FAIRBORN — Fairborn Digital Academy staff, students and friends recently celebrated the graduation of 34 seniors at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall in Fairborn.
FDA holds graduation ceremonies twice each year for students who meet the State of Ohio requirements for a high school diploma during each semester.
The June 2017 graduates of Fairborn Digital Academy are: Tayler Lane Ames; Devin Leveck; Ariana M. Battles; Nicole Jennifer Dawn McDaniel; Madison Kenidy Boyer; Jade Madison Moore; Jason A. Brenner; Jason Cedric O’Laughlin; Rachael Suzette Brewer; Cierra Da’Shay Plump; Brandon Dylan Burke; Alex J. Porumb; Alenia Kay Cart; Zoe Jaye Potter; Talan David Crum; Haley Anne-Marie Pyles; Makayla Gayle Dixon; Kayla Marie Rhodes; Malēēa Jade Dixon; Joseph W. Routt; Breanna Michelle Fanning; Waylon Kent Simpson; Madison Noelle Farmer; Ricki Lee Smith; Sierra Makenzie Ferrell; Sydney Anne Stenzel; Zachary T. Harrington; Deja O. Stockton; Jaden Riley Jeppson; Kaitlyn Dawn Thompson; Kyle Knight; Elisabeth Waite; Adam James Leggett; and Dustin Cole Williams.
Stenzel was the valedictorian, while salutatorian honors went to Zoe Potter. This completes the class of 2017 after having 16 graduates in January.
Fairborn Digital Academy, a public community school, was founded in 2002 by Robert Grimshaw to provide an alternative to traditional high school for students in grades 9–12. Students may enroll from Fairborn and contiguous school districts. The “online-plus-class time” school setting is ideal for students who, for various reasons, thrive in a smaller, more focused environment.
“Depending on the program that is right for the student, we offer the flexibility that many of our students and their families need to get through high school,” said Erik Tritsch, principal of FDA. “A traditional high school setting is not optimum for every student. We make an effort to be aware of individual differences that may make learning and succeeding a challenge, and we address those issues for each student.”
“FDA is a top-rated drop out recovery school in the state due to our ability to help students overcome obstacles. We see the school as an opportunity for struggling – or excelling – students to be successful based on their own timetables. Our students are excelling in certain environments that we are able to provide. It’s all due to the efforts of our students and their coaches,” Tritsch added.
For more information about the Fairborn Digital Academy, contact the office at 937-879-0511, or visit at http://fairborndigital.us.