68 Online Students to Receive Diplomas at In-Person Graduation on
WESTMINSTER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pikes Peak Online School (PPOS), an accredited, full-time online public
school, will celebrate its second graduating class with an in-person
commencement ceremony on Friday, June 2, at 2 p.m. at the Auraria Higher
Education Center in Denver.
Sixty-eight students will graduate from PPOS, whose comprehensive
education approach focuses on providing struggling students statewide in
grades 9-12 with the academic, social and emotional support needed to
reach graduation. In the event that a student is deficient in course
credit, the school’s extensive credit recovery courses allow a student
to get back on track for a successful graduation.
Students and teachers work together to develop an Individualized
Learning Plan (ILP), which often expands beyond academic objectives to
include post-secondary goals for college or a career. In addition, the
online curriculum is bolstered by a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
program, as well as a family support team to help students achieve
success both academically and personally.
“Our students have worked so hard to reach this significant milestone,”
said Nicole Tiley, head of school at Pikes Peak Online School. “We
strive to help students get back on track toward their high school
diploma, and this year’s graduates prove that with hard work and
support, you can reach your full potential.”
The PPOS Class of 2017 valedictorian is Trason Kubatka, and the
salutatorian is Gareth Nott. Kubatka will address his fellow graduates,
along with Lorenzo Eirhart and Patricia Louise Malit, who will share
their stories of what they have overcome to get to graduation. PPOS
counselor Renee Breur will also deliver remarks to the graduating class,
and PPOS teachers and staff will be in attendance to recognize the
Media are welcome at this event. Details are as follows:
Pikes Peak Online School Graduation Ceremony
Friday, June 2,
2017 – 2 p.m.
Auraria Higher Education Center
Academic & Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
Denver, CO 80204
About Pikes Peak Online School
Pikes Peak Online School (PPOS) is an accredited, full-time online
public school that serves Colorado students in grades 9-12. As part of
the Colorado public school system, PPOS is tuition-free, giving parents
and families the choice to access the curriculum provided by K12 Inc.
(NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary
curriculum and online education programs. For more information about
PPOS, visit http://ppos.k12.com.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of
education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and
technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s
curriculum serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has
delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a
company consisting of thousands of online school educators providing
instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools
and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and
directly to families. The K12 program is offered through K12 partner
public schools in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and through
private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100
countries. More information can be found at K12.com.
Jessica Schuler, 571-405-2211