INDIANAPOLIS, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hoosier Academies, a public charter school that offers a blended program (Hoosier Academy Indianapolis) and a fully online program (Hoosier Academy Virtual School), will celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2016 on June 4 at a ceremony in Indianapolis. Nearly 150 students will graduate this year, including several students graduating ahead of schedule: one 10th grader and eighteen 11th graders. The 2016 graduates were also the recipients of several scholarships, including the Barbara Hope Kem Fund scholarship, the Mitch Daniels Early Graduation scholarship, the Ione B. Davis Nursing Scholarship and numerous tuition awards.
"At the close of our 8th school year, we couldn't be prouder of our 2016 graduates who are moving on to college campuses and promising careers," said Dr. Byron Ernest, Head of Schools at Hoosier Academies. "What's more, to have so many students graduate early is a sign that we are succeeding in helping students meet their full potential in ways that traditional school cannot."
Senior Kelly McClung is the Class of 2016 Valedictorian, and Krista Padgett is the Salutatorian. Krista will address her fellow graduates at the graduation ceremony.
"Hoosier Academies helps you learn how to become a better student, while making it possible to pursue your full potential," said Krista, who enrolled at the Hoosier Academy Virtual School in 10th grade. "The teachers are always willing to give extra one-on-one help via the online classroom technology if you don't understand a concept. It's a real partnership focused on helping students succeed."
Hoosier Academies serves students across the state of Indiana, providing online curriculum, hands-on materials and instruction from Indiana-certified teachers. The school emphasizes the importance of respecting each student's individual learning style. Whether enrolled in the blended or fully online program, Hoosier students are able to move at their own pace through the lessons. Thus, quick learners do not have to wait for a full classroom to catch up, and students who need to spend more time on certain lessons can do so. This ensures mastery of the curriculum, while encouraging advanced learners to move ahead and meet their full potential, helping eliminate boredom in the classroom.
Hoosier Academies provides core courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, art and physical education/wellness, as well as elective and Advanced Placement® courses for high school students. High school courses are offered in multiple versions in order to meet the needs of diverse learners with diverse goals. The school also offers an advanced learner program and opportunities in STEM education.
Hoosier Academy Indianapolis, the blended program, includes in-person instruction for part of the week at one of the school's two Learning Centers. The remainder of the week includes coursework completed online.
Hoosier Academies welcomes students in grades K-11 to enroll for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. For more information about the school, visit: http://ha.k12.com/.
About Hoosier Academies
Hoosier Academies, a tuition-free, public charter school authorized by Ball State University, offers a blend of online learning and face-to-face instruction through two statewide options for Indiana families: Hoosier Academies Virtual School, a K–12 online school, and Hoosier Academies Indianapolis, a K–12 "blended learning" school. With Hoosier Academies, families have access to the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's foremost provider of proprietary technology-powered online solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school. For more information about Hoosier Academies, visit http://ha.k12.com/.
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