Colorado Connections graduates record numbers

Academy’s Class of 2016 earns more than $500,000

Staff report
Posted 6/6/16

Graduating seniors with Colorado Connections Academy @ Mapleton (ColoCA @ Mapleton), a fully accredited and virtual K-12 public school, received diplomas during a traditional commencement ceremony May 21 in Thornton.

The Class of 2016 earned more …

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Colorado Connections graduates record numbers

Academy’s Class of 2016 earns more than $500,000

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Graduating seniors with Colorado Connections Academy @ Mapleton (ColoCA @ Mapleton), a fully accredited and virtual K-12 public school, received diplomas during a traditional commencement ceremony May 21 in Thornton.

The Class of 2016 earned more than $687,000 in scholarship funds, and was the largest graduating class in the history of the school with more than 176 students receiving diplomas.

Students walked the stage in a traditional graduation ceremony with district partner, Mapleton Public Schools.

“We are so proud of our graduates and what they have accomplished, and wish them continued success as they move on to college and other endeavors,” said the academy’s Principal Chaille Hymes. “It has been exciting to watch their growth and how they have thrived in this learning environment. We believe the experience with Connections Academy will fully prepare them for all the exciting challenges ahead.”

According to a May press release, the academy, referred to as ColoCA, combines Colorado-certified teachers, an award-winning curriculum, technology tools, engaging electives and social experiences to create a supportive online learning program for families and students seeking an individualized approach to education.

ColoCA is a network of two online schools (Colorado Connections Academy @ Mapleton and Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango) serving students statewide.

ColoCA is hosting free in-person and online information sessions for families interested in learning more about the program. A complete list of events is available at www.ColoradoConnectionsAcademy.com/Events or by calling (800) 382-6010.

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