Chicago Virtual Charter School to Hold June 15th Graduation Ceremony

New Data Demonstrates Academic Effectiveness of the Chicago-Based Blended Learning School

CHICAGO--()--Chicago Virtual Charter School (CVCS), a full-time online public school, serving students in grades K-12, will honor the Class of 2017 at a graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 15th.

Twenty-three high school seniors will graduate from the school, which leverages a blended learning model. Blended learning combines online with in-person instruction to ensure every student receives an exceptional, individualized educational experience.

Importantly, eye-opening new findings in this newly-released whitepaper paint a compelling portrait of the academic success realized by CVCS students. Among the key findings:

  • In the school year 2014-2015, full academic year CVCS students outperformed their peers in Chicago Public Schools in the majority of grades 3 through 8 in reading
  • In the school year 2015-2016, CVCS 11th graders outperformed 44 percent of schools nationally on the ACT exam

“We congratulate the Class of 2017 on their accomplishments,” said Head of School, Dr. Richard LeBron. “CVCS is a critical choice for local students, as the blended learning model facilitates a unique and successful school.”

Class of 2017 graduates report receiving $6,400 in scholarships and report being accepted to the following colleges and universities: Northeastern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Eastern Illinois University and Western Illinois University, among others. Valedictorian Noha Bouqartacha plans to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The media is welcome to attend the commencement. Teachers and students are available for interview.

Details of the ceremony are as follows:

Chicago Virtual Charter School Graduation Ceremony
Thursday, June 15, 2017
12:30 p.m. (8th grade) and 6 p.m. (12th grade)
Chicago Virtual Charter School Learning Center, Gottlieb Hall
38 South Peoria
Chicago, IL 60607

About Chicago Virtual Charter School

Chicago Virtual Charter School (CVCS) is a full-time, online public school available to Chicago students in grades K through 12. CVCS is a pioneer in blended learning – combining online learning with onsite instruction at the CVCS Learning Center. As part of Chicago Public Schools, CVCS is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the engaging curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary K-12 curriculum and online education programs. For more information about CVCS, visit: http://cvcs.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.

Contacts

Chicago Virtual Charter School
Donna Savarese
Director of Corporate Communications
703-436-3273
dsavarese@k12.com

Contacts

Chicago Virtual Charter School
Donna Savarese
Director of Corporate Communications
703-436-3273
dsavarese@k12.com