Summerville High/Connections Academy will graduate the class of 2014 tonight at 8pm at the baseball field as opposed to the football field, which is currently under renovation.
Summerville High School Principle, David Johnstone, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
Tonight’s ceremony will conclude with a fireworks show.
Johnstone urges the public to arrive early as the parking spots and seats will fill up quickly. There will be shuttle service from the Westside parking lot beginning at 6:30 PM and the shuttle will transport people back to the Westside parking lot after the ceremony.
Connections Visual & Performing Arts Academy is a Charter School that shares the campus with Summerville Public High School. Any student from seventh through the twelfth grade is eligible to apply to attend regardless of where they live.
A Charter School is a public high school that is funded by attendance, just like every other public school. Connections Academy students are public school students.
This type of shared and integrated campus experience is so rare that there may only be two or three other high schools in the state of California with a similar situation.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.