More than a Credit: The Value of an Online Course


Preparation for the future


In 2011 the Florida legislature recognized the need to prepare students for a future that focuses on a rapidly evolving technology by requiring every Florida student to successfully complete one online course in high school.

Our students agree—online courses are more than just a credit!

91% of past FLVS students said that taking courses with FLVS was beneficial in preparing them for college, careers, or life in general.

Online Courses Teach Valuable Soft Skills

Did you know: Online courses teach students time management, sustaining effort, acting honestly, using appropriate online behavior, effectively collaborating with others in a virtual setting, and more? Digital tools allow students to work together, learn, and communicate through video, audio, graphics, and interactivity. It also develops critical and analytical thinking, social skills, and cooperative skills.1

Online Courses Prepare Students for College Success

Did you know: FLVS offers 15 AP courses that can count for college credit with qualifying exam score? Florida offers online learning at all public universities, with 40 percent of undergraduate courses projected to be delivered online by 2025.2

Online Courses Provide Career Skills

Did you know: FLVS offers industry certifications in multiple Information Technology fields? 58% of all workforce training is delivered in a blended or online methodology. Students will need to be experienced online learners even if they go straight to the workforce from high school.3

Online Courses are a Cost Savings to the State

Did you know: FLVS is only funded for successful completions, opposed to seat time like traditional public schools? In the 2017-18 school year, every semester course taken with FLVS saved the state of Florida $143.03, amounting to more than $58 million in savings for the school year.