Teaching at FLVS

Teachers at FLVS deliver a high quality, technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success. The virtual classroom interaction allows our teachers to offer each student the one-to-one attention he or she needs. Our teachers are empowered and encouraged to make student-focused decisions. As subject matter experts in their content area, instructors also work in cross-teams to provide input to continuously grow and improve FLVS curriculum, coursework, professional development, and systems operations.

Teaching Requirements

FLVS is able to consider candidates with both professional and temporary Florida teaching certificates.

For some of our critical need subject areas, we are able to consider teaching candidates who reside outside of the state of Florida. These critical need areas fluctuate based on factors such as time of year and student demand. Out-of-state candidates are required to obtain a reciprocal teaching certificate from the Florida Department of Education. Visit the Florida Department of Education Bureau of Educator Certification here for further information about obtaining a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate.

Please see individual job postings for the certification and residency requirements for specific positions.

Curious about what teaching at FLVS is like?  View the video below to see the 2013 FLVS Teacher of the Year working with some of his students on an Algebra lesson.


Support for FLVS Teachers

We pride ourselves on ensuring that our teachers have all the support they need to thrive while working virtually. Support for FLVS Instructors includes:

  • An Instructional Leader —comparable to a principal in a brick and mortal school—who is supportive, knowledgeable, available, and dependable
  • A Lead Teacher who serves as a daily support system for a cohort of 6-9 teachers
  • An Adjunct Instructor assigned to each cohort of teachers who assists with grading
  • Teams of 2-4 teachers who work together to support one another on a daily basis
  • Experienced FLVS Instructional Mentors to offer advice and assistance whenever needed
  • Literacy Coaches assigned to each content area to help reach struggling students and to implement new strategies
  • ESE Specialists to help teachers formulate effective strategies for individual students
  • Curriculum Specialists readily available to discuss course and content needs
  • Guidance Counselors to help guide teachers, students, and their families
  • A Practicum Partner for new instructors to shadow as they build their skills in their new position
  • Ongoing enrichment through endless professional development opportunities

We strive to give all of our remote employees the tools they need for success. In addition, the FLVS community extends beyond the virtual realm. FLVS remote employees can expect regular invitations to meet-ups in their area, providing the opportunity to build personal relationships with other FLVS employees face-to-face. With the flexibility of working virtually and the daily support provided by the FLVS team, FLVS teachers embark on a unique, customized, and rewarding career path.

 
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