Virtual School

Discovery Academy offers a low-cost private school umbrella option to Florida families choosing to educate their children at home. We serve students in grades K–12 and offer year-round enrollment. Our services include record keeping, FLVS enrollment, possible dual enrollment opportunities, diplomas, transcripts, assistance with Florida Bright Futures Scholarship applications, free student and educator identification cards, support, and more!

Most parents who home school have a goal of providing an amazing education to your child without the outside stresses and pressures that come with normal education.  The one thing you may find rather quickly, is that it’s hard to do alone.  That’s why we created the Discovery Virtual School Program.  As an umbrella option for your child’s learning needs, you can educate your child the way you wish, with your beliefs or desires intact.  But we come along side of you and your family and provide much needed guidance and the option for socialization for your child.  Don’t go it alone! Get under the Discovery Umbrella…

If you are currently home schooling and you would like to begin with the Discovery Umbrella (Virtual) program, it’s easy to do.  Just download the following two forms.  First, let the state of Florida know you’re not going to be homeschooling alone any more by filling out the Notice of Termination of Home Education.  Then download our Discovery Enrollment form for our Virtual Private School.  We take care of the rest.

If you have any questions, please contact our program coordinator at susan@discovery-academy.org.

 
WHAT WE NEED

TO ENROLL WE NEED THE FOLLOWING ON FILE:
1. Birth Certificate
2. School Entry Health Exam (must be dated within one year of enrollment date) Students may be exempt from the requirement upon written request stating objections based on religious grounds.
3. Certification of Immunization- Private schools are required to have on file form DH680 certification of Immunization or form DH681 Religious Exemptions for immunization.
4. High School Transcripts- It is required that Discovery Academy has copies of your childs high school transcript (If you have them) Official transcripts are NOT required for enrollment.
5. Completed and Signed Discovery Application

PROGRAMS FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE

Basic Coverage
With this program, the parent is in charge of grades and report cards. It is also mandated by the state that the parent must report attendance.
The Cost for this Program is 100.00 per year (per student)

Online Academy:
Tools for this option include the following:
Virtual Academy, Report cards, teacher grading, Transcripts, Choose from several online learning options full curriculum.
Academic Coaching is available for the student, please contact our Curriculum Coordinator for more information
Choice of Curriculum: Parents can still add coursework of their choice, other classes etc. and still receive credit from Discovery Academy.
You may use the online curriculum in a way that works for each individual student.
You are NOT required to complete ALL your course work online unless you choose only to use the online academy as your only curriculum choice.
The Cost for this Program is 950.00 per year (per student)

PROGRAMS FOR SIXTH THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE

Basic Coverage
With this program, the parent is in charge of grades and report cards. It is also mandated by the state that the parent must report attendance via online or mail.
FLVS courses are included
The Cost for this Program is 150.00 per year (per student)

Online Academy:
Tools for this option include the following:
Virtual Academy, Report cards, transcripts, FLVS, and you can also choose from several online learning options full curriculum
Academic Coaching is available for the student, please contact our Curriculum Coordinator for more information
Choice of Curriculum: Presidents Award Program parents can still add coursework of their choice, and receive credit from Discovery Academy.
You may use the online curriculum in a way that works for each individual student.
You are NOT required to complete ALL your course work online unless you choose only to use the online academy as your only curriculum choice.
The Cost for this Program is 1,200.00 per year (per student)

PROGRAMS FOR NINTH THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE

Basic Coverage
With this program, the parent is in charge of grades and report cards. It is also mandated by the state that the parent must report attendance via online or mail.
FLVS courses are included
Student will receive a diploma from Discovery Academy
The Cost for this Program is 200.00 per year (per student)

Online Academy:
Tools for this option include the following:
Virtual Academy, Report Cards, transcripts, FLVS, Presidents Award Program, Online learning curriculum, graduation ceremony, and a diploma
Academic Coaching is available for the student onsite at our at an additional charge at our campus in Edgewater, FL. Please contact our Curriculum Coordinator for more information
It is strongly recommended that students keep track of volunteer hours and complete 2 years of foreign language study.
You may use the online curriculum in a way that works for each individual student.
You are NOT required to complete ALL your course work online unless you choose only to use the online academy as your only curriculum choice.
The Cost for this Program is 1,200.00 per year (per student)

Online Honors Academy:
Tools for this option include the following:
Virtual Academy, Report Cards, transcripts, FLVS, Presidents Award Program, Online learning curriculum including AP and Honors coursework, graduation ceremony, and a diploma
Academic Coaching is available for the student at an additional charge onsite at our campus in Edgewater, FL. Please contact our Curriculum Coordinator for more information
Students must have a 3.2 GPA to be considered in our honors academy. Students will graduate with honors.
Valedictorian chosen by class rank and GPA.
It is recommended that students in this program also work on volunteer hours and complete 2 years of same foreign language to be considered to competitive universities.
Parents can still add coursework of their choice, including our options for Dual Enrollment and other classes.
All classes receive credit from Discovery Academy.
You may use the online curriculum in a way that works for each individual student. You are NOT required to complete ALL your course work online unless you choose only to use the online academy as your only curriculum choice.
The Cost for this Program is 1,500.00 per year (per student)

Important Note for All Students: End of year testing is available to ALL virtual/umbrella students at our site in Edgewater.
There will be a $55.00 testing fee assessed if you chose to use this option.