North Carolina Connections Academy News


  • April 5, 2018 — NCCA students discuss their positive experiences with the online school! Hear from Superintendent Nathan Currie and students Zechariah and Isaiah Booker, Daniel Merrell, Hannah McIntyre and Rachel Newman. Learn more in the Salisbury Post

  • March 16, 2018 — NCCA student Rachel Newman uses the flexibility of online school to train and compete globally at Irish dance showcases. Learn more in the Salisbury Post

  • February 1, 2018 — NCCA Learning Coaches Melva Floyd and Marda Lebron discuss benefits of the online education option and ways for students to socialize. Learn more in the Rocky Mount Telegram

  • December 20, 2017 — NCCA Superintendent Nathan Currie discusses how the online school model helps elite athletes balance education and competitions. Learn more in the News & Record

  • October 21, 2017 — NCCA Superintendent Nathan Currie discusses the virtual school's evolution and growth. Learn more from Nathan on News & Observer

  • October 7, 2017 — NCCA students enjoy a field trip to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Hear from teacher Liz Garg and several families about the powerful exhibit and experience. Learn more in The Herald-Sun

  • July 15, 2017 — NCCA Superintendent Nathan Currie discusses the many reasons why students enroll in an online school. Learn more in The Herald-Sun

  • May 11, 2017 — NCCA Superintendent Nathan Currie explains the school's curriculum, online learning model and the types of students who attend the online school in The Independent Tribune

  • May 9, 2017 — WWAY-TV stops by an NCCA information session—hear from math teacher Nathalie Morse about the benefits of an individualized online program

  • April 27, 2017 — NCCA student Mia Keegan uses the flexibility of online school to participate in her local Air Force Civil Patrol auxiliary program. Learn more about Mia in the Wilmington Journal

  • April 17, 2017 — NCCA Superintendent Nathan Currie answers questions about virtual school in Rowan County. Learn more in the Rowan Free Press

  • March 25, 2017 — North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson visits NCCA, reports the Rowan Free Press

  • February 24, 2017 — NCCA math teacher Kris Yerkie discusses how students can BREAK barriers to get college ready in this LinkedIn article

  • February 19, 2017 — NCCA students and staff deliver needed items to a local Boys & Girls Club. Hear from teacher Corey English in the Rocky Mount Telegram

  • February 7, 2017 — NCCA Principal Nathan Currie discusses NC virtual charter schools reporting lower withdrawal rates, after change in legislation. Learn more in WRAL

  • November 8, 2016 — NCCA student Timmy Richardson will lead Macy’s Band during 90th anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, reports The Triangle Tribune

  • November 8, 2016 — North Carolina Connections Academy Expands Administrative Roles, Adds Superintendent and Hires New Principal for Middle Grades

  • August 4, 2016 — NCCA teacher Nathalie Morse discusses the variety of students served by online school during this WNCT interview

  • June 27, 2016 — New Survey: Majority of Americans feel K-12 students, families should be able to choose tuition-free online learning options to meet student needs

  • June 11, 2016 — NCCA receives high marks on the Teacher Working Conditions Survey, reports the Rowan Free Press

  • April 9, 2016 — NCCA teacher Brooke Baucom is named North Carolina Connections Academy Teacher of the Year, reports the Rowan Free Press

  • March 11, 2016 — NCCA students participate in the North Carolina Science Olympiad event, reports the Greensboro News & Record

  • March 3, 2016 — Statewide Virtual Public School Hosts NC Children’s Book Author Anna Browning for Online Read Across America Event

  • March 1, 2016 — North Carolina Connections Academy Opens Enrollment for 2016-17 School Year

  • February 23, 2016 — Digital Learning Training Enhances Skills for Online Teachers & Staff: North Carolina Connections Academy Teachers Train at NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching

  • January 17, 2016 — NCCA Learning Coach Jessica VanDeven discusses how the online school best meets the needs of her gifted student Canaan during this Community Matters interview

  • January 17, 2016 — NCCA student and political activist Madison Kimrey discusses how the school's flexible program allows her to work ahead of her traditional grade level and travel to the White House! Learn more on Community Matters

  • November 17, 2015 — NCCA holds ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for K-9 enrolled families

  • October 27, 2015 — NCCA is a great education option for the Ratcliff family! Learning Coach Jennifer and Principal Nathan Currie discuss benefits of the state's new virtual school in Carolina Parent

  • October 20, 2015 — NCCA provides a quality, flexible education for families across the state! The Hyso family and Principal Nathan Currie discuss the start of the state's new virtual school and its many benefits for students on Carolina Impact

  • September 13, 2015 — NCCA Principal Nathan Currie comments on the benefits of virtual school for parents statewide in this Star News piece