BOISE, Idaho, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA), a statewide, online public charter school serving students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, will honor 149 high school graduates this year, including 57 students that are graduating with honors. Teachers, school staff and board members will also be on hand to celebrate as the graduates turn their tassels.
"We have so much to celebrate at graduation," said Kelly Edginton, Head of School for IDVA. "I am so proud of each of our students and know that whatever their next path is, that the IDVA teachers and counselors have helped set them up for success."
Co-valedictorians Olivia Thomas and Casey Beard will address their fellow graduates at each of the three IDVA graduation ceremonies. Casey Beard will "virtually" address classmates through a video address whereas Olivia Thomas will attend each ceremony in person.
Casey Beard will attend University of Idaho and major in Computer Engineering. Beard received $15,000 in scholarships, including the Go Idaho! Platinum Scholarship.
Olivia Thomas will attend Boise State University and major in Computer Science. She was one of 100 students to attend the 2016 White House Science Fair where she presented her award-winning video game, Colorless. Thomas has received the Boise State Langroise Honors College full scholarship and upwards of $40,000 in other scholarship funds.
This is the 8th graduating class of the Idaho Virtual Academy. Graduates are from 30 different counties and 55 different cities across the State of Idaho and will be pursuing careers in a variety of fields – from culinary arts to international business to aviation.
Collectively, the graduating class has earned more than $500,000 in scholarships to colleges and universities from across the country.
IDVA will hold three graduation ceremonies across the state of Idaho. Media is welcome to attend the ceremonies.
Southern Idaho Graduation Ceremony
Brandt Center, Nampa
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6:00PM
Southeastern Idaho Graduation Ceremony
Hillcrest High School Auditorium, Ammon
Friday, May 27, 2016 at 6:00PM
Northern Idaho Graduation Ceremony
Schuler Performing Arts Center, Coeur d'Alene
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 6:00PM
For more information on the school and upcoming enrollment events, please visit www.idva.k12.com
More about Idaho Virtual Academy
Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) is a statewide, online public school serving students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Idaho-credentialed teachers deliver lessons in a virtual classroom platform with a combination of engaging online and offline coursework. As part of the Idaho public school system, enrollment in IDVA 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. Learn more at www.idva.k12.com.
SOURCE Idaho Virtual Academy