TACOMA, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Washington Virtual Academy (WAVA), an accredited online public school, will hold an in-person graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 11, at 2 p.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.
This spring, 150 high school seniors will graduate from WAVA, which serves students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade. Honors classes are available for high school students, who can also choose from a wide variety of career and technical electives. In addition, WAVA also offers two programs that allow students to earn college credit while in high school: Running Start offers dual enrollment at local colleges, while Tech Prep offers college-level technology or business courses.
“We’re proud to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of each of our graduates,” said Mark Christiano, head of school at Washington Virtual Academy. “This commencement ceremony not only celebrates their achievements, but the encouragement and support of their families and teachers that helped them reach this milestone.”
Three WAVA students have maintained a 4.0 grade-point average throughout their high school careers and have been named valedictorians of the Class of 2017. Nathan Hager is a Running Start student who earned his Associate of Arts degree from Clark College. He will attend Multnomah University, where he will study theology on a full scholarship. Anastasia Voronina is another Running Start student who earned her associate’s degree through Seattle Central College. She has been accepted to University of Washington, where she will major in business. Finally, Jessica Nacht will attend Grand Canyon University, where she will study healthcare administration.
Collectively, the Class of 2017 report that they have been offered scholarships totaling more than $143,000. The graduates report that they have been accepted to colleges and universities across the country, including Julliard School, University of Utah, University of Washington (Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses), Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Western Washington University, Brigham Young University, Washington State University, Cornish College of the Arts, Ashford College, Central Washington University, Grand Canyon University, Multnomah University, Saint Martin’s University, Oregon Culinary Institute and University of Idaho, among others.
Omak school district superintendent Dr. Erik Swanson will address the Class of 2017 at graduation, and WAVA teachers and staff will be in attendance to recognize the students’ achievements.
Media is welcome to attend this event. Details are as follows:
Washington Virtual Academy Graduation Ceremony
Sunday, June 11, 2017 – 2 p.m.
Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center
1500 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
About Washington Virtual Academy
Washington Virtual Academy (WAVA) is an online public school open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. It is an Alternative Learning Experience school program of the Omak School District. As part of the Washington public school system, WAVA 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 WAVA, visit http://wava.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.