LABELLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Florida Online School (FLOS), a program of the Hendry County School District, is a new school option that serves students across Florida. This tuition-free statewide program will begin its inaugural academic year on August 12th.
The career readiness-focused school serves students in grades K-10. The school is planning to add additional grades in subsequent years. At FLOS, students can pair a solid academic foundation with hands-on learning experiences in growing career fields like advanced manufacturing, business, and more. Even if a student doesn’t know exactly what they want to do, career readiness programs help expose a world of what’s possible.
The opening of this new online school comes as families across the nation are eagerly seeking more ways to prepare students for career success before high school graduation. According to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult, only 12% of parents strongly agreed that their school system is doing enough to prepare students for the workforce. Career readiness programs are designed to help bridge this gap.
“In Florida, and across the country, parents and school leaders understand the value of helping students refine their talents and explore their interests while they’re still in middle and high school,” said FLOS Head of School Clark Berry. “At FLOS, we’re committed to ensuring that every student has the resources they need to succeed.”
In addition to career readiness courses, FLOS students have access to a robust online curriculum and attend live virtual classes taught by state-licensed teachers who help bring lessons to life. Kindergarten through tenth-grade students are offered a full course load in the core subjects of math, science, English, history, and the arts, as well as a host of electives. Teachers regularly communicate with students and their families via email, phone and during one-on-one meetings online.
Many families and students are choosing online school because it provides an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education. Athletes, advanced learners, and all types of students can balance a full academic load along with extracurricular pursuits or any other specialized needs. FLOS students are still eligible for outings and extra-curricular activities like all other public-school students in Florida.
About Florida Online School
Florida Online School is a full-time online public-school program initially serving students in grades K through 10, with the intent of adding 11th and 12th grade in subsequent years. As part of the Hendry County District school system, FLOS is tuition-free and gives families the choice to access the engaging curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary K-12 curriculum and online education programs. For more information about FLOS, visit flos.k12.com.