Turning the Tassels on the Pandemic: K12-Powered Schools Prepare for Virtual Graduation Celebrations

May 7, 2020

HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2020-- As many schools are struggling to implement distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) announced today that the schools it supports are set to graduate more than 8,000 students in over 30 states in the next few months. As part of this preparation, the company is supporting these schools as they hold meaningful, year-end rites of passage for their students, including virtual proms, senior class movie nights, and virtual commencement ceremonies.

“This year’s K12-powered graduates are uniquely prepared to jump into their next chapter, having been exposed to the kinds of digital, remote learning and advanced working environments that are not just our future, but very much our present reality,” said Nate Davis, CEO and Chairman of K12 Inc. “At this time, when we as a nation are changing the way we think about education, we believe students of every age and background still deserve an equal shot at a rewarding academic experience, regardless of the circumstances, and that includes graduation, prom, and other end-of-year celebrations.”

K12 has more than 20 years of experience delivering online and in-person instruction to students across the country. Graduating seniors at K12-powered schools have been accepted to a number of colleges and universities across the country—including Boise State University, the University of California at Irvine, and the University of Michigan—while others plan to join the armed forces or larger workforce. Students look forward to celebrating their achievements and will do so this year through traditional end-of-school moments with a virtual twist.

“For the last four years, I’ve done 100% of my school online,” said Fawn Muraske, a graduating senior and valedictorian at Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy, a K12-powered school. “Even if prom, graduation, or my first year of college at Ferris State University are held online, I feel like I’m prepared, ahead of the game, and ready to be successful.”

K12-powered schools provide students, families and teachers with a structured learning experience that is personalized to meet the needs of each student. Standards-aligned curriculum is delivered in both synchronous and asynchronous sessions led by state-credentialed teachers. Students may experience large group classes, small group discussions and projects, and one-on-one instruction and support from teachers and staff.

If you would like information on online school graduations and end-of-year events in your state, please contact press@k12.com.

About K12

K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) helps students of all ages reach their full potential through inspired teaching and personalized learning. The company provides innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to students, schools and enterprises in primary, secondary and post-secondary settings. K12 is a premier provider of career readiness education services and a leader in skills training, technology staffing and talent development. The company provides programs which combine traditional high school academics with career technical education through its Destinations Career Academies. Adult learning is delivered through K12’s subsidiary, Galvanize, a leader in developing capabilities for individuals and corporations in technical fields such as software engineering and data science. K12 has delivered millions of courses over the past decade and serves students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The company is a proud sponsor of the Future of School, a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gap between the pace of technology in daily life and the pace of change in education. More information can be found at K12.com, destinationsacademy.com, jobshadowweek.com, and galvanize.com.

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Ken Schwartz
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
K12 Inc.

Source: K12 Inc.