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Chandler Online Academy 2016 Graduation & Ceremony Information
 
Principal's Message
 
Welcome to Chandler Online Academy!  Please read more to learn about our incredible students and help us to acknowledge and celebrate the amazing fortitude each one has shown by completing all requirements to graduate from high school in our rigorous online school.  We have watched proudly, encouraging them along the way, as they discovered strength and discipline within in order to meet our highest expectations and achieve the extraordinary accomplishment of completing high school graduation requirements online.  Be sure to take a look at the list highlighting some of the schools and programs at which our graduating seniors will be attending following graduation. 
 
An impressive and diverse group of unique, gifted, and courageous students have enrolled with COA since we opened in 2011, to take all or some of their junior high or high school classes online.  Some started 9th grade with Chandler Online Academy and will (or already have) graduate this year, others joined us at some point in their 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade year.  Many of these students have gone above and beyond what is required, working extra hours and many weekends over the course of their time with us, often choosing to work through the summer, to graduate early and earn a COA diploma before the end of their senior year.  Many other full-time online students who are just as outstanding in character and tenacity, have made steady strides toward graduation in online classes, often completing honors and AP level courses, while pursuing other talents, passions, or interests, and taking advantage of the online setting that has allowed them to attend school from anywhere they have an internet connection and to go to class and learn new concepts, study, practice, and take tests/quizzes any time of day or night.  Some remarkable COA students have enrolled as full-time online students because it allows them the flexibility with schedule, location, and/or setting they need to recover from illness, surgery, or an accident, or while doing the difficult work that is required to overcome a challenging event or period in their life.  There are unique and independent students with think-outside-the-box minds who enrolled with COA as full-time online students because they just didn't like attending a large school campus or because they are able to focus, process, and learn the concepts presented to them most effectively when they can limit distractions and create the environment and routines that work best for their personality and learning style. 
 
Common among the students who have enrolled to attend COA at the point in their educational journey that has made the most sense for them and for reasons that are very unique to each, is the willingness to change, grow, adapt, and aspire in the important ways that are necessary to have success and reach goals in our online school setting.  We are so very proud of every student who completes online classes with Chandler Online Academy and we are confident that COA graduates will be a positive and constructive force in our communities, will be able to compete on a global level, and will emerge from high school equipped with skills and character that will make them supremely effective at anything they decide to pursue next.
 
Sincerely,
 
J'me Yee
Director, Chandler Online Programs
 
Some of the Colleges, Schools, & Programs COA Graduates Attend
Arizona State University, Software Engineering  Johns Hopkins, Molecular and Chemical Engineering
Arizona State University, Dermatology
Arizona State University, Bio-Science and Global StudiesNorthern Arizona University, PhysiologyUniversity of Chicago, Engineering
Arizona Statue University, Psychology Colorado University, Denver, Pre-Med, OB/GYNOregon State, Football Scholarship
Arizona State University, Pre-MedGrand Canyon University, EducationProfessional Ballet Company
University of Arizona, Sports MarketingBenedictine University, Business AdministrationMesa Community College, Nursing
Chandler-Gilbert Community College, ElectricianColorado State University, Pre-Law
FIDM, Los Angeles, Cinema Make-up 
Gateway Community College, SonographyChandler-Gilbert Community College, Medical TechnicianRio Salado Community College
 
2016 Graduation Ceremony Information
 
Rehearsal (student attendance required to participate in ceremony):  Friday, May 20, 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Location:  Perry High School's Auditorium 
 
Ceremony Date & Time:  Monday, May 23, 2016, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm **Seniors must arrive by 5:30pm 
Location:  Perry High School's Auditorium
 
Information to Order Senior Cap & Gown (must be ordered by April 1, 2016)

Parent(s) and Seniors of Chandler Online Academy - Class of 2016,

Jostens, your school’s provider for Cap & Gowns, Senior Announcements and Senior Class Rings has completed the custom order site for you to place your orders for all your graduation needs. Please log onto www.jostens.com and choose your school: Chandler Online Academy.  You will see many different items available to help you celebrate your senior year and graduation.

Every school across the entire country graduates at the exact same time, so it is important that we plan ahead and order now. Caps and gowns will be delivered at the graduation practice on May 20, 2016 in the Perry High School Auditorium (you will receive more information on this soon). Please place your order no later than April 1st to ensure delivery that day.

Frequently asked questions

1.  Where will my items, other than the cap and gown, deliver? All items will ship directly to the address you request online at www.jostens.com . Different items ship from different plant locations so you may receive multiple packages. If you are concerned regarding the delivery of products, call 1-800-Jostens.

2.   How many announcements do I need? Announcements should be sent to everyone with whom you want to share this exciting milestone. Our Graduation packages are designed with small quantities of announcements so it’s easy to add additional announcements to give you just the right amount. Please be sure to order your student’s items with the name you would like printed on the name cards and other personal items.

3.   What can I do if I have more questions? Call Jostens at 1-800-Jostens (567-8367). You may place your order over the phone as well.

 


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