FLVS Launches The Virtual Diploma Program

For the first time, Florida Virtual School will offer the opportunity for online students outside of the state of Florida to earn their high school diploma through a virtual school. FLVS Global School is working with The Cottage School (TCS) to offer this to out of state students. This is vital for students in an area who are unable to attend a traditional high school for any number of reasons, whether: 

  • The student has an illness, immune deficiency or disability that prevents them from sitting in a classroom all day. 
  • The family is in the military and they are required to move frequently. 
  • The student is a professional actor/actress/performer or elite athlete who needs a flexible schedule.  
It’s also a great option for students who live in areas with underperforming schools or those who just want to accelerate their education.
The Virtual Diploma Program has an open enrollment policy. A student may apply for admission to the program at any time during the school year. Courses are accessible 24/7. Every course has a certified online instructor who is vital to the program. Students have regularly scheduled interactions with individual teachers via email, video chat, text, instant messaging, and phone. AP Courses are offered through the program.
For information on registration, tuition and graduation standards, prospective families may visit http://www.flvsglobal.net/faq-virtual-diploma-program/.
See the full press release is copied below.

High School Diplomas Now Offered Through FLVS Global School and The Cottage School


ORLANDO, Fla. – (Jan. 14, 2013) — FLVS Global School, the premier online school for students in grades 6-12, has joined forces with The Cottage School (TCS) to offer students the chance to earn their high school diplomas online for the first time. Through TCS, an accredited high school in Roswell, Ga.,FLVS Global School will provide two virtual diploma-based options for students in the United States and throughout the world.
The Diploma Program option is designed for college- or career-bound U.S. students who want a diploma from an accredited high school. The Dual Diploma Program option is for international students who desire a diploma from an accredited U.S. high school in place of, or in addition to, a diploma from their home high school. Both program options are available to individual students, as well as schools or organizations.
“FLVS Global School is dedicated to finding new ways to enhance educational opportunities for our students and working with TCS allows us to provide our industry-leading education solutions to more students,” said Matt Vangalis, principal of FLVS Global School. “We are excited to be able to offer new diploma options to our national and international students.”
As the national and international arm of Florida Virtual School® (FLVS®), FLVS Global School is able to offer NCAA-approved core courses as well as electives   and 16 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The enrollment process is open year round.
Students also have the opportunity to collaborate with other students from around the world. In the Socratic Café, they can develop discussion, debate and presentation skills, or work with others on science, business, literature or language projects. Students can also participate in extracurricular activities, such as Spanish and English Honor Societies, International Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Science Club and Newspaper Club. Enrichment activities include Spring Literacy Fair, Career Day, College Hub Webinars, World Hunger Forum and more.

“FLVS Global School is a leader in educational innovation with a true focus on what individual students need, and we are thrilled to work with FLVS Global School to give students everywhere the opportunity to get a high school diploma,” said Joe Digieso, co-founder and director of the Virtual and Dual Diploma Programs at  The Cottage School.

For information on registration, tuition and graduation standards, prospective families may visit http://www.flvsglobal.net/faq-virtual-diploma-program/ or www.cottageschool.org.
About FLVS Global School

Established in 2000, FLVS Global School is the premier online school for students in grades 6-12. It is the national and international arm of Florida Virtual School® (FLVS®), an award-winning, public school district and international leader in online learning that serves Kindergarten through grade 12. FLVS has built a reputation within Florida as an education leader with a history of innovation. For more information on FLVS Global School, visit www.flvsglobal.net.

About Florida Virtual School
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is an established leader in developing and providing virtual Kindergarten-12 education solutions to students all over Florida, the United States and the world. A nationally recognized e-Learning model and recipient of numerous awards, FLVS was founded in 1997 and was the country’s first, statewide Internet-based public high school. Today, FLVS serves students in grades Kindergarten-12 and provides a variety of custom solutions for schools and districts to meet student needs. For more information on FLVS, visit www.flvs.net.
About The Cottage School
Founded in 1985, The Cottage School (TCS) is a private school situated on 23 acres in the heart of Roswell, Georgia. The school provides an innovative program for middle and high school students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders and mild learning disabilities, combining academic achievement, life skills management, and career preparation. TCS is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and the Georgia Accreditation Commission.  For more information about The Cottage School, go to www.cottageschool.org.
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