AUGUSTA, Maine, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maine Virtual Academy (MEVA), an online public school program authorized by the Maine Charter School Commission, celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2016 at a ceremony on Saturday, June 11, in Augusta. This is the first-ever graduating class for the school, which opened its doors in 2015.
The class of 2016 comprises 16 students. Graduates plan to pursue higher education at colleges and universities including Northern Maine Community College, University of Maine-Augusta and the University of Saint Francis. The students were addressed by the Salutatorian, Jacqueline Rebman, and a student speaker, Zachary Stroyzk.
"This has been an amazing year," said Dr. Melinda E. Browne, acting Head of School at MEVA. "Congratulations to not only the students, but also to their parents and to our faculty, who have supported and facilitated these young adults' academic growth and achievement. Our graduates are well prepared for their next step in life."
Maine Virtual Academy offers a tuition-free academic option for students who seek alternatives to a traditional brick-and-mortar education. Lessons are accessed online and each student is supported by a highly-qualified, state-certified teacher who monitors student progress while providing professional insight and instruction. Teachers communicate with students via phone, email and the online classroom technology in order to provide a highly individualized approach that helps prepare students for post-graduation career or college success.
The high school program offered at MEVA includes core, elective and Honors courses with varying levels of rigor to allow students to enjoy a high school program tailored to their goals and abilities. Subjects such as Language Arts and Science are available as Honors, and students have access to a wide selection of electives such as world languages designed to give them a head start on job skills.
For more information about Maine Virtual Academy visit Mainevirtual.org
About Maine Virtual Academy
Maine Virtual Academy (MEVA) is a full-time online public school program that serves students in grades 7 through 12. Authorized by the Maine Charter School Commission, MEVA is available tuition-free to students in the state of Maine and utilizes the award-winning curriculum from K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for grades K-12. For more information about MEVA, visit Mainevirtual.org
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