Maine Virtual Academy Celebrates Graduates with In-Person Commencement Ceremony
Maine Virtual Academy (MEVA), an online public-school serving K-12 students throughout the state, will celebrate the Class of 2019 at an in-person commencement ceremony on Friday, June 7th. The ceremony will take place at 2 pm at the Augusta Civic Center.
Many assume that attending an online public school like MEVA means that students miss out on the ‘real’ high school experiences, but this in-person graduation proves quite the opposite.
This year, MEVA will graduate around 60 students, with many being accepted to colleges and universities across the country, including: North Carolina State, University of Maine @ Orono, Beal College, Southern New Hampshire University, Unity College, and Oregon State University.
“MEVA’s Class of 2019 has shown the determination to master their virtual education, which will serve them well in college and beyond,” said Dr. Melinda Browne, head of school for MEVA. “Many of these students have spent all four years of high school at MEVA, and they have succeeded by utilizing our flexible learning environment to achieve their individual goals."
The Class of 2019 is the first class that entered as freshmen and are graduating from MEVA. The school opened its doors in Sep. 2015.
Lana Mavor will serve as Valedictorian and plans to attend North Carolina State with a full scholarship for their D-1 Tennis Team. Emma Paradis will serve as Salutatorian and plans to attend University of Maine at Farmington. Both students, as well as Dr. Browne, will be available for media interviews.
MEVA helps students thrive by offering a personalized academic program and daily interactions with teachers via their online live ClassConnect sessions. MEVA students access a robust online curriculum in core subjects, can take a host of electives, and attend live virtual classes taught by state-licensed teachers.
Details of the graduation ceremony are as follows:
WHAT: Maine Virtual Academy 2019 Graduation Ceremony
WHEN: Friday, June 7, 2019, 2:00 PM EDT
WHERE: Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
About Maine Virtual Academy
Maine Virtual Academy (MEVA) is a full-time online public-school program that serves students in grades 7 through 12. Authorized by the Maine Charter School Commission, MEVA is available tuition-free to students in the state of Maine and utilizes the curriculum from K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for grades K-12. For more information about MEVA, visit meva.k12.com.