Georgia Connections Academy News

  • August 9, 2018 — GACA student Madison Kenney is breaking down barriers, helping other young girls to pursue future careers in STEM. Learn more in the Atlanta Voice

  • August 1, 2018 — GACA Heather Robinson discusses the online school model. Learn more on WTVM

  • August 1, 2018 — GACA Executive Director Heather Robinson discusses the online school, variety of students that thrive in this setting, and parental involvement in the program. Learn more on WBAL-TV Part 1 and Part 2

  • June 8, 2018 — GACA student Madisyn Howard is in 5th grade, but she's already formed her own nonprofit! Learn more about her in the Fayette Woman

  • June 6, 2018 — GACA student Chance Simpson graduated at age 13 in the top 10% of his class! Hear from Chance and his parents about his academic journey on WAGA-TV and in the Georgia NewsDay

  • June 3, 2018 — GACA recent graduate Chance Simpson is unique—dubbed an "Einstein Jr.," he's graduating at 13! Learn more about Chance's remarkable journey, his online school experience in the Rockdale Citizen

  • May 17, 2018 — GACA teacher Jennifer Campbell participates in Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp. Learn more about Jennifer in the Savannah Now

  • May 9, 2018 — GACA student Chance Simpson is preparing to graduate this month, at only 13 years old! Learn more about this remarkable senior in the Covington News

  • May 3, 2018 — GACA student Madison Kenney may only be 14, but she's coaching robotics teams and taking classes at Georgia Gwinnett College! Leran more about this aspiring engineer on CBS 46

  • April 17, 2018 — GACA student Desiree LeFlore receives Women2Women scholarship for prom expenses. Learn more in the Decaturish

  • March 19, 2018 — How do educators teach art at an online school? GACA teacher Wendy Aracich and ORCA teacher Beth Bundy to speak at National Art Education Association Convention. Learn more in the PR Web

  • March 6, 2018 — Georgia Connections Academy Opens Enrollment for 2018-19 School Year. Learn more in PR Web

  • February 24, 2018 — GACA student Kaelyn Walker serves as a page at the State Capitol. Learn more in the Clayton News-Daily

  • December 8, 2017 — GACA student Rachael Dixon expresses her thanks for the online school. Learn more from Rachael in the Brunswick News

  • November 8, 2017 — GACA student Rachael Dixon expresses her thanks for online school in The Telegrpah's and Marietta Journal letter to the editor

  • October 6, 2017 — GACA teacher Wendy Aracich is the first virtual teacher to graduate from Georgia Charter Schools Association’s GaTAPP alternative certification program! Learn more about the program and Wendy's experience in the GA Charters

  • August 30, 2017 — GACA student Rachael Dixon is thriving in the online classroom! The family discusses benefits of online school for Rachael's learning style on The Telegraph

  • August 25, 2017 — GACA student Jordan Larsen participated in School of Nashville Ballet summer intensive. Learn more in the Marietta Daily Journal

  • August 20, 2017 — GACA student Destiny McCray found the supportive learning environment she needed to thrive with online school! The family and Executive Director Heather Robinson discuss this education option in the Marietta Daily Journal

  • August 19, 2017 — GACA Executive Director Heather Robinson discusses the online school and their new 3D printer program grant on WSB-TV

  • August 16, 2017 — Student Savannah Moss found GACA the perfect education option for her during her illness! The family discusses their switch to online school and their decision to continue with GACA until graduation. Learn more in the North Fulton Herald

  • August 3, 2017 — GACA Learning Coach Monika Brown discusses her decision to enroll her son Christian in online school. Learn more from the Brown family in the WFXG Online

  • July 28, 2017 — GACA graduate Miguel Wilson used the flexibility of online school to compete in equestrian shows nationwide. Learn more in the Atlanta Voice on page 6

  • July 28, 2017 — GACA student Mason Glass and his older sister Lexi, now an alumna, discuss the online school experience and benefits of this option. Learn more on WALB

  • July 28, 2017 — GACA continues to enroll students for 2017-18 school year. Learn more in the Marietta Journal

  • July 12, 2017 — GACA students outperform state virtual charters. Learn more about how the students scored above state average on the SAT college admission exam in the Across Georgia Patch

  • June 21, 2017 — GACA student Isaiah Farrow is part of the winning team at the Fulton Fresh Kids’ Cooking Competition. Learn more in the Growing Georgia

  • June 1, 2017 — GACA student Avery Ward takes 1st place in Eurotard Dancewear’s Young Performing Artist Continuing Education competition. Learn more in the Dekalb Chronicle

  • May 8, 2017 — GACA students rank in the top 20% of all Georgia high school in average combined SAT scores. Learn more in the Atlanta Journal Constitution

  • January 4, 2017 — GACA Principal Heather Robinson offers tips for families switching schools mid-year. Learn more in the Marietta Patch

  • November 17, 2016 — GACA Learning Coach Marteeta Spradling discusses why she's thankful for the online school in this Covington News letter to the editor

  • November 2, 2016 — GACA families enjoy a field trip to Uncle Shucks Corn Maze, reports Dawson News

  • November 1, 2016 — GACA graduate Jacob Satterfield becomes published illustrator at 18, reports Cartersville Patch

  • September 20, 2016 — Georgia state representatives visit GACA, reports the East Atlanta Patch

  • August 17, 2016 — Nearly 4,000 Students Choosing Georgia Connections Academy for High-Quality Online Education in the 2016-17 School Year

  • July 14, 2016 — GACA Executive Director Heather Robinson and teacher Nira Hall stop by WALB-TV to explain how online school works, socialization opportunities and how families can enroll

  • May 27, 2016 — GACA Class of 2016 student speaker and Salutatorian Sean VanMeter delivers his commencement speech during the school's in-person graduation ceremony

  • May 22, 2016 — In this Savannah Now letter to the editor, GACA Executive Director Heather Robinson congratulates the Class of 2016 and discusses the importance of online learning in today's society

  • March 16, 2016 — Georgia Connections Academy receives a Community Leadership Alliance Grant from the Georgia Parent Teacher Organization, reports the Buckhead Patch

  • March 2, 2016 — Georgia Connections Academy Opens Enrollment for the 2016-17 school year, reports the Savannah Herald

  • February 17, 2016 — GACA Executive Director Heather Robinson discusses the importance of Digital Learning Day in this Cumming Patch editorial letter

  • January 28, 2016 — GACA Learning Coach Melanie Creviston is thankful for school choice options, like online school, available in her state. Read Melanie's letter to the editor in the Macon Telegraph

  • January 11, 2016 — GACA offers tips for families interested in switching to an online school mid-year in the East Atlanta Patch