Great Lakes Cyber Academy News

  • October 26, 2018 — GLCA Superintendent Heather Ballien discusses the benefits of virtual school, reasons why students may enroll, and how graduates are prepared for opportunities in a digital world. Learn more in the Michigan Business Beat

  • August 31, 2018 — GLCA student Rosalee Jacobus is able to travel extensively, thanks to the flexibility of online school! Hear from mom Denell and Superintendent Heather Ballien. Learn more on WWTV

  • August 16, 2018 — GLCA student Angel Chapman and mom Shannon share her daughter's experience with bullying and how the online school is now helping her thrive. Learn more in the Oxford Leader

  • June 21, 2018 — GLCA graduates over 100 students, with over $10 million in scholarships among them. Learn more in the Grand Blanc View

  • May 2, 2018 — GLCA former student Nic Azarovitz wins Apex Learning Virtual School Academic Achievement Award. Learn more in the Tribune-Democrat

  • March 8, 2018 — MICA and GLCA now enrolling students for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year. Learn more in the Michigan Chronicle

  • December 14, 2017 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses online school flexibility and the no need for 'snow days' from schoolwork on WILS

  • November 30, 2017 — GLCA teacher Michelle Finton expresses her thanks for online school in the Grand Blanc View

  • October 29, 2017 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses proper online etiquette and tips for parents to address this issue with their children. Learn more on WZZM

  • October 16, 2017 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses good online etiquette and tips for students as they head online. Learn more on WXMI

  • September 1, 2017 — GLCA student Naomi Cain and teacher Leigha Faith discuss benefits of online school and the personalized learning environment on WILX

  • August 23, 2017 — Michigan parents give online school GLCA high marks. Hear more from GLCA parents in the PR Newswire

  • August 3, 2017 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien and students enjoy a legoland adventure field trip. Learn more in the WILX

  • June 7, 2017 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses the many reasons why families may switch to online school in The Detroit News

  • May 23, 2017 — GLCA celebrates the Class of 2017. Learn more in PR Web

  • April 12, 2017 — MICA Principal Bryan Klochack and GLCA Principal Heather Ballien comment on a recent virtual schools market report. Learn more in WZZM

  • February 24, 2017 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien comments on Governor Snyder’s proposed cyber school cuts. Learn more in the Capitol News Service

  • February 15, 2017 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses schooling options in this Detroit News op-ed: "A new approach to school absenteeism"

  • February 8, 2017 — GLCA Learning Coach Sandy Smith discusses her family's experience with online school and how is has helped her daughter thrive. Learn more in the MI Capitol Confidential

  • December 12, 2016 — GLCA student Tucker Mashue and his father Dennis share an update in The Midland Daily News from their cross-country road trip

  • December 8, 2016 — GLCA student Jana Stiffler heads to the Junior Olympics to compete in track. Learn more about Jana on WOOD TV

  • August 25, 2016 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien sits down with CW Detroit to explain the online school model, benefits of attending middle school online, and flexible pacing options available to students

  • August 17, 2016 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses frequent opportunities for parent engagement on WZZM13

  • August 16, 2016 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien speaks with Fox 17 on the growing number of students enrolling in online school

  • August 4, 2016 — GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses how the online school can individualize education during an interview with Fox 17

  • July 14, 2016 — GLCA Learning Coach Sandy Smith shares her family's virtual school success story during a trip to visit lawmakers in Washington DC, reports Watchdog.org

  • June 28, 2016 — GLCA graduate Jeffrey Crouch featured in piece, "Online school: Taking the road less traveled to academic success"

  • June 9, 2016 — GLCA recent graduate Hanuman Durina has great ambitions for life after high school! The civil air patrol member discusses his positive experience with online school and his plans for a future in politics on Hometown Life

  • May 23, 2016 — In this WGVU interview, GLCA Principal Heather Ballien discusses how the online school is individualizing education for students and announces the school's expansion to serve grades 6-8

  • April 25, 2016 — GLCA student Tucker Mashue and his father Dennis are off on a trip of a lifetime, crossing the country to visit National Parks and discuss their business with potential partners! Dennis discusses the trip and the importance of work training opportunities for people with disabilities in the Midland Daily News

  • March 17, 2016 — Statewide Online High School Great Lakes Cyber Academy Expands Services to Include Middle School

  • January 13, 2016 — GLCA student Tucker Mashue is thriving in the online high school environment! In this Midland Daily News feature piece, Principal Heather Ballien discusses the benefits of online education for autistic students, and Tucker and his father Dennis describe their growing microbusiness, "Tuck's Tooques"