Insight School of Oregon-Painted Hills to Hold In-Person Graduation Ceremony

Online Public Charter School to Celebrate Class of 2017 on June 17


PRINEVILLE, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Insight School of Oregon-Painted Hills (ISOR-PH), an AdvancED accredited online public charter school, will celebrate the Class of 2017 with an in-person graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at the University of Portland’s Buckley Center Auditorium.

Sixty-one students will graduate from ISOR-PH, an innovative middle and high school option for college and technical career-minded students throughout the state. The school offers traditional academic subjects, as well as two career-focused tracks for students: business and healthcare. Successful completion of these courses helps students prepare for industry certification tests after graduation.

ISOR-PH students have completed their academics online and developed friendships virtually, and graduation provides an opportunity for them to celebrate together. The school offers student clubs and social events, but many of the students will be meeting in person for the first time.

“The Class of 2017 is ready to use the skills they’ve gained here to make an impact in their communities,” said Timothy Jalkanen, head of school at Insight School of Oregon-Painted Hills. “We are so proud of their growth and look forward to seeing what they each will do next.”

Graduating senior Savannah Sommerville will address her classmates at commencement. Jalkanen and board president Chet Edwards will also deliver remarks, and ISOR-PH teachers and staff will be in attendance to recognize the students’ achievements.

Members of the Class of 2017 have reported that they will attend a number of colleges and universities across the state, including Oregon State University, Portland State University, Portland Community College and Mt. Hood Community College, as well as the School of American Ballet in New York City.

Media is welcome to attend this event. Details are as follows:

Insight School of Oregon-Painted Hills Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, June 17, 2017 – 11 a.m.
University of Portland’s Buckley Center Auditorium
500 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203

About Insight School of Oregon-Painted Hills

Insight School of Oregon-Painted Hills (ISOR-PH) is a full-time online public charter school serving Oregon students in grades 7-12. ISOR-PH is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about ISOR-PH, visit

About K12 Inc.

K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s curriculum serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company consisting of thousands of online school educators providing instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. The K12 program is offered through K12 partner public schools in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and through private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More information can be found at


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