Student Enrollment and Eligibility

  • Full-time enrollment in MDVS for Semester 1 will be open annually for at least 90 days, ending 30 days before the first day of the school year as required by s. 1002.45, F.S. and continuing until the day before student attendance as identified by the district calendar. Full-time enrollment in MDVS for Semester 2 will be permitted for good cause (such as medical documentation, family hardship, or transfer from another virtual school).

    It is recommended that students have a 2.0 or higher GPA and score a level 3 or higher on the FSA in reading unless the student has medical or behavior issues that may limit success in the traditional classroom.

    Any student entering a full-time virtual program with a prior-year FSA English Language Arts or FSA/EOC Math score of Level 1 or Level 2, or with no score for the prior year, may be required to sign a contract as a condition of enrollment committing to either remedial support or intensive reading/math course(s). Failure to meet the provisions of the contract will result in a return to the zoned school at the semester or end of the school year as appropriate.

    For students entering virtual education with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 plan, a team meeting will be scheduled as appropriate, to include the parents, students, and appropriate staff from the student’s zoned school, virtual school, and the ESE department, to determine whether services can be delivered appropriately to the student.

    In addition to the district’s admission requirements, s. 1002.455, F.S. identifies specific eligibility requirements to take virtual education courses in certain grades and programs.

    A student who is registered in a Home Education program in Nassau County per F.S. 1002.41, may access one or more virtual courses through MDVS on a part-time basis. Home Education students may not exceed six (6) half-credit courses per semester. Even in cases where the entire Home Education program consists of virtual education, the parent of a Home Education student remains responsible for maintaining a Home Education program and portfolio as required in s. 1002.41, F.S.