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Online School Students Gather Virtually for K12 International Academy Graduation Ceremony

193 Students from across the globe will toss cyber caps on June 24

Jun 22, 2016

HERNDON, Va., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students living in 32 states and 27 countries who have earned their high school diplomas through the full-time, online school K12 International Academy, will gather online June 24th during a unique graduation ceremony to celebrate their academic achievements and bid farewell to their favorite teachers.

K12 International Academy

K12 International Academy is an accredited online private school for full- and part-time students in grades K-12. As an online school available to any student with an internet connection, K12 International Academy has a unique student population that represents every state in the U.S. and over ninety countries around the globe. Highly dedicated, certified teachers deliver a quality instruction using online lessons along with text books and lab materials that are shipped to the students. Most students take a college preparatory curriculum over a four year period, and each full-time student also has the support of an Academic Coach and College Counselor to ensure personal and academic success. Students graduate with a U.S. diploma recognized by colleges and universities.

"We are committed to bringing individualized learning to all kinds of minds," said Miriam Rube, Head of School for K12 International Academy. "We help students learn in the ways that are right for them, nurturing a joy for learning and a passion to pursue their interests. And the results are nothing short of amazing."

The virtual graduation ceremony will start with the Pledge of Allegiance, read by Heather Smith of Houston, TX, a member of the Class of 2016 and a recipient of both the Girl Scout Gold Award and the US Congressional Award Gold Medal. Graduating senior Annika Horne will provide a rendition of the National Anthem.  Annika is an award-winning singer and actress who has raised over $200,000 to benefit the UT Southwestern Children's Medical Center through a series of benefit concerts.

The commencement speaker for the graduation is Catherine Rodriguez, Diplomat in Residence (DIR) at Florida International University and Miami Dade College and a Colin Powell Fellow. Closing remarks will be provided by the Class of 2016 Salutatorian, Miles Davis. The entire ceremony will be conducted online to accommodate the far-flung addresses of the attendees.

Operating since 2008, K12 International Academy boasts a 99% college acceptance rate and student-average SAT and ACT scores well above national averages. The school utilizes the award-winning K12 curriculum and offers students a choice from more than one hundred and forty courses to suit their interests and goals. English, math, science, history and World Language courses are offered in multiple versions including Honors, and AP®, to meet the needs of learners with diverse goals. Eligible seniors may enroll in a dual enrollment program with the University of Maryland University College to obtain college credits. The school also offers a wide range of clubs, activities and organizations.

Graduates of the class of 2016 have accumulated over $1.5 million in scholarships and will be attending two-year and four-year universities including  Brown, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M, New York University, Dartmouth and Pepperdine.

For more information about K12 International Academy, visit

About K12 International Academy
K12 International Academy is a private, online, college preparatory school for grades K–12. K12 International Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and is recognized as a diploma granting institution by the Virginia Council for Private Education. Highly-credentialed teachers deliver an individualized education using the online classroom platform provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN). Multiple enrollment start dates are available throughout the year for full- and part- time students. Learn more at

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