Alabama Connections Academy News


  • August 16, 2018 — ALCA is the prefect learning environment for the Lanier family! Learning Coach Cassie and student Tyler discuss their experience with the online school, benefits, socialization, and accountability on WPMI

  • August 9, 2018 — ALCA Learning Coach Kimberly McLin shares her family's experience with online school, how it helps her daughter balance education and medical needs. Learn more on WTVY

  • August 7, 2018 — ALCA is the perfect learning environment for student Alexis Ethridge! Learning Coach Kimberly McLin shares how the online school helps their family balance education with medical challenges, appointments. Learn more in the Dothan Eagle

  • August 2, 2018 — ALCA allows student Grifen Brown to work at his own advanced pace. Learn more in the WZDX

  • August 2, 2018 — ALCA authorizer Limestone County School District's Brad Lewis discusses the online school partnership, benefits for students. Learn more in the News Courier

  • July 24, 2018 — ALCA Principal Jodie Dean discusses the rapid growth of the online school, reasons why families choose this option, and new program offerings. Learn more in the News Courier

  • July 9, 2018 — ALCA Assistant Principal Carrie Fox discusses the online school model, how teachers get to know their students and tailor the education experience on WALA-TV

  • May 24, 2018 — ALCA graduate Adia Foster found the flexible, quality education option she needed to thrive with online school! Learn more about the family and how Adia balanced schoolwork, autoimmune diseases in the Montgomery Advertiser

  • May 13, 2018 — ALCA Principal Jodie Dean reflects on the school's first year serving students in the News-Courier

  • February 22, 2018 — ALCA student Zoe Champion will be competing in Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen Pageant. Learn more about Zoe in the Anniston Star

  • January 25, 2018 — ALCA student Zoe Champion attends National School Choice Week rally and discusses reasons for switching to online school. Learn more in the WSFA and in the Insider Car News

  • January 23, 2018 — ALCA student Zoe Champion discusses her virtual school experience and upcoming National School Choice Week rally on WBRC and WBMA

  • January 4, 2018 — ALCA Principal Jodie Dean discusses the virtual school's growth, reasons why families enroll, and parent satisfaction in the News Courier

  • October 30, 2017 — ALCA offers a quality education option for families statewide! Hear from Principal Jodie Dean, the Tillman family, and the Craig family about the online school experience on WSFA

  • September 25, 2017 — ALCA Principal Jodie Dean and Learning Coach Claudia Brown discuss the start of the online school's first year and benefits for students. Learn more in the Decatur Daily and on WAFF

  • September 15, 2017 — ALCA celebrates its first year serving students with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony! Hear from Principal Jodie Dean, an enrolled student, and more in The News Courier

  • August 16, 2017 — Alabama families offered new education option with ALCA. Learn more in WZDX

  • August 11, 2017 — ALCA Principal Jodie Dean discusses the new online school option for Alabama families. Learn more on the WBRC

  • August 9, 2017 — ALCA Learning Coach Claudia Brown discusses the new online school. Learn more in the WAAY-TV Online

  • July 19, 2017 — ALCA is enrolling students for the school's first year. Learn more about the program from Principal Jodie Dean in the Dothan Eagle

  • July 13, 2017 — Families learn more about ALCA during an in-person information session - hear from Marketing Program Manager Alan Chapman on WDHN

  • July 12, 2017 — ALCA Principal Jodie Dean discusses the new online school available for Alabama students throughout the state. Learn more on WHNT-TV

  • July 12, 2017 — ALCA Principal Jodie Dean discusses the new online school option and benefits of learning online in the News Courier

  • July 10, 2017 — ALCA Principal Jodie Dean discusses the new online school, reasons why families may enroll, and her excitement for the upcoming year. Learn more in the Decatur Daily

  • June 27, 2017 — ALCA approved to serve Alabama students in grades K-12. Learn more in the Times-Journal

  • June 20, 2017 — ALCA hosts information session to inform families about the new online education option in the state! Hear from Marketing Program Manager TraKisha McNeil about how the program works on WHNT-TV

  • May 16, 2017 – New Tuition-Free Virtual Public School Approved to Serve Alabama Students in Grades K-12

  • November 2, 2016 – Connections Education Receives Four 2016 EDDIE Awards

  • September 28, 2016 – Connections Education Partners With Desmos to Offer Digital Math Calculator to Students in Grades 8-12

  • August 25, 2016 – Survey Finds Millennial Parents Supportive of DIY Approach to Education, Diverse School Options

  • July 28, 2016 – Annual Parent Survey Shows Overwhelming Satisfaction with Connections Academy Virtual Schools, Teachers and Curriculum

  • June 2016 – Online school: Taking the road less traveled to academic success

  • June 27, 2016 – Majority of Americans Feel K-12 Students, Families Should be Able to Choose Tuition-Free Online Learning Options to Meet Student Needs