Cyber Academy of South Carolina Highlights Graduates with In-Person Commencement Ceremony


GREENVILLE, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cyber Academy of South Carolina (CASC), an online public school, will celebrate the Class of 2019 during an in-person commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 8th. The ceremony will take place at the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia.

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

This year, CASC will graduate more than 165 students. This year’s valedictorian and salutatorian are students Claire Tsakanikas and Lauren Ahl.

Kevin P. Chavous, President of Academics, Policy and Schools at K12, Inc., will address the graduates and their assembled guests during the ceremony.

“CASC’s Class of 2019 has shown resolve and determination in pursuing their education, which will serve them well in college and beyond,” said Chavous. “Like most kids, they have struggled, and they have succeeded, but it is these life lessons that will set them up for success as they begin the next chapter of their lives.”

Collectively, the Class of 2019 reports it has been offered more than $750,000 in scholarships and have been accepted to trade schools, colleges and universities across the country including: the University of South Carolina, Clemson University and the Clemson University Calhoun Honors Program, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Northern Arizona University, Greenville Technical College, Augusta University, and Trident Technical College.

“The personalized education we provide at CASC gives our students the tools they need to succeed,” said CASC’s Head of School David Crook. “Our seniors are uniquely prepared for any post-graduation endeavor they decide to pursue.”

Students enroll in CASC 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. CASC 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.

Details of the graduation ceremony are as follows:

WHAT: Cyber Academy of South Carolina 2019 Graduation Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 PM
WHERE: Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29201

About Cyber Academy of South Carolina

Cyber Academy of South Carolina (CASC) is a full-time, online public school serving students in grades K through 12. CASC is tuition-free, giving families the choice to access the engaging curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. CASC is fully accredited by AdvancED. For more information about CASC, visit


Dana Still
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

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