PARADE and CLIP students graduate

  • Written by Leanne Christensen, RSD

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2012 Riverview School District CLIP Program graduates. Front row: Katherine Ann Owen, Yesica Lepe Ramos, Elisa Marie Carter, Yesenia Lizzeth Lepe Ramos, Ana Karen Alia, Domineque Lynn Marie Anderson, Mrs. Christina Malm. Back row: Jordan Marie Reed-Edstrom, David William Herbert, Alex Saul Avalos, Etta Kathleen Andrea Mehrens, Tyler Wyatt Jordan, José Miguel Clavel. Not pictured: Jason Daniel Barton. Photo by Leanne Christensen
The auditorium and commons at Cedarcrest High School has been quite a busy place recently, with impressive plays and musical productions, senior slide shows, award nights and baccalaureate celebrations.

The inspiring tributes and celebrations continued on Monday, June 11th as the Riverview PARADE  ( Parents and Riverview Actively Delivering Education) and CLIP (Contracted Learning for Individual Pacing) programs celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2012.

These two unique and progressive programs are part of Riverview’s notable alternative educational offerings. The K-12 PARADE Program was created to support families who choose to home-educate their children, in collaboration with the school district.

The emphasis of the  program is “to develop passionate life-long learners, caring, respectful citizens, and strong networking support for the families involved.”

The CLIP Program has a  mission to provide a strong individualized educational opportunity for students in grades 11-12 who are seeking an alternative way to earn a high school diploma.

CLIP has been highly successful in graduating over 170 students over the past 16 years.

During the graduation program CLIP graduate Domineque Anderson spoke to the promise of what tomorrow will hold for all graduates, their dreams, their goals and aspirations.

PARADE grads (and teacher) are: Hannah Haymond, Nick Del Degan, Mrs. Marshall, Austin Almquist, Ashlynn Hamlin and Chloe Valdez. Photo by Leanne Christensen
PARADE student speaker Nick Del Degan shared of his appreciation for the educational opportunities available to himself and his fellow graduates, encouraging them and the audience to “live in appreciation for the moment and truly embrace the importance of this very special day.”

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