My daughter attends Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS FT), a public, free virtual school. I was interested in this because she does intensive gymnastics training for seven hours each weekday.
She is a 5th grader, and I serve as her “learning coach,” the person who helps keep her accountable for her assignments and diligent in her study.
My daughter’s lessons are tailored to her style of learning.
She has access to the daily lessons on the computer, connects with her teachers in a variety of ways and interacts with fellow students online, where she is “virtually” in the classroom.
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Students also connect in person at school events and field trips.
We’re all thriving in this new schooling environment.
The classroom is anywhere we have Internet.
Textbooks, science equipment, a computer and Internet subsidy are provided as part of the school.
I thank Gov. Rick Scott, the state Board of Education and the Legislature for providing funding for virtual education.
This program is needed for students who are academically gifted, need extra assistance, want or need a flexible schedule or seek an alternative to the traditional classroom.
This school works.
Andrew Seaga, Miami