LEWISVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Texas Virtual Academy (TXVA), a ResponsiveEd charter school in partnership with K12 Inc., will celebrate the Class of 2017 with an in-person graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 13, at 4 p.m. at Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas.
TXVA is dually accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Southern Association of College and Schools Council (SACS), an accrediting division of AdvancED, and all coursework is aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). At TXVA, college- or career-minded students can choose from a broad range of profession-focused courses in order to gain a competitive edge for the future, discover their path after high school or explore a possible college major.
“The Class of 2017 has worked hard to get to this day,” said Tina Littell, interim head of school at Texas Virtual Academy. “This is the first step in our graduates’ life journeys, and we can’t wait to see what great things they will accomplish.”
Francesca DeCraen is TXVA’s Class of 2017 valedictorian, and Morgan Flood is the salutatorian. Dr. Margaret Jorgensen, K12’s chief academic officer, will deliver remarks to the graduating class, and TXVA teachers and staff will be in attendance to recognize the students’ achievements.
Collectively, the Class of 2017 reports it has been offered more than $1.2 million in college scholarships. The graduates report that they have been accepted to colleges and universities across the country, including Academy of Art University, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Berklee College of Music, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Clarkson College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Georgia Southern University, Grinnell College, Huston-Tillotson University, Lamar University, LeNotre Culinary Institute, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oklahoma Baptist University, Pace University, Prairie View A&M University, Sacramento State University, Sam Houston State University, Steven F. Austin University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, Texas Southern University, Texas State Technical College, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, Texas Women’s University, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, University of Houston, University of North Texas, University of Texas-Arlington, University of Texas-San Antonio and Virginia Tech, among others.
TXVA’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. Graduation allows the students to celebrate their accomplishment together.
Media is welcome at this event. Details are as follows:
Texas Virtual Academy Graduation Ceremony
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – 4 p.m.
Music Hall at Fair Park
909 1st Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210
About Texas Virtual Academy
A program of Responsive Education Solutions (ResponsiveEd), Texas Virtual Academy (TXVA) is a full-time online public charter school serving Texas students. TXVA 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 TXVA, please visit http://txva.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.