PRESS RELEASE

DATE:  April 04, 2016

CONTACT:  
Flynn Fidgeon, Public Information Officer
Phone:  772-564-5527

 

The School District of Indian River County has partnered with Florida Virtual School to develop and launch it’s own virtual school called Indian River Virtual (IR Virtual). IR Virtual is a new, 100% online, free option for county high school students. Parents can begin enrolling their students in the one of a kind virtual school today with just a phone call.

Dr. Arnett, Director of Career and Technical Education, said, “This is a first of its kind for students in our area. We’re going to have local teachers with local offices, providing virtual education which also fulfills online graduation requirement.”

IR Virtual will offer students and parents all the convenience that comes with students taking classes online, but will feature benefits that other virtual schools can’t offer. Students who are enrolled with IR Virtual will have access to student support services, like ESOL and ESE support, in virtual and in-person settings. Also, IR Virtual students will have the option to participate in sports, electives, and career technical training offered at traditional district schools as well. And, IR Virtual students can transfer back to their zoned school at anytim e without a waiting period.

For more information contact Dr. Micheal Arnett, 772-564-3100.