Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy to Hold Commencement Ceremony on May 18

Online School Honors Class of 2019 with In-Person Celebration


MIDWEST CITY, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA) will celebrate the 150 members of its Class of 2019 at an in-person commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18 in Edmond. A tuition-free online public charter school authorized by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board, OVCA is available to students across the state.

“We are so proud of our graduating seniors,” said Sheryl Tatum, OVCA’s Head of School. “They have worked hard to accomplish their goals, and each of them represents what is possible when students are connected with a learning environment that meets their unique needs.”

OVCA graduates earn their high school diplomas in a personalized learning environment. Following graduation, members of the Class of 2019 will enroll in two- and four-year colleges and universities, enter military service, or join the full-time workforce.

Collectively, members of the class report having been offered more than $200,000 in scholarships, and report having been accepted to a number of higher education institutions, including: Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma University, Oral Roberts University, Rose State College, Suffolk University, and Tulsa Community College.

Oklahoma State Representative Dr. Carl Newton (House District 58) will deliver the commencement’s keynote address.

“You should be congratulated on this accomplishment,” said Representative Newton, in a message to the Class of 2019. “Despite the many demands on you, through the online opportunities, you were able to reach this milestone, setting you on a path for continued success.”

OVCA 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. OVCA also offers student clubs, field trips and social outings to foster a sense of school community, such as this week’s graduation celebration.

Details of the ceremony are as follows:

WHAT: Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy 2019 Graduation Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: First Baptist Church, 1300 E 33rd Street, Edmond, OK 73013

About Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy

Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA) is an AdvancEd accredited, full-time online public charter school authorized by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board and serving Oklahoma students in kindergarten through 12th grade. As part of the Oklahoma public school system, OVCA is tuition-free, and gives 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 OVCA, visit ovca.k12.com.


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