Nevada Virtual Academy to Celebrate Class of 2018

Online High School Students to Turn Their Tassels at In-Person Graduation on May 31

LAS VEGAS--()--Nevada Virtual Academy (NVVA), a statewide online public charter school, will celebrate the Class of 2018 with an in-person graduation ceremony on May 31 at Henderson Pavilion.

K12 President of Academics, Policy and Schools and national education reform advocate Kevin P. Chavous and Nevada Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson will each deliver a keynote address.

“As Nevada Virtual Academy seniors get ready to take on the next chapter in their lives, the Class of 2018 is set up for success,” Chavous said. “It is gratifying to offer K12-powered students a personalized learning model that meets the diverse needs of all students.”

More than 180 students will graduate from NVVA, which provides a blended learning program that combines online learning with face-to-face instruction. The school, which is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade, offers a robust Advanced Learner Program, honors and Advanced Placement® courses.

Ten members of the Class of 2018 will also graduate with an Associate Degree from Western Nevada College, thanks to the Jumpstart program, which offers qualified juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.

Ten students who earned a 4.8 weighted GPA or better throughout high school will serve as the co-valedictorians of the Class of 2018 – Crystal Atoz, Yesenia Castillo, Valerie Croswhite, Tyra Jones, Abbie Omer, Estephanie Padilla, Heather Schaffnit, Maya Simms, Kayla Trickel and Eden Woolworth. In addition, John Jahanpour-Burke is the salutatorian. Jones and Padilla will both deliver valedictory remarks.

Sixty-one of NVVA’s graduates are expected to receive the Millennium Scholarship, and seven are eligible for the Nevada Promise Scholarship.

The graduates report that they have been accepted to a number of colleges and universities, including UNLV, Arizona State University, University of Nevada-Reno, College of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College, University of Ohio, Long Beach City College, New Mexico State University, BYU-Idaho, Southern Utah University, Savannah College of Art and Design and Mesa Community College. In addition, 11 students plan to join the military.

Students choose online school for a variety of reasons, including a safe learning environment, advanced learning options and the ability to support extracurricular pursuits or medical needs.

Media is invited to attend the graduation ceremony. Details are as follows:

Nevada Virtual Academy Graduation Ceremony
Thursday, May 31, 2018 – 10 a.m.
Henderson Pavilion
200 S Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, NV 89012

Chavous, NVVA head of school Yolanda Hamilton and graduating seniors will be available for interviews.

About Nevada Virtual Academy

Nevada Virtual Academy (NVVA) is an online public charter school serving students statewide in kindergarten through 12th grade. As part of the Nevada public school system, NVVA 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 NVVA, visit


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