WALPOLE – Two Framingham students were among more than 250 seniors graduating in June from TEC Connections Academy (TECCA), the Commonwealth’s largest, public K-12 virtual school.
TEC Connections Academy enrollment has grown steadily from about 240 students seven years ago to nearly 2,700 today with students representing every county in Massachusetts.
The Framingham graduates were Lena Dupont and Alexis Falcon.
Using its experience and knowledge of online learning gained from seven years of virtual teaching, TEC Connections Academy held a digital graduation ceremony to honor the Class of 2021. An in-person graduation celebration was also offered to families who were able to join.
“In education everywhere, this 2020-2021 school year was a big challenge for parents, students and teachers, so we are especially pleased with our seniors as they move on to their future plans,” said superintendent Patrick Lattuca. “At TEC Connections Academy, we pride ourselves on providing a world-class education in the online environment, while also preparing our students to thrive in a changing world. I am honored to congratulate our graduates and their families, many of whom have been with us for their full, four-year high school experience.”
TEC Connections Academy is a tuition-free, online public school for K-12 students that offers a safe and social learning environment where empowered students direct their own educational journey. Teachers focus on emotional well-being and social development in addition to academics. They work closely with families to tailor curriculum to explore specific student interests and address particular needs. Students who enroll in the school join a collaborative community of their fellow students and educators that provides a welcoming, distraction-free learning environment.
Families who are interested in TEC Connections Academy are encouraged to attend an online information session to learn more, ask questions and discover if virtual school is the right fit for their student.
TEC Connections Academy (TECCA) is a unique, tuition-free, online public school for K-12 students across Massachusetts. Sponsored by The Education Cooperative (TEC), we create a high-quality educational experience that keeps students motivated and engaged in a safe, virtual learning environment. In addition to academics, teachers focus on emotional well-being and social development, working closely with families to help students learn how they learn best. Here, students gain the skills and confidence they need to direct their own educational journey, learning to thrive in the real world by first learning how to be resourceful and resilient. For more information, call 800–382–6010 or visit www.TECConnectionsAcademy.com.