Arizona Connections Academy News July 9, 2016 — ACA and Hillcrest Prep student DeAndre Ayton shines at the Peach Jam basketball tournament. Learn more about this top basketball prospect in the Augusta Chronicle June 2016 — Students graduate from ACA during an in-person commencement ceremony. View announcements of several members of the Class of 2016 in the White Mountain Independent and Florence Reminder May 19, 2016 — Read commencement speeches by ACA student speaker Taylor Kepler and ACA alum Emily Martin, delivered during the school's in-person graduation ceremony May 17, 2016 — ACA student and Hillcrest Prep basketball player Dontez Thomas improves his academics and earns a scholarship to Fort Lewis College. Learn more on AZ Central March 14, 2016 — ACA student and No. 1-rated high school basketball player DeAndre Ayton is using the flexibility of online school to pursue his dreams! Hear from DeAndre and Hillcrest Prep program director Matt Allen about the team's use of the online school in USA Today High School Sports March 8, 2016 — ACA student Thomas Szczepaniak earns his Eagle Scout rank for his project building a new shade structure at the local animal shelter, reports the Park Pioneer February 1, 2016 — In this Arizona Republic op-ed, ACA teachers Karen Fullmer, Deanna Woerner and Steve Wilmot offer tips for parents helping their students with math January 24, 2016 — In this Valley Views interview, ACA Principal Kerri Wright discusses school choice in Arizona, how the online school option works, and why it can be a great fit for many types of students December 30, 2015 — ACA teacher Lyndsey Croyle discusses new reading standards and how parents can help their students become active readers in this East Valley Tribune op-ed November 27, 2015 — ACA student Blaise Becker is able to focus on his dream--becoming a pro ice hockey player--thanks to the flexibility of online school! Learn more about Blaise in this FOX Sports profile piece November 2015 — ACA Reads for the Record! Principal Kerri Wright and former BMX pro rider John Parker discuss the reading challenge event in The Gilbert Sun (pg 36) October 30, 2015 — ACA Principal Kerri Wright comments on the online school's student-teacher interaction in this AZ Central piece, "School options: How to choose an online school in Arizona" October 22, 2015 — ACA students participate in a special Read for the Record reading session and get some advice from former pro BMX rider and X Games judge John Parker! Learn more on APlus.com October 15, 2015 — ACA student Ricky Helmboldt and siblings can balance competitive swimming and schoolwork with online education! Principal Kerri Wright, counselor Misty Little and Learning Coach Dianna Ranelli discuss the benefits of ACA on Arizona Public Media September 6, 2015 — In this KGUN segment, ACA Learning Coach Dianna Helmboldt discusses how the online school's flexibility works best for her family and helps her children succeed in both academics and athletics. August 3, 2015 — "Logging on" to Learn: Online School Students Head Back to School with ACA July 2, 2015 — ACA student and singer-songwriter Maddie McLeod uses the flexibility of online school to perform locally! Learn more about the teen in the Peoria Times June 5, 2015 — WomenYouShouldKnow sits down with ACA graduate Ria Cheruvu to learn about her journey from advanced toddler to Harvard-bound tween, and how she stays grounded and thankful June 5, 2015 — Next stop—Harvard! Hear from ACA graduate Ria Cheruvu, her father and several teachers as they discuss Ria's academic journey and future plans on AZ Central June 2, 2015 — Senior Arianna Kurtz graduates from ACA, reports the Scottsdale Independent May 29, 2015 — From online school to Harvard at age 11! ACA student Ria Cheruvu is the Class of 2015 valedictorian, headed to Harvard to study neural cryptography. Read Ria's incredible story on KPHO May 29, 2015 — ACA valedictorian and student prodigy Ria Cheruvu discusses her journey through school and her plans for the future in this KNXV interview May 29, 2015 — Additional coverage of ACA valedictorian and student prodigy Ria Cheruvu on Seventeen magazine April 23, 2015 — Online school is a perfect bit for busy singer songwriter Maddie McLeod! As Maddie tells the Glendale Star, she uses the flexibility of ACA to pursue a career in music April 18, 2015 — ACA teacher Tabatha Jackson offers tips for students to prepare for Arizona's state tests in this East Valley Tribune op-ed April 2, 2015 — People magazine features ACA student prodigy Ria Cheruvu, set to begin college at 11 years old! The family and teacher Daniel Bergher discuss Ria's exceptional academic journey and how online school enabled her to excel at her own pace March 20, 2015 — With the flexibility of online school, ACA student Maddie McLeod can balance her education with a busy performance, recording and songwriting career! Learn more about Maddie on AZ Central January 20, 2015 — ACA Principal Kerri Wright discusses the importance of education options in this East Valley Tribune letter to the editor: "School choice empowers families"