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Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy Highlights Graduates with In-Person Commencement Ceremony

May 15, 2019 GMT

BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2019--

Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy (LAVCA), an online public charter school, will celebrate the Class of 2019 during an in-person commencement ceremony on Monday, May 20 th. The ceremony will take place at the Greater King David Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.


Many assume that attending an online public school like LAVCA means that students miss out on “real” high school experiences, but this in-person graduation proves quite the opposite.

This year, LAVCA will graduate more than 60 students; about 87% of whom have been accepted to a two or four-year college. This year’s valedictorian and salutatorian are twin brothers—Jacob and Abraham Chance. Both plan to pursue a degree in business administration with a concentration in property management and realty.

Collectively, the Class of 2019 reports it has been offered more than $75,000 in scholarships and have been accepted to trade schools, colleges and universities across the country including: Southeastern University, Louisiana State University, Northwestern University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana Tech University, Southern University, and Baton Rouge Community College.

“At LAVCA, we know we’re preparing the next generation of leaders and we take that job very seriously,” said LAVCA Head of School Danielle Scott-Johnson. “We couldn’t be prouder of our talented graduates and we’re excited about everything that lies ahead for them.”

Students enroll in LAVCA for a number of reasons—some are looking to escape bullying, some may have fallen academically off track, and others are looking for an alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom setting. LAVCA students access a robust online curriculum in the core subjects of math, science, English language arts, history, art and music and a host of electives, and attend live virtual classes taught by state-licensed teachers.

“On behalf of everyone in the Department of Transportation and Development, I would like to congratulate every LAVCA graduate on a job well done,” said Graduation Speaker Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. “As the nation’s transportation workforce is shifting, we have to start engaging tomorrow’s leaders earlier in their education. I am looking forward to celebrating with the graduates and their families.”


Details of the graduation ceremony are as follows:

WHAT:  Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy 2019 Graduation Ceremony
WHEN:  Monday, May 20, 2019 11:00 AM CST
WHERE:  Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70807

About Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy

Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy (LAVCA) is a full-time online public school program that serves students in grades K through 12. LAVCA is available tuition-free to Louisiana students through a partnership between K12 Inc., the nation’s leading provider of proprietary K-12 curriculum and online education programs, and Community School for Apprenticeship Learning Inc. (CSAL). Founded in 1997, CSAL is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide students with real-world experiences by giving them access to alternative forms of instruction. For more information about LAVCA, visit lavca.k12.com.

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