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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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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 […]

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Focus On Pursuing Your Dreams’: Bronze Medalist Arielle Gold Returns To Colorado

Originally aired on KCNC-TV – June 1, 2018 Bronze medalist Arielle Gold gave the commencement address on Friday to the online school she graduated from while training to become an Olympic snowboarder. “I was traveling a ton for snowboarding and just didn’t really have the time to be taking in person classes,” she said. “Where we can bring our school […]


Students Graduate From Virtual School

Originally aired on WSYM-TV and WILX-TV – June 3, 2018 Friday 120 students receive their high school diplomas, saying good-bye to high school but saying hello to some of their classmates and teachers in person for the very first time. The online school, Insight School of Michigan, held a graduation ceremony at Grand Ledge High School. […]

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Victim of 1 October Mass Shooting Overcomes Odds, Graduates High School

Originally aired on KSNV-TV– May 31, 2018 An 18-year-old survivor of the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting overcame an obstacle Thursday, that for a short time there didn’t seem possible. She graduated high school. Jacquelyn Trujillo accepted her diploma from the Nevada Virtual Academy, an online K-12 school. Changing instruction to online allowed Trujillo […]

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Online High School Holds Unique In-Person Graduation

Originally aired on ABC15 Arizona-May 30, 2018 Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA) held an in-person graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 30 at Gilbert High School. Over 100 students graduated from AZVA, with more than half graduating with honors! Many graduates overcame obstacles to throughout their high school experience, yet found their home at AZVA. Congratulations to the AZVA Class of 2018! […]

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KING-TV: WAVA Mom Cites Safety Concerns as Reason for Virtual Schooling

Originally aired on KING-TV (NBC Seattle)- May 30, 2018 Recent school shootings and safety concerns are prompting some parents to consider online alternatives to brick and mortar schools. Connie Krestel is a mother of four who was concerned about the security at her boys’ Snohomish County middle school. She enrolled her sons Dustin, 13, and […]

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Local Students Graduate From Virtual School

Originally published in Morning News – May 29, 2018 Last week, a group of high school seniors from the Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) celebrated their graduation. But this wasn’t your average commencement ceremony. “These virtual school students interact online but they don’t see their classmates every day, so tonight’s in-person graduation ceremony gives them the chance […]