At Alpha Omega Academy, you and your student can choose to participate in optional annual regional graduation ceremonies*. These festive cap-and-gown events include a traditional commencement ceremony and issuing of high school diplomas to graduating seniors. Bringing together AOA families and graduates, graduation ceremonies are a live event held in strategic locations across the country.
Culminating a student’s experience at AOA, graduation attendance is open to all full-time seniors who meet graduation requirements. All ceremonies are held in the spring (usually May and June), and dates will vary on an annual basis.
Although AOA is an online academy, we know the tradition of graduation is a life event to enjoy! That’s why our graduation ceremonies include all the same beloved, ceremonial elements that a traditional brick-and-mortar school ceremony would provide. Ceremonies include an inspirational keynote speaker, recognition of graduates, and a formal diploma presentation. Yes, AOA graduates walk across stage to receive their diploma! All ceremonies have a reception banquet with light refreshments for graduates, family members, and all other proud attendees.
Most families travel to attend AOA graduation ceremonies. So we choose regional locations that appeal to students and families as vacation destinations, with appealing local attractions. Locations change each year, based on attendance levels in a particular region. Announcements of locations are given to students at least six months prior to the ceremony, so families can plan to attend. In general, ceremonies are held at local churches. All family members are welcome to attend. In addition, current AOA families without a graduate can also attend to see what graduation ceremonies are like and to meet AOA students from their area. To get a list of graduation ceremony locations for the current year, call 800.682.7396.
Senior Day Away Field Trip
Explore together! Every graduation ceremony location offers the opportunity for a senior field trip option. Local area attractions are given as options to those graduates who are attending ceremonies, and families vote on which they’d like to visit. These day-long field trips are usually scheduled the day before the graduation ceremony and let students experience the culture of the regional graduation location. Past field trips have included museums, zoos, or monuments. Families of graduates are welcome! (Additional cost may be required and graduates must be accompanied by an adult.)
*Additional costs required for attending graduation ceremonies.
Do you have questions for our online academy about graduation ceremonies? Call us at 800.682.7396 or sign up for a free consultation to learn more about AOA!