April 1, 2021
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Legislation provides that all districts offer full-time and part-time online courses for students. Offered either through the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) or Putnam MyDistrict Virtual School (MDVS), your child can participate in a full-time or part-time, fully accredited learning experience guided by highly qualified, certified educators.
For self-motivated learners who know how to organize time and look through the tasks to completion, a course (s) of the virtual school can be a good choice. Parents of students taking virtual courses must be prepared to take an active role in monitoring their child’s progress, ensuring their child maintains a regimented work schedule, and commits to a schedule of monthly calls with the virtual teachers in order to review academic progress. While a virtual program allows a student to establish their own weekly schedule, they must achieve adequate weekly progress in all classes in order to continue as a virtual school student. Required weekly progress is defined as 6% completion per class per week.
Full-time virtual school is a program of choice, meaning that students must apply and be accepted for admission. Full-time students must complete a minimum of 6 courses per semester and comply with all state course standards and assessment requirements.
To learn more about the Florida Virtual School full-time and part-time options, please visit:
http://www.flvs.net. Note: Students who enroll in FLVS Full Time are no longer Putnam County students.
To learn more about Putnam MyDistrict Virtual School, please visit:
https://www.putnamschools.org/page/virtual-school. Note: Putnam Virtual School students are full time virtual students, but remain Putnam County students.
The enrollment period for the Putnam MyDistrict Virtual School program for 2021-22 school year is May 27-Aug 27. This year we are instituting a new application procedure for enrollment. The application will go live by May 15 and will be available on our web page above. Enrollment appointments will not be scheduled until after the enrollment period begins on May 27.
For more information, please contact Amanda Burney, Bonnie Putman, or Renee Hough at 386-329-0536 or via email at [email protected]
We look forward to working with you to make sure your child has a successful school year.