DALLAS, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Virtual Academy (TXVA), a Responsive Education Solutions (ResponsiveEd®) charter school in partnership with K12, will celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2016 at an in-person graduation ceremony this Thursday, June 9. The 310 graduating seniors have received over $700,000 in scholarships and will be attending prestigious colleges and universities such as University of Texas, Texas A&M, Savannah College of Art and Design, American University and Pennsylvania State University.
Texas Virtual Academy is fully-accredited by the Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of College and Schools Council and is a full-time, tuition-free option available for students across the state of Texas. TXVA offers online instruction, hands-on curriculum and the support of state-licensed teachers to create an individualized education.
TXVA's curriculum is filled with rich, engaging content that challenges students in the classroom and is designed to let students discover and nurture their own learning style. Dual credit college courses are available to high school students. The school also offers an active, supportive community, a range of extracurricular activities, and a robust Advanced Learner Program that meets the needs of diverse learners with wide-ranging goals. Teachers and staff work closely with each student's parent or guardian to identify the best path for success.
"The Class of 2016 has worked hard to get to this day," said Sara Baker, head of school at TXVA. "This is the first step of many in their journey of life and we can't wait to see all the great things they will accomplish."
This year's graduation ceremony will feature guest speaker Jeff Kwitowski, the senior vice president of public affairs and policy for K12. A nationally-recognized school choice advocate, Jeff is passionate about school reform and innovation. Prior to working at K12, he served as communications director for former United States Secretary of Education William Bennett.
Details of the event are as follows:
Texas Virtual Academy Graduation Ceremony
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Music Hall Fair Park
909 1st Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210
"High school has been the most rewarding experience of my life," said graduating senior, Tiffany Connolly. "TXVA has taught me the importance of responsibility, independence and a good work ethic. It has helped prepare me for whatever comes in the future." In the fall, she will be attending Savannah College of Art and Design.
For more information on TXVA, please visit http://txva.k12.com.
About Texas Virtual Academy
A program of Responsive Education Solutions (ResponsiveEd®), Texas Virtual Academy (TXVA), is a full-time, online public charter school serving Texas students in grades 3 through 12. TXVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access to 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 TXVA, please visit http://txva.k12.com.
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SOURCE Texas Virtual Academy