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Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy Highlights Graduates with In-Person Commencement Ceremony

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Virtual Charter Academy
(LAVCA), an online public charter school,
will celebrate the Class of 2019 during an in-person commencement
ceremony on Monday, May 20th. The ceremony will take place at
the Greater King David Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.

Many assume that attending an online public school like LAVCA means that
students miss out on “real” high school experiences, but this in-person
graduation proves quite the opposite.

This year, LAVCA will graduate more than 60 students; about 87% of whom
have been accepted to a two or four-year college. This year’s
valedictorian and salutatorian are twin brothers—Jacob and Abraham
Chance. Both plan to pursue a degree in business administration with a
concentration in property management and realty.

Collectively, the Class of 2019 reports it has been offered more than
$75,000 in scholarships and have been accepted to trade schools,
colleges and universities across the country including: Southeastern
University, Louisiana State University, Northwestern University, the
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana Tech University,
Southern University, and Baton Rouge Community College.

“At LAVCA, we know we’re preparing the next generation of leaders and we
take that job very seriously,” said LAVCA Head of School Danielle
Scott-Johnson. “We couldn’t be prouder of our talented graduates and
we’re excited about everything that lies ahead for them.”

Students enroll in LAVCA for a number of reasons—some are looking to
escape bullying, some may have fallen academically off track, and others
are looking for an alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar
classroom setting. LAVCA students access a robust online curriculum in
the core subjects of math, science, English language arts, history, art
and music and a host of electives, and attend live virtual classes
taught by state-licensed teachers.

“On behalf of everyone in the Department of Transportation and
Development, I would like to congratulate every LAVCA graduate on a job
well done,” said Graduation Speaker Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary of the
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. “As the nation’s
transportation workforce is shifting, we have to start engaging
tomorrow’s leaders earlier in their education. I am looking forward to
celebrating with the graduates and their families.”

Details of the graduation ceremony are as follows:

WHAT: Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy 2019 Graduation
WHEN: Monday, May 20, 2019 11:00 AM CST
WHERE: Greater
King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70807

About Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy

Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy (LAVCA) is a full-time online public
school program that serves students in grades K through 12. LAVCA is
available tuition-free to Louisiana students through a partnership
between K12 Inc., the nation’s leading provider of proprietary K-12
curriculum and online education programs, and Community School for
Apprenticeship Learning Inc. (CSAL). Founded in 1997, CSAL is a
not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide students with
real-world experiences by giving them access to alternative forms of
instruction. For more information about LAVCA, visit