In a year where every school in America was affected by the pandemic, Agora Cyber Charter School (ACCS), an online public school serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade throughout Pennsylvania since 2005, will celebrate the Class of 2021 with a virtual commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 8 beginning at 4:00 PM EDT.
“Over the past year, we saw many families exercise their right to choose the school option they felt was best for their children and their family,” said Dr. Richard Jensen, Chief Executive Officer at ACCS. “Many families have enrolled due to concerns about the adjustment to online learning during the pandemic. As the school year ends, we have heard from many parents that their children are exceling at Agora and that they have already registered for next year.”
This year, ACCS will graduate 600 students. Kethan Satterfield is ACCS’s 2021 Valedictorian and plans to attend Penn Highlands Community College in the fall. The Salutatorian is Maximillian Catalano and will be attending Lycoming College.
“Agora Cyber Charter School has taught me how to be a more independent learner while never being away from the support of my teachers,” said Satterfield. “I will always cherish the lessons I learned at Agora, both academic and not, as they have shaped me into a more successful, intuitive person. I know that my time at Agora has prepared me for whatever the next chapter in my life may be.”
Collectively, members of the graduating class report having been accepted to colleges and universities across Pennsylvania and beyond, including Delaware County Community College, East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia Community College, Pittsburgh University, Shippensburg University, and the University of Northwestern Ohio, or will begin a career with the U.S. Military.
Students enroll in virtual school for a number of reasons, including those looking to escape bullying, those who may have fallen academically off track, and others looking for an alternative to the traditional classroom setting. Agora staff have a passion to help all learners achieve their highest potential and take pride in providing multi-tiered and varied supports, interventions, and services. The school focuses on the whole child, making sure to address both the academic and the social and emotional needs of learners.
Information on the ceremony can be found at ACCS’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/agoracyber/
WHAT: Agora Cyber Charter School 2021 Graduation Ceremony
WHEN: Tuesday June 8th, 2021, 4:00 PM
About Agora Cyber Charter School
Agora Cyber Charter School established in 2005, has delivered an uninterrupted online continuity of education plan for the last 15 years to Pennsylvania students kindergarten through 12. Pennsylvania-certified teachers use advanced technology to deliver a stimulating curriculum and prepare all students to achieve their highest potential through actively engaging in their own learning. An extensive variety of extracurricular online and in-person activities guarantees an enriching assortment of social opportunities providing the student with a well-rounded Agora experience. Agora provides students with a computer, printer and all the recourse materials needed to be successful in their online model.