NORTH BEND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oregon Virtual Academy (ORVA), an online public charter school, will hold an in-person graduation ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2017 on Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. at Willamette University’s Smith Hall.
One hundred students will graduate from ORVA, which serves students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade. The rigorous and engaging curriculum includes Advanced Placement® courses for high school students. Dual enrollment opportunities to earn college credits are available for qualified high school students in select courses, as well. ORVA also offers credit recovery opportunities.
The ORVA Class of 2017 valedictorian is Megan Adrian, and Phela Chuey is the salutatorian. Both students will address their classmates, along with interim head of school Dr. Debbi Chrisop, board chair Mark Horning, senior advisor Carissa Trepka, high school principal Jennifer Tracewell, and student Breonna North, who will provide a tribute to learning coaches.
“Graduation is an opportunity to celebrate our students’ success and wish them well on their future endeavors,” said Dr. Chrisop. “These are incredible students, and we have been privileged to have been a part of their education.”
Collectively, the Class of 2017 report that they have been offered $250,000 in college scholarships. The students have reported that they have been accepted to colleges and universities across the region, including the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, University of Portland, Linfield College, Pacific University, University of Washington, University of Denver and Montana State University. Some students also plan to enlist in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army, as well as the police academy.
ORVA’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, ORVA’s active, supportive school community organizes fun monthly activities where students can get together in person. The school also offers a wide range of clubs. Graduation allows the students to celebrate their accomplishment together.
Media are welcome to attend this event. Details are as follows:
Oregon Virtual Academy Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – 2 p.m.
Willamette University – Smith Hall Auditorium
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
About Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy (ORVA) is an online public charter school authorized by the North Bend School District and open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade throughout the state of Oregon. As part of the Oregon public school system, ORVA 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 ORVA, visit http://orva.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.