Our goal is to provide fully accredited online public school options
built for your K-12 child's personalized learning!

We are currently taking applications for Fall 2020

Please visit our Full-Time Enrollment page for more details. If you need to speak with one of our staff members call the office at 772-429-5504.

To find out if Full Time Virtual School is right for your child, click here for a list of our upcoming Virtual School Information Sessions (all sessions are hosted via Zoom).

Frequently Asked Questions

Students will be enrolled in each of the required core courses for their grade levels. The school counselor will work with the student and the parent to identify electives that interest the student. Check out our Online Course Catalog by following the link and selecting District: St. Lucie, School: Mosaic Digital Academy or St. Lucie Virtual, Select Grade: K-5 or 6-8 or 9-12, and Select Program Area: General

Each virtual school option provides different features, support tools, and components, so our team will help guide you through the options to find the right fit for your child and family needs. Click here to view a comparison of the virtual options in St. Lucie. 

Synchronous learning is online or distance education that happens in real time, whereas asynchronous learning occurs through online channels without real-time interaction. The 4th quarter in Spring 2020 was mostly asynchronous (independent work). Full Time Virtual school requires students to work independently mostly, with scheduled Zoom sessions during the week for structured lessons with the teacher (synchronous).

An assignment pacing guide identifies specific assignments that must be submitted that week, however, students may work anytime within the week and they may also work ahead. 

Attendance is measured according to the weekly pace guide. When students fail to submit assigned work each week, this puts them behind pace, which translates to absenteeism when there is a pattern of not submitting work for two consecutive weeks.

Full-Time Virtual students will have regularly required contact with teachers – there are required assignments called DBAs (Discussion Based Assessments), which must be done synchronously (at the same time) with the teacher (most often via phone or Zoom). Parents and students also participate in monthly check-ins with instructors and school staff regarding progress, work habits and areas of success or concern. 

Full-Time Virtual School students have one teacher per course (with the exception of Elementary, where there is typically one to two instructors depending on the grade level).

Full-Time Virtual School teachers have been trained specifically to teach online however all of them are seasoned highly qualified instructors with experience in both online and traditional settings.  As a Full-Time Virtual School Instructor,  they must be certified in the State of Florida in the subject area they are teaching. Additionally, they are held accountable to grading within 48 hours and returning communication within 24 (not counting weekends and holidays) and for the successful completion of ALL students. 

Mosaic Digital Academy and St. Lucie Virtual students have the opportunity to do live lessons (synchronous learning) to support the instruction of the standards covered within the modules of study each week. Many teachers and departments use synchronous tools to meet with students when they need more support. Students also participate in progress monitoring weekly to build skill deficits. 

Courses must be 100% to earn credit. If students don’t work consistently this translates to absenteeism.  Teachers will monitor student pace progress weekly and attempt to help the student get caught up. If a pattern of nonattendance persists, a parent-teacher conference is scheduled to help address issues surrounding why the student is not submitting work. 

Mosaic Digital Academy is a franchise of FLVS, which means we use FLVS courses on their platform (Educator). To view lesson samples: Elementary Click Here, Middle Click Here, High Click Here

Some Mosaic Digital Academy courses are offered on a different platform for Career and Technical Education courses and students will be provided this information upon enrolling in those courses. Additionally, students will access online skill-building resources as part of their weekly expectations. 

St. Lucie Virtual School offers two different course platform options: Click to learn more about these options:  1) Edgenuity Option- To learn more Click Here 2) K12, inc Option- To learn more Click Here

Virtual School students can still participate in their zoned school sports and extra-curricular activities. For those enrolled in Mosaic Digital Academy, there may be opportunities to participate in clubs for specific grade levels. 

Students can re-enroll in their zone school, however,  if your child wants to go back to their zone school, they will leave with no transfer grades for incomplete courses and they are not guaranteed a seat at the school they were previously enrolled at prior to enrolling in the full-time virtual school.  

Virtual Programs of St. Lucie Public Schools is located on the campus of Allapattah Flats K-8, 12051 NW Copper Creek Dr., Port St. Lucie. School phone: 772-429-5504 School fax: 772-429-3978

 No, transportation is not provided for full time virtual school students.

Yes, students with an Individual Education Plan or 504 plan are eligible to participate in full-time virtual programs. Some specific accommodations may inherently be available due to the very nature of virtual school: additional time, work in shorter time frames, revisit the material as needed, use of eReader and other technical devices, and/or tools to support learning.  If the student requires specialized direct instruction and support in one or more academic areas in order to succeed in the general curriculum, this may not be available in the full-time virtual school setting. This type or intensity of service is not available through a virtual instruction program. Special instructional methods or modifications to the curriculum are not available. An IEP Review will be scheduled for students with an Individual Education Plan and the team will convene to discuss the accommodations currently identified in the IEP and a determination will be made to ensure students with an IEP can be provided F.A.P.E. Free and Appropriate Public Education in the full-time virtual setting.

 Yes, students with active Individual Education Plans that require services will be permitted to continue services at their zone school. Transportation for these services is not provided by the school district.