it. Materials are sent to the students, but the parent/guardian is responsible for returning it back to the school once the course has been completed.

All students will be placed as quickly as possible, in most cases, within 72 hours after completing registration and required approvals.

Due to the amount of time each course takes to complete, we recommend:
Homeschooled students: Not more than 4-6 courses at a time if FLVS will be their sole provider.
Public/Private school students: Not more than 3 courses at a time.

Students can register and enroll in courses 12 months a year. FLVS Flex does not follow a traditional academic calendar, so the start time is flexible. When you register, you can select your preferred start date. We will do our best to place you on your preferred start date.  However, placement at that time is not guaranteed. As students are assigned to instructors, a welcome call must then be completed. Once the welcome call is complete, you may begin working in the course.

FLVS courses are designed for semester-based terms. Since time is not a constant in our online courses, you will have flexibility of pace and can discuss details with your teacher upon activation in the course.

Yes you can! Students can elect to do extra assignments each week, therefore completing the course in less time. All courses have a traditional pace chart which will keep you on track but you can work with your teacher to tailor a pace chart that meets your accelerated needs.  

Online Course Requirement

On June 2, 2011, Governor Rick Scott signed the Digital Learning Act into law, as part of House Bill 7197. All incoming 9th grade students in Florida are now required to complete an online course as part of the 24 credits required for graduation. An online high school course taken in grades 6–8 fulfills this requirement. For more information and a summary of the bill, click here. Exemption for IEP – This requirement does not apply to students who have an IEP indicating that an online course is inappropriate. Students with an IEP who have less than 1 academic year remaining in high school are also exempt.

While most FLVS courses will fulfill the Digital Learning Act requirement, there are a few important exceptions. If a student signs up for a 1.0 credit course that consists of two segments, he or she must complete both segments in order to fulfill the requirement. If a student signs up for a half-credit course which consists of only one segment, he or she only needs to complete that one segment to earn their 0.5 credits and fulfill the requirement.

When a student completes a course, FLVS will provide the school and students with a transcript. Students can simply show that transcript to their guidance counselor who will handle the rest.

Course Registration

You can view and request courses in our Course Catalog. If you're a new student, you will create your account during the registration process.

Log in to your account twice a week using your username and password. Check your Student Dashboard to see if there is a green “X” next to your course.

Please make sure the email address you entered during the admissions process is always up to date, as FLVS will send important emails to this address. Due to spam filters, users with an AOL email address may experience issues receiving emails from FLVS. You will need to provide your email address as well as your parent or guardian's during registration. Both of you will receive emails to finish the sign-up process. Read those emails all the way through, as they will contain important information. You will also receive a phone call to verify your registration.

Assignments & Grading

Each student is required to submit a specific amount of work each week to maintain the appropriate pace decided on by teacher and student. The number of required weekly submissions depends on the course taken. Failure to maintain pace results in warnings, reduced grades, and, if unheeded, withdrawal from the course.

All FLVS courses have a Pace Chart embedded in them. This allows students to know exactly what is expected to be submitted on a weekly basis, whether they choose a traditional, extended, or accelerated pace. Teachers assist students in modifying the chart to reflect their chosen pace.

Upon entering the course, students have access to ALL assignments, but access to tests or quizzes may not be available until certain assignments have been completed. Students move sequentially through the course, but may be allowed to occasionally move ahead or test out of certain areas, pending instructor approval.

Every graded assessment is recorded in the student's personal Grade Book, which is available to all parents who know the student's user name and password—something we highly recommend! Routinely monitoring grades allows you to see student progress over time. All graded assignments and current overall grade average are available for viewing.

Official final grade reports are sent out electronically to the school of record immediately upon completing a course or semester of a course. What makes a transcript official is when it's sent sealed and/or directly to the school or entity. They have to be the ones to open it. As soon as our instructors complete the student and issue a final grade, a document is automatically sent to your official documents file to process. Students can print Unofficial Transcripts via their FLVS account.

Login and Sign Up

Click here and enter the information in the “Forgot Username” section. Your information will be emailed to your email address. If you do not receive an email within several minutes, please submit a help ticket.

Click here and enter your username. Enter the answers to the security questions and an email will be sent to you to reset your password. If you have not set up your security questions, click “Reset Password” and check your email.

If you are receiving an error message when trying to login that is not regarding your username or password, please call the Support Center at 1-800-374-1430.

A SNIF (Student Number Identifier Florida) is the unique 10-digit number assigned to students by the public school in which they are enrolled. FLVS must obtain and match the student’s unique Student Identification Number (SNIF) used by your current public school to the Florida Department of Education (per f.s. 1011.622). This 10-digit number must be validated in order for you to complete and receive credit for taking a course with FLVS.

If you are a private or homeschool student and this is your only public school enrollment, FLVS will create and assign a number for you.

If you don't know your SNIF, it can be obtained from your county school district office or by contacting your current school’s front office. You may also use your Social Security Number (SSN) if you prefer. Providing your Social Security Number (SSN) ensures that your data is matched and reported properly to other schools you attend if and when multiple Student Identification Numbers are created for you. Please be assured that FLVS takes all steps necessary to protect this information, including encrypting it when stored or displayed in our systems. FLVS takes your privacy and personal data very seriously. To protect your information, all SNIFs and SSNs are encrypted and only the last 4 digits can be seen by administrators.

Please note that your District Student ID is not the same number as SNIF and is completely optional. This is a number assigned by public schools and is present on a school ID badge and on Official Transcripts. This number assists the school in assigning the course credit to the appropriate student.

You may be experiencing a delay if your parent or guardian has not activated your account. Please have your parent/guardian check his or her email account for the approval link. If you are a public school student, your guidance counselor will also need to approve your course request. Be sure to check all of your email messages and log into your account to view the status of your request.

Please do not create another account. This duplicate will cause up to a seven-day delay with your course request. Please contact the Support Center at 1-800-374-1430.

If you do not see your course listed in your backpack, click the question mark next to your backpack. Click on the text that appears in the message above “View my backpack” regarding how many more courses you can take. When you click that text, a pop-up appears that displays your requested course. If it's blank, you will need to go back to the course catalog to re-request the course. Your course will eventually appear on your student dashboard. Please allow up to one (1) business day for your request to process.

A) The course may not be available at this time.
B) The course may be full.
C) You may have already requested this course and it is being processed.
D) A course may only be taken once; is it possible that you have taken this course with us already?

A) Your guidance counselor may not have approved your course request yet.
B) If you are a Homeschool student, we may not have received your Homeschool Verification Form yet.
C) Your preferred start date is in the future.
D) A classroom is not yet available.

It is our goal to place you in a classroom as soon as one is available and we will do our best to honor your preferred start date. If you are unable to wait for classroom placement, please contact your school guidance counselor for assistance.

It may be a technical setting on your computer. Please call the Support Center at 1-800-374-1430.

Parent/Guardian Account

FLVS values parents as partners. From approving course requests to monitoring progress, the Parent/Guardian Account allows parents to have a hands-on approach with their student's academic life at FLVS.

With your Parent/Guardian Account you will have:

  • 24-7 online access to submitted and/or graded assignments and your child's grade book
  • Extensive access to teachers, including monthly phone calls
  • Monthly progress reports emailed to parent emails
  • Regular email updates from teachers

First, the student must complete the sign up process. Once the student has completed the online application, he or she will receive a student username and password. You will need the student username and password to create your Parent/Guardian account.

Click here to begin creating your Parent/Guardian Account.

There may be a couple of reasons for this. Have your parent look for an email from registerme@flvs.net (remember to check in spam or junk folders). If you think you may have entered an incorrect email address for your parent/guardian, please log back in and navigate to the Parent/Guardian profile page to update this information.