HUNTSVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS), an accredited, full-time online public school, will hold an in-person graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 8, at 5 p.m. at Huntsville High School.
Seventy-one students will graduate from TOPS, a college preparatory school that provides advanced learners in grades 3-12 across the state with a rigorous education. To attend, students must have met a minimum passing standard on the previous year’s STAAR scores, have had 90 percent attendance during the prior school year, show proof of Texas public school enrollment and (for high school students) be on track to graduate.
The school offers a robust Advanced Learner Program, honors and AP® courses and dual credit opportunities, where qualifying students also have the ability to participate in dual enrollment options in college courses tuition free.
Evan Hanks is the valedictorian of the Class of 2017, while Noelle Mansilla is the salutatorian. Dr. Howell Wright, superintendent of the Huntsville Independent School District, will deliver remarks, and TOPS teachers and staff will be in attendance to recognize the students’ achievements.
“The Class of 2017 has worked hard to get to this day,” said Tina Littell, interim head of school at Texas Online Preparatory School. “This is a group of truly exceptional students, and I look forward to seeing the exciting things they do next.”
Members of the Class of 2017 report that they have been accepted to colleges and universities across the country, including the University of Texas, University of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Abilene Christian University, University of Texas-Dallas, Texas State University, University of Colorado, University of Arizona, University of Alabama, Southern Methodist University, Academy of Art University, University of Texas-Arlington, Concordia University, Champlain College, Lawrence University, Illinois Tech, Texas Tech, Angelo State University, Colby Sawyer College and University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, among others.
Media is welcome at this event. Details are as follows:
Texas Online Preparatory School Graduation Ceremony
Thursday, June 8, 2017 – 5 p.m.
Huntsville High School Auditorium
515 Farm to Market Rd 2821
Huntsville, TX 77320
About Texas Online Preparatory School
Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS) is an accredited, full-time online public school that serves students statewide in grades 3-12. TOPS is tuition-free for Texas residents and is made possible through a partnership between Huntsville Independent School District and K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about TOPS, please visit http://tops.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.