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Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy Celebrates Graduates with In-Person Commencement Ceremony

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Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA), an online public-school
serving K-12 students throughout the state, will celebrate the Class of
2019 at an in-person commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 2nd. The
ceremony will take place at 2:00 pm at the Waverly High School
Auditorium in Lansing.

Many assume that attending an online public school like MGLVA means that
students miss out on the ‘real’ high school experiences, but this
in-person graduation proves quite the opposite.

This year, MGLVA will graduate over 210 students, fifty-six of whom are
“legacy students” who have been enrolled at MGLVA their entire high
school career. Twenty-three students graduate with a cumulative GPA
above 3.5.

Collectively, the class reports having been accepted to colleges and
universities across Michigan and beyond, including: Michigan State
University, Oregon State University, Oakland University Honors College,
Central Michigan University, Olivet College, Wayne State University,
several local community colleges, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.

“We couldn’t be prouder of MGLVA’s Class of 2019 who have risen to the
challenge to define their own future,” said Kendall Schroeder, head of
school for MGLVA. “We know it took a lot of hard work to reach this
milestone, and we all hope you strive for all the things that are
worthwhile and important in your lives.”

Zoe Dewit and Amal Oudeif serve as co-Valedictorians. Zoe plans to
attend Wayne State University while Amal plans to continue studies at
Washtenaw Community College and transfer to the University of Michigan.
Kathryn Sikora will serve as Salutatorian and is undecided on her
post-secondary studies at this time. All three students, as well as Mr.
Schroeder, will be available for media interviews.

Students enroll in virtual school for a number of reasons, including
those looking to escape bullying, those looking to get back on track
academically, or those looking for an alternative to the traditional
brick-and-mortar classroom setting. MGLVA students access a robust
online curriculum in the core subjects and a host of electives and
attend live virtual classes every day taught by state-licensed teachers.

Details of the graduation ceremony are as follows:

WHAT: Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy 2019 Graduation
WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2:00 PM EDT
WHERE: Waverly
High School Auditorium, 160 Snow Road, Lansing, MI 48917

About Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy

Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA) is a full-time, online
public charter school, authorized by Manistee Area Public Schools and
serves students in grades K through 12. MGLVA is tuition-free, giving
parents and families the choice to access the engaging curriculum and
tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of
K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more
information about MGLVA, visit