ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Mexico Virtual Academy (NMVA), an accredited, tuition-free, online public school, will honor the Class of 2016 at a graduation ceremony on Friday, May 20, at New Mexico Veterans Memorial Center in Albuquerque. This year, more than 40 students will receive their high school diplomas from NMVA, which is a program of the Farmington Municipal School District and is open to New Mexico students statewide.
"It has been our privilege to prepare these students for post-high school success," said Lynn Barr, Director of Operations at New Mexico Virtual Academy. "Whether they are headed to a 4-year university, a local community college, or an immediate career, we are incredibly proud of them and wish them the very best in their future endeavors."
Darrell Garcia, Senior Alumni Relations Officer, University of New Mexico, will deliver an address to the graduates during the ceremony, which is also to include a formal presentation of diplomas, and will conclude with a reception for the Class of 2016 and their families. NMVA teachers and staff will be in attendance to recognize the students' achievements.
This year's graduates are going on to study at the following universities and post-secondary institutions: University of New Mexico, NM Institute of Mining and Technology, Navarro College, San Juan College, Central New Mexico Community College, Grand Canyon University, New Mexico State University, Brigham Young University, Texas State University, Fort Lewis College, Santa Fe Community College, the College of Saint Scholastica and Eastern New Mexico University.
Through a combination of online instruction, hands-on curriculum and the support of state-licensed teachers, NMVA fosters an individualized approach to education for each student. In order to attain their diplomas, high school students are required to successfully complete credits in the areas of English, math, science, social studies, fine arts, physical education, career and technical education and general electives. Students must also meet all state testing requirements before earning their diplomas.
Media are welcome at this event. Details are as follows:
2016 NMVA Graduation
New Mexico Veterans Memorial Center
May 20, 2016
Reception 12:00pm to 2:00pm
1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
About New Mexico Virtual Academy
New Mexico Virtual Academy is an accredited, full-time online public school program of the Farmington Municipal School District that serves students in grades 6 through 12. As part of the New Mexico public school system, NMVA 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 NMVA, visit http://nmva.k12.com/.
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SOURCE New Mexico Virtual Academy