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Florida Virtual School
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Enrollment Policy April 13, 2020
Dear Maclay Upper School Students and Parents,
The policy for enrolling in Florida Virtual School classes is outlined below. Both students and parents must agree to these terms and sign this form below. Please contact the appropriate advisor/counselor for your class if you have any questions.
Director of Upper School
- Summer Enrollment for courses taught at Maclay (e.g. Non-Academic Courses such as Health, Fine Arts, PE):
- Students may enroll in an approved FLVS course for summer classes by May 1st. During registration, use Maclay School as the school name and the FLEX program (part-time). We have no District code or student ID. DO NOT register for the LEON school or FULL-TIME school.
- The course must be completed BEFORE the first day of Maclay Fall term classes (August 12, 2020).
- Students should avoid trying to complete year-long (2 semesters/segments) courses as the deadline remains the same.
- Students must communicate to the FLVS instructor that they must be on an accelerated program in order to complete the course by OUR deadline, which is much faster than the typical 18-week semester timeline for the FLVS.
- IF students do not complete the FLVS course by the first day of school, they will not receive credit for that course and must complete the course at Maclay.
- Students must register online at www.FLVS.net for summer school.
- Enrollment for academic courses NOT taught at Maclay (e.g. Career Research & Decision Making, Driver’s Ed, etc.):
- Students may enroll in an approved FLVS course that Maclay does not offer at any time during the school year or summer and follow the typical FLVS timeline. Such courses must be the 6th academic course on the student’s curriculum. Thus, all students must first enroll in the minimum 5 ACADEMIC courses from the Maclay curriculum in addition to an FLVS course, unless approved by your advisor.
- Student who wish to take academic core classes must get approval from the department chair and academic advisor.
- Students must bring their OWN computer device (BYOD) to their assigned FLVS period (study hall room).
- Be aware that there are significant time management challenges when trying to complete a full schedule at Maclay while also working on a FLVS course, but students have been quite successful and excited about exploring other topics that we do not provide.
- Students must communicate with their FLVS instructor if they encounter any unforeseen delays in their studies due to illness, travel etc. If the student fails or withdrawals from a course, the student must notify the appropriate Maclay School Advisor/Counselor.
- ALL successfully completed FLVS courses within these guidelines will be annotated on the Maclay School Transcript.
- Any exceptions or changes to this policy must be approved by the Director of Upper School.
- Students and parents must sign the form below, certifying that they agree to the terms of this policy and turn-in the form to the appropriate Maclay School Advisor/Counselor (Rising Seniors- Mr. Cave; Rising Juniors-Mr. Cave; Rising Sophomores-Mrs. Croston & Rising Freshman-Mrs. Croston).
Maclay Upper School uses a block schedule to accomodate the changing of the educational landscape and to magnify our academic strengths while providing our community time and balance.
Why we use a block schedule:
Learner-centered, with deeper investigation and exploration and reflection on content
Support for balanced lives of students and teachers
Longer class periods and fewer classes in a school day which provides more balance to nightly student homework and extra-curricular activities
Increased teacher access balanced learning and teaching time for both students and faculty.
Providing our students with an excellent education while preparing them for college and life along with the high expectations and outcomes associated with being a Maclay graduate remains at the core of our mission.
Community Time is designed to allow our community to gather for All-School Assemblies, participate in clubs/activities, class meetings, advising, or get help from teachers. During this time, students will report to their Flex teacher’s classroom for announcements and official attendance taking. On A days, students will be released to participate in various activities (Office Hours, Clubs, MARC, CFL, etc.) and on B days when there are no assemblies, students will remain in their FLEX/Homeroom class for academic advisement.
The FLEX period in the Maclay Upper School was created to help students with Time and Balance. A number of Enrichment Classes are offered during FLEX but it can also be used for homework, see a tutor or get help from teachers, work on a project, have an internship, participate in a club meeting, training or sport, or many other options that help students make the most of their time and have more opportunities to balance their schedules. Click here for a FLEX Policy Form.