Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
With all eyes on March Madness and college sports, Florida Virtual School® (FLVS®) and FLVS Global School remind high school student athletes to get off the sidelines and check their NCAA eligibility requirements. NCAA-approved courses, in subjects such as English, mathematics, science and social studies, are critical components for student athletes who need to maintain their academic eligibility if they hope to pursue college athletics.
To be eligible to participate in Division I sports, high school seniors must graduate from college with 16 specific core courses. FLVS and FLVS Global School offer these courses and more 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the enrollment process is open year round.
The NCAA recommends all student athletes register during sophomore year, and students are responsible for maintaining their eligibility profiles. However, students often do not realize they are missing credits until the eligibility deadline approaches.
“Sometimes things don’t go as planned, or an athlete’s school doesn’t offer the options needed to qualify for NCAA sports,” said Matt Vangalis, principal of FLVS Global School. “FLVS and FLVS Global School offer the classes students need to graduate high school and remain eligible. The best part is that they can work at their own pace taking whatever time they need to master the information. With serious commitment and dedication students can finish a course much faster than in their traditional school.”
In addition to helping student athletes earn necessary credits, online education through FLVS and FLVS Global School allows students to work from any location at any time. For student athletes with demanding practice and competition schedules, such flexibility allows them to remain heavily involved in athletics without hurting their academic pursuits.
FLVS and FLVS Global School also offer Advanced Placement® courses, allowing students to get a head start on college credits, which can help them ultimately navigate even more demanding college athletic schedules.
“Student athletes have unique schedules and needs, and with our student-centric philosophy, we work hard to make sure each student’s individual needs are met,” said Jodi Marshall, vice president of instruction for FLVS. “We’re proud to be able to provide quality courses and a flexible setting that allow students to pursue their college dreams.”
For more information and a list of the NCAA-approved courses FLVS and FLVS Global School offers, visit http://www.flvs.net/athletes. FLVS is the official online high school of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA).
FLVS is an award-winning, public school district and international leader in online learning, offering more than 120 free courses to Kindergarten through grade 12 public, private, and homeschool Florida students. FLVS Global School, the national and international arm of FLVS, is the premier online school for students in grades 6-12.
About Florida Virtual School
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is an established leader in developing and providing virtual Kindergarten-12 education solutions to students all over Florida, the United States and the world. A nationally recognized e-Learning model and recipient of numerous awards, FLVS was founded in 1997 and was the country's first, statewide Internet-based public high school. Today, FLVS serves students in grades Kindergarten-12 and provides a variety of custom solutions for schools and districts to meet student needs. For more information on FLVS, visit http://www.flvs.net.
About FLVS Global School
Established in 2000, FLVS Global School is the premier online school for students in grades 6-12. It is the national and international arm of Florida Virtual School® (FLVS®), an award-winning, public school district and international leader in online learning that serves Kindergarten through grade 12. FLVS has built a reputation within Florida as an education leader with a history of innovation. For more information on FLVS Global School, visit http://www.flvsglobal.net.