What grades are offered by Florida Cyber Charter Academy?
Florida Cyber Charter Academy is offering full-time enrollment for grades K–12 in Osceola County, K–11 in Duval, grades K–10 in Pasco, and grades K–9 in Clay and Pinellas Counties for the 2016–2017 school year. Kindergartners must be five years old before September 1, 2016, to be eligible for the program.
What subjects will my child study?
Language arts, reading, math, science, history, and physical education are the core courses, with art and music as electives. High school students can take a world language course, and they will have access to AP courses as well. World languages are also offered to students grades four and up. Visit our K-8 online courses and high school online courses section.
Does the program provide textbooks and other instructional materials?
Yes, we provide all the textbooks and instructional materials that are needed to complete the program. These books and materials are sent to students directly. Full-time high school students receive fewer books and materials than elementary and middle school students.
Will my child have the same graduation opportunities as students in traditional public schools?
Yes, we are a public school in Florida, so students can earn a diploma issued by their district based upon successful completion and mastery of course content.
How much time do students spend on the computer?
We expect that students will spend no more than 20 to 25 percent of their time on the computer in the early grades. We believe in a balanced approach toward education. Computers help us provide you with effective assessment, planning, and time-management tools. Computers also act as powerful teaching tools that can motivate, stimulate, and inform children about the world around them. Computers do not, however, replace a solid education. Rather, they help facilitate one. That's why we use a unique multimedia approach that also includes a great deal of traditional books, workbooks, and instructional materials. At the high-school level, students will spend nearly their entire school day online.
Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?
Depending on your child's IEP, we should be able to tailor our curriculum to meet your child's needs. See below for additional information about rights and responsibilities regarding the education of a child on an IEP:
If you suspect that your child may have an unidentified disability, please view the Child Find Summary Document [PDF]. To discuss your child's needs with us, please contact our office and we will put you in touch with our special education team.
Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my gifted/talented child?
The beauty of our K-8 program is that it is flexible enough to meet children where they are in any given subject and take them where they need to be. For example, if your fourth grader is doing math on a sixth-grade level and reading on a fourth-grade level, we can tailor your curriculum and lesson plans to meet his or her abilities. High school students have the opportunity to make more advanced courses, including AP courses for college credit. Visit our gifted and talented student section.
How do students interact socially?
Throughout the year, students are invited to participate in school outings, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, zoos), picnics, and other social events. We expect local clusters of students and parents to get together on a regular basis in their areas. We also are exploring new ways to interact socially using the powerful reach of the Internet. The online Family Directory provides a way for families to network with other families in their region of the state. With online discussions and forums, new types of communities can be formed that are based not on geography and place but on shared interests.
Will this program intrude into my home?
There are no home visits as part of the program, and there are no cameras or any other intrusions into your home. This school was created to help your child obtain a first-class education and serve your family's needs.
How do I enroll my student?
Visit our How to Enroll in FLCCA section for information on enrolling your student in Florida Cyber Charter Academy.
Can students do extracurricular activities in their resident district?
Families must contact their local school district for permission to participate in extracurricular activities.