More than 750 students recently graduated from Indiana Connections Academy as part of the Class of 2020 – including Kale Sherman, Mellodee Klemmetsen, Kalie Fishbaugh, Amiyah Hoy, Emerson Nieto, Dominic Leto, Issac Taylor, Warda Omar, Jennifer Grant, Savonte Murray, Michael Rogers, Tasha Hunt, Emma Chupp, Ivy Rice, Corbin Stuller, Jaedyn Walters, Cody Martin, Nathaniel Guenther, Nicholas Fecher, Jack Korte, Donnie Lortie, Jaycen Thompson, Madison Widmeyer, Garrett Graham, Jeremiah Rucker, Shacreia Crews, Kristi DeTar, Emma Amos, Denisha Hutton, Justina Vibbert, Joshua Owens, Alexius Smith-Gonzalez, Michelle Vargas, Hanan Algaad, Colby Porter, Nickol Huggins, Vivian McDonald, Logan Johnson, Emily Short, Angelina Smith and Emma Cover from Fort Wayne, Ind.
The majority of graduates, 66 percent, plan to attend two- or four-year colleges or universities. Additional graduates have plans to attend vocational training programs (10 percent), join the military (two percent) or enter the workforce directly upon graduation (18 percent).
“Graduation marks an incredible milestone for our students and the Class of 2020 has shown a tremendous amount of perseverance, dedication and grit during these trying times,” said Chandre Sanchez Reyes, Executive Director, Indiana Connections Academy. “While the world was adjusting to sudden changes, our graduates were able to complete their senior year academically uninterrupted. I am confident that these seniors are graduating with the skills and knowledge needed to lead successful lives.”
During the commencement, family members, friends, teachers and administrators were still able to gather in the digital setting to commemorate the milestone and celebrate the many achievements of the Class of 2020. With the school’s full-time virtual curriculum, seniors at Indiana Connections Academy were able to maintain their education consistently and without interruption during the public health crisis.
With the ability to work anywhere there is an Internet connection, students hail from small and large cities in Indiana – including Evansville, Fort Wayne, Franklin, Indianapolis, Martinsville, Shelbyville, South Bend and more. In total, during the last ten years more than 3,000 students have now received a diploma from Indiana Connections Academy.
Enrollment for Indiana Connection Academy’s 2020 – 2021 school year is now open. With an enrollment cap of 5,000 students, school leaders recommend enrolling immediately, especially for families new to Indiana Connections Academy. Details about upcoming information sessions and other events including dates and locations are available online or by calling 800-382-6010. For more information about Indiana Connections Academy, visit IndianaConnectionsAcademy.com.
Indiana Connections Academy is a K-12 virtual charter school authorized by Ball State University that offers students statewide a high-quality, highly accountable, tuition-free, public education option. Founded in 2010, Indiana Connections Academy delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere. The combination of state-certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools and community experiences create a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit IndianaConnectionsAcademy.com.