Arizona Connections Academy School News

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  • 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 and watch the video 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"

  • January 12, 2015 — ACA student Gisele Bethea is heading to NYC to train with the American Ballet Theater! Learn more on AZ Family News

  • December 14, 2014 — Learn more about a recent National Honor Society service trip to pack food boxes for the needy in this East Valley Tribune article

  • November 24, 2014 — ACA student Ria Chevuru and her family discuss growing up as a gifted child, her hobbies and future plans, and how online school helps Ria excel at her own pace in this KPHO video segment

  • November 12, 2014 — ACA gifted student Ria Cheruvu is featured on MTV News!

  • November 5, 2014 — ACA student Ria Cheruvu is set to graduate high school at age 11! The gifted student discusses her plans for the future and current hobbies in the East Valley Tribune

  • August 11, 2014 — ACA gifted student Ria Cheruvu is only 10 years old, but she's taking 10th grade-level courses! The family discusses how online learning helps Ria excel at her own pace in this AZ Family segment

  • June 24, 2014 — Students Chelsey Cryder and Sarah Rohan graduate from ACA! Learn more about the Class of 2014 in the White Mountain Independent

  • June 20, 2014 — ACA Hosts Traditional Graduation for Virtual School Students

  • April 21, 2014 — Connections Academy's Earth Day Quiz Bowl Challenge—a fun education trivia game for students— is the featured activity on Arizona School Boards Association's website

  • March 12, 2014 — Jewish News joins ACA student Catherine Callis at an author reading and presentation of the book “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust”

  • January 28, 2014 — ACA Principal Kerri Wright urges parents throughout the state to explore all the educational options available to their families in this Arizona Ed News piece

  • January 6, 2014 — Principal Kerri Wright discusses online kindergarten with ACA on KPHO Morning News!

  • January 1, 2014 — ACA graduate Lyndsey Fry will represent Team USA in the 2014 Winter Olympics, reports ABC 15 Arizona