St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Online Academy Celebrates Graduation

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Some future leaders in the Diocese of Brooklyn celebrated a milestone, 8th grade graduation!

The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Online Academy had its very first graduation Friday with a guest speaker from Rome: Brother Guy Consolmagno.

During the online ceremony, each of the 12 graduates offered a cherished memory from their 8th grade year, a wish for their fellow classmates and a brief look at their high school of choice.

The St. Thomas Aquinas Online Catholic Academy is the city’s only remote learning option.

The virtual kindergarten through eighth grade school is for students across the country.

The program first began in September of 2020 after COVID forced students to go remote. Some 2,400 students are enrolled.

After schools began to open again, the diocese realized the need for this kind of online learning were still there, and so the academy was made permanent.