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STUDENT VOICE: A Grandmother, and Now a High-School Graduate

Originally published in the Hechinger Report – June 14, 2018 When I announced my plans to go back to school, my seven-year old grandson told me I was going to need a backpack. For little kids, a backpack makes them feel important and special. Now, a year and a half after I enrolled at Insight […]

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Phillips Student Wins State Citizenship Award

Originally published in the Lewiston Sun Journal – June 13, 2018 An eighth-grader at Maine Virtual Academy was recently awarded the 2018 Secretary of State Citizenship Award, given for active participation in civic and/or community activities, good scholarship and school involvement. The award presented to Michelle Seaberg is given to only one student at each school, […]

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No Time Like the Present

Originally published in Newton Kansan – June 8, 2018 Gale Spragg has worn a number of labels during her life — some temporary, others permanent. Among those labels include teenage mom, high school dropout, housekeeper, cashier, the suicide survivor and domestic violence survivor. This year, at age 45, she has added another label. This one […]


ABC30 in Fresno Recognizes CAVA Graduates

Originally aired on KFSN-TV – June 12, 2018 On June 11, California Virtual Academies (CAVA) held an in-person graduation for the Class of 2018 at Washington Union High School in Fresno – one of six commencement ceremonies across the state. More than 800 students graduated from CAVA this month! To learn more about California Virtual Academies, visit https://cava.k12.com/.


Statesman Journal: Celebrating Oregon Virtual Academy’s Class of 2018

Originally published in The Statesman Journal – June 12, 2018 The Statesman Journal shares photos from Oregon Virtual Academy’s graduation on June 9. ORVA’s 154 graduates represented the largest graduating class in the school’s history. To learn more about Oregon Virtual Academy, visit https://orva.k12.com/.

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Leader of Virtual Academy in Manistee Named Head of School of the Year

Originally published in Ludington Daily News – June 6, 2018 Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA) Head of School Kendall Schroeder has been named 2018 Head of School of the Year by K12, Inc. An online public charter school authorized by Manistee Public Schools, MGLVA is open tuition-free to all students in kindergarten through 12th […]

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Cary Teen Beekeeper Produces Award-Winning Honey

Originally aired on WTVD-TV (ABC)  – June 5, 2018 Molly Carlson is an 18-year-old senior about to graduate from the North Carolina Virtual Academy. You could say she surrounds herself with a little more buzz than the average teenager. “I’m a beekeeper. I collect honey from the bees, I keep other people’s bees, I mentor people,” Carlson […]


Silver Valley Students Graduate from Idaho Virtual Academy

Originally published in Shoshone News Press – June 4, 2018 Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) held their graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 24 and it featured two students from the Silver Valley area. This ceremony was one of three in-person graduation ceremonies held across the state that honored a total of 183 graduating seniors. Collectively, the 183 […]