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Online School Students Celebrate Graduation In-Person

79 graduates to turn their tassels at June 27 event

Jun 23, 2016

SAN DIEGO, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Diego area students who earned their high school diplomas through the full-time, online charter school California Virtual Academy (CAVA) @ San Diego, will gather in-person to celebrate their academic achievement.

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Many of the students have made friendships online through their classroom and the graduation ceremony, in addition to recognizing their achievement, provides the students with an opportunity to meet and connect in person.  The graduation ceremony will be held at the Ray and Joan Kroc Center in San Diego on Monday, June 27 at 11 a.m.

"Graduation is my favorite time of year," said Katrina Abston, Senior Head of Schools for California Virtual Academies, the network of 11 different charter schools. "The ceremonies celebrate our students' amazing achievements and connections they have made. These students are proof that education is not a one-size-fits-all approach – the students have made the most of the online education model and individualized curriculum."

Addressing the graduates will be CAVA @ San Diego valedictorian, Kaitlyn Young. Kaitlyn has maximized the flexible school environment at CAVA @ San Diego to enroll in several Honors and AP classes. After graduation she plans to pursue a career as a field ecologist so she can have a positive impact on the environment.

Graduating students worked toward graduation through an award-winning curriculum that includes an innovative digital learning platform, interactive online science labs, extensive.  AP and honors courses, and live sessions in online classrooms. California-credentialed teachers work with each student to create an individualized learning plan that focuses on his or her unique learning needs, goals, and interests.

Media is invited to attend the celebration and event details are provided below.

California Virtual Academy @ San Diego Graduation Ceremony
Ray and Joan Kroc Center
6605 University Ave, Building B San Diego, CA 92115
June 23, 11:00 A.M.

About California Virtual Academy @ San Diego
California Virtual Academy @ San Diego is a tuition-free, online public school serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade who are residents of Imperial, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties. Authorized by the Spencer Valley School District and governed by an independent non-profit charter school board, CAVA @ San Diego provides opportunities for advanced learners, and prepares students to be college and career ready at graduation. Learn more at

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SOURCE California Virtual Academy @ San Diego

For further information: Anne Heavey, (206) 528-2550, Team Soapbox,