Minnesota Connections Academy News

  • April 5, 2018 — MNCA enrollment open for the 2018-19 school year. Learn more from Assistant Principal Dr. Robin Percival in the Minneapolis Patch

  • March 7, 2018 — MNCA student Isabella Rubietta performs in The Wall, the Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota's original full-length rock ballet. Learn more in the Minneapolis Patch

  • March 1, 2018 — MNCA student and cellist Nygel Witherspoon takes top honors in the Schubert Club Competition for the senior high strings division. Learn more in the Minneapolis Patch

  • February 15, 2018 — MNCA student Phillip Ingvalson earns gold at the Atlanta Winter International Open IBJJF Tournament. Learn more in the Echo Journal

  • February 8, 2018 — MNCA student Phillip Atkinson wins two gold medals at 2018 Atlanta Winter International IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Learn more about this student athlete in the Saint Paul Patch

  • February 2, 2018 — MNCA alumna Lexi Robinson and her horse Loki named Central States Dressage and Eventing Association Preliminary Level Champion. Learn more in the Herald Journal

  • January 24, 2017 — MNCA student Gregory Dina wins 1st place in Friends of Whitewater State Park 2017 Annual Photo Contest. Learn more in the Inver Grove Heights Patch

  • January 19, 2018 — MNCA student Gavin Nienaber performing in production of Leo Lionni's "Frederick". Learn more in the Saint Paul Patch

  • January 16, 2018 — MNCA student Linae Larson's recipe selected in Super Bowl 52 Super Snack Challenge. Learn more in the Richfield Patch

  • December 15, 2017 — The flexibility of online school allows MNCA student Catrielle Barnett to pursue her passion of textile art—her art will be on display at the Youth Artist Fest in Minneapolis. Learn more in the Minneapolis Patch

  • December 12, 2017 — MNCA student Jaden Schwab to compete in US Figure Skating Championships. Learn more about Jaden in the Pioneer Press

  • December 8, 2017 — MNCA graduate Grant Rubietta earns Eagle Scout rank, highest achievement in Boy Scouts of America. Learn more about Grant in the Saint Paul Patch and Prior Lake American

  • November 28, 2017 — MNCA student and cellist Nygel Witherspoon discusses his journey to featured soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra and his plans for the future. Learn more about Nygel in the Southwest Journal

  • November 27, 2017 — MNCA student Olivia Pierce participated in Miss Minnesota Teen USA pageant. Learn more in the Eagan Patch

  • November 20, 2017 — MNCA student Lily Geelan signs letter of intent to join Texas Christian University equestrian team. Learn more in GoFrogs.com

  • October 18, 2017 — MNCA student and Jiu-Jitsu champion Phillip Atkinson discusses how the sport helped him gain confidence and open up a career path in the Saint Paul Patch

  • October 10, 2107 — MNCA student Kiersten Proehl uses the flexibility of online school to pursue a modeling career on the runway! Lean more about this aspiring model in the Prior Lake American

  • September 16, 2017 — MNCA alumnus Emily Schimnich awarded $1500 scholarship to Ridgewater College. Learn more in the St Cloud Times

  • August 23, 2017 — MNCA student Phillip Ingvalson earns gold medal at Brazilian Jiujitsu competition. Learn more in the Pine and Lakes

  • August 21, 2017 — MNCA teacher Emily Johnson discusses the Great American Eclipse on WCCO

  • August 14, 2017 — MNCA student Carley Clover uses the flexibility of online school to balance education and theater performances! Principal Melissa Gould and mom Tricia discuss the online model and benefits of the program on Twin Cities Live

  • June 29, 2017 — MNCA leadership team participates in annual summer retreat. Learn more in the Saint Paul Patch

  • June 15, 2017 — From elementary to high school, Connections Academy graduates among a new generation to complete academic journey exclusively online. Learn more in the PR Web

  • June 15, 2017 — Grant Rubietta graduates from MNCA. Learn more about Grant in the Minneapolis Patch

  • June 13, 2017 — Student Maria Carlson is among many MNCA graduates. Learn more about the online school and the graduating class of 2017 in the Oakdale Patch

  • June 12, 2017 — Minnesota Connections Academy celebrates the class of 2017 at an in-person commencement ceremony in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Learn more in PR Web

  • June 11, 2017 — MNCA graduate Alexandra Robinson reflects on her decision to switch to online school in this Laker & Pioneer letter to the editor

  • June 6, 2017 — MNCA upcoming graduate Grant Rubietta will graduate at age 15! Learn more about the family and Grant's unique education journey on WCCO-TV

  • May 31, 2017 — MNCA student Phillip Atkinson uses the flexibility of online school to train and compete globally in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Learn more about Phillip on KARE-TV

  • May 23, 2017 — MNCA upcoming graduate Alexandra Robinson writes a letter to the editor about her positive experience at the online school. Learn more in the Plymouth Patch

  • May 22, 2017 — MNCA Assistant Principal Brad Swanson congratulates the Class of 2017 in this Woodbury Patch letter to the editor

  • May 22, 2017 — MNCA Principal Melissa Gould congratulates students as they prepare for their in-person commencement ceremony. Learn more in the Saint Paul Patch

  • April 7, 2017 — MNCA student Maddie Carter uses the flexibility of online school to earn college credits! Learn more about the family's experience with online school for Maddie and her older brother in the Echo Press

  • April 2, 2017 — MNCA student Phillip Ingvalson earns silver at the 2017 International Brazilian Jiujitsu Federation Pan Championship. Learn more about Phillip in the Pine and Lakes

  • March 29, 2017 — MNCA enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is underway. Learn more about MNCA in the Lakeville Patch

  • March 28, 2017 — MNCA student Kalli Rose Hedlund will compete in Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant. Learn more in the Echo Journal

  • February 17, 2017 — MNCA student Kiera Hudrlik and teacher Katie Stotko discuss the school's Valentine's Day volunteer trip to a local senior center, reports Owatonna

  • February 15, 2017 — MNCA students deliver Valentine's Day cards to assisted living residents, reports KBJR, Duluth Budgeteer, Duluth News Tribune, and Saint Paul Patch

  • February 15, 2017 — MNCA student Kailey Trottier and student council members host a Winter Warm Up event. Learn more about this event in the Lillie News

  • February 2017 — MNCA student Nygel Witherspoon receives a 1st prize and opportunity to perform with the Minnesota Orchestra after his performance at the School Music Auditions competition. Learn more about Nygel on Young People's Symphony Concert Association

  • January 26, 2017 — MNCA celebrates National School Choice Week, reports Apple Valley Patch

  • January 2017 — Learn more about MNCA graduate Sarah Abdon, one of only 15 statewide winners of the National Center for Women & Information Technology’s Women in Computing award, in Maple Grove magazine