PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hill House Passport Charter Academy Charter School (HHPACS), a tuition-free public charter school for under-credited students, serving students under 21 who have not been able to finish their high school education, will celebrate the Class of 2019 at an in-person commencement ceremony on Friday, June 7th. The ceremony will take place at 6 pm at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh.
Many assume that attending a school like HHPACS means that students miss out on the ‘real’ high school experiences, but this in-person graduation proves quite the opposite.
This year, HHPACS will graduate over 90 students, 5% more than 2018, and will have over 1,000 people in attendance at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.
Collectively, 75% of the class reports having been accepted to two- and four-year colleges and universities across Pennsylvania and surrounding states.
And just about 25% will directly enter the U.S. Military, or the workforce with jobs or training in fields such security, tool and dye, cosmetology, nursing, and IT.
“Our students have shown class, resolve, and determination in their education and I couldn’t be prouder of the 'Wolfpack' Class of 2019,” said Principal Bo Jackson. “Like most kids, they have struggled, and they have succeeded, but it is these life lessons that will set them up for success as they begin the next chapter of their lives.”
Noel Haggerty will serve as Valedictorian and plans to attend Community College of Allegheny. Zaire Mauro will serve as Salutatorian and plans to attend Community College of Allegheny as well. Both students, as well as Mr. Jackson will be available for media interviews as well as to describe the success stories of his students.
A Student of the Year will be announced at graduation for his/her ability to overcome all obstacles and graduate near the top of their class. This student will receive a brand-new laptop computer and will speak at the event.
Students enroll in Hill House for a number of reasons, including those looking to escape bullying, some who may have fallen academically off track, or those looking for an alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom setting. HHPACS students access a robust online and in-person curriculum in the core subjects and a host of electives, and attend classes taught by state-licensed teachers.
Details of the graduation ceremony are as follows:
WHAT: Hill House Passport Academy Charter School 2019
WHEN: Friday, June 7, 2019, 6:00 PM EDT
WHERE: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
About Hill House Passport Academy Charter School
Hill House Passport Academy Charter School (HHPACS) is an accredited, tuition-free Pittsburgh public charter school for under-credited students. Through HHPACS, students have access to 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 HHPACS, visit hhpa.k12.com.