Hoosier Academies to Graduate Largest Class in School History

-- 125 students to graduate from statewide public charter school --

May 28, 2015, 06:00 ET from Hoosier Academies

INDIANAPOLIS, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoosier Academies, an accredited, full-time, public charter school, will graduate their largest class in school history, with 127 students matriculating in the Class of 2015. A graduation ceremony is planned for 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, at the University of Indianapolis Ransburg Auditorium.

Hoosier Academies' class of 2015 earned a combined total of more than $163,000 in college scholarships. Graduates are expected to attend some of the most prestigious institutions in the state and the country, including Purdue, Notre Dame, Ball State, Indiana University, Vincennes University and Colorado Tech.

"It has been our goal here at Hoosier Academies to develop a culture of excellence where high student achievement and performance are the norm," said Dr. Byron L. Ernest, Head of Schools at Hoosier Academies and 2010 Indiana Teacher of the Year. "With the class of 2015 – our largest graduating class to date – we have some stellar examples of how motivated students, with the right kinds of support, can truly excel. We wish all of our students the very best and look forward to seeing great things from them."

Hoosier Academies offers two statewide options open to all students who reside in Indiana.  Hoosier Academies Indianapolis (serving K–12; enrolling K–11) is a blended learning school that offers face-to-face instruction using the award-winning K12 curriculum at their Indianapolis-area learning centers. Hoosier Academies Virtual School (serving K–12; enrolling K–11) is a fully online school that allows students to access the same high quality curriculum and teaching support from anywhere in the state.

By offering two differing instructional models, hands-on curriculum and the support of Indiana-licensed teachers, Hoosier Academies help students discover their individual learning style. Hoosier Academies gives advanced learners the ability to progress faster in subjects in which they excel, including opportunities for advancement in STEM education.

From the first day the atmosphere was very inclusive, and I didn't feel afraid to talk to anyone or speak my mind, says Brayden Beckius, Valedictorian for the Class of 2015 and a guest speaker at the event, "Thank you for being very open to me and to others around you, and making this school one of a kind. "

Hoosier Academies provides a rigorous and engaging curriculum, including courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as elective and Advanced Placement® courses for high school students. College or career minded students can choose from a broad range of profession-focused courses in order to gain a competitive edge for the future, discover their path after high school or explore a possible college major.

More information on Hoosier Academies, upcoming events and how to apply can be found online at http://ha.k12.com/.     

About Hoosier Academies
Hoosier Academies, an accredited, 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. Hoosier Academies uses the award-winning K¹² curriculum to offer Indiana students an exceptional, individualized learning experience that allows them to learn in the ways that are right for them.

About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is leading the transformation to technology-powered individualized learning, which aims to customize instruction to meet each student's unique capabilities, interests, and needs. As the nation's leading provider of online education solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school, K¹² empowers states, districts, and schools to offer their students the broadest array of options for learning in a flexible, individualized, and innovative way. K¹² provides online curricula, academic services, and learning solutions to public and private schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families.

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