GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA) first-ever graduating class received their high school diplomas over the weekend – not in a virtual chat room, but at a traditional graduation ceremony held on Saturday, June 9 at the Eberhard Center located on the campus of Grand Valley State University. Approximately 100 parents, teachers and staff were in attendance to show support for the tuition-free online charter school's 20 graduating seniors.
After walking at the inaugural MVCA graduation ceremony, many of the graduates now will be going on to colleges and universities from across the country, including Ferris State University, University of Michigan Dearborn, Oakland State University and a number of community colleges.
"I know I speak for all MVCA teachers and staff when I say that I am incredibly proud of this graduating class," said Stephanie Hargens, Head of School, Michigan Virtual Charter Academy. "We're very excited to see how this group of students puts their individualized learning experience to use in the future."
This graduation ceremony is just one example of the many face-to-face opportunities that are provided for families at MVCA throughout the school year. Students and parents are also invited to participate in clubs, picnics and regular school outings held at venues such as museums and parks.
Online learning has proven to be the right choice for a variety of students, including advanced learners, struggling students, athletes, performers, those seeking relief from bullying and students looking to get more out of their education. To learn more, Michigan families are encouraged or visit www.k12.com/MVCA.
About Michigan Virtual Charter Academy
MVCA is authorized by Grand Valley State University and uses the academic program provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) to offer Michigan students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. The high school program offers two unique options – a virtual program available to eligible students across the state, and a blended learning program for students who are under the age of 21 and who have dropped out of traditional public school and are identified as such in the Michigan student data system.
SOURCE Michigan Virtual Charter Academy