LABELLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Elementary, middle and high school students across the state are invited to find the career path that works best for them at Florida Online School (FL Online), a program of Hendry County District Schools, that is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2019-2020 school year.
Through the school’s Destinations Career Academy, 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 open a world of what’s possible.
Career readiness programs don’t just benefit students—they benefit employers too. Across the state, “Only 46 percent of the state’s workers are trained to the middle-skill level”1 or for jobs that require education beyond high school but not a four-year college degree. Career readiness programs are designed to help bridge this gap.
“At FL Online, we believe that every student has the potential for growth—they just need the right opportunity to get there,” said Superintendent Paul Puletti. “Our teachers, staff, and administrators are excited to welcome the school’s first cohort. And we look forward to providing them with a personalized education that works for them.”
In addition to career readiness courses, FL Online 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 language arts, history, art and music, as well as a host of electives. Teachers regularly communicate with students and their families via email, phone and during small group and one-on-one meetings online.
An online public-school program, FL Online is available tuition-free to students who reside anywhere in the state. Many families and students are choosing FL Online 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.
Interested students and families are encouraged to attend online information sessions hosted by the school. To learn more, visit flos.k12.com or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.
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.
1 National Skills Coalition, “Florida’s Forgotten Middle.” https://m.nationalskillscoalition.org/resources/publications/2017-middle-skills-fact-sheets/file/Florida-MiddleSkills.pdf
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