Elementary School Virtual School Options
Public virtual elementary school programs are hosted in Florida school districts. These programs are part of the state mandated public school virtual instructional options for students entering grades kindergarten through grade 12 and who reside in Florida. Prior to enrolling for the programs, careful consideration must be given to the choice of virtual education for each child and family. The parent or guardian must carefully review the program, then attend a mandatory orientation session prior to enrolling in one of the state Virtual Instruction Programs (VIP) sponsored in Palm Beach County. Elementary Options are listed below.
Eligibility to Participate in Virtual Instruction Programs for Grades K-5
In order to enroll in a Palm Beach Elementary Virtual School program the student must reside in Florida. Local residency is established when the custodial parent(s) or guardian(s) maintain(s) legal, primary residence in Palm Beach County, Florida. For students who reside in other Florida districts, please email email@example.com regarding the request for services.
A parent or guardian (Learning Coach) must be with the student during each school day to provide services as a Learning Coach. Online attendance is required 5 days a week.
Statutes require that full-time virtual school students participate in Florida State Assessments (FSA) and local assessments including iReady, Unify and K-3 assessments on District specified calendar days. The FSAs must be taken in person on State determined dates, in the school district of virtual enrollment.
NEW HOME EDUCATION OPTION
2017 Florida legislation now provides that home education students may enroll in virtual education courses part-time and retain their home education status. These students will receive the same program, teachers and instruction as full-time students, with the limit to enroll in three courses at a time.
CLICK HERE to enroll in part-time home education courses through K-12.com
Connections Learning Option
Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is closed. Look here for enrollment opportunities for the 2018-2019 school year in March 2018.
How does this program operate?
This program serves students in grades K-5, with a full-time Palm Beach Virtual School teacher, Ms. Dianne Tetreault.
The Connections Learning courseware is provided online and any required books and materials are shipped free of charge to your home address. Upon completion of the program, books and materials are returned to Connections Learning free of charge.
Students are required to complete all assigned work every school day. Daily online attendance is mandatory. Periodic online sessions are required with Ms. Tetreault to provide feedback, support instruction, coach learning and to assess student progress.
If you would like to learn more about this program please attend a General Information Session. The sessions dates and times: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 or Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The In Person Sessions are: 10:00 - 11:30 AM or 1:00 - 2:30 PM. Online Sessions will be provided from 3:00 - 4:00 PM on either day.
Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is closed for full-time students.
Home Education students needing from 1 to 3 courses may contact Debra Johnson at (561) 366-6132 for enrollment.
How does the K12 program operate?
Students are provided online courseware. Books and materials for selected subjects and grades levels are shipped to the home address free of charge.
The Parent is considered the Learning Coach and will need to be able to facilitate the daily schedule, ensuring that students are completing all daily assignments. Students are required to attend weekly online sessions with the teachers which are pre scheduled at prescribed times on the daily calendar between 8:00AM and 2:00PM EST.
Students are required to complete all lessons daily as listed on the Daily Planner every District Student Attendance day. Mandatory daily attendance is required.
Accelerated Option for 5th Grade Students
As a component of our District Elementary Accelerated Math Program (AMP), eligible students requiring math acceleration to the middle school level can elect to receive instruction online through Palm Beach Virtual School We use FLVS at Palm Beach to serve Palm Beach accelerated fifth graders.
The Acceleration Project provides a teacher who monitors the student progress, provides feedback to performance, and communicates with parents regarding the student's work.
Please contact Assistant Principal Juliana Davis via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with enrolling your child.
Miami Dade Option
Palm Beach and Miami Dade School Districts have a reciprocity agreement which provides an option for parents in both districts. If you are interested in this option and are a resident of Palm Beach County, please call Debra Johnson, Principal, at (561) 366-6132 for more information.