Ms. Jones

Nicona Jones


Master of Science, John Brown University, Guidance and Counseling; Bachelor of Science, University of Central Arkansas, Psychology

Ms. Jones has been counseling for over 12 years. This is her first year at Arkansas Connections Academy where she primarily works with tenth graders. 

Why I Became a School Counselor

My mom, a retired teacher, inspired my love of lifelong learning and working in the educational field. She always made sure her students knew they were capable, valued, accepted, and loved.

The Online Learning Experience 

Everyone from the staff to the teachers to the students is so supportive of one another. Arkansas Connections Academy has done a fantastic job of fostering respectful and supportive relationships within the school and community, helping our students develop a sense of belonging. Students are more likely to be academically motivated, to develop social and emotional skills, and to avoid a number of problem behaviors in this type of positive environment. 

The Benefits of K–12 Online Learning

On top of the flexible schedule, an education at Arkansas Connections Academy prepares students for a bright and successful future by allowing them the opportunity to be self-motivated and disciplined learners, which will greatly benefit them in college and/or their career. 

Arkansas Connections Academy is full of caring people who are committed to helping your student reach their full potential. 

— Ms. Jones


I am an outdoorsy people-person! I love to get out and explore our beautiful state with my three children, friends, and family. We enjoy going hiking, camping, floating, concerts, museums, and sporting events.