Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA), an online public charter school
serving K-12 students throughout the state, will celebrate the Class of
2019 at an in-person commencement ceremony on Friday, June 14th.
The ceremony will take place at 2 pm at the Suburban Collection
Showplace in Novi.
This year, MVCA will graduate over 275 students, a 15% increase since
2018, with more than 30 students graduating with honors.
Collectively, the class reports having been offered over $250,000 in
scholarships and have been accepted to colleges and universities across
the country, including: Purdue, Lawrence University, and Michigan Tech.
Additionally, MVCA has graduates planning to enlist in military service
through the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Coast Guard.
“At MVCA, we’re preparing the next generation of leaders, and we take
that job very seriously,” said Randy Rodriguez, Head of School at MVCA.
“We couldn’t be prouder of our talented graduates and we’re excited
about everything that lies ahead for them.”
Agatha Ta-Goetz will serve as Valedictorian and plans to attend the
University of Michigan. Sydney Penrose will serve as Salutatorian and
plans to attend Oakland University. Both students, as well as Mr.
Rodriguez, will be available for media interviews.
MVCA will also award the Al-Haqq Award of Perseverance, an honor
originated in 2018. The award recognizes one student in the graduating
class who overcame significant challenges on the road to graduation.
This year’s honoree is Makayla
Jenks, who was in the foster care system as a child. She will
graduate with honors and plans to attend Michigan State University in
Students enroll in virtual school for a number of reasons, including
looking to escape bullying, being academically off track, looking for an
alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom setting. MVCA
students access a robust online curriculum in the core subjects and a
host of electives and attend live virtual classes taught by
Details of the graduation ceremony are as follows:
WHAT: Michigan Virtual Charter Academy 2019 Graduation
WHEN: Friday, June 14, 2019, 2:00 PM EDT
Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374
About Michigan Virtual Charter Academy
Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA) is a full-time online public
charter school that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of
the Michigan public school system, MVCA is tuition-free, giving parents
and families the choice to access the curriculum and tools provided by
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary K-12
curriculum and online education programs. For more information about
MVCA, visit mvca.k12.com.