Broward Virtual School (BVS) offers full-time enrollment to students in grades K-12 through an online educational delivery system. Home educated students in grades 6-12 may enroll part-time as well. BVS offers equitable access to high quality, individualized education, through the Internet and other distance learning technologies. Virtual learning provides flexibility of time and location, and promotes development of the skills, attitudes, and self-discipline necessary to achieve success in the 21st century. BVS offers students the opportunity to earn a standard high school diploma entirely online. BVS was the first and only district virtual school to be rated as an "A" school by the Florida Department of Education in 2010. BVS offers courses and a diploma approved by the NCAA.
BVS teachers and guidance counselors live locally in South Florida and are sensitive to the diverse needs of Broward County students. Our teachers have consistently demonstrated the highest successful student completion rates in Florida. BVS graduates move on to attend various universities around the nation, including Ivy League schools. As a public school, BVS does not charge tuition fees. BVS is a proud recipient of the 2010 International Association for Online Learning (iNACOL) Outstanding Online Learning Practice award.
To enhance the virtual school experience for students, BVS offers traditional extracurricular activities to provide students with opportunities to collaborate with their teachers and classmates. BVS offers the following "face-to-face" extracurricular activities:
- Broward Teen News Internships (www.browardteennews.org)
- National Honor Society membership (for qualifying students)
- National Junior Honor Society membership (for qualifying students)
- Key Club
- Florida Future Educators of America
- Monthly enrichment activities
- Student talent show
- Field trips
- Academic competitions
- College planning seminars
- Junior and Senior prom
- Formal graduation ceremony for seniors
Enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year opened May 1, 2012. Broward Virtual School is a franchise partner of Florida Virtual School for middle and high school curriculum. BVS is proud to be the top performing Florida Virtual School franchise in Florida. BVS partners with K12 Inc. for its elementary school program. For more information about the K-5 program, please visit www.k12.com. Learn about the BVS experience from middle and high school students and teachers by watching this video. To learn more about the BVS elementary school experience, please watch this brief video. Under the BVS umbrella, parents may choose courses taught by Broward Virtual School teachers, Florida Virtual School teachers or K12 teachers. Click here for enrollment criteria.
As a component of The School Board of Broward County, Broward Virtual School is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA). The BVS administrative office is located in Davie, Florida inside the BECON TV building. BVS operates under the provisions of Florida Statutes 1002.37 and 1002.45.
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