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Florida Virtual School Receives Better Government Competition Award

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) recently won the Better Government Competition (BGC) Award from the Pioneer Institute, an independent, non-partisan, privately funded research organization. The online program was recognized because of its focus to create equitable access to instructional excellence for students throughout Florida.

The Pioneer Institute’s annual BGC Award showcases innovative ideas and programs to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government. Among the FLVS accomplishments highlighted by Pioneer Institute were the school’s completion rate of between 80 and 90 percent and course selection, which includes advanced placement and honors courses offered to students who might not otherwise have access to these educational options.

The 2008 BGC winner was chosen from more than 140 entries, submitted by businesses, government officials, and citizens from across the United States.