LAS VEGAS, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nevada Virtual Academy (NVVA), a statewide, online public charter school serving students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, will honor 112 high school graduates this year, including 5 juniors and 1 sophomore who will be graduating early from high school. Graduates have earned approximately $775,000 in scholarship funds
NVVA provides a customized learning program for students in grades 9-12. While working with the award-winning K12 curriculum, Nevada state-certified teachers provide assistance helping students fill in skill gaps and move toward high school graduation.
Valedictorian for the NVVA class of 2016, Melina Hashemi, will provide brief remarks at the June 9th graduation ceremony in Reno. She plans to attend the University of Nevada-Reno to study pre-medicine and then hopes to enroll at Stanford Medical School.
Salutatorian Karlie Omer will address graduates at the June 7th Las Vegas ceremony. Post NVVA, Omer will attend University of Nevada-Reno in the accelerated bachelor's/master's degree program with plans to earn a joint master's in mechanical engineering and business administration in five years.
"I am so proud of each and every one of our NVVA graduates. The Class of 2016 has many incredible students who I know will be very successful in whatever they do next – be it entering college or a career path," said Orlando Dos Santos, Head of School for Nevada Virtual Academy
Commencement speakers at the graduation ceremony in Las Vegas will be Beth Fisher of KTNV Channel 13 Action News and Stuart Udell of K12 Inc. Fisher is an anchor on Channel 13's "Good Morning Las Vegas" during weekdays. Udell serves as the Chief Executive Officer for K12 Inc., the curriculum provider for Nevada Virtual Academy.
At the Reno graduation ceremony, Mariluz Garcia will speak to graduates. Garcia is the Director of Dean's Future Scholars at the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Media is invited to attend both graduation ceremonies. Details are provided below.
Las Vegas Graduation Ceremony
7300 Aliante Parkway; North Las Vegas, NV 89084
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Reno Graduation Ceremony
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
4590 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502
Thursday, June 9, 2016
More about Nevada Virtual Academy
Nevada Virtual Academy is a tuition-free, statewide, online public school serving students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Nevada-credentialed teachers deliver lessons in K¹²'s virtual classroom platform with a combination of engaging online and offline coursework—including a wide array of textbooks, CDs, videos, and hands-on materials that make learning come alive. Learn more at nvva.k12.com
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