“Education which inspires all to their highest potential”
Osceola Virtual School provides part-time and full-time virtual school opportunities for grades 6-12. Additionally, we offer full-time virtual school for grades K-5.
1200 Vermont Ave.
St Cloud, FL 34769
407.870.1445 (Phone) 407.870.1441 (Fax)
There is no difference in Curriculum or in Teacher Certification. There is significant difference in the flexibility offered to all Osceola Virtual students in the way they work all courses online. It is not an easier option than traditional schools. All classes are written at grade level and require an average of one to two hours of focused study on a daily basis to complete one course within the traditional semester time frame. Our courses engage students in real-life projects, requiring the use of critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and the ability to apply the knowledge they have acquired.
None, there are no tuition fees to Osceola County residents.
Osceola Virtual is a public school serving grades K-12. If you live in Osceola County and meet the Osceola Public School Requirements and you believe online learning is for you then we encourage you to apply for enrollment. Students in Private / Parochial Schools may also take additional classes with Osceola Virtual School at no cost.
Yes, Osceola Virtual School offers a standard high school diploma that meets state and school board requirements
Students are assigned an instructor for each course. Instructors are available daily via email. Telephone calls will be made between 4:00PM to 8:00PM to our Osceola Virtual Secondary School students and our K-12 between 8:00AM to 4:00PM.
Full-time students are expected to participate in courses on a daily basis in order to maintain educational integrity. Students will be considered truant if there is no participation in the online courses on a regular basis without prior approval and will be reported as truant to the proper authorities.
No. For each online class there is a pace chart that breaks down what work should be done each week. As long as your child sticks to this pace and completes work each week, there is not a specific time or day that they must be online. Some courses have scheduled on-line sessions.
Yes. One of the benefits of taking online classes is that students can work during non-traditional school hours such as evenings and weekends.
Yes. Another benefit of taking online classes is that students can work ahead of schedule and finish classes early.
Yes. Your child will most likely be assigned a period(s) during the day where they can go to the media center/computer lab/etc. to work on their online classes. We highly encourage students to use this time.
You will have contact with your child’s online teacher(s) at least once a month to discuss their progress. It will be very important that you supply your child’s online teacher(s) with a phone number and email address that you can be reached at. You can contact the online teacher(s) at any time as well as with questions.
Yes. As long as a student has a computer and internet access they can continue to work on their online classes wherever they are. The our of town period cannot exceed 10 school days.
With online classes students (with the help of their parents/ guardians) must make a greater effort to stay organized, create a schedule and manage their time, and work towards staying on pace with work. As a parent/guardian you will need to make sure you are periodically going online to check the progress of your child.
Students have the opportunity to develop skills related to organization and time management, develop a sense of responsibility, as well as take charge of their own learning.
If technical issues arise your child’s online teacher(s) will be there for initial support. You will also have access to a technical support team if the issue extends beyond the teacher’s ability.
This is ok. Online learning may not be for everyone. A student can drop an online class within the first 14 days without any negative consequences. The student, parents/guardians, and principal work together to make this decision. Ultimately, we want to make sure that students are placed in a learning environment that is right for them.
Students who wish to enroll as a full-time student must complete a Registration Form and submit all the proper registration documents before enrollment. Students who take courses as a part-time, home-school or private student will not need to complete a registration form, but will need to complete the Pre-Registration Form and submit prior testing and academic records. Home-Schooled students will need to complete the Intent to Home School Form which can be obtained in the Charter and Educational Choices Office located at 803A Bill Beck Blvd. Osceola Virtual School is a School Choice Option. Newly enrolled or registered students taking one (1) or more course must complete an Student/Parent Agreement Form. The Agreement Form is a contract agreeing to the committments of attending a virtual instructional program. Students and parents who agree to the committments must meet with a member of the admistration team prior to approval for enrollment into courses. Osceola Virtual School does not offer rolling enrollment periods. Enrollment as a full-time and part-time student in offered tri-annually Summer (April-June), Fall (June-September and Spring (December-February). Students and parents who are interested in enrolling and taking courses may contact Osceola Virtual School Main Office to speak with a staff member to learn more about registration and documents needed.
By downloading the following PDF forms: Pre-Registration,
Registration, OVS Agreement, Free and Reduced Lunch Form
(optional must complete if you need a loaned computer to
determine if you qualify) you can complete these forms prior to
Please bring with you to our office:
Valid Parent Driver's License or State Identification;
Child's Birth Certificate;
Mortgage or Lease Agreement;
Current Utility Bill;
Current Physical Examination (Must be from Doctor);
Osceola Virtual School is a public school online school. Due to
state statutes and regulations, students must meet Eligibility
Requirements before being approved to enroll. For more
a. The student has spent the prior school year in attendance at
a public school in this state and was enrolled and reported by a
public school district for funding during the preceding October
and February Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) survey
b. The student is a dependent child of a member of the United States Armed Forces who was transferred within the last 12 months to this state from another state or from a foreign country pursuant to the parent’s permanent change of station orders
c. The student was enrolled during the prior school year in a school district virtual instruction program under this section or a K-8 virtual school program under Section 1002.415, Florida Statutes
d. The student has a sibling who is currently enrolled in the school district virtual instruction program and that sibling was enrolled in such program at the end of the prior school year
e. The student is eligible to enter kindergarten or first grade
f. The student is eligible to enter grades 2 through 5 and is enrolled full-time in a school district virtual instruction program, virtual charter school, or the Florida Virtual School.
Osceola Virtual Schools sets high expectations for the success of its students. We are committed to meeting the needs of all students and will work tirelessly to facilitate student success. To maintain instructional momentum, students are required to submit assignments in their course on a Weekly Basis and to maintain regular contact with their instructors.
•Any student who does not log in or make adequate progress in the course(s) enrolled for a period of seven (7) or more days without prior consent with his/her instructor and school administration will receive a call from the Principal or Academic Dean.
•The Principal or Academic Dean will attempt to reconnect the student and parent with the course instructor to create a Academic Plan/Contract for the student.
•Failure to respond to the attempts to contact the student, or failure to adhere to the Academic Plan may result in loss of access to courses or Administrative Removal from the course with an "F" grade.
Students and Parents are expected to read and sign the OVS Agreement Form prior to enrollment in courses. This agreement form outlines Osceola Virtual Schools expectations for learning and ensures a commitment from students, parents and the school.
I acknowledge that during the first 14 days of being activated into my OVS course I may drop the course without penalty. I understand that for each online course there are a minimum number of assignments that must be completed each week. Failure to submit the minimum number of assignments on a weekly basis will result in my removal from the course and may result in a failing grade being assigned to my academic transcript. If I drop the course after completing 50% of the class requirements and fail to take the final exam, Osceola Virtual School will issue an “F” for my final grade.
If a public school student withdrawals from a virtual course, they must immediately enroll in another course at their traditional school site or register with Homeschool and Florida Virtual.
All Osceola Virtual School students must adhere to the Osceola School District Student Code of Conduct. Student who violate the code of conduct while on a brick-and-mortar campus or school sanctioned event are subject to disciplinary action.
Internet access is required for all OVS students, but access must be used in a responsible, safe, efficient, ethical, and legal manner. With expanded access to electronic information, availability of inappropriate material is not uncommon. Some sites contain illegal, defamatory, inaccurate, or offensive information. Although it is impossible to control such misuses, we believe that with responsible use, the benefits of the Internet as an educational tool outweigh the negatives. We especially appreciate partnering with parents to teach responsible Internet use. Students who access the School District Network under current "Bring Your Own Device Agreement (BYOD)" must sign and complete all acknowledge of policies and procedures before usage is granted.
Students are responsible for good behavior on the OVS network,
just as they are in a traditional school building. Always use a
computer in a way that shows consideration and respect. It is
illegal to use obscene, profane, threatening, or disrespectful
language. (f.s. 847.001 Obscene Literature; Profanity).
We take integrity and authenticity of student work very seriously at OVS. Do not cut, copy, or plagiarize Internet content or the work of your online classmates. OVS instructors do utilize technologies to check for authenticity. Copying, knowingly allowing others to copy from you, and/or misusing Internet content could result in removal from our courses.
Security is a high priority, especially when the system involves many users. If you can identify a security problem in the school’s computers, network, or Internet connection, notify an administrator.
It is illegal to create harmful computer viruses. (f.s. 815 Computer-Related Crimes). Email is not private. Never say anything via email that you wouldn’t mind seeing on the school bulletin board or in the local newspaper.
Beware of emails from anyone, particularly adults you don’t know, asking for personal information, attempting to arrange meetings, or engaging in personal contact. Alert your teacher or other Osceola Virtual School employee of any message you receive that is inappropriate or makes you feel uncomfortable.
Email with your online classmates should be course-related. It is prohibited to send unsolicited email to your online classmates.
Email addresses that use profanity or may be construed as offensive, shall not be permitted for OVS correspondence. OVS administration reserves the right to determine if student email addresses are inappropriate. When necessary, students will be asked to use an alternative email address or be refused for participation in OVS courses.
Protect your password. Keep it secret from anyone except your parents.
Inappropriate Texting/Messaging: Photographs or videos sent via computer, cell phone, or any other electronic device which depict nudity or any other inappropriate content are prohibited (f.s. 847.001 Sexting)
Dress Code Policy: When attending any meeting or student gathering affiliated with OVS, clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts the orderly learning environment is not permitted.
Osceola Virtual School assumes no responsibility for any phone charges, line costs or usage fees for connectivity to the Internet.
Please know and understand that Osceola Virtual School's Administration will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation pursuant or related to any illegal activities conducted through Internet misuse. In the event there is a claim that you have violated this policy, you will be provided with notice of the suspected violation and have an opportunity to present an explanation. Any determined violations may result in removal from any course(s), Osceola Virtual as well as other disciplinary or legal action.
A Core Value
Academic Integrity or honesty is one of our core values and held in high regard in the learning organization. Students with Academic Integrity make decisions based on ethics and values that will prepare them to be productive and ethical citizens.
The document below explains the tools used in dealing with integrity, definitions, roles and responsibilities of all parties along with the matrix of integrity interventions. Please download and save this document for future reference.
How is academic integrity maintained in online learning?
Osceola Virtual School and its curriculum providers take the subject of academic integrity seriously. Teachers use a variety of monitoring tools:
1. Turnitin.com: This Internet tool compares student work against a variety of databases. This Learning Management System is now integrated with Turnitin.com, and most work is automatically uploaded to the system. This database compares student work against work found on the Internet.
2. Academic Integrity Database: OVS maintains its own database of student integrity incidences. This database is used to monitor the number of student integrity issues. Incidents in Osceola Virtual courses and are logged within this database, as well.
3. Discussion Based Assessments: Each teacher regularly conducts discussion-based assessments with his or her students. These conversations occur at specific intervals as well as randomly in a course and are included in the assessment component of each course. The teacher discusses individual student work and extends the conversation to allow the student to demonstrate mastery of the content and to verify the authenticity of the student’s work.
If you would like to report an academic integrity situation please call the following number or send an email to the address below. Please discuss as much of the following information as you are able: Student Name, Course Name, Teacher Name and situation. We appreciate you taking the time to report this situation to the Principal.
A Outstanding performance 100 – 90
B Above average performance 89 – 80
C Average performance 79 – 70
D Below average performance 69 – 60
F Failing 59 and below
W/N Withdrawn- No grade (No academic penalty) Note: Student must withdraw during the 28-day grade period to receive no penalty. W/F Student withdrew with unsatisfactory performance after the 28-day no-penalty grade period.
The purpose of the final exam is to assist in validating that
students have demonstrated mastery of key course concepts and
standards. The final exam, unto itself, is not the sole
determiner of student achievement; however, students are
required to take and successfully pass a final exam in all OVS
courses. In order to maintain the integrity of all OVS grades,
instructors may choose to facilitate random oral assessments
and/or face to face exams. Also, some classes will take the End
of Course Exam (EOC) required by the State of Florida.
Will my student receive a report card?
Parents will be able to monitor student progress anytime. Final grade reports are also issued within the Learning Management System, and grades are posted to the student’s academic history file in the district’s mainframe computer system.
If you like a challenge, we believe you should have the opportunity to try honors courses. To do so, simply alert your teacher of your goal, and then complete the honors assignments in the course. If the assignments prove to be above your skills, you may drop back to regular credit with no penalty. Just be sure to communicate with your teacher.
The FAIR test is given 3 times a year at the District office to students in grades K-5 and students with a Level 2 on their FCAT in Reading for grades 6-12. Students are notified 2 weeks before these tests are given, September, January and May.
The following links will give you practice sites or will explain the reason for the tests required by the State of Florida.•End of Course (EOC) Assessments:
If you are the parent of a Florida high school student, this following website is for you. It is designed to explain Florida’s high school graduation programs, including two programs that let students graduate from high school in three years. The guide also provides information to help students and their families as they plan and prepare for post-secondary goals, including information on acceleration options and advanced coursework. Florida’s state graduation requirements are outlined in the following website:
Osceola Virtual School's K-5 Instructional Program is offered to elementary students who wish to take courses as a full-time or home education student. The K-5Instructional Program is free of cost to students who reside in Osceola County School District. Students must meet all district and state eligibilty requirements to enroll and take courses. Schedule an appointment with our Online Learning Mentor to learn about our academics and curriculum which is designed to meet the needs of all types of learners.
Full time students take courses online through Osceola Virtual School accessing one of our virtual instruction program provider coursework Students must meet all promotional and standardize testing requirments.
All enrollments must be done through Osceola Virtual School
OVS K12 Agreement form download
Osceola Virtual School's 6-12 Program is offered to students who wish to take courses as a full, part-time or home education student. The 6-12 Instructional Program is free of cost to students who reside in Osceola County School District. Students must meet all district and state eligibilty requirements to enroll and take courses. Schedule an appointment with our Guidance Counselor to learn about our academic and curriculum designed to meet the needs of every type learners.
Full and Part-time students take courses online through Osceola Virtual School Secondary Program a FLVS franchise. Full time students take six courses and part-time students can enroll in one or more courses. Full-time OVS students are eligible to receive a HS Diploma through this program.
All enrollments must be done through Osceola Virtual School
All enrollments must be done through Osceola Virtual School
Parent can use these resources for more information• KHAN Academy: