Minnesota Virtual Academy to Hold Commencement Ceremony June 2

Online School Honors Class of 2019 with In-Person Celebration


HOUSTON, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Minnesota Virtual Academy (MNVA) will celebrate the 140 members of the Class of 2019 with an in-person commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 2 at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Memorial Union in Minneapolis. An accredited, tuition-free online public school program of Houston Public Schools, MNVA is available to students in grades K-12 across the state.

“On behalf of the entire MNVA community, I want to congratulate the class of 2019,” said Krin Abraham, MNVA Head of School. “Students and their families choose to enroll in online public school for a variety of reasons, and it has been our pleasure to provide the learning environment that helped them overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.”

MNVA graduates earn their high school diplomas in a personalized, online learning environment. Following graduation, members of the Class of 2019 will enroll in two- and four-year colleges, universities and trade schools, enter military service, or join the full-time workforce.

Members of the graduating class report having been accepted to a number of higher education institutions across the region, including: Berkshire Community College, Central Lakes College, Drake University, Michigan Technological University, Minnesota State University – Mankato, and the University of Minnesota.

Graduating senior Meghan Brown of Chatfield has received an academic and athletic scholarship to play soccer at Drake University. “It has always been a goal of mine to play Division 1 college soccer,” said Meghan. “By attending school online, and thanks to my supportive teachers, I was able to travel the country with my team, without having to sacrifice my education.” Meghan will graduate MNVA as an honors student, and has earned four college credits along with her high school diploma.

MNVA students access a robust online curriculum in the core subjects and a host of electives, and attend live virtual classes taught by state-licensed teachers. MNVA also offers field trips and social outings to foster a sense of school community, such as this annual graduation celebration.

Science teacher Peggy Knetter-Johnson has been selected by the students to deliver the keynote address at Sunday’s ceremony.

Media are invited to attend the ceremony, where MNVA staff and graduating seniors will be available for interviews. Details of the ceremony are as follows:

WHAT: Minnesota Virtual Academy Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony
WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. CDT
WHERE: Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455

About Minnesota Virtual Academy

Minnesota Virtual Academy (MNVA) is a tuition-free online public school program of Houston Public Schools that serves students in grades K through 12. A Minnesota Department of Education-approved provider of online education, MNVA gives parents and families the choice to access the curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary K-12 curriculum and online education programs. For more information about MNVA, visit mnva.k12.com.


Emily Riordan
Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications
K12 Inc.

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