ELKHART – Kansas Connections Academy, one of Kansas’s most experienced tuition-free online public schools in grades K-12, honored the school’s 149 graduating high school seniors during a virtual ceremony on Friday, May 21. While graduates were unable to celebrate in person due to the ongoing pandemic, school administrators, teachers and family members cheered on the graduates during the virtual commencement.
Kansas Connections Academy’s Class of 2021 consists of graduates from many cities and towns across the state. Within the graduating class, 56% plan to attend two- or four-year colleges or universities, 17% plan to enter the workforce and 16% plan to attend vocational or technical school. Collectively, the class of 2021 earned admission to many top colleges and universities, including New York University, Texas Tech University, Arizona State University, Ithaca College and Howard University. In total, the graduating class earned more than $1.7 million in scholarship funds.
Among the class of 2021 are local graduates from Great Bend, Liberty Marsh, Dominic Marsh, and Tristan Higgins.
“While this last year has put a lot of strain on families everywhere, we’re excited to celebrate our graduates,” said Joseph Sailors, principal at Kansas Connections Academy. “Many are pursuing paths of continued education, going into the arts, starting a military career or entering the workforce. I am confident that this group will succeed in all future endeavors.”
Kansas Connections Academy currently serves over 1,600 students in grades K-12 across Kansas. Students have access to advanced courses, extracurricular activities and flexible scheduling that helps them to take ownership of their unique educational journey. Students who enroll in the school join a collaborative community of their fellow students and educators that provides a welcoming, distraction-free learning environment.
For more information on Kansas Connections Academy, visitwww.KansasConnectionsAcademy.com.