I Teach Because...

Think back to when you were a student, back-to-school shopping, finding your classroom, and the exciting lessons that would soon fill your day. The first day of school jitters that were calmed by the friendly, welcoming face, and celebrating the “ah ha” moments when you finally figured out how to solve the problem. Then there was the time in kindergarten, when you went to the restroom but couldn’t remember the way back to your classroom. As panic set in, that friendly face walked around the corner and they knew exactly where your classroom was.

Online Education--Neither Quick or Easy

An online education is not easy or quick, and when it is all said and done, it is still school.  And, unfortunately, there isn’t any way to tell whether or not a student will be successful in the online environment.  Over the last five years, my counselor and I have met with every student who has applied to become a student at SVOGA.  But, many of the students and parents don’t hear what is said in our interview with them.  While an online high school provides a student with flexibility in terms of when and where a student can work on courses and also provid

The Best Should Teach Award Presented to Scott Bergamo, SVOGA Counselor

Over 900 people attended a ceremony on Thursday evening, August 20, 2015, on the University of Colorado Boulder Campus, where public school teachers from school districts across the Denver Metro area were honored.  As the St. Vrain Valley School District nominee, Scott Bergamo was presented with The Best Should Teacher Award for 2015.  The Best Should Teach Initiative celebrates excellence in teaching at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.  His recognition read:

Congratulations to Shelby Daniel, Student of the Quarter

Shelby Daniel was named the First Quarter Student of the Quarter for the 2015-16 school year.  Currently a senior, Shelby enrolled with SOVGA in September of 2014.  Shelby struggled in the brick and mortar environment and let friends become the distractions that prevented her from not attending classes or doing her school work.  She found those to be the same distractions in the virtual environment last year and only completed two classes last year as a junior.

Congratulations to Shaye Miller, Student of the Quarter

A re-diagnosed brain tumor and having to start chemotherapy prevented Shaye from being able to attend the brick and mortar environment.  She turned to SVOGA as a way to continue her high school education and joined us in August 2014.  Shaye has been a most welcome addition to our student body and has completed 9 online classes this year while maintaining a 4.0 GPA with SVOGA and an overall cumulative GPA of 4.167.

Live Broadcast: Red Hawk's Green Ribbon Award Ceremony

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Education Director Louisa Koch will honor the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 3, at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

New Elective Courses Added to SVOGA Course Offerings

We are pleased to announce that FLVS Global has released two new elective course offerings for our students at SVOGA:  Introduction to Information Technology (a practical art elective) and Theatre, Cinema, and Film Production (a fine art elective).

Algebra I/Geometry Classes Start for 2nd Semester

In an effort to continue to support our students, Algebra I/Geometry classes began last week with "structured class time."  Kevin Sheets, our onsite math engagement specialist, works with students daily on individual lessons teaching content and concepts from the Florida Virtual Schools curriculum.  After the lesson has been completed, students are expected to complete their assessment/assignment prior to returning to their next scheduled class meeting.  The schedule for classes for the Spring 2015 semester is as follows:

Congratulations to William "Liam" Gee, Student of the Quarter

Student of the quarter is an award presented to one of our students who we feel has done exceptionally well with SVOGA.  We would like to congratulate William "Liam" Gee for being named student of the quarter.  Liam enrolled with SVOGA at the beginning of his junior year.  In addition to successfully completing 14 classes with us over the last two years, he has been dually enrolled at Silver Creek High School where he has completed 3 additional courses in Drawing and Creative Writing.

2014-15 First Semester Honor Roll Announced

An Honor Roll will be published each 18-week term.  There are three (3) categories for honor roll recognition:  a grade point average of 4.0, 3.5, and 3.0.  The Honor Roll is determined from the grades reported by Florida Virtual School teachers and our school district's Infinite Campus transcript.  Students on Honor Roll must be enrolled in and complete 5 classes or 2.5 credits throughout the 18-week term to be considered for Honor Roll Achievement.  Congratulations to our First Semester 2014-15 Honor Roll Recipients

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