The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that Lee Virtual School is the Florida Virtual School’s “Franchise of the Year” for 2018.

“It’s a reflection of the hard work of our students, teachers and parents,” says Lee Virtual Principal Al Shilling.

Lee Virtual School is about to enter its 10th year of educating students around Lee County. It offers online classes from kindergarten through 12th grade. This award honors the middle and high school program where students get all of their course work and instruction online.

Since opening in 2009, Lee Virtual has seen its enrollment grow from about 1,000 students to now more than 5,000. Students are expected to attend daily and maintain pace with passing grades.

“We are happy to provide a revolutionary learning option for Lee County,” Shilling says.

The Franchise of the Year award is based on several criteria including the strength of Lee Virtual’s partnership with Florida Virtual School, maintaining high ratings on Quality Assurance reports, Classroom Audits with a low percentage of concern reports, complying with FLVS Academic Integrity protocol and procedures, and with FLVS Teacher Training requirements and suggestions.