CCA Graduates Celebrate Success

PA-based public cyber charter school grads earn more than $3.1 million in scholarships

Megan Earley, CCA, Media Relations

HARRISBURG - Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA), a public cyber charter school with more than 9,000 students in Pennsylvania, this week is honoring more than 685 graduates at four commencement ceremonies across Pennsylvania. The graduates of the Class of 2016 received more than $3.1 million in scholarships for their continued education.

The 2016 graduates comprise the last class to graduate as “Commonwealth Connections Academy” students. In February, the school announced that it is changing its name to Commonwealth Charter Academy.

CCA held graduation ceremonies in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and northeast Pennsylvania regions. The graduates, some of whom met their classmates in person for the first time, wore caps and gowns and walked across the stage to receive their diplomas in front of family, friends and classmates. The ceremonies were live streamed for those who could not attend. Graduates and their families attended a celebratory social gathering after the ceremonies.

In his graduation remarks, Dr. Maurice “Reese” Flurie, CEO of Commonwealth Charter Academy, challenged the graduates to become engaged citizens and to strive to make their communities better places to live.

“We need this generation to be a generation that looks to do good things for others and do so with kindness and compassion,” Flurie said. “Do not confuse compassion and kindness with weakness. Some of the strongest and toughest people are kind and gentle.”

CCA graduates go on to leading colleges and universities across the country, technical or occupational training, military service or directly into the workforce. CCA provides graduates a strong foundation for success in whichever field they choose after high school.

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