FLVS Connections Academy Course Catalog 2011-12 : Page 4
A complete virtual learning experience to HELP YOUR STUDENT SUCCEED What is Florida Virtual School Full Time? Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT) is a public, free, full-time virtual school program for Florida students in grades Kindergarten–12. Approved by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Legislature, our school is operated in partnership between Florida Virtual School, Florida’s award-winning virtual education provider for over a decade, and Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education LLC, a recognized national leader in virtual education. FLVS FT delivers a rigorous, world-class curriculum that achieves results and prepares students for success in the 21st century. Like other public school students, our students beneﬁt from the expertise and accountability of publicly funded education within a traditional 180-day school year. Our Florida-certiﬁed teachers form strong, one-on-one relationships with students and provide personalized instruction. We give students the ability to vary their pace and work from any location, and we enable parents to be directly involved in their child’s learning. Our ﬂexible program also allows students to pursue an excellent education full time and earn a diploma while embracing family time, favorite activities, part-time jobs, and other hallmarks of a well-rounded life. Florida Virtual School and Connections Education LLC are both accredited by AdvancED. Two program options for Florida families Florida families may choose from two state-authorized virtual education options, including a full-time, statewide public school program and a home education program.* FLVS FT Public Program FLVS FT Home Education Program 6–12 6 courses per semester full time; part time also available No Grades offered Course load K–12 6 courses per semester for grades 6–12 or equivalent for K–5 (same as traditional public school) No Prior public school enrollment required for eligibility Students required to take FCAT Diploma granted upon program completion Computer equipment provided To learn more and to determine which program option is right for your family, visit us online at ﬂvsft.com or call us at 877-500-3587. Yes No NEW Yes, beginning with the class of 2013 No Offered to families that meet speciﬁc hardship requirements No *The FLVS FT program may also be available to students through their resident school districts. FLORI DA VI R T UA L SCHOOL FU LL TIME 2012/2013 PR OGRAM GU I D E
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Like all schools, thye goal of our schooyl is to bring out tyhe best in our students. As thye leader in virtualy education in Floriyda for more than a decade, we yhave focused on heylping middle and hiygh school students achieve tyheir academic and ylife goals. Along wiyth our partner, Connections Academy, another leader in virtual education, we offer Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT), a comprehensive 18y0-day virtual schooyl program for Floriyda students in grades K–12. Oury fully integrated K–y12 program allows tyruly personalized instruyction tailored to tyhe needs, learning ystyle, and interests of each ystudent. Led by quaylified and caring teyachers, enhanced by our leayding curriculum, anyd reinforced by attyentive support from parents, FLVS FT offers a proven, superior program that helps kids thryive.<br /> <br /> Proven to help students learn <br /> <br /> Programs offered by Florida Virtual School Full Time and Connections Academyy have a proven andy rich record of success, including:y<br /> <br /> • Earned a grade “yA” on the State Repyort Card for K–8 every year since 20y06.<br /> <br /> • Met high accountyability standards to earn yAdequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the 2009–10 school year.<br /> <br /> • Students consisteyntly earn higher grades, recyeive better FCAT scores, and achieve higher marks on AP yExams (Florida TaxWatch 2005–06, 2006–07). Y<br /> <br /> Personalized instruction for enhanced learning <br /> <br /> Individual attentioyn is fundamental toy our approach. By cyustomizing each student’s learning program to his or her unique abilities, FLVS FT offers the ideal opportunity for students to excel.Our personalized apyproach benefits all ytypes of students—tyhose who are gifted, thyose who are struggyling, and those whoy excel outside a traditional classyroom. Instruction tyhat is tailored fory each student means less stress aynd more success.<br /> <br /> A Full-Time Option for Florida Students<br /> <br /> The Florida Virtual School Full Time program is helping thousands oyf students succeedy all across Florida. We’re excited for all students to discover how it can work fory them.<br /> <br /> We offer our tuition-free, full-time, 180-day virtual school program:<br /> <br /> • through many locayl school districts yfor K–12 students currently yattending a public yschool<br /> <br /> • to any Florida hoyme education studeynt in eligible gradyes Visit flvsft.com for eligibility requirements and to find out which offering is right for each individual student!<br /> <br /> Outstanding curriculzum <br /> <br /> FLVS FT provides a superior curriculum that combines the best of time-tested resouryces with those of ythe latest educatioyn initiatives.We seek out or create the finest and most innovative educational content with an emyphasis on 21st cenytury learning. Our cyurriculum specialists integrayte these resourcesy into our extensivye library of interactive, multimyedia lessons. The cyombination of a soylid academic core plus a wide raynge of engaging eleyctives results in ay uniquely stimulating, effectyive program.<br /> <br /> <br /> State-of-the-art technology <br /> <br /> At FLVS FT, we embrace technology and the efficient, rich learning it makes possible. Oyur robust, customiyzed online school dyelivers lessons and even liybrary resources. It yalso allows studentsy to communicate, plan, yschedule classes, aynd track performancye, all from a single locatyion. During online yinstructional sessiyons, students and teachers interact directly, turning the computer into a virtual classroom. Here, technology doesn’t just facilitate virtual instructiony; it actually enhancyes and enriches learniyng.<br /> <br /> Close partnerships with superb teachers <br /> <br /> We strive to hire only the finest teachers—those whoy are most knowledgeable in theyir academic areas, who are quaylified experts in online instruction,y and who are passionate about hyelping each studenty fulfill his or her poytential. As in a traditional school,y our teachers handyle instruction, testiyng, and grading. Buyt more important, they woryk one-on-one with students, and theiyr parents, to desiygn a personalized plan that’s essential to the Florida Virtual School Full Time approach.<br /> <br /> Supportive community <br /> <br /> Our students aren’t isolated in front of their computers day after day.We recognize the importance of giving them, and their parents, regular opportunitiyes to interact, boyth online and in peyrson, with others in the program. We maintain a vibrant community through many clubs and actiyvities, field trips,y special projects, yacademic competitions, grouyp gatherings, and yeven a yearbook.<br /> <br /> Rigorous standards, fully accredited <br /> <br /> We meet or exceed the most exacting standards for top-quality distance education. Florida Virtual School Full Time is accredited by the Slouthern Associatioln of Colleges and Schools Council on lAccreditation and lSchool Improvement (SACS CASI) and by AldvancED.<br /> <br /> Want to know what parents are saying about Florida Virtual School Full Time?<br /> <br /> Log on to flvsft.com and see for yourself.
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