MURRAY, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA), an accredited online public charter school for students statewide, will hold an in-person graduation ceremony on Friday, June 2 at 6 p.m. at East High School in Salt Lake City.
UTVA’s 120 graduates have benefitted from a rigorous and engaging curriculum, which enables students to find post-high school success. The school offers an active, supportive school community, a range of extracurricular activities and a robust Advanced Learner Program which allows high school students to get ahead by earning college credits through in-person and online concurrent enrollment opportunities.
UTVA also offers the Destinations Career Program, which prepares full-time students in grades 9-12 for college and careers and provides them with relevant technical skills in two career fields – information technology and health sciences.
UTVA recently received a silver STEM school designation from the Utah State Board of Education. The designation serves as an indicator for members of the public who are looking for quality science, technology, engineering and math school experiences in Utah K-12 education.
Cody Lawrence is the Class of 2017 valedictorian, and Catherine Kingston and Stephanie Nielsen are co-salutatorians. Eagle Mountain city administrator Ifo Pili, a BYU professor and retired professional football player, will deliver remarks to the graduating class, and UTVA teachers and staff will be in attendance to recognize the students’ achievements.
“Graduation is a wonderful time to celebrate the hard work and many accomplishments of our students and teachers,” said Meghan Merideth, head of school at Utah Virtual Academy. “It’s hard to say goodbye to our amazing students, but we are all so proud of them and we are excited to see what their futures hold.”
The Class of 2017 has been offered nearly $60,000 in college scholarships. The graduates report that they have been accepted to colleges and universities across the country, including the University of Alabama, Brigham Young University, Dixie State University, Salt Lake Community College, University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University and Westminster College.
Media are welcome at this event. Details are as follows:
Utah Virtual Academy Graduation Ceremony
Friday, June 2, 2017 – 6 p.m.
East High School
840 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
About Utah Virtual Academy
Utah Virtual Academy is an accredited online public charter school that serves Utah students in kindergarten through 12th grade. As part of the Utah public school system, UTVA 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. UTVA also offers individual course options for high school students enrolled in their resident district program, private school or homeschool as part of the Statewide Online Education Program (SEOP). For more information about UTVA, please visit http://utva.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.