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Massachusetts Mayflower Academy Celebrates 2019 Graduates

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Boston — June 24, 2019 — Massachusetts Mayflower Academy, a nonprofit full-time online private high school powered by The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.), is honoring the Graduating Class of 2019, its second class of graduates. Johanna Levie, Kerry Fitzgerald, Alexander Silveri and Yalith Axelson graduated from the academy on June 6.

“It is very rewarding to congratulate another dedicated, hard-working class of seniors at Massachusetts Mayflower Academy,” said Carol Ribeiro, President & CEO. “This year’s graduating class is a representation of how online learning can be invaluable to students with diverse goals and interests, from aspiring dancers and culinary masters, to future physical therapists. We wish our students much success in college and beyond and look forward to discovering what the future holds for them as they pursue their dreams. We know their futures will be bright!”

Levie successfully balanced working her enrollment in Massachusetts Mayflower Academy with training in classical ballet at the Joffrey Academy of Dance in Chicago. Levie will be participating in an intensive dance program at the Milwaukee Ballet for the summer and returning to Joffrey Ballet next year.

Fitzgerald plans to focus on her passion for the culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University. JWU, located in Providence, Rhode Island, is well known for its culinary arts program and is the largest food service educator in the world.

Silveri has been accepted to four different colleges and plans to take a gap year after graduation to consider his options. Silveri received his diploma at an in-person ceremony hold on June 6th.  Massachusetts Mayflower Academy faculty and administration were on hand to celebrate his achievements, along with members of his immediate and extended family.

Axelson will be attending Boston University next year. She has been accepted into their Physical Therapy program. US News & World Report ranks the Boston University Doctor of Physical Therapy program as among the top 6% in the nation.

Massachusetts Mayflower Academy is dedicated to serving its students and helping them graduate from high school and succeed in life by providing an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment that meets the needs of students and families. Students enrolled in Massachusetts Mayflower Academy work entirely online, but they aren’t working alone. Students form connections with their teachers, peers, and mentors. Along with the collaborative nature of the academy’s classes, students are supported by certified teachers, a guidance counselor, a school liaison and a learning coach, all overseen by the school’s leadership team. The academy emphasizes personal connections with families. The school’s “high-touch” model supports students and ensures they have the greatest chance for success.

“We’re excited to watch our Massachusetts Mayflower Academy seniors enter the next chapter of their lives,” said Carol Ribeiro, President & CEO. We know the skills they’ve developed during their time with us will help them be creative, independent, lifelong learners prepared to live and work in our global society.”

About Massachusetts Mayflower Academy and The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.)

Massachusetts Mayflower Academy (http://vhslearning.org/mma/massachusetts-mayflower-academy) is an online private school, accredited by AdvancED. The school enrolls students from across the US and around the world in its full-time, online, diploma-granting high school program. The school offers more than 200 teacher-led online courses taught by certified teachers, including AP courses and unique electives, through its parent organization, The Virtual High School. The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.) is an online learning pioneer. Since 1996, the nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts has set the standard for quality online education. The Virtual High School is accredited by MSA-CESS and AdvancED and courses are NCAA-approved. VHS also meets the educational needs of schools through custom course development and individualized course offerings. For more information, visit www.vhslearning.org or call (978) 897-1900.

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