Broward Virtual School
Broward Virtual School offers full-time enrollment to students in grades K-12 through an online educational delivery system. We are the first and only district virtual school to be rated "A" by the Florida Department of Education. Students in grades 6-12 may enroll part-time as well. Our school offers equitable access to high quality, individualized education, through the Internet and other distance learning technologies. The virtual environment provides flexibility of time and location, and promotes development of the skills, the attitudes, and the self-discipline necessary to achieve success in the 21st century. Broward Virtual School offers students the opportunity to earn a standard high school diploma entirely online. Broward Virtual School is a franchise partner of http://www.flvs.net Florida Virtual School for middle and high school curriculum. We are proud to be the top performing Florida Virtual School franchise in Florida. BVS partners with http://k12.com/flvp/ K12 Florida for its elementary school program (grades K-5).
Nova Schools History
Nova High, which graduated its first class in 1966, was the first school in the complex to open. It was followed by Nova Blanche Forman Elementary and Nova Eisenhower. When Nova Eisenhower Elementary first opened in 1967, it was temporarily housed in the old Fort Lauderdale High School on the corner of Broward Boulevard and Federal Highway. Nova Eisenhower's new facility opened in 1970. The school is now known as Nova Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School. There was no middle school initially. The two elementary schools served students in grades one through six, and the high school, grades seven through 12. In 1977 Nova Middle School opened its doors to 7th and 8th grade students. Sixth grade students shifted to the middle school the following year.
Funded by the Ford Foundation and referred to as the Nova Educational Experiment, students needed to pass a test to gain acceptance. Nova schools operated on a longer school calendar than others in the District and offered a self-paced learning atmosphere for self-motivated students. The schools were considered very progressive. Students were given Learning Activity Packets and instructors served as guides. Today the Nova schools differ little from others in the district, but they continue to serve self-motivated students. In 2000, Nova High School was selected by Newsweek magazine as one of the top 100 high schools in the nation.