After a school year like no other, Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (Insight PA), an online public school serving K-12 students throughout the state since 2017, will celebrate its graduates with a virtual & in-person commencement ceremony at Clippers Magazine Stadium on June 5th.
In the age of COVID, the in-person portion will have safe, distant, and individual time slots for students to be recognized by staff in-person. There is no requirement or obligation to attend.
“While other schools may have struggled with online learning throughout the year, Insight PA never missed a day of instruction, which kept our students motivated, excited, and moving forward,” said Insight PA CEO Eileen Cannistraci. “And not only did our students stay the course, but they also earned valuable career training that will put them far ahead of their peers at the next level, in whatever path they choose.”
This year, Insight PA will graduate nearly 240 students. Approximately 21 students will graduate with a cumulative GPA above 3.5 and nearly $200,000 worth of college scholarships have reportedly been awarded to the Class of 2021.
Collectively, the graduating class reports it has been accepted to colleges and universities across Pennsylvania and beyond including Arcadia University, Hartwick College, and West Chester University.
Alana DePetris is Insight PA’s 2021 valedictorian and is currently exploring post-secondary options. Kaitlyn Piller is the class salutatorian and will attend Arcadia University in the fall. The keynote speaker will be top motivational speaker, Jeremy Anderson.
“I could not be prouder of our graduating seniors,” said Principal Beryl Cohen. “This class has demonstrated focus and perseverance amidst the challenges of the pandemic. We are thankful to be able to bring them an in-person graduation ceremony and are thrilled that Insight PA’s virtual program has provided them a safe and supportive learning environment in which to succeed academically.”
Prior to the pandemic, students enrolled in virtual school for a number of reasons—some were looking to escape bullying, some may have fallen academically off track, and others were looking for an alternative to the traditional classroom setting.
Insight PA students access a robust online curriculum in the core subjects and a host of electives and attend live virtual classes taught by state-certified teachers.
Insight PA is inviting all families and friends worldwide to join the celebration. Details of the graduation ceremonies are as follows:
WHAT: Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School 2021 Graduation Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, June 5th, 2021, 11AM at Clippers Magazine Stadium in Lancaster.
About Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School
Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School is an online public charter school authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of the Pennsylvania public school system, Insight PA is available to all Pennsylvania residents and empowers students to engage, learn and succeed. Insight PA is tuition-free and provides families the choice to access the curriculum and tools provided by K12, a Stride Company (NYSE: LRN). Stride offers learners of all ages a more effective way to learn and build skills for their future. For more information about Insight PA, visit https://insightpa.k12.com/.
Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School Class of 2021 To Be Celebrated with Online & In-Person Graduation Ceremonies
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