Utah Virtual Academy Congratulates Class of 2011

June 9, 2011

Online students plan to continue education at top colleges and universities across the country

SALT LAKE CITY, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Friday, June 3, the Utah Virtual Academy honored 25 students as the graduating class of 2011.

The traditional graduation ceremony took place at 3 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Main Library. The ceremony featured the senior speech by Nephi Smith of Taylorsville. Upon graduation, Nephi plans to attend the University of Utah. The ceremony also featured a keynote address by Superintendent Larry K. Shumway, Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

“The second graduating class has followed in the same pioneering spirit of the first and demonstrated that they are ready for the future both academically and with the needed technology skills to compete in the workforce of the future,” said Jeff Herr, UTVA head of school. “Most are college bound and I think that speaks well for the quality of the program and the dedication of our students.”

Some of the schools chosen by this year’s graduating class include:

Julliard School of Dance, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Weber State University, Utah State University, and Dixie State College.

UTVA is a tuition-free, statewide public online school program. At UTVA, students are able to receive a complete, high quality education at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found.

Students who enroll in UTVA receive the award-winning academic program developed by K12 Inc., the nation’s largest provider of K-12 online school programs. The K12 curriculum includes engaging web-based lessons along with instructional materials – books, videos, CDs, and other hands-on tools and resources – which are shipped directly to each student’s home. UTVA employs state-certified teachers who provide instruction, guidance and support, and regularly interact with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions, phone, and face-to-face meetings. Teachers also organize numerous field trips and school activities.

For more information about UTVA, please visit: www.k12.com/UTVA.

SOURCE Utah Virtual Academy

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