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Course Options

At Bay Virtual School we offer several course offerings, which provide flexible options to meet the needs of our students. In physical schools there are textbook publishers, but in virtual school we have course providers that create the online learning modules. All of our course providers prepare our students with engaging digital online programs that are aligned with the Florida State Standards.


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Edgenuity Courses

Full-time Students


Bay Digital Academy

Edgenuity Full-Time / Bay Digital Academy



Our full-time program through Edgenuity is suitable for middle and high school students. Edgenuity courses are video-led with Bay District School certified teachers acting as the course facilitators. The curriculum engages students through meaningful assignments, which utilize multimedia resources. Bay Virtual School offers support to the Edgenuity curriculum through face-to-face Success Sessions in computer labs, and phone calls, emails, and text messages with our teachers. Students and parents are able to monitor progress in these courses with grades and pacing charts. BVS full-time students are required to take six courses and must take all required state and district assessments.

Edgenuity Course Content

Edgenuity Student Demo



Florida Statute 1002.37 and 1002.45 require every school district in the State of Florida to have an open and closed enrollment period for full time students. See dates below for the enrollment window for the 2016-17 school year.

Start Date

Primary Registration Window

Late Registration Window

August 17, 2017
April 1 – June 30, 2017
July 15 – August 31, 2017
January 17, 2018
November 15 – December 22, 2017
January 4 – January 31, 2018


Part-time Students


FLVS Courses

FLVS


FLVS full-time students enrolled through Bay Virtual School (County Franchise) are public school students within Bay District Schools. We follow the traditional Bay District Schools academic calendar.


This engaging online learning program meets the needs of many of our on grade-level and advanced learners in both middle and high school. A highly qualified and certified Bay County teacher will serve as the course facilitator of each class. Our students and local teachers communicate frequently by phone for Discussion Based Assessments (DBAs). Through DBA conversations, our teachers are able to assess the depth of understanding each student has achieved, remediate if necessary, provide helpful insight into upcoming units of study, and maintain our high standards of academic integrity. In addition, our teachers and students will communicate through emails, texts, and other online learning tools and apps.


We even offer face-to-face sessions in computer labs for students that need additional support, or a quiet and structured environment to complete their school work. Many of our students will complete their required FLVS collaborative assignments in our computer labs with classmates they know from our Success Sessions and field trips. Both students and parents are able to track academic progress by grades and assignment completion rates. Bay Virtual School full-time students that use the FLVS curriculum are required to take six courses and must take all required state and district assessments.

Many parents and students ask, “Why should I register through Bay Virtual School to take FLVS classes?”


  • Local access to teachers using the same highly-regarded FLVS curriculum
  • Smaller class size with classmates in Bay County
  • Bay District School field trips and graduations
  • Bay County tax dollars stay within Bay District Schools
  • Collaborative assignments are completed with local classmates

Remember, if you register directly through FLVS, you will NOT be considered a Bay District School student.

Do you want to learn more about taking FLVS courses through Bay Virtual School?



Florida Statute 1002.37 and 1002.45 require every school district in the State of Florida to have an open and closed enrollment period for full time students. See dates below for the enrollment window for the 2016-17 school year.

Start Date

Primary Registration Window

Late Registration Window

August 17, 2017
April 1 – June 30, 2017
July 15 – August 31, 2017
January 17, 2018
November 15 – December 22, 2017
January 4 – January 31, 2018

Connections Learning Courses

Connections Learning

Connections Learning



Bay Virtual School’s partnership with Connections Learning curriculum programs provides a powerful, fully-integrated learning platform for our full-time elementary students in grades 3-5. Connections Learning programs utilize state-of-the-art technology tools like Adobe Connect to bring a full classroom experience to your child, while learning within the safety of your home.


Students attend required real-time Live Lesson classes each Tuesday morning with classmates and have the option to enter the Live Lesson classroom on Thursday mornings for small group and individual help, or for enrichment activities. During the week our students will access online instructional modules, interactive lab experiments, videos, and assessments as part of the standards-based, grade-level activities.


In addition to the engaging and interactive online tools, Connections Learning will provide novels, hands-on science supplies, and practice workbooks in reading, math, and grammar. Bay Virtual School will provide the opportunity for our students to socialize with classmates at regularly scheduled workshops and field trips.


Check out some of the features of our award winning elementary program:


Connections Learning is the winner of the 2015 Awards of Excellence Tech and Learning.



Florida Statute 1002.37 and 1002.45 require every school district in the State of Florida to have an open and closed enrollment period for full time students. See dates below for the enrollment window for the 2016-17 school year.

Start Date

Primary Registration Window

Late Registration Window

August 17, 2017
April 1 – June 30, 2017
July 15 – August 31, 2017
January 17, 2018
November 15 – December 22, 2017
January 4 – January 31, 2018

Bay Digital Academy FAQs for Elementary Students

K12 Get Fueled Courses

K12 Get Fueled


Our partnership with K12 Get Fueled provides full-time, year-long online learning programs for students in grades K-12. Get Fueled will provide the curriculum, online learning resources, and certified teachers to provide consultative support. Students that enroll with K12 Get Fueled should expect to stay within the program for the full school year.


This program will provide an easy to navigate learning management system, which helps our students receive online curriculum to meet their individual needs. Built in support programs such as iReady help improve student outcomes for our students by assessing areas of strength and weakness for each student and then tailoring instruction by leveraging learning technology to improve learning. Although K12 Get Fueled teachers are located nationwide, the teachers working with your child will hold a Florida teaching certificate and are familiar with the standards for Florida. Teachers connect with students online through Class Connects sessions and have online office hours for students seeking additional help.

Students interested in the K12 Get Fueled program need to apply through Bay Virtual School and K12 Get Fueled.


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Florida Statute 1002.37 and 1002.45 require every school district in the State of Florida to have an open and closed enrollment period for full time students. See dates below for the enrollment window for the 2016-17 school year.

Start Date

Primary Registration Window

Late Registration Window

August 17, 2017
April 1 – June 30, 2017
July 15 – August 31, 2017
January 17, 2018
November 15 – December 22, 2017
January 4 – January 31, 2018

Expectations and Policies

Academic Integrity

BVS expects a full commitment to academic integrity from each student.


Academic integrity means:

  • Your work on each assignment will be completely your own.
  • Your collaboration with another classmate on any assignment will be pre-approved by your instructor.
  • You will not practice plagiarism in any form*.
  • You will not allow others to copy your work.
  • You will not misuse content from the Internet.
  • You will not provide assistance to anyone scheduled to take the same course semester/final exams in the future.
  • Your parent/guardian will attest to the fact that your work is completely your own.

BVS Promotes Academic Integrity Through:

  • Plagiarism detection software and browser lockdowns.
  • Frequent, varied, and authentic assessments of learning.
  • Interactive discussions by phone and online chats.
  • Random required face to face Discussion Based Assessments.
  • Comparison of student district and state testing data with course grades.
  • Modification of course assessment requirements.
  • Random required proctored exams at our Bay Virtual School location.

*Plagiarism is defined as follows: copying or using ideas or words (from another person, an online classmate, or an Internet or print source) and presenting them as your own.


Please be aware that all BVS instructors utilize a myriad of technologies to check student work for authenticity. If an instructor confirms that a student has plagiarized work in any manner, the student will be subject to consequences determined by BVS administration and may be removed from the course with a failing grade.

BVS Academic Integrity: Violations and Consequences

Level 1

Plagiarism: copying or using ideas or words (from another person, an online classmate, or an Internet or print source) and presenting them as your own; submitting another student’s work or sharing files with other students, and/or inconsistencies between written assignments and oral assessments.


Level 2

Security breaches such as: misuse of passwords, accessing another student’s account, providing access to one’s account to another student, misrepresenting oneself as another student, or illegally accessing any resources that are intended for instructional evaluation purposes, selling, soliciting, or purchasing material.


Procedure for Level 1 Violations:
1st Offense:
  • Teacher schedules phone call or conference with parent, student and school administrator.
  • Teacher advises student and parent that student must resubmit assignment(s) using his or her original ideas and work before proceeding to next assignment at the teacher’s discretion.

2nd Offense:
  • Teacher schedules phone call or conference with parent, student and school administrator.
  • Teacher advises student and parent that a “0” (F) on the assignment(s) in question will be issued. Student may be able to submit a replacement assignment for partial credit at the teacher’s discretion. If the violation occurred on an assessment, student will receive a “0” (F) with no opportunity for make-up.
  • For any inconsistencies between written assignments and oral assessments, teachers will advise student that proctored exam(s) will be required at the school office.

3rd Offense:
  • Teacher notifies BVS administration to schedule a conference with the parent, student and school administrator where the student is placed on academic probation.
  • Student is withdrawn from course with an F. Student may continue enrollment in any other active courses until completion or the end of the semester, whichever occurs first.
  • Student will lose the privilege to enroll in any additional BVS course(s) in the future.

Procedure for Level 2 Violations:
  • Teacher notifies BVS administrator to schedule a conference with the parent, student and school administrator.
  • If it is determined a student violated online security, the student will be withdrawn with a failing grade from all online courses, a discipline referral will be issued and the student will be referred to Student Services for suspension, placement in an alternative program or expulsion.
  • The student loses the privilege to enroll in any additional BVS course(s) in the future.

Semester and Final Exams
  • Your work will be completely your own.
  • You will not practice plagiarism in any form.
  • You will not allow others to copy your work.
  • You will give no assistance to anyone scheduled to take the same course semester/final exams in the future.
  • Your parent/guardian will attest to the fact that your work is completely your own.

Note: You are responsible to notify your parent/guardian of his/her responsibility in monitoring your semester/final exams to assure academic integrity. You MUST PASS the final/semester exam in order to pass the course.

Student Contact and Drop Policy

Only through continuous communication can students be successful in an online course. Within each course the instructor outlines the weekly minimum work requirements. It is essential that the student and instructor maintain regular contact. To ensure that our students are aware of this commitment, the three-part process below will be followed:


  1. If the student does not submit the expected number of assignment(s) within a period of seven (7) consecutive days, the student and parent(s) will receive an electronic letter notifying them of the student's unacceptable pace for submitting assignments.
  2. If the student does not respond by submitting the appropriate number of assignments within seven (7) days, the instructor(s) will make a telephone call to the student/parent(s).
  3. If the student does not respond by submitting all required assignments within fourteen (14) days, BVS will schedule a conference with the student and parents to implement a student action plan.
  4. If the student and parent does not respond to the student action plan within twenty-one (21) days Bay Virtual School will assume that the student does not intend to remain in the course, and the student will be administratively dropped from the course.

Every student has a grace period during the first 21 consecutive days of being activated into a BVS course. During that period, students may drop the course without penalty and teachers can also withdraw unproductive/unsuccessful students from their course to allow them to pursue other educational means without penalty. Once the 21 day grace period has passed, students may be withdrawn with a failing grade whether the withdrawal is initiated by the teacher or the student. The failing grade could be reported on the student’s official transcript. Once a student is removed from a course, re-enrollment may not take place until student demonstrates consistency in all other online courses.


Student Handbook

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