MANISTEE, Mich., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA), a tuition-free, online public charter school, will recognize its largest graduating class to date at a ceremony on June 4 in Okemos, Michigan. MGLVA continues to grow since opening in 2013, with 87 graduates this year, including 21 students who graduated early in January 2016.
"Watching our group of successful graduates get larger with every school year is inspiring," said Kendall Schroeder, Head of School at Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy. "The Class of 2016 has shown us what's possible when learning is more individualized. We offer an education model that allows our teachers and staff to work more closely with each student to help them achieve academic and personal growth."
Twelve students are graduating with honors this year. Christine Valencia is the Valedictorian, and Avalon McKinney is the Salutatorian.
Members of the Class of 2016 plan to attend institutions of higher education and career training programs, including Oral Roberts University, University of Michigan, Oakland University and Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology.
MGLVA is an alternative education option that includes online instruction, hands-on curriculum and the support of Michigan-licensed teachers. MGLVA accepts students in grades K through 12 who reside anywhere in the state. MGLVA families benefit from the flexibility that comes with online access to an engaging, rigorous curriculum designed to give each student an individualized learning experience. Students are not forced to move at the same pace that a traditional classroom moves. MGLVA students can move more quickly through their lessons or take more time, depending on how swiftly they master certain skills and concepts.
High school students enjoy a course catalog of more than 150 core, elective and Advanced Placements (AP) courses. Math, English, science and history courses are offered in multiple versions to meet the needs of diverse learners. Up to four levels of World Languages are offered as well. Students graduate with a high school diploma that meets all state requirements.
MGLVA hosts a series of online information sessions as a way to help parents learn about the program. Find more details about the school at its website here: http://mglva.k12.com.
About Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy
Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA) is a full-time, online public charter school authorized by Manistee Area Public Schools, serving students in grades K through 12. MGLVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about MGLVA, visit http://mglva.k12.com.
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