The website is flvs.net and any high school student living in the state of Florida qualifies for free admission. You can take as many courses as you can handle, which is ideal for students who are behind on there required credits to graduate. First, you and your child go onto the site and sign up for an account. You can then select the classes you would like to take and print out the forms. The next step is to go to your guidance counselor and discuss your plans. They might try to discourage you from doing your schooling online but they legally can not stop you. It is still good to take what they have to say into consideration because online schooling isn’t for everyone. Even though you do not have to go to school, you still have to maintain your grades and turn in work weekly. I will admit, I noticed a lot of the work was easier, but this was because I was provided more resources than I was offered in a traditional classroom and I could spend more time in a topic that I did not understand. You still get a teacher who you maintain at least monthly contact with, but you will find that because it is easier to move ahead in the course you will be in contact a lot more often.
One major advantage to taking classes online is that there are no distractions like in a classroom. You can go into a quiet room and completely focus on your schoolwork without being bothered by students talking, disrupting class, or asking irrelevant questions. You can also work at your own pace. There is a minimum amount of work you can turn in weekly which is anywhere from three to five assignments but it is actually possible to work ahead and complete your course early.
They offer classes in everything from English to physical fitness. Each class has different requirements but most of them follow the same format. If it is for a full credit the course should be finished in thirty-six weeks, this also includes four vacation weeks. If the course is only a half a credit should finish in eighteen weeks including a two week vacation.
Another advantage is that it is easy to keep your grades up because you get more individualized help. I was able to maintain higher grades online than I was able to receive in a traditional classroom. I was able to do extremely well because the teachers were very helpful and encouraged me to redo my work if I was not happy with a grade. My teachers also made sure that their content was easy to understand.
The Florida Virtual School can be a great way to catch up on missing credits or even a great alternative to the traditional school setting.