Minnesota Connections Academy News

  • August 14, 2017 — MNCA student Carley Clover uses the flexibility of online school to balance education and theater performances! Principal Melissa Gould and mom Tricia discuss the online model and benefits of the program on Twin Cities Live

  • June 29, 2017 — MNCA leadership team participates in annual summer retreat. Learn more in the Saint Paul Patch

  • June 15, 2017 — From elementary to high school, Connections Academy graduates among a new generation to complete academic journey exclusively online. Learn more in the PR Web

  • June 15, 2017 — Grant Rubietta graduates from MNCA. Learn more about Grant in the Minneapolis Patch

  • June 13, 2017 — Student Maria Carlson is among many MNCA graduates. Learn more about the online school and the graduating class of 2017 in the Oakdale Patch

  • June 12, 2017 — Minnesota Connections Academy celebrates the class of 2017 at an in-person commencement ceremony in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Learn more in PR Web

  • June 11, 2017 — MNCA graduate Alexandra Robinson reflects on her decision to switch to online school in this Laker & Pioneer letter to the editor

  • June 6, 2017 — MNCA upcoming graduate Grant Rubietta will graduate at age 15! Learn more about the family and Grant's unique education journey on WCCO-TV

  • May 31, 2017 — MNCA student Phillip Atkinson uses the flexibility of online school to train and compete globally in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Learn more about Phillip on KARE-TV

  • May 23, 2017 — MNCA upcoming graduate Alexandra Robinson writes a letter to the editor about her positive experience at the online school. Learn more in the Plymouth Patch

  • May 22, 2017 — MNCA Assistant Principal Brad Swanson congratulates the Class of 2017 in this Woodbury Patch letter to the editor

  • May 22, 2017 — MNCA Principal Melissa Gould congratulates students as they prepare for their in-person commencement ceremony. Learn more in the Saint Paul Patch

  • April 7, 2017 — MNCA student Maddie Carter uses the flexibility of online school to earn college credits! Learn more about the family's experience with online school for Maddie and her older brother in the Echo Press

  • April 2, 2017 — MNCA student Phillip Ingvalson earns silver at the 2017 International Brazilian Jiujitsu Federation Pan Championship. Learn more about Phillip in the Pine and Lakes

  • March 29, 2017 — MNCA enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is underway. Learn more about MNCA in the Lakeville Patch

  • March 28, 2017 — MNCA student Kalli Rose Hedlund will compete in Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant. Learn more in the Echo Journal

  • February 17, 2017 — MNCA student Kiera Hudrlik and teacher Katie Stotko discuss the school's Valentine's Day volunteer trip to a local senior center, reports Owatonna

  • February 15, 2017 — MNCA students deliver Valentine's Day cards to assisted living residents, reports KBJR, Duluth Budgeteer, Duluth News Tribune, and Saint Paul Patch

  • February 15, 2017 — MNCA student Kailey Trottier and student council members host a Winter Warm Up event. Learn more about this event in the Lillie News

  • February 2017 — MNCA student Nygel Witherspoon receives a 1st prize and opportunity to perform with the Minnesota Orchestra after his performance at the School Music Auditions competition. Learn more about Nygel on Young People's Symphony Concert Association

  • January 26, 2017 — MNCA celebrates National School Choice Week, reports Apple Valley Patch

  • January 2017 — Learn more about MNCA graduate Sarah Abdon, one of only 15 statewide winners of the National Center for Women & Information Technology’s Women in Computing award, in Maple Grove magazine

  • December 21, 2016 — MNCA Student Council hosts a Winter Warm Up event for classmates, reports St. Paul Patch

  • December 20, 2016 — MNCA students enjoy their own STEM Day at the school's office, reports the Lakeville Patch

  • December 7, 2016 — MNCA students enjoy a field trip to the National Eagle Center, reports St. Paul Patch

  • November 23, 2016 — MNCA students enjoy a field trip to the Sea Life Aquarium, reports St. Michael Patch

  • November 7, 2016 — MNCA families enjoy a field trip to Interstate Park, reports Forest Lake Times

  • October 30, 2016 — During this WCCO-AM radio segment, MNCA student Olivia Pierce shares her previous experience with bullying and discusses her "Raise Your Crown Against Bullying" campaign and how parents can help their children navigate bullying situations (interview is included in the 1:00 PM broadcast segment and begins at 1:35 PM)

  • October 9, 2016 — MNCA student Gavin Nienaber stars in an upcoming production of "Billy Elliot the Musical." Learn more about Gavin in Billy Elliot the Musical

  • October 5, 2016 — MNCA students volunteer at Feed My Starving Children, reports the Eagan Patch

  • October 1, 2016 — MNCA student Olivia Pierce is recognized as one of five featured students taking a stand against bullying in the Parade magazine

  • September 30, 2016 — MNCA students tour the University of Minnesota campus, reports the Maple Grove Patch

  • September 21, 2016 — MNCA student Carley Clover presents the Overall Excellence Award at the Ivey Awards in Minneapolis. Learn more about Carley in the Maple Grove Patch

  • September 19, 2016 — MNCA student Gavin Nienaber takes the lead in the upcoming production of "Billy Elliot - The Musical." Learn more about Gavin in the Lakeville Patch

  • August 17, 2016 — MNCA special education teacher Brandi Curran discusses teaching in the online environment and her close relationships with students. Learn more about online school from Brandi in the Vadnais Heights Press

  • July 19, 2016 — MNCA student Phillip Ingvalson uses the flexibility of online school to participate in jiujitsu competitions and training, reports the Echo Journal

  • July 18, 2016 — MNCA teacher Katie Welsh discusses the online school model, and how students can socialize and thrive with this education option, during this Twelve TV segment

  • July 2016 — MNCA recent graduate Sarah Abdon used the flexibility of online school to pursue her interest in the STEM field. Learn more about this grad in the Press & News and the Maple Grove Patch

  • July 1, 2016 — MNCA recent graduate Anna Bastyr discusses her experience addressing the Class of 2016 in this Farmington Independent piece

  • July 2016 — MNCA student Jay Soulen discusses his journey to the theater and his current performance in "Beauty and the Beast" during this Lake Minnetonka magazine interview

  • June 21, 2016 — Thanks to MNCA, students Gavin Nienaber amd Carley Clover pursue theater passions without sacrificing a high-quality education

  • June 16, 2016 — MNCA senior Sarah Abdon is a 2016 Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing Awards state award winner! Learn more about the honor and Sarah's accomplishments on Advance IT Minnesota

  • June 8, 2016 — During this KYMN interview, MNCA teacher Emily Johnston discusses the benefits of going to school online, how students socialize, and the many types of students that choose this education option

  • May 31, 2016 — MNCA student Gabriel Jarrod raises $20,000 for neighborhood playground equipment! The family discusses their 3-year service project during this KAAL segment

  • May 27, 2016 — Student Clarissa Kvare, now succeeding in online school, and family participate in the 2016 national epilepsy walk. Learn more in the Perham Focus

  • May 7, 2016 — MNCA student Zechariah Scott Wilson Ritchheart earns his Eagle Scout award for his project cleaning and painting a local church, reports The Examiner

  • April 18, 2016 — MNCA Special Education teacher Brandi Curran discusses the benefits of learning through technology with KQDS during a local info session

  • March 22, 2016 — MNCA students Katharine Davis and Abigail Thelen qualify for the state history competition with their documentary, "Kids Encountering the Great Depression"! Learn more in the Eden Prairie News and Eden Prairie Patch

  • March 16, 2016 — MNCA students and families volunteer at Feed My Starving Children, reports the Inver Grove Heights Patch

  • March 10, 2016 — MNCA student Katrina Frazey wins Curator's Choice for her film at an annual youth media competition! Hear from the family about their positive experience with online school in the Stillwater Patch

  • March 8, 2016 — MNCA opens enrollment for 2016-17 school year, reports the Maple Grove Patch

  • February 12, 2016 — MNCA student Katharine Davis is taking advantage of the online school model! The family and Assistant Principal Brad Swanson discuss benefits of this education option and some common misconceptions of online learning on KEYC

  • January 9, 2016 — In this Star Tribune profile, MNCA student Abigail Opstad and her mother describe how they transformed Abigail's bedroom into a personalized study space