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Are FLVS honors classes recognized by top colleges?

Hey everyone! I'm planning out my junior year schedule and I'm considering taking some honors classes through FLVS (Florida Virtual School). Will taking these courses through an online platform affect how top colleges view my application? Do they hold the same weight as in-person honors classes?

7 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thoughtfully planning your junior year schedule, as it's an important time in your high school career. The good news is that many top colleges are quite familiar with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and usually recognize the rigor of their honors classes. What matters most to colleges is that you're challenging yourself within the context of what's available to you. So, if FLVS honors classes are your best option for advanced coursework, it's a sound choice.

The key aspect to keep in mind is proving that you can handle challenging material, whether it's in-person or online. Make sure to maintain strong grades in these courses to demonstrate your academic ability. Moreover, engaging deeply in some of these subjects could also contribute to what's known as a 'spike' in your application, showing a strong passion or expertise in a particular area.

Keep in mind, though, that the perceived equivalency between online and in-person courses can vary between institutions. Therefore, if you have particular colleges in mind, it could be beneficial to reach out to their admissions offices directly to ask about their view on FLVS honors courses. This direct approach will provide the most accurate information tailored to specific top-tier institutions you're aiming for. Best of luck with your junior year and your subsequent college admissions journey!

7 months ago

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