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Florida Virtual School Full Time enrollment still open as back to school nears

Special to The Log
The Florida Virtual School Full Time Class of 2015

 Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT), a statewide virtual public school, still has 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.

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 http://www.flvsft.com/ or call 877-500-FLVS (3587).

Florida Virtual School Full Time will host free in-person parent information sessions for interested Kindergarten – 8th grade families to learn more. High school age children should call the school for relevant sessions. For those unable to attend an in-person session, real-time interactive online information sessions and an on-demand session accessible 24/7 are also available for families. The information sessions provide an opportunity for families to learn more about the virtual school, review the school’s curriculum, and ask questions of teachers and school representatives.

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.

A complete schedule of events and a link to the on-demand session can be found at the website.