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Virtual Options

There are several options available to students in Florida when it comes to virtual education. School districts in Florida may provide at least one full-time and one part-time virtual instruction program option for their students. Additionally the statewide Florida Virtual School (FLVS) serves all districts throughout the state.

Florida’s Public Virtual Education Options Chart (PDF) This chart lists the various virtual education options available to Florida students. The information below further expands on the description of these options.

Description of Virtual Options

District Franchise of FLVS

(Full Time and Part Time)
Many school districts operate their own franchise of Florida Virtual School (FLVS). District administrators operate the franchise and district teachers provide the instruction. FLVS provides professional development and mentoring for district teachers and administrators; they also provide districts with the curriculum and numerous learning resources.

District Virtual Instruction Program (VIP)

(Full Time and Part Time)
School districts in Florida may offer full-time and part-time VIP options for students in grades Kindergarten-12. They may contract with an approved VIP using the provider’s teachers, or run their own district-operated VIP, using district teachers. List of approved virtual instruction program (VIP) providers

Florida Virtual School (FLVS)

(Full Time and Part Time)
A fully accredited, statewide public school district, FLVS offers more than 190 online courses to Kindergarten-12 students, and certified teachers use a variety of personalized instructional programs to create individualized educational plans for every student. Additional FLVS information.

Virtual Charter Schools

(Full Time and Part Time)
Virtual charter schools are authorized to provide full-time and part-time virtual instruction to district students in grades Kindergarten-12. The virtual charter school must contract with an approved provider or with Florida Virtual School for its virtual instruction program. Virtual Charter Schools

Virtual Course Offerings

(Part Time)
School districts may offer individual online courses for students in grades Kindergarten-12; students can take these courses from other districts. To learn more visit the District Virtual Course Offerings page.