January 19, 2018

The Importance of Driver’s Ed

One of the things that teenagers look forward to is being able to drive the car.  Depending on the family, this can be a relief since you won’t need to chauffer your teen around all the time – or it can be a scary thing as you watch your young driver move out from under […]

Advanced Placement Courses

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program® is an academically challenging set of courses.   These courses are taught at the college level and in order for a course to receive an AP designation the course content must be approved by the College Board. If a student successfully completes the AP exam at the end of the […]

Distance Education Or Online Learning

A distance learning course is one in which work is laid out for your student, typically online, and is graded or evaluated by someone other than the parent.  Often distance learning courses will keep records for you and provide documentation for a transcript and a diploma upon completion. You may choose to do your entire […]

Can You Start Homeschooling In The Middle Of The Year?

I typically hold a parents’ class in January and I lovingly call it my ‘deer-in-the-headlights’ class.  These January classes consist of two types of parents:  (1) those with 8th grade students who are getting an early jump on high school planning and (2) parents who have just pulled their high school students out of a […]

FLVS Concerns Addressed by HEF

In a recent post, I mentioned the importance of The Home Education Foundation in Tallahassee.  Florida Virtual School recently began asking students to provide a social security or student ID number and Brenda Dickinson immediately dealt with the issue of releasing personal information. FLVS quickly responded and the problem has been resolved.  See the details by […]