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How to Enroll in FLVS Full Time

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To start the enrollment process, please read the steps below and click the “Next” button to advance to the following page. The enrollment process involves several steps, so we encourage you to start early.

FLVS Full Time provides a fully accredited, online, public school education option for students in Florida. Students attend school from August to June, take six courses per semester, participate in all required state testing (FAST and/or EOC), and those who meet all district requirements are eligible to receive a Florida diploma from FLVS Full Time.

FLVS Full Time Enrollment Overview

FLVS Full Time Kindergarten-12 Enrollment

  • Enrollment is now open for the spring semester. The online application involves several steps so please start early.
  • November 18, 2022: Submit your application by this priority date to ensure your student is enrolled and scheduled in their courses for the first day of spring semester.
  • January 4, 2023: First day of spring semester 
  • March 3, 2023 at 5pm: Last chance to submit your application for the spring semester

Step 1: Review Requirements

The following requirements must be met in order to enroll in FLVS Full Time. Please review the below section carefully to determine if your student is a good fit to enroll in grades Kindergarten-12. Please note: Students enrolling with Florida school choice scholarships will be forfeiting their scholarships when choosing to attend FLVS Full Time. For more information, please visit Scholarship Student Information.

 

Residency Requirements

  • The student must be a legal resident in the state of Florida.
  • Military families who live outside the state of Florida may enroll their students but they must maintain their Florida residency.

 

Age Requirements

  • Students enrolling in Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1 in the school year for which he or she is enrolling.
  • Students enrolling in first grade must be 6 years old on or before September 1 in the school year for which he or she is enrolling.
  • The following requirements apply to students in grades 9-12 only:
    • Students must be able to meet high school graduation requirements prior to their 20th birthday.
    • Age requirements for students with disabilities that have an active Individual Educational Plan (IEP) differ from the general school age requirements.

 

Academic Requirements

Students must meet the recommended academic progress outlined below, including the following enrollment requirements:

  • All quarter 2 classes should be successfully completed before the start of spring semester on January 4, 2023.
  • Students are required to complete 6 courses during the semester of graduation. This is an accreditation requirement.
  • Students who need less than 6 credits to meet graduation requirements are not eligible for a diploma through FLVS Full Time. Cognia accreditation requires "the institution ensure that students graduating from the institution complete at least 25% of the courses for graduation at the institution." This means students enrolling in FLVS Full Time must earn at least 6 credits through FLVS to be eligible and receive a State of Florida diploma. Please note this includes all FLVS coursework (FLVS Flex, County Virtual School, and Global School).
  • In order to earn a diploma through FLVS Full Time, Florida statewide assessment requirements for graduation must be met.
  • Any student transferring from out of the country must provide a copy of the academic records, including any test scores, translated and evaluated for entrance into a Florida public school.  
     

Any public, private, out-of-state, or homeschool students without FSA or standardized test scores may complete diagnostic screener assessments to ensure appropriate course placement and/or receive appropriate academic support. FSA scores are not required for completion of application. Any student transferring from out of the country must provide a copy of the academic records, including any test scores, translated and evaluated for entrance into a Florida public school.

Incoming Kindergartners

  • Successful completion of first quarter of current grade

Incoming 1st Graders - 5th Graders

  • Successful completion of prior grade
  • Successful completion of first quarter of current grade 

Any public, private, out-of-state, or homeschool students without FSA or standardized test scores may complete diagnostic screener assessments to ensure appropriate course placement and/or receive appropriate academic support. FSA scores are not required for completion of application. Any student transferring from out of the country must provide a copy of the academic records, including any test scores, translated and evaluated for entrance into a Florida public school.

Incoming 6th Graders

  • Promotion from 5th grade
  • Successful completion of first quarter of 6th grade

Incoming 7th Graders - 8th Graders

  • Passing grades in prior grade core courses, including math, science, social studies, and language arts
  • Successful completion of first quarter of current grade 

Any student transferring from out of the country must provide a copy of the academic records, including any test scores, translated and evaluated for entrance into a Florida public school. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of enrollment.  All academic documentation will be reviewed to determine placement and academic fit.

Incoming 9th Graders

  • Promotion from 8th grade
  • Successful completion of first quarter of 9th grade
  • Minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.0

Incoming 10th Graders

  • Proficient scores on 9th grade FSA* ELA and any applicable EOCs
  • Successful completion of first quarter of 10th grade
  • Successful course completion of English 1 AND Algebra 1 OR Geometry
  • 9 minimum accumulated credits
  • Minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.0

Incoming 11th Graders

  • Proficient scores on 10th grade FSA* ELA and Algebra 1 EOC, as applicable
  • Successful completion of first quarter of 11th grade
  • Successful course completion of the following:
    • English 1 and English 2 
    • Algebra 1 and Geometry
    • 2 completed science credits including Biology OR 1 completed science credit (Biology preferred) and currently enrolled in 2nd science credit 
    • 2 completed social studies credits including World History, US History, or Government/Economics OR 1 completed social studies credit and currently enrolled in 2nd social studies credit
  • 15 minimum accumulated credits
  • Minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.0

Incoming 12th Graders

  • 9th grade cohort year must be 2019-20 or later
  • If 9th grade FSA scores are available, please provide in application
  • Passing test scores for 10th grade FSA ELA or concordant score
  • Passing test scores for Algebra 1 EOC, Geometry EOC, or concordant score
  • Successful completion of first semester of 12th grade
  • Successful course completion of the following:
    • English 1, English 2, and English 3 (accelerated English courses will be evaluated independently)
    • Algebra 1, Geometry, AND a 3rd math credit
    • 3 completed science credits (including Biology) OR 2 completed science credits (including Biology) and currently enrolled in 3rd science credit
    •  3 completed social studies credits (including World History, US History and/or Government/Economics) OR 2 completed social studies credits (including World History, US History and/or Government/Economics) and currently enrolled in 3rd social studies credit
  • 21 minimum accumulated credits
  • Minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.0

* Proficient is defined as scores 3, 4, and 5 on state assessments.  FSA scores not required for incoming private, out-of-state, or homeschool students. Additional diagnostic screeners may be used upon enrollment.

Any homeschool students without FSA or standardized test scores may complete diagnostic screener assessments to ensure appropriate course placement and/or receive appropriate academic support. FSA scores are not required for completion of application. Any student transferring from out of the country must provide a copy of the academic records, including any test scores, translated and evaluated for entrance into a Florida public school. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of enrollment.  All academic documentation will be reviewed to determine placement and academic fit.

  • Florida homeschool students: Provide the most recent district homeschool evaluation indicating student is on grade level.
  • Out-of-state homeschool students without an evaluation or standardized tests: Submit a current student portfolio with evidence of work samples and activity logs (may be required).

Requirements for Students with Disabilities

  • Students with disabilities are required to meet the state and school admission criteria in order to be accepted into FLVS Full Time, just as their non-disabled peers.
  • Current Individual Educational Plans (IEP) of student applicants who meet the school’s entrance criteria will be reviewed on an individual basis in order to determine the appropriateness of the full-time virtual education option.
  • Please view the FLVS Full Time handbook on Exceptional Student Education (ESE) and Section 504 for more information on students with disabilities.
     

 

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Technology Requirements

To maintain contact with teachers, staff, and administration, students must have daily access to the following:

  • Computer with webcam and microphone (view system requirements here). Please note that Chromebooks are not able to be used due to technical limitations and incompatibility with progress monitoring platforms.
  • Internet service
  • Email
  • Telephone

 

What is the Role of the Parent?

FLVS Full Time partners with parents to ensure student success. Parents regularly connect with teachers and can review student progress and grades at any time. On the elementary level, parents of students are more hands-on and involved in guiding students and assisting with projects or schoolwork that may be completed both on or away from the computer. This on-site supervision and support is critical in the early years, while students in older grades begin to work more independently. Parents also have access to your student's course of study and instructional materials, including the source of any supplemental education materials.

 

Does your student meet the requirements outlined above?

If so, please click "next" to proceed to Step 2.
If not, please browse other Florida Virtual School options.

Step 2: Gather Your Documents

The following documents are required for enrollment in FLVS Full Time. Use the checklist to gather the documents you will need. Please have documents available and ready to upload before starting the online enrollment application in step 3. 

❑ Proof of Age

Provide a copy of the student’s official birth certificate. For a foreign birth certificate, a translated copy must be provided.

Review age requirements here.

 

❑ Proof of Residency (2 forms required)

Students must have valid proof of Florida residency to be eligible for enrollment. Families living outside the state of Florida due to military service must provide a statement of earnings indicating Florida as their state of legal residence and the orders that moved the family out of state.

Submit a copy of the following documents, one from Group A and one from Group B.

Disclaimer The name on both documents and the name of the parent/legal guardian enrolling the student must match.

Group A

Please submit one:

  • Property tax statement
  • Lease agreement with name of lessee and contact information
  • Mortgage statement
  • Home purchase contract or mortgage commitment, including specified closing date, with copy of deed to be provided within 60 days of closing

Group B

Please submit one:

  • Homeowner’s insurance statement (must be dated within 12 months)
  • Current parent/guardian Florida driver’s license or Florida identification card
  • Automobile insurance statement (must be dated within 6 months)
  • Utility bills: gas, water, sewage, electric, cable/internet or home/cellular telephone bill (must be dated within 60 days)

Review residency requirements here.

 

❑ Proof of Immunization

Provide Florida Certificate of Immunization:

Form DH680 or exemption forms DH681, DH680B or DH680C. If submitting form DH680, please ensure the below information is included:

Grades Kindergarten-12:

  • Four or five doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine*
  • Three, four, or five doses of polio vaccine
  • Two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Two or three doses of hepatitis B vaccine
  • One or two doses of varicella vaccine

*Students entering grades 7-12 are required to have one tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.

 

❑ Academic Records

Prior Public, Private, and Charter School Students:

Any public, private, out-of-state, or homeschool students without FSA or standardized test scores may complete diagnostic screener assessments to ensure appropriate course placement and/or receive appropriate academic support. FSA scores are not required for completion of application. Any student transferring from out of the country must provide a copy of the academic records, including any test scores, translated and evaluated for entrance into a Florida public school.

Incoming Kindergarteners - 3rd Graders:

  • Submit first quarter report card*

Incoming 4th Graders - 5th Graders

  • Submit first quarter report card.*
  • Submit most recent FSA** (reading and math).
* Please do not withdraw your child prior to the close of first semester (or second quarter) and only after you have received official notice of enrollment into FLVS Full Time. Official enrollment will be dependent on submitting first semester report card for current school year OR unofficial transcript showing completion of courses for first semester of current school year and successful completion of required courses. Students with obligations to the prior school that prevent the release of official academic records may be subject to withdrawal prior to the end of the semester.

** FSA scores not required for incoming private, out-of-state, or homeschool students.

Any public, private, out-of-state, or homeschool students without FSA or standardized test scores may complete diagnostic screener assessments to ensure appropriate course placement and/or receive appropriate academic support. FSA scores are not required for completion of application. Any student transferring from out of the country must provide a copy of the academic records, including any test scores, translated and evaluated for entrance into a Florida public school.

Incoming 6th Graders

  • Submit first quarter report card and 2nd quarter progress report.*

Incoming 7th Graders - 8th Graders

  • Submit first quarter report card, 2nd quarter progress report, and report cards/transcript showing all years of middle school coursework completed.*
  • Submit most recent FSA** (reading and math) and EOC scores.
  • Students who have earned high school credits while in middle school must submit an unofficial transcript. Unofficial transcripts should include the most recent state test scores (FCAT, FSA**, EOC) or score reports should be included as academic documentation.

* Please do not withdraw your child prior to the close of first semester (or second quarter) and only after you have received official notice of enrollment into FLVS Full Time. Official enrollment will be dependent on submitting first semester report card for current school year OR unofficial transcript showing completion of courses for first semester of current school year and successful completion of required courses. Students with obligations to the prior school that prevent the release of official academic records may be subject to withdrawal prior to the end of the semester.

** FSA scores not required for incoming private, out-of-state, or homeschool students. Additional diagnostic screeners may be used upon enrollment.

Any student transferring from out of the country must provide a copy of the academic records, including any test scores, translated and evaluated for entrance into a Florida public school. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of enrollment. All academic documentation will be reviewed to determine placement and academic fit.

Incoming 9th Graders - 11th Graders

  • Submit first quarter report card, 2nd quarter progress report, and transcript if previous high school credit(s) have been earned.*
  • FSA scores not required for incoming private, out-of-state, or homeschool students. Additional diagnostic screeners may be used upon enrollment.

Incoming 12th Graders

  • Submit first quarter report card, 2nd quarter progress report, and transcript including all high school credits earned.*
  • Submit passing FSA (reading and math) and EOC scores or an unofficial transcript for high school credits earned. Unofficial transcripts should include passing state test scores (FCAT, FSA, EOC) or score reports should be included as academic documentation.

* Please do not withdraw your child prior to the close of first semester (or second quarter) and only after you have received official notice of enrollment into FLVS Full Time. Official enrollment will be dependent on submitting first semester report card for current school year OR unofficial transcript showing completion of courses for first semester of current school year and successful completion of required courses. Students with obligations to the prior school that prevent the release of official academic records may be subject to withdrawal prior to the end of the semester.

Prior Homeschool Students:
Any homeschool students without FSA or standardized test scores may complete diagnostic screener assessments to ensure appropriate course placement and/or receive appropriate academic support. FSA scores are not required for completion of application. Any student transferring from out of the country must provide a copy of the academic records, including any test scores, translated and evaluated for entrance into a Florida public school. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of enrollment.  All academic documentation will be reviewed to determine placement and academic fit.

  • Complete the Homeschool Prior Academic History Form here.  
  • Florida Homeschool Students: Provide most recent district homeschool evaluation and most recent FSA test scores, if applicable.
  • Out-of-State Homeschool Students: Those without an evaluation or standardized tests, submit a current student portfolio with evidence of work samples and activity logs (may be required).
  • Current FLVS Flex Students: Submit Cumulative Academic Record or unofficial transcript from VSA.

Review academic requirements here.

 

❑ Other Documents

Additional forms, such as those below, may need to be submitted with the application, if applicable.

  • Court custody or legal guardianship documentation from a state or federal agency*
  • Individual Educational Plan (IEP)
  • 504 Plan and supporting documents
  • English Language Learner (ELL) records indicating current ELL status, ELL entry date, and ELL exit date (if applicable)
  • Educational Plan (EP)

*Acceptable custody forms include court or state/federal agency documents; power of attorney and notarized documents are not accepted.

Do you have all of the required documents outlined above?

If so, please click "next" to proceed to Step 3.

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Step 3: Apply Online

FLVS Full Time enrollment is now open for the spring semester. If your student meets the requirements in Step 1 and you have gathered all documents in Step 2, you are ready to apply! Click the button below to begin the enrollment application in Focus, our student information system.

 

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