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Open Enrollment

Fall 2023 Open Enrollment for Full Time Students, Grades K-12 - Coming Soon

Full Time Program

Full-time students have all the same requirements as students in our other public schools in the district, but work virtually from home. Students are required to come in to take all state and district assessments (FSA, EOC, etc.) face-to-face. In addition, students are required to adhere to attendance policies and attendance is monitored based on daily completion of work in courses. Students who meet all graduation requirements receive a standard Highlands County Diploma.

  • Free Public School Grades K-12

  • Initial Credit Courses

  • Live Campus Lab Days

  • Canvas Learning Management System

  • AVID

  • Live Online Instruction

  • AP/Dual Enrollment Courses

  • Follows SBHC Calendar

  • Chromebook Provided

  • Flexible Pace

Flex Options

Public school, private school, charter school, and home education students in grades 6-12 may also enroll part-time in courses with Highlands Virtual School.

  • Home School Support

  • Get Ahead on Graduation Path

  • Flexibility Due to Schedule Conflict

  • Course Not Offered at Zoned School

  • Students Work from Home

  • Students Work from Zoned School Computer Lab

  • Initial Credit Courses

  • Flexible Pace

  • Follows SBHC Calendar

Advantages of Online

  • Self-Paced Learning

  • Convenience and Flexibility

  • Personalized Instruction

Students see improvement in:

  • Self-Motivation

  • Self-Discipline

  • Reading and Writing Skills

  • Willingness to Ask for Help

  • Time Management Skills

  • Comfort with Technology

The HVS Difference

  • Highly Qualified Local Highlands County Teachers

  • Live Lab Days

  • Personalized Local Connection

  • Students can Participate in Highlands County Extra-Curricular Activities

Student Activities and Clubs

  • National Honors Society (NHS)

  • Student Government Association (SGA)

  • Art Club

  • Students Can Participate in Athletics at their Zoned School

Coursework Delivery

  • Online courses are aligned with standards from Florida Department of Education Course lists.

  • Students log in, receive curriculum, complete assignments, take quizzes, and test online.

  • Teachers monitor students live in real-time as they work through their lessons.

  • Students have access to our local teachers through email, phone, instant message, text, and virtual classrooms.