Interested families can learn more at information session

Special to The Log

Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT), a statewide virtual public school, is opening enrollment for grades Kindergarten-12 for the 2015-16 school year. Information sessions, both in person and online, are being held for parents and students across the state to learn more about the school.

 A local session will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. May 28 at Wingate by Wyndham Destin, 117 Palms Street.

Combining Florida-certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools, and community experiences, Florida Virtual School Full Time delivers a high quality education online to children who benefit from an individualized approach to learning.

“Online learning is one of the fastest growing forms of education, and students attending school in 2015 will learn and apply their education in a much more technologically advanced and dependent world than their parents," said Lead Kindergarten-8 Principal Marcie Trombino. "We prepare children to succeed in that world.”

For more information about specific FLVS FT services and eligibility guidelines for enrollment, visit, or call 877-500-FLVS (3587).

“We encourage all Kindergarten – 8th grade prospective families to attend an upcoming information session to get a feel for what to expect and what is involved in online learning to best determine if it would be a good fit for their student,” said Trombino. 

Learning from home, all FLVS FT students work closely with a parent, or another "Learning Coach" and a certified Florida teacher using detailed daily lesson plans that can be personalized to meet individual student needs. Interaction between teachers and students at FLVS FT is frequent. Accountability is central to the school’s mission and students must meet the same levels of accountability and complete the same state standardized tests as they would in traditional public school. FLVS FT serves a wide range of Florida students, including those who are significantly ahead or behind in the classroom, students who would benefit from more individualized instruction or those who require a flexible school schedule.