LUSK, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA), an accredited online public school for students across the state, will celebrate the Class of 2017 with an in-person graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at Niobrara County High School.
Thirty-six high school seniors will graduate from WYVA, which provides an individualized educational experience that includes small-group instruction opportunities, one-on-one teacher interaction and a rigorous and engaging curriculum.
“We are so proud of each of our graduates,” said Jeff Verosky, head of school at Wyoming Virtual Academy. “We love being able to celebrate the many accomplishments of our students with their friends and family.”
Chase Patrick-Lynn Hillstead is the valedictorian of the Class of 2017, and Abbigail Nelson is the salutatorian. Janae Poage, a WYVA teacher and its liaison to Eastern Wyoming College, will deliver remarks to the graduating class, and WYVA teachers and staff will be in attendance to recognize the students’ achievements.
The Class of 2017 has been offered more than $117,000 in college scholarships. The graduates report that they have been accepted to a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Wyoming, Washington State University, Florida Polytechnic University, Rocky Mountain College, Eastern Wyoming College, Northwestern Community College, Laramie County Community College and Animal Behavior College.
WYVA’s students have built strong relationships with their classmates during their time with the school. They interact with each other through their virtual classrooms, as well as discussion threads and instant messaging. In addition, WYVA offers regularly scheduled regional educational field trips and social outings throughout the school year, and graduation allows the students to celebrate their accomplishment together.
Media are welcome at this event. Details are as follows:
Wyoming Virtual Charter Academy Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 2 p.m.
Niobrara County High School
705 W 5th St.
Lusk, WY 82225
About Wyoming Virtual Academy
Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA) is an AdvancED-accredited full-time online public school that serves Wyoming students in kindergarten through 12th grade. A public school program of Niobrara County School District #1, WYVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about WYVA, visit http://wyva.k12.com.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s curriculum serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company consisting of thousands of online school educators providing instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. The K12 program is offered through K12 partner public schools in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and through private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More information can be found at K12.com.