Florida Virtual School® Receives National 2013 Return on Education Innovation Award

Apr 18, 2013 by

Orlando, FL (April 18, 2013) – Florida Virtual School (FLVS®) has received the 2013 Return on Education (ROE) Innovation Award in the “New Schools” category. The prestigious award recognizes organizations that deliver a highly innovative approach and a high impact return on education. The award was presented by Arizona State University, GSV Advisors, and the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation as part of the 2013 Education Innovation Summit Gala Dinner held in Scottsdale, AZ on April 17, 2013.

FLVS was named a winner based on its ability to dramatically improve learning outcomes, provide substantial leverage to learning leaders, significantly increase access to education, and/or greatly reduce the cost for learners or learning institutions.

“It is an honor to be recognized among some of the best and most innovative names in education,” said Julie Young, president and CEO of Florida Virtual School. “With a 15-year history of successfully educating students, Florida Virtual School continues our tradition of providing innovative, student-centered, and high quality learning opportunities.”

Florida Virtual School 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. To date, Florida Virtual School has served more than 600,000 students and more than 1.2 million half credits have been successfully completed.

“As the national online model for education, Florida Virtual School has shown an innovative spirit and deep passion for providing access to virtual education for all students,” said Deborah Quazzo, founder and managing partner for GSV Advisors, a sponsor of the ROE Innovation Awards.

Other notable ROE Innovation Award winners included: 2U, Partnerships category; Chegg, Kaizen EDU category; Edmodo, Learning Infrastructure category; Knewton, Learning Platforms category; System 44 and Read 180 (Scholastic), Next Generation Content category; EdSurge, ROE Accelerator category; Dreambox Learning, STEM category; and Teachscape, Teacher Support category.

For more information about this award please visit http://edinnovation.gsvadvisors.com/.

(For the photo visit http://bit.ly/XJeJz9)  Receiving the award on behalf of Florida Virtual School were (pictured from left to right): Cecilia Lopez, FLVS chief business development officer; Julie Young, FLVS president and CEO; Michael Cohn, GSV Advisors; Todd Jones, FLVS vice president of strategic partnerships.


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 www.flvs.net.

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