In the fall of 1997, the Florida Department of Education awarded two Florida school districts a $200,000 'Break the Mold' grant to co-develop an online high school. The two districts formed a new team to launch what is now called the Florida Virtual School (FLVS), the nation's first statewide, Internet-based public school. In 2003, the Florida Legislature voted to include FLVS in the K-12 state funding formula and approved a performance-based program in which the school would only receive the majority of per-pupil funds for those students who successfully completed and passed their courses. Spurred by this, FLVS continued to grow and served over 97,000 students in Florida alone in 2009-10. Currently offering more than 100 online courses, FLVS serves learners around the world and is an established leader in developing and providing K-12 online education solutions.
1500 Biscayne Blvd
Telephone: (305) 995-1929
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