About Florida Virtual School Full Time

Looking for an exceptional virtual school in Florida? Students who attend Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT) have access to the quality instruction and learning materials they need to study successfully at home.

After almost a decade of independent experience, Florida Virtual School and Connections Academy joined forces in 2008 to become Florida Virtual School Full Time. In 2011, FLVS FT began accepting students for full-time enrollment directly as their school of record, serving full-time students as public school students and as home education students.

Authorized by the Florida Department of Education

FLVS FT is a virtual school serving students in grades Kindergarten–12 that is approved by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Legislature.

Get to Know Florida Virtual School Full Time

Students, parents and teachers of our Florida Virtual School Full Time share their thoughts on schedule flexibility, individualized learning approaches, teacher accessibility, student body, and socialization opportunities of our virtual school in Florida.

The Florida Virtual School Full Time Experience

We share a common goal with parents: to ensure that students become productive, successful, and confident adults. The Florida Virtual School Full Time public school helps students build on their individual strengths and interests in a setting that is both safe and connected to a larger community.

Below are a few of the driving forces behind this unique approach:

Free Education, Outstanding Curriculum

At FLVS FT, students receive a great public virtual education at no charge. There are no materials fees and no tuition charges. Our virtual school classes meet and exceed all national and state standards while also integrating the best texts, materials, and resources available to create a curriculum that keeps students engaged in new and creative ways.

FLVS FT currently offers students the following virtual school options in Florida:

Kindergarten–8 Public School Students

Our public school is available to students in grades Kindergarten–8 statewide who are Florida residents (also see Eligibility). A student who selects this school will be enrolled in Florida Virtual School as his or her school district of record. FLVS FT students will receive a school report card and must meet all public school requirements for attendance and standardized test participation. Students will also need to attend full-time with six courses per semester for grades 6–8 or the equivalent for Kindergarten–5.

High School Students

To learn more about the Florida Virtual School Full Time high school and other FLVS offerings, call 844-522-1965.

Exceptional Teachers

The teachers are the foundation of the FLVS FT experience. They are talented, passionate, certified, and specially trained to excel in online teaching. Teachers are drawn to our virtual school in Florida because they care about kids and believe that personalized one-on-one instruction really works.

Individual Attention

Each and every student has unique abilities, and all students perform better when they receive individual attention in a nurturing learning environment. These guiding principles are the foundation of Connections Academy’s Personalized Performance Learning® approach. Using this method, teachers get to know the learning style, skills, and interests of each student so they can give every student the best opportunity to excel. This approach also allows students to accelerate learning in areas of strength or receive extra attention in areas of weakness.

Parent-Supported Learning

When parents take an active role in education, students prosper. Parents can be closely involved in their children’s daily education. They’re able to see real progress every day and work with dedicated teachers to keep their students on track. Parents say this involvement is one of the most gratifying aspects of the virtual school program.

Easy-to-Use Technology

The Connexus® learning management system lets students in grades Kindergarten–8 access a welcoming and collaborative learning experience anywhere they have an Internet connection. Parents love how easy it is to schedule lessons and access grades, too!

Socialization, Community, and Friendships

Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Even in a virtual setting, students meet regularly in online classroom sessions and have opportunities to share ideas, compare experiences, and have fun learning together. There are even chances to attend in-person gatherings, activities, and field trips. And the flexibility of the program allows plenty of opportunities for students to pursue and explore other extracurricular activities outside of FLVS FT or through FLVS FT clubs!

Ethical Conduct for Employees

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Marcie Trombino

Meet the Lead Principal

Marcie Trombino

Marcie Trombino is the lead principal for Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT). She has 16 years of experience in the education field and began working with FLVS FT in 2010 as a fourth-grade teacher. Ms. Trombino earned a BA in History, an MS in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology, and an EdS in Management and Administration of Educational Programs. She holds a Florida Professional Certificate in Elementary Education (ESOL) and Educational Leadership.

Ms. Trombino loves working at FLVS FT because she is passionate about helping all students reach their fullest potential. She believes that each student is a unique individual who needs a positive and supportive environment to academically thrive. In her spare time, Ms. Trombino enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and watching football.

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