While schools are going back in session and we all know that COVID cases are on an all time rise parents are scrambling for options to protect their children. Most are turning to flvs but full time enrollment is now closed until November 1, 2021. So what now. Don’t panic keep reading and let’s get you and your child/children started today.
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So as I stated the full time enrollment is closed for FLVS until November 1. Don’t worry there’s still another option. Get started by enrolling your child into the flex program. By enrolling into the flex program you are guaranteed enrollment.
Go to the FLVS website click on enroll , select flvs flex then choose your child’s grade.
There’s a million questions going through parents heads right now and I’m going to answer as many of them as I had when I started with my kids.
Let’s get one major topic out the way. Depending on your county you will need to go on your school county website and in their search bar look for “notice to intent” this needs to be turned into the school board. The. You will need to head to your child’s last enrolled school and withdrawal them. Be sure to get copies of transcripts.
Is there a difference in FLVS full time and part time? Yes
Lets get into flex first:
FLVS FLEX is an advantage for working parents that don’t have time in the mornings for live classes especially when you have younger children at home and you have to work. With flex you log in and do school when your available to help your child. This is mainly for our elementary students or students who may need additional help in any grade.
If this is just a temporary option for your child until things slow down and go back to normal and the flex program works for you and your child isn’t a highschool senior then you can remain in the flex program without worry.
Why do I say that?
With FLVS if your student is a senior they can’t graduate with their class. They will receive what’s called a credit certificate. I’m sure as all parents we want nothing more but to watch our kids walk with their class and get an in hand diploma.
With the option of flex and students working on their own pace and I don’t mean just doing class or assignments when they feel like it, if you have a determined child and they work ahead they can finish sooner than kids that follow the tradition school calendar.
How do the flex classes work?
So an average student has 5 courses , language arts, math, science, history and their elective all depending on the grade may algebra, US History etc.
Each class does offer live classes but if your child is unable to attend don’t panic all classes are recorded.
Once you sign up and complete sending in required documentation which would be your license or id within usually 24 to 48 hours the courses become approve and now you wait for your welcome call with the instructor. Once you have had your welcome call your child will be activated to start. There is a 14 day grace period in the event you change your mind and decide not to continue with flvs.
If you really wanna get this organized and are like me we know kids need structure cause as the saying goes you give them an inch they take a mile. So as you have your welcome calls ask what days the teachers have live classes.
Why will this help?
I have 7 kids currently in the flvs program and let me say if I didn’t have structure or organization I’d be pulling my hair out. Remember I mentioned students will have 5 classes? If you want them to attend then the easiest way to rotate a schedule is figuring out what day which class has live sessions.
Example : I have a folder for each class for each student. My daughters live class falls on Monday so she does math on Monday. Then Science is live on Tuesday so Tuesday is for Science and so on.
Unfortunately it won’t work that way all the time if two classes are on the same day same time so we rotate one week for one and one week for the other and just watch the recorded class she doesn’t attend that week.
Welcome calls will be a great help for you to better understand what’s expected of your child’s academic progress.
Different grades and different instructors have different requirements and once your courses are approved you can navigate around to get more familiar with the site.
The main navigation you want to learn is in each instructors have what’s called a pace chart.
What is a pace chart?
A pace chart is where you will find what assignments or exams your child is required for each week. You wanna print this out and check off which assignments they complete to avoid going back and forth trying to figure out what lesson and assessment needs to be done.
For elementary kids, parents you will need to print their work assignments that are required to print and do by hand and upload it to the specific course and assessment it goes to.
Let’s get a little talk about full time in. I mean honestly there’s not much difference.
With full time students are required to be in live classes, they follow tradition school calendars and graduate with their class if their a senior. Simple right?
This may seem like a lot to take in but let me rest assure you if I can do this with 7 kids and teach my preschooler it will be a breeze once you navigate the site. So please parents take a breath and feel free to leave your questions below. I will answer them as quickly as possible.
Wait for the next post and I’ll be navigating you through the site to be a pro.