Alabama Connections Academy News

  • July 12, 2021 – ALCA teacher, Ashley St Cyr, shares tips to avoid summer learning loss during this Talk of Alabama WBMA-TV segment.
  • March 10, 2021 – ALCA teacher, Casey McLemore, chosen as a Teacher of the Year by Limestone County Schools. Read more in The News Courier.
  • March 6, 2021 – ALCA third grade teacher, Erica Dahm, chosen as a Teacher of the Year by Limestone County Schools. Read more in The News Courier.
  • February 27, 2021 – ALCA opens enrollment for the 2021-22 school year, seventh grader ShaKynah Davis shares tips for those news to online education. Learn more on WAFF-TV.
  • October 12, 2020 – ALCA counselor Dr. Jessica Quaife talks about the signs and symptoms of bullying to kick off National Bullying Prevention Month during WAFF-TV segment.
  • September 15, 2020 – ALCA teacher Stephanie Machado talks about the benefits of teaching in a virtual program during WAFF-TV segment.
  • August 27, 2020 – ALCA teacher Stephanie Machado and student Sienna Stine talk about the benefits of online school during ABC 33/40 News interview.
  • June 19, 2020 – ALCA graduate Larene Lane commends her school for celebrating the Class of 2020, even though graduation was moved online, in this article.
  • April 1, 2020 – ALCA Principal Jodie Dean shares learning at home tips in The News Courier commentary piece. 
  • December 4, 2019 – ALCA student Rylee Montgomery to join Auburn University's equestrian team for 2020-21 season. Learn more on Auburn Tigers
  • November 2, 2019 – ALCA student Alyssa Olivia Field credits online school for her being able to realize her dreams to be on the big screen. Read more on the Dothan Eagle
  • August 2, 2019 – ALCA teacher Stephanie Adams chats with WZDX about the online school option and how she's able to have more one-on-one instruction with her students
  • June 12, 2019 – ALCA is a great fit for the Bokash family! From personalized attention to flexibility to socialization opportunities, Learning Coach Debra Bokash shares her favorite aspects of the program in this News Courier feature
  • November 6, 2018 — ALCA student Jayden Baltazar gets the independent learning and teacher support he needs to succeed with online school! Learning Coach Crystal shares their experience in the opelika-auburn news
  • October 24, 2018 — ALCA student Kristi Kadel is thriving in online school! hear from the family and principal Jodie Dean about the school's individualized approach to education. Learn more in the lagniappe mobile
  • 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 11, 2017 — ALCA principal Jodie Dean discusses the new online school option for Alabama families. Learn more on the WBRC
  • 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
  • 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


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