SJVS started to be built at Orange Street in the Fall of 2007. The first semester was held in the Spring of 2008. They had roughly 45 students, mostly home education students.
In the Fall of 2019, SJVS currently serves 144 full-time students and another 3,500+ part-time enrollments.
On November 20, 2019, SJVS was able to reveal their new logo, the ram!!
Nationally Recognized in 2018
An "A" Rated School
SJVS Elementary has earned an “A” rating the following school years:
Middle and High
SJVS Middle and High has earned an “A” rating the following school years:
FLDOE School of Excellence
Florida School of Excellence
Proud to say that SJVS has earned the recognition as a Florida School of Excellence in. To learn more about what this means please click below.
The vision of SJVS is to be leaders in innovative teaching through online and blended learning programs that use best practices to promote academic excellence in a student-centered environment while serving the District of St. Johns County.
Our Mission is to ensure all students are provided with an academically rich and rigorous education through online learning opportunities that meet the needs of today’s diverse learners.
What is SJVS?
St. Johns Virtual School is an online school of choice offered by the St. Johns County School District for grades k-12. We offer part time and full time enrollment. We offer enrollments from August until March of each school year. If students register before February they can carry their enrollments into the summer. Enrollments are through the FLVS platform but when registering, choose SJVS for the same quality content but with a local teacher from the #1 school district in the state of Florida.
What type of student would thrive in an online environment?
Students must be self-disciplined in their work habits, enjoy academic rigor, and have a growth mindset.
Students are able to take SJVS courses during the school day in a lab at their school of attendance or after school as an additional course. If you are looking to have your child take a SJVS course during the school day, please work with your child’s guidance counselor for placement.
As an additional reminder, all standard policies in the student progression plan, including school based course request/registration and drop/add policies, apply to virtual courses. If you are considering having your student take a virtual course while enrolled at their current school, please contact your school counselor for advisement and approval.
St. Johns Virtual School is a district school of choice meaning students must apply and be accepted. Acceptance is based on prior student grades, test scores, and student attendance. Full-time students must complete a minimum of 6 courses per semester and comply with all state course standards and assessment requirements.
The rationale for our selective process is based on the premise that if a student is not successful in the Full Time program or chooses to withdraw, a student can severely disrupt their graduation timeline.
Enrollment windows will open in April of each year. A second enrollment window, for second semester, will open in late November/early December.
Questions and Answers
How is SJVS different from the Florida Virtual School (FLVS)?
SJVS is a franchise of FLVS. We use their curriculum, but instruction is provided by St. Johns County teachers. SJVS also has their own Registrar that inputs all enrolled courses on your schedule as soon as you are enrolled. This helps with cleaner transcripts. SJVS also holds students to a pacing chart that allows for timely and effective use of time to complete your virtual course. SJVS also requires proctored exams, which are unique to SJCSD. This removes any doubt in the virtual setting and really allows a student to prove mastery of the subject.
Can my SJVS student still participate in public school sports?
Yes. SJVS students are eligible to participate in sports at their zoned public school. You must notify the school of your intention to participate in sports BEFORE the beginning of the athletic season in which you wish to participate.
Can I participate in other activities at the public school like clubs, band, etc?
Maybe. If you are registered as an SJVS student with the district, you may submit a request in writing to the principal of your zoned school requesting permission to participate in an activity at that school.
Can I monitor my student’s progress online?
St. Johns Virtual requires all parents to open and maintain a guardian account. Through this effective communication tool, parents will know almost as much as the teacher about their student’s progress.
How do I sign up for St. Johns Virtual (full-time) if my student is currently in FLVS?
Your student should complete the current course in which he or she is enrolled and then when the time comes to select a new course, simply visit the SJVS website to complete the application process.
Is there any counseling on course requirements available to St. Johns Virtual students?
Yes, we are staffed with our own guidance counselor. We encourage you to make an appointment with us so we can “begin with the end in mind”.
Can students receive a high school diploma through St. Johns Virtual?
Yes, eligible students who enter our full-time accredited virtual instruction program can receive a diploma from a St. Johns County School if they complete all graduation requirements.
Can my student be enrolled part-time in St. Johns Virtual and part-time in regular high school?
Yes, if a student makes these arrangements with the zoned public school before the beginning of the school year.
Can my student use a Google Chromebook with their virtual courses?
No, due to needing to download certain programs, Chromebook will not work with virtual courses. Please see the following information from FLVS https://www.flvs.net/student-resources/system-requirements