Great Lakes Cyber Academy News July 14, 2019 – GLCA graduate Crystal James balanced a busy performance art schedule with the flexibility of online school! Crystal and Superintendent Heather Ballien discuss the online school program on Lansing City Pulse (segment starts at 20:00) July 12, 2019 – GLCA Superintendent Heather Ballien joins WGVU to discuss National Summer Learning Week and ways families can continue learning throughout the summer break July 11, 2019 – GLCA alumna Madison Massara and student Luca Massara chat with WGVU about balancing schoolwork and aspiring ballet careers! The siblings are headed to an international master class this summer May 30, 2019 – GLCA senior Matthias Feldpausch has been busy his last semester of high school, developing his own video game! Learn more about his independent elective in the Ionia Sentinel-Standard April 17, 2019 – GLCA student Faith Clark shares her experience with online school and her success with the Midland Flames basketball team in this Record & Clarion profile March 14, 2019 – GLCA student Vindhya Raman uses the flexibility of online school to balance schoolwork and a competitive tennis schedule! Hear more from Vindhya and her father on WDIV January 14, 2019 – GLCA alum Jeffrey Crouch isn't letting life's obstacles stop him from pursuing a career helping others! Jeff discusses his journey as a blind man and his goals for the future in this ABC12 interview November 24, 2018 – GLCA student Christina Feldpausch is using the flexibility of virtual school to volunteer in her community! The teen discusses her involvement in the 'giving thanks' service project and her experience with virtual school in this Sentinel-Standard article 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"