BOISE, Idaho, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Idaho's only CTE-focused online public high school, Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA), will hold its first-ever graduation ceremony on May 27, honoring nine students, including three that will graduate with honors.
The statewide, online public charter school serves students in grades 9 through 12, and provides four program options for students in key industries of growth in the state: Business Administration, Automated Manufacturing, Web Design, and Healthcare.
By delivering the lessons online, ITCA creates a new educational path for students regardless of where they reside in Idaho. The flexible learning environment also enables students the opportunity to partner with professionals and companies to apply the skills they are learning in a specific industry. The goal of ITCA is to develop a sequence of instruction that teaches students occupational skills while ultimately providing a pathway to job opportunities or to a technical college program upon graduation.
Graduates will be addressed by commencement speaker Mike Falconer, an ITCA founding board member. Falconer is a retired engineer and planning officer from the United States Army and worked as a coordinator for the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education for fifteen-years.
Valedictorian Katlynn Johnson will also address her fellow graduates, "I really enjoyed attending high school online through ITCA. By attending a technical school I have been able to get the feel for technical careers, including computer programming and business." Johnson plans to attend Knoxville Tennessee School of Beauty to obtain a cosmetology license and hopes to use the business skills she gained to open and manage a salon in the future.
"We are very proud of our ITCA graduates," said Monti Pittman, Head of School for ITCA. "We're excited to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of each of our graduates and we're excited to see what they'll do next."
Media is invited to attend the celebration. Event details are provided below.
Idaho Technical Career Academy Graduation Ceremony
Hatch AB Ballroom - Boise State University Campus
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
Friday, May 27, 2016
About Idaho Technical Career Academy
Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA) is a full-time online public school program that serves students in grades 9 through 12 statewide. As part of the Idaho public school system, ITCA 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 ITCA, visit http://itca.k12.com/.
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