A group of San Marcos eighth graders recently gathered at the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos for a very special promotion ceremony. The new eighth grade graduates were students of California Virtual Academies (CVA) @ San Diego’s middle school program, and completed their middle school studies via online classrooms with full-time teachers and individual learning plans. The promotion ceremony was a rare opportunity to see their classmates and teachers in person. Many intend to continue with the online academy for high school.

This year’s CVA @ San Diego high school class of 2015 also celebrated their graduation, with almost 250 students gathering for an in-person recognition of their achievements. The students are looking forward to future endeavors, with some of them attending universities across the country. Higher education destinations include University of California San Diego, San Francisco State University, Oklahoma State University, and George Washington University.