Fully online public school celebrates graduating class at in-person commencement ceremony
SUMMERVILLE, S.C., June 13, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Lowcountry Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-12 across the state, recently celebrated the school's Class of 2023 graduating high school seniors. The Class of 2023 held their in-person graduation ceremony at the Columbia Convention Center among school administrators, teachers and family members who cheered them on.
Lowcountry Connections Academy's Class of 2023 consists of 49 graduates from cities and towns across South Carolina, including Conway, Gaffney, Summerville and more. Among the graduating class, 38% plan to attend two- or four-year colleges or universities, 32% plan to enter the workforce, 21% plan to receive vocational training, 6% plan to take a gap year and 1% plan to serve in the military. College acceptances include Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, South Carolina State University, University of Alabama, and Western Michigan University.
"We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of our second-ever class of graduating seniors," said GeRita Connor, principal at Lowcountry Connections Academy. "Each and every one of them has thrived in our flexible learning environment and we look forward to seeing the impacts our graduates make on the world."
Lowcountry Connections Academy currently serves more than 670 students statewide, providing them with a flexible and personalized education that can be tailored to meet their needs. With the support of highly-skilled teachers and a robust curriculum, students are able to advance their education while building fundamental life skills. Enrolled students have access to specially trained teachers who aid in helping bring their skills and personality to the forefront in the virtual classroom while emphasizing the importance of fostering meaningful connections with students and their families. The school provides a range of support services to help students in college and career planning.
Additionally, students at Lowcountry Connections Academy have access to advanced courses, extracurricular activities, and adaptable scheduling, giving them the opportunity 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.
Enrollment for the 2023–24 school year is now open at Lowcountry Connections Academy for grades K-12. Interested families are encouraged to attend an upcoming online information session to find out if virtual school is the right fit for their students. For more information on Lowcountry Connections Academy, please visit http://www.LowcountryConnectionsAcademy.com.
About Lowcountry Connections Academy
Lowcountry Connections Academy is a unique, tuition-free, online public school that will serve students in grades K-12 across South Carolina. Lowcountry Connections Academy will offer a high-quality educational experience that keeps students motivated and engaged in a safe, virtual learning environment. In addition to academics, teachers focus on emotional well-being and social development, working closely with families to help students learn how they learn best. Here, students gain the skills and confidence they need to direct their own educational journey, learning to thrive in the real world by first learning how to be resourceful and resilient. For more information, visit http://www.LowcountryConnectionsAcademy.com or call 1-800-382-6010.
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