Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA), an online public-school serving K-12
students throughout the state, will celebrate the Class of 2019 at an
in-person commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 1st. The ceremony will
take place at 1 pm at the World Harvest Church in Canal Winchester,
outside of Columbus.
Many assume that attending an online public school like OHVA means that
students miss out on the ‘real’ high school experiences, but this
in-person graduation proves quite the opposite.
This year, OHVA will graduate over 800 students, over 5% more than 2018,
with more than 70 students graduating with honors.
Collectively, the class reports having been offered over $1.75 million
in scholarships and being accepted to colleges and universities across
the country, including: The Ohio State University, University of Toledo,
Columbus State University, Seattle Pacific University, and University of
“OHVA’s Class of 2019 has shown the determination in their education
that will serve them well in college and beyond,” said Kevin P. Chavous,
president of academics, policy, and schools at K12, and keynote speaker
for the OHVA graduation ceremony. “Like most kids, they have struggled,
and they have succeeded, but it is these life lessons that will set them
up for success as they begin the next chapter of their lives.”
Minahil Mustafa will serve as Valedictorian and plans to attend John
Carroll University. Haley Shirley will serve as Salutatorian and plans
to attend Kent State University. Both students, as well as Dr. Kris
Stewart, Head of School, and Principal Kyle Wilkinson, will be available
for media interviews.
Students enroll in virtual school for a number of reasons, including
those looking to escape bullying, some who may have fallen academically
off track, or those looking for an alternative to the traditional
brick-and-mortar classroom setting. OHVA students access a robust online
curriculum in the core subjects and a host of electives and attend live
virtual classes taught by state-licensed teachers.
Details of the graduation ceremony are as follows:
WHAT: Ohio Virtual Academy 2019 Graduation Ceremony
June 1, 2019, 1:00 PM EDT
WHERE: World Harvest Church, 4595
Gender Road, Canal Winchester, OH 43110
About Ohio Virtual Academy
Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) is an accredited, full-time online public
charter school authorized by the Ohio Council of Community Schools
(OCCS) that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of the Ohio
public school system, OHVA is tuition-free, and gives parents and
families the choice to access the engaging curriculum and tools provided
by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary
K-12 curriculum and online education programs. For more information
about OHVA, visit ohva.k12.com and
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