GREENVILLE, South Carolina, June 2, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After two years of questions and distractions, students at the Cyber Academy of South Carolina (CCAC), an online public school serving K-12 students across the state, will celebrate their graduation with an in-person commencement ceremony this weekend.
Staffed by state-licensed teachers, CASC is licensed by the Charter Institute in Erskine.
“Graduation is a day that many students never thought possible, but they persevered and through their hard work, the love and dedication of their families, and the caring staff at Cyber Academy of South Carolina, that distant dream is now an incredible reality,” said Erin Craft, CASC Graduation Coach. “We are very proud of each of our graduates and look forward to seeing what the future holds for them. “
In CASC, ELA, math and science skills have improved in more than 66% of grade levels during the pandemic, where the state has declined. Additionally, the school has increased its graduation rate by nearly 16% over the past three years. Over the past 2 years, COVID and other benefits of homeschooling have resulted in an increase in enrollment that has nearly doubled the school’s population.
This year, CASC will graduate nearly 300 students. Members of the graduating class report that they have been accepted to colleges and universities in South Carolina and beyond, including Full Sail University, Clemson University, Anderson University, College of Charleston , Winthrop University, Francis Marion University, University of South Carolina, Texas A&M., and Baylor University.
Kody Ashley is the class valedictorian of CASC 2022 and plans to take a year off before returning to college and joining the AirForce. Luis Vargas Gómez is the class salutatorian and will be attending Horry-Georgetown Community College.
Students choose online learning for a number of reasons: some are looking to escape bullying, some may have lost their way academically, and others are looking for an alternative to the traditional classroom. CASC students access a robust online curriculum in core subjects and a host of electives and attend live online classes taught by state-certified teachers.
CASC invites all families and friends around the world to join in the celebration, as the event will be streamed live on the CASC Facebook page. The details of the graduation ceremonies are as follows:
WHAT: South Carolina Cyber Academy Graduation Ceremony
WHERE: Koger Center, 1051 Greene Street Columbia, SC 29201
WHEN: Saturday June 4e2022, 2 p.m.
About Cyber Academy of South Carolina
Cyber Academy of South Carolina (CASC) is an online public school program from the Charter Institute in Erskine, serving students across the state of South Carolina. CASC is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the engaging curriculum and tools provided by Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of exclusive K-12 programs. Grade 12 and online education programs. For more information on CASC, visit casc.k12.com.
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Faith Honey Anderson
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