According to an FLVS
Legislative Brief, 21% of students enrolled to raise a grade/learning recovery, 9% were homeschooled, and only 1% was hospital homebound (Florida Virtual School, 2014).
In the 2012-2013 school year FLVS
offered more than 120 courses across all grade levels and varying academic levels inclusive of regular, honors, and Advanced Placement level courses.
One-semester course completions at FLVS
increased 30-fold during the last decade, numbering 300,000 in 2011-12.
Florida represents the majority in VSFE as it has one of the largest virtual schools in the nation, FLVS
, and state policy grants access to online programs for all students.
A nationally-recognized e-Learning model and recipient of numerous awards, FLVS
was founded in 1997 and was the country's first, state-wide Internet-based public high school.
serves students in grades K to 12 and provides a variety of custom solutions for schools and districts.
In their annual evaluation of the Florida Virtual School (FLVS
), Bigbie and McCarroll (2000) found that over half of the students who completed FLVS
courses scored an A in their course and only 7% received a failing grade.
Founded in 1997, FLVS
was the first public statewide online education program in the country.
Under the terms of the agreement, FLVS
will move all of its more than 100 courses to a fully hosted Blackboard Learn platform by the beginning of 2011.
Carl Jenkins, CPA/ABV, CFE, is the managing director in the Boston, Massachusetts office of UHY Advisors FLVS
Thanks to state funding, FLVS
classes are free for all Florida students and open to non-Florida residents who pay a nominal fee.
I found that FLVS
is designed for students who don't fit into perfect little squares, yet still enables them to have a wonderful educational experience, which is what the state guarantees us.