SIMI VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This month, nearly 900 students will earn their high school diplomas from the California Virtual Academies (CAVA) – 10 independent online public charter schools, including nine with high schools, throughout the state. Due to the large graduating class, CAVA will hold seven in-person graduation ceremonies across California over the next week, with two in San Bernardino on June 8, one each in Fresno and San Diego on June 12 and two in Vacaville and one in San Gabriel on June 13.
A total of 53 CAVA students achieved a grade-point average of 4.0 or better throughout their high school careers to earn the title of valedictorian. CAVA @ San Diego student Steven Miller will deliver valedictory remarks during the morning ceremony on June 8, while CAVA @ Maricopa senior Courtney Wells will address her classmates in the afternoon. On June 12, Zachariah Whitmore from CAVA @ Maricopa and Marshall Hartman from CAVA @ San Diego will speak in Fresno and San Diego, respectively. Finally, CAVA @ Los Angeles senior Amina Chaudhry will address her fellow graduates in San Gabriel on June 13, while Karissa Carleton from CAVA @ Sutter and Gianna Vescio from CAVA @ Sonoma will speak in Vacaville during the morning and afternoon ceremonies, respectively.
In addition, award-winning musical artist, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur Sade Champagne will serve as the keynote speaker for the San Bernardino, San Gabriel and Fresno graduations, while rapper and model Cameron “TRYC” Lancour will speak in San Diego and former CAVA valedictorian Krista Froman will address the graduates in Vacaville.
“We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of so many amazing students,” said April Warren, head of schools for the California Virtual Academies. “We know that CAVA has prepared them for whatever their next steps may be and we can’t wait to see what the future will bring for each of them.”
Collectively, CAVA’s 891 graduates report they have been offered over $430,000 in college scholarships. Students also report that they have been accepted to colleges and universities throughout the state, including Academy of Art University, Azusa Pacific University, California Baptist University, California College of the Arts, California Lutheran University, California State University campuses across the state, Concordia University-Irvine, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Loyola Marymount University, San Diego State University, Santa Clara University, Southern California Institute of Architecture, University of California campuses across the state, University of Southern California and Vanguard University, among others.
Additionally, graduates report that they have also been accepted to colleges and universities across the country, including Ball State University, Binghamton University, Boston University, Central Washington University, Colorado State University, Columbia College, Florida A&M University, George Mason University, Hawaii Pacific University, Iona College, Long Island University, Montana State University, New York Film Academy, Northern Arizona University, Oregon State University, Pace University, Parsons School of Design, Penn State University, Prairie View A&M University, Rider University, Sacred Heart University, Stony Brook University, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, University of Arizona, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Louisville, University of Maine, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, University of Oregon, University of Wyoming, Utah Valley University, and Washington State University, among others.
CAVA provides students in many counties across California with a learning environment that works for them. The rigorous curriculum includes an Advanced Learning Program, as well as honors and Advanced Placement® courses. Additionally, students have the opportunity to take concurrent enrollment courses to earn college credit while still in high school.
Students at CAVA 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. Moreover, field trips, social events and clubs create a strong community throughout the school year. Graduation allows the students to celebrate their accomplishment together.
Media are welcome to attend the commencement ceremonies. Details are as follows:
California Virtual Academies Graduation Ceremonies in San Bernardino
Thursday, June 8, 2017 – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
San Bernardino Valley College Auditorium
701 S Mt. Vernon Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92410
California Virtual Academies Graduation Ceremony in Fresno
Monday, June 12, 2017 – 11 a.m.
Washington Union High School
6041 S. Elm Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706
California Virtual Academies Graduation Ceremony in San Diego
Monday, June 12, 2017 – 11 a.m.
Ray and Joan Kroc Center
6605 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92115
California Virtual Academies Graduation Ceremonies in Vacaville
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Vacaville Performing Arts Center
1010 Ulatis Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687
California Virtual Academies Graduation Ceremony in San Gabriel
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – 11 a.m.
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
320 South Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776
About California Virtual Academies
California Virtual Academies are 10 independent online public charter schools that use the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. The California Virtual Academies are: CAVA @ Fresno, CAVA @ Jamestown, CAVA @ Kings, CAVA @ Los Angeles, CAVA @ Maricopa, CAVA @ San Diego, CAVA @ San Joaquin, CAVA @ San Mateo, CAVA @ Sonoma and CAVA @ Sutter. The public school may not be available in all counties. For more information about CAVA, including counties and grades served by each school, visit http://cava.k12.com.
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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.