Florida Virtual School: A growing enterprise
The largest and oldest state-funded online school in the nation
falls outside many traditional measures of educational success.
How FLVS courses work
Total no.: More than 110 courses from core subjects to electives, and is continually adding new ones.
Communication: Students interact with teachers through email, voice mail, telephone and instant messenger. Teachers speak via telephone with students and their parents at least once a month.
Pace: Students can go at their own pace, but usually complete the work on a 16- to 18-week schedule or an accelerated option. A calendar tells students how many lessons they need to complete each week to keep up with the class, and they follow lectures through the notes, videos and interactive games set up for each lesson.
Assignments: Once they start a course, students have access to all assignments, but can only access tests or quizzes after certain assignments have been completed.
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