Final Day For Summerville / Connections Academy
After today, Summerville High School and Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy will be out for the Summer.
Diana Harford, Principal for Connections Academy was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
The class of 2013 will graduate tomorrow night @ 8 PM at Thorsted Field. Friday night’s ceremony will conclude with a fireworks show.
Harford 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.
During the Summer, Harford will have a few weeks off to recharge and then prepare for the new school season beginning August 14th.
Connections 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 year, 234 students were enrolled with Connections Academy. Harford projects the same number of students again in 2013-2014, with thirty-two students enrolled in the seventh and eighth grade.
According to Harford, 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 every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47 AM.