This year’s graduating class marked a milestone. Recently, we held our 10th annual graduation ceremony and celebrated more than 600 graduates since opening in 2008.
As you might know, our students attend school full time virtually from the comfort of their homes. Because we are a statewide school, graduates came from all different regions of Idaho to attend the ceremony. In order to accommodate, we hosted two centrally located ceremonies in Boise on June 1 and Sandpoint on June 4.
About the Ceremonies
About 70 students earned a high school diploma with iSucceed during the 2017–18 school year. Our students clad in traditional royal blue gowns walked across the state to shake hands and accept their well-earned diplomas. It was a particularly exciting event as many of the students met their classmates and instructors face-to-face for the first time, after years of communicating by phone, and in virtual classrooms.
“Our graduation ceremonies are very special to the students, parents and staff to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our students in person,” said Executive Director Katie Allison. “This year was an exciting year to see students graduate from all four quarters with several early graduates as well.”
Among the students, 26 percent were early graduates, meaning they successfully completed all credits required to earn a high school diploma quicker than the traditional four-year time period. Four students were able to graduate a full year early. To learn more about graduating early, check out this article.
About iSucceed Virtual High School
iSucceed was founded in 2008 by a group of caring, concerned parents and community members who came together to provide an alternative option to traditional public schools. The school was created out of a vision that every Idaho student has a right to receive a quality education in a setting that best fits their needs. As a result, students who attend iSucceed have a wide variety of backgrounds, with many being credit deficient while others seek a challenge, wishing to accelerate their education.
“Through the years, I’ve seen several sets of students go through all four years with us, and I’ve been inspired by their motivation and tenacity,” said Allison. “I’ve also been so pleased to know the iSucceed teachers and staff as they are some of the finest I’ve ever worked with.”