Pasco eSchool has compiled the ten most frequently asked questions to help parents understand a little more about our school. You can click any of the questions to be automatically scrolled down to the questions answer or casually scroll down the page to read all ten questions.
- What is the difference between Pasco eSchool and FLVS?
- Does my child have to log in at a specific time?
- Can my child work on the weekends?
- Can my child finish the class early?
- If my child spends part of their school day at a brick and mortar school (i.e. a traditional school), can they work on their online classes there?
- When can my child enroll?
- Can my child still participate in sports, school activities, etc?
- Is there a graduation ceremony?
- How often do I need to make contact with my child’s online teacher(s)?
- Our family will be out of town for a period of time. Can students work on their online classes out of state?
- What are some challenges I might expect with my child taking online classes?
- What are some positive changes that I might see in my child as a result of them taking online classes?
- What do we do if we have technical issues?
- What if my child starts an online class and discovers that this style of learning is not right for them?
- How do I register for a parent/guardian account on the FLVS learning platform?
- What if I can’t afford a computer or internet service?
Pasco eSchool employs all local, highly-qualified, Florida-certified teachers. Additionally, Pasco eSchool follows the Pasco County school calendar ensuring that students complete their courses on time and stay on track for graduation. Because of these factors, we are able to provide a personal touch and special opportunities, such as field trips, tutoring, in-person connections through the school learning labs, and special events. We also offer a large variety of courses from multiple sources, creating unique opportunities for students. Currently, in order to take a course with Pasco eSchool, you must fit the course in your regular school schedule (i.e. it must be part of your 6 period day). Any Pasco eSchool high school level course completed with a passing grade will fulfill the graduation requirement for online courses. We do not offer summer courses at this time. In order to take an extra class outside of your school schedule or to take summer course work, you must sign up for classes with FLVS.
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.
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.
If my child spends part of their school day at a brick and mortar school (i.e. a traditional school), can they work on their online classes there?
Yes. Your child will most like 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.
Registration deadlines are in effect for full time and part time registration. Please see our news feed for the latest information on upcoming registration deadlines.
Yes, full-time eSchool students can participate in all sports and school activities at their zoned school. Taking part-time eSchool classes does not impact a bricks and mortar student’s ability to participate in sports and school activities.
Students may choose to graduate with Pasco eSchool or with their zoned school upon administrative approval.
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 with questions.
Our family will be out of town for a period of time. Can students work on their online classes out of state?
Yes. As long as a student has a computer and internet access they can continue to work in their online classes wherever they are.
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.
What are some positive changes that I might see in my child as a result of them taking online classes?
Students have to 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.
What if my child starts an online class and discovers that this style of learning is not right for them?
This is ok. Online learning may not be for everyone. A student can drop an online class within the first 28 days without any negative consequences. The student, parents/guardians, and teacher work together to make this decision. Ultimately, we want to make sure that students are place in a learning environment that is right for them.
The video below outlines the steps you can take to create a parent/guardian account in FLVS. This presentation will break down the process into 13 easy to follow steps to ensure you understand exactly how to create an account on your own. Don’t worry though, if you need support – we are always just a phone call away. Click here to watch the video.
The school district will make arrangements to provide access. For students taking Pasco eSchool courses while co-enrolled with another school, computers and internet access are available on the campus of local schools in our Media Centers and school labs or classrooms. Full time Pasco eSchool students may qualify for technology assistance if the family’s income meets the Free/Reduced Lunch program guidelines and if the family satisfies the technology hardship provisions outlined by Florida State Statute 1002.45 and HB 7197.