ASHBURN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The George Washington University Online High School (GWUOHS), a full-time online private school for students worldwide, will celebrate the Class of 2017 with an in-person graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 24, at 1 p.m. in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom on the George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom campus.
Thirty-three students representing 13 states and five countries will graduate from GWUOHS, an online college preparatory academy for students in grades 8-12. Students receive a rigorous, personalized education that meets their own needs and goals combined with our own Journey’s Symposium that promotes self-awareness, leadership, service, and personal success, as well as intensive college counseling.
“At GWUOHS, we encourage the extraordinary in our students,” said Alison Mistretta, head of school at the George Washington University Online High School. “The Class of 2017 exemplifies the best of the best, and we are proud to know that our graduates are truly prepared for whatever their futures may hold.”
Collectively, the GWUOHS Class of 2017 reports it has been offered more than $3 million in college scholarships. The graduates report that they have been accepted to a number of prestigious colleges across the country, including American University, Boston University, Embry Riddle University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Loyola Marymount University, New York University, New York Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Penn State University, Pepperdine University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Saint Joseph’s University, Southern Methodist University, Syracuse University, University of California, University of Massachusetts, University of Michigan, University of Arizona, University of Colorado, University of Connecticut, University of Florida, University of Maryland, University of Miami, Notre Dame University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas, University of Washington, University of Oregon and Villanova University, among others.
Graduating senior Vendela Dente, who plans to attend Fordham University in the fall, will address her classmates. Russ Roselle, senior vice president for private pay and international at K12 Inc., will deliver the commencement address.
Media is welcome to attend this event. Details are as follows:
George Washington University Online High School Graduation
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom
George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom Campus
800 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
About The George Washington University Online High School
The George Washington University Online High School (GWUOHS) is a full-time online private school accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. GWUOHS gives parents and students in grades 8-12 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 GWUOHS, visit http://www.gwuohs.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.