Great Lakes Cyber Academy News

  • April 12, 2017 — MICA Principal Bryan Klochack and GLCA Principal Heather Ballien comment on a recent virtual schools market report. Learn more in WZZM

  • February 24, 2017 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien comments on Governor Snyder’s proposed cyber school cuts. Learn more in the Capitol News Service

  • February 15, 2017 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses schooling options in this Detroit News op-ed: "A new approach to school absenteeism"

  • February 8, 2017 — GLCA Learning Coach Sandy Smith discusses her family's experience with online school and how is has helped her daughter thrive. Learn more in the MI Capitol Confidential

  • December 12, 2016 — GLCA student Tucker Mashue and his father Dennis share an update in The Midland Daily News from their cross-country road trip

  • December 8, 2016 — GLCA student Jana Stiffler heads to the Junior Olympics to compete in track. Learn more about Jana on WOOD TV

  • August 25, 2016 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien sits down with CW Detroit to explain the online school model, benefits of attending middle school online, and flexible pacing options available to students

  • August 17, 2016 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses frequent opportunities for parent engagement on WZZM13

  • August 16, 2016 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien speaks with Fox 17 on the growing number of students enrolling in online school

  • August 4, 2016 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses how the online school can individualize education during an interview with Fox 17

  • July 14, 2016 — GLCA Learning Coach Sandy Smith shares her family's virtual school success story during a trip to visit lawmakers in Washington DC, reports Watchdog.org

  • June 28, 2016 — GLCA graduate Jeffrey Crouch featured in piece, "Online school: Taking the road less traveled to academic success"

  • June 9, 2016 — GLCA recent graduate Hanuman Durina has great ambitions for life after high school! The civil air patrol member discusses his positive experience with online school and his plans for a future in politics on Hometown Life

  • May 23, 2016 — In this WGVU interview, GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses how the online school is individualizing education for students and announces the school's expansion to serve grades 6-8

  • April 25, 2016 — GLCA student Tucker Mashue and his father Dennis are off on a trip of a lifetime, crossing the country to visit National Parks and discuss their business with potential partners! Dennis discusses the trip and the importance of work training opportunities for people with disabilities in the Midland Daily News

  • March 17, 2016 — Statewide Online High School Great Lakes Cyber Academy Expands Services to Include Middle School

  • January 13, 2016 — GLCA student Tucker Mashue is thriving in the online high school environment! In this Midland Daily News feature piece, Principal Heather Ballien discusses the benefits of online education for autistic students, and Tucker and his father Dennis describe their growing microbusiness, "Tuck's Tooques"

  • October 22, 2015 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses the personalized learning available with online high school, the school's success, and reasons why students may come to GLCA during this WJRW interview

  • July 22, 2015 — GLCA student Evan Sumpter explains a day-in-the-life of an online high school student, and Principal Heather Ballien discusses how the school prepares students for college and career during this WWMT news segment

  • July 19, 2015 — GLCA celebrates the Class of 2015! Graduate Rebecca Ruby and Principal Heather Ballien discuss the benefits of completing high school online and the growth of this education option during a WILX video segment

  • June 25, 2015 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses the  unique benefits of the high school's pacing options and how students socialize in an online school during this WXMI in-studio interview

  • June 2015 — GLCA students meet one another on a visit to Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan. Learn more on American Towns.

  • May 18, 2015 — GLCA top graduates Mary and Sophia Vitello found the personalized, flexible education they were looking for with online high school! Hear from Principal Heather Ballien about the benefits of this education option and learn the future plans of the Class of 2015 Valedictorian and Salutatorian in this Lansing State Journal article.

  • April 2, 2015 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses the positive changes she's seen in students after switching to the online school in this Detroit News op-ed, "School choice benefits special needs students"

  • March 21, 2015 — GLCA staff offer tips for educational success in this WZZM piece, "3 ways to inspire your online learner"

  • February 4, 2015 — GLCA inducts students into the school's National Honor Society chapter! See photos of the induction on WZZM and Americantowns.com.