Wyoming Connections Academy celebrates graduation

For the Telegram
Posted 6/7/24

CODY – Wyoming Connections Academy, Wyoming’s leading tuition-free, online program for students in grades K-12, celebrated the graduating Class of 2024 at the Cody Auditorium on …

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Wyoming Connections Academy celebrates graduation


CODY – Wyoming Connections Academy, Wyoming’s leading tuition-free, online program for students in grades K-12, celebrated the graduating Class of 2024 at the Cody Auditorium on Saturday, June 1. Students, family, friends and faculty gathered to honor the 58 graduating students during the in-person commencement ceremony.

Wyoming Connections Academy’s Class of 2024 consists of graduates from many cities and towns across the state including Cheyenne, Green River, Jackson, Rock Springs, and more, who received high-quality online programming. Among the graduating class, more than 41 percent of students plan to attend two-or four-year colleges or universities, nearly 19 percent plan to receive vocational training, eight percent have plans to enter the workforce and others plan to travel or take a gap year. The graduating class was awarded more than $220,000 in scholarships and awards.

“It is a great privilege to have witnessed the Class of 2024 tackle challenges head on, accomplish their goals, and strive for excellence,” said Shannon Siebert, principal of Wyoming Connections Academy. “Today marks a significant milestone in their lives and while one chapter is ending, they are ready to embark on a brand-new adventure. With great joy and sense of pride, I wish these students the best of luck and congratulations.”

Wyoming Connections Academy serves over 600 students in grades K-12 statewide, emphasizing both academics and fundamental life skills that will benefit students beyond the virtual classroom. The program’s state-certified teachers are trained to bring their skills and personality to the virtual environment, facilitating meaningful connections with their students and families. Wyoming Connections Academy also provides students with flexible learning plans that can be tailored based on the individual’s specific needs.

Blake Abbey, Jackson resident and Class of 2024 graduate, has truly enjoyed her experience with Wyoming Connections Academy. “I like the flexibility of the curriculum. I was looking for an environment where I could grow and find stability in scheduling,” said Blake. “Wyoming Connections Academy has strengthened my time management skills and self-discipline because it’s up to each student to get their schoolwork completed.” Blake plans to attend Roanoke College in Virginia this fall.

At Wyoming Connections Academy, students have access to a wide range of advanced courses, both in-person and virtual extracurricular activities, and flexible scheduling options that support a hands-on approach to learning. Those who enroll in the program join a collaborative community of their fellow students and educators that provides a welcoming, distraction-free learning environment.

Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is now open for students in grades K-12. Families interested in Wyoming 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. For more information about Wyoming Connections Academy, please call 800-382-6010 or visit the website at www.WyomingConnectionsAcademy.com.

Among the Class of 2024 are local graduates from Goshen, including: 

David Eaton

Sidwell Petersen