Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), and Destinations Career Academy of
Wisconsin (WIDCA), two online public-schools serving K-12 students
throughout the state, will celebrate the Class of 2019 at an in-person
commencement ceremony on Wednesday, June 12th. The ceremony will take
place at 6 pm at McFarland High School, outside of Madison.
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Many assume that attending online public schools like WIVA and WIDCA
means that students miss out on the ‘real’ high school experiences, but
this in-person graduation proves quite the opposite.
This year, WIVA and WIDCA will graduate almost 207 students, over 7%
more than 2018, with more than 50 students graduating with honors.
Collectively, the class reports having been offered over $410,000 in
scholarships and being accepted to colleges and universities across the
country, including: Marquette, St. Augustine, UW Whitewater, UW Stevens
Point, and Southern Illinois University.
“WIVA and WIDCA’s Class of 2019 has shown the determination in their
education that will serve them well in college and beyond,” said
Wisconsin State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac),
Education Committee chair, and keynote speaker for the 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.”
Valedictorian’s will be Caleb Beck for WIVA and Savannah Klimpke for
WIDCA. Salutatorian’s are Erin Hutchens, Anna Perryman, James Rausch for
WIVA and Savana Strean for WIDCA. All students, as well as Nicholas
Sutherland, Head of School, 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. WIVA and WIDCA 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: Wisconsin Virtual Academy & Destinations Career
Academy of Wisconsin 2019 Graduation Ceremony
June 12, 2019, 6:00 PM CDT
WHERE: McFarland High School,
5103 Farwell Street, McFarland, WI 53558
About Wisconsin Virtual Academy
Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), a charter school authorized by the
McFarland School District, is the largest full-time online public school
serving students in grades K through 12 in the state. As part of the
Wisconsin public school system, WIVA is tuition-free, and gives parents
and families the choice to access the 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
WIVA, visit http://wiva.k12.com/.
About Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin
Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, a charter school authorized by
the McFarland School District, is the first-ever career and technical
education-focused online high school in Wisconsin using the curriculum
and academic programs by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN). It is also the first
online career readiness program in Wisconsin to offer a construction
pre-apprenticeship program in partnership with industry leaders. As part
of the Wisconsin public school system, Destinations Career Academy is
tuition-free and serves students statewide in grades 9-12. For more
information about Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, visit widca.k12.com.