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West Orange Times & Observer Friday, Jun. 10, 2022 3 weeks ago

Florida Virtual School offers more courses

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The classes focus on increasing engagement and helping students prepare for their future.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

To give students more choice in what and how they like to learn, Florida Virtual School is launching new courses for the 2022-23 school year with an emphasis on elective courses that allow students to discover their passions and interests before heading off to college or the workforce.

More than two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, educators agree that student engagement is critical to their achievement and success. Additional research confirms the positive impact providing courses that align with students’ interests has on their engagement. Results of a nationwide study conducted with sixth- through 12th-graders show the top response was student choice.

The new Florida Virtual School courses are a mix of career and technical education, art, accelerated, and World Languages that give students the time and space they need to explore what interests them and what they want to do after high school.

The courses are now open for enrollment, tuition-free for Florida students and include:

• Career and Technical Education (high school level): Accounting Applications, Health Science Foundations, Introduction to the Teaching Profession, and Technology for Hospitality and Tourism

• Art: M/J Digital Art and Design, and Digital Art Imaging 1

 • World Language: Hebrew 2

 • Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education, only available for FLVS Full Time students in ninth and 10th grades: Cambridge AICE Environmental Management AS and Cambridge AICE Media Studies AS.

Enrollment for the FLVS Full Time option is now open. For more on FLVS, visit flvs.net/online-school-options.

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Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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