Idaho Virtual Academy Celebrates Its Ninth Graduating Class

Class of 2017 to Gather for In-Person Graduation

MERIDIAN, Idaho--()--Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA), a statewide online public charter school, will celebrate the Class of 2017 with three in-person graduation ceremonies across the state.

Reese Beard and Elijah Newberry are co-valedictorians of the Class of 2017, and Gabriel Steward is the salutatorian. This is the ninth graduating class from Idaho Virtual Academy.

Collectively, IDVA’s 159 graduates have been offered more than $170,000 in college scholarships. Students have reported that they will attend colleges and universities across the country, including Boise State University, College of Western Idaho, University of Idaho, Eastern Idaho Technical College, Lewis-Clark State College, Brigham Young University-Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, College of Idaho, College of Western Idaho, North Idaho College, Northwest Nazarene University, Washington State University, Baylor University, Seattle University, Howard College, WyoTech and University of Wyoming.

“Graduation is such a special day for our students,” said Kelly Edginton, head of school for Idaho Virtual Academy. “We are so proud of our graduates, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for each of them.”

IDVA provides students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade with a learning environment that works for them. The range of classes, extracurricular activities and supportive community give students of all abilities and backgrounds the chance to thrive.

IDVA will hold three graduation ceremonies across the state. Media is welcome to attend. Details are as follows:

Northern Idaho Graduation Ceremony
Monday, May 22, 2017 – 6 p.m.
Schuler Performing Arts Center
1000 W. Garden Ave.
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Southern Idaho Graduation Ceremony
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – 6 p.m.
Brandt Center
707 Fern St.
Nampa, ID 83686

Southeastern Idaho Graduation Ceremony
Friday, June 2, 2017 – 6 p.m.
Hillcrest High School Auditorium
2800 Owen St.
Ammon, ID 83406

About Idaho Virtual Academy

Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) is an online public charter school serving students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade. As part of the Idaho public school system, IDVA 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. Learn more at

About K12 Inc.

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