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George Washington University Online High School Honors 2016 Graduates at In-person ceremony

Online college preparatory academy students garner over $2.6 million dollars in scholarships --

ASHBURN, Va., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The George Washington University Online High School (GWUOHS) will recognize the Class of 2016 on Saturday, June 25, in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom at the GWU Foggy Bottom Campus. This year, 28 students will receive their high school diploma from the online preparatory school, which serves students in grades 6-12.

GWUOHS is an online college preparatory academy for motivated students who are willing to be challenged to become the best students and persons they can be. Students receive a flexible, individualized education attuned to their own needs and goals with small class sizes and intensive college counseling. GWUOHS provides courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as elective and Advanced Placement® courses, and the innovative Journeys Symposium, a seven year sequence of courses that promotes self-awareness, leadership, service, and personal success.

The GWUOHS Class of 2016 earned a combined total of more than $2.6 million in college scholarships, far eclipsing the 2015 total of a million dollars. Graduates are expected to pursue higher education at institutions including Johns Hopkins University, Virginia Tech, the University of California, George Washington University and the American University of Paris, among others.

The commencement speaker for the ceremony on Saturday will be Dr. Michael Feuer, former executive director of the Division of Behavioral Social Sciences and Education, Presidential appointee to the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Science and author of numerous works including the forthcoming book "The Rising Price of Objectivity: Philanthropy, Government, and the Future of Education Research".

"To instruct is to deliver material within the confines of a time period," said Staci Kimmons, Head of School at The George Washington University Online High School. "To teach is to impart a message with depth, inspiring a lifetime of learning. We are dedicated to teaching our students and the class of 2016 exemplifies what a dedicated teaching staff and a motivated student can accomplish."

GWUOHS counselors work with each student to develop his or her own Individualized Academic Plan (IAP), with personalized learning strategies that take full advantage of the range of course offerings and reflect assessments of skills, aptitude, and future goals. Upon matriculation The George Washington University (GW) provides GWUOHS students with unique benefits, including a dedicated admissions director to assist GWUOHS students with the university admissions process.

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