South Carolina Connections Academy News

  • August 3, 2018 — SCCA Executive Director Amanda Ebel and OBL SVP of Product & Portfolio Management Amar Kumar take to the radio to discuss Connections Academy's recent efficacy research! In 14 interviews, the pair discuss students served by virtual schools, the importance of mobility in understanding the student population, and more. Learn more on Bill Martinez Show, Biz Talk Radio, etc.

  • August 2, 2018 — SCCA student Dylan Cook places in World High School Finals Rodeo. Learn more in the Chronicle-Independent

  • June 22, 2018 — SCCA celebrates 10th anniversary, graduates several Columbia-area students. Learn more in the USA Breaking News

  • June 22, 2018 — SCCA graduates 13 Columbia-area students among Class of 2018. Learn more in the Columbia Star

  • June 18, 2018 — SCCA students Brooklyn Bailey, Jeremy Beam, Lauren Moll, William Silvonic, Virginia Szagola, Peyton Crews graduate with Class of 2018. Learn more in the Herald Online

  • June 18, 2018 — SCCA celebrates 10-year anniversary and holds in-person graduation ceremony to recognize Class of 2018. Learn more in the Moultrie News

  • June 17, 2018 — SCCA graduate Josiah Bauer awarded Ruiz 4 Kids scholarship. Learn more in the SC Now

  • May 23, 2018 — SCCA Principal Joshua Kitchens reflects on the school's 10th anniversary. Learn more in the Lancaster News

  • April 20, 2018 — SCCA Principal Josh Kitchens reflects on the school's 10th anniversary serving students in The State letter to the editor

  • December 11, 2017 — SCCA student Harshini Abbaraju receives US Senate Youth Scholarship. Learn more about Harshini on WSPA

  • November 1, 2017 — SCCA student TreShaun and Learning Coach Barbara Ann Jacobs express their thanks for the online school in the Columbia Star

  • November 8, 2017 — SCCA families enjoy a field trip to the Michael D. McKenzie Field Station. Learn more in the Walterboro Live

  • November 8, 2017 — SCCA student Kaitlyn Haynes and sister are thriving in the online school! Learn more in the Jasper Sun Times

  • October 17, 2017 — SCCA student Madison Clayton chosen as local Athlete of the Week for tennis performance. Learn more in the West Of

  • September 2, 2017 — SCCA students head back to school online. Learn more in the Moultrie News

  • August 18, 2017 — SCCA Executive Director Amanda Ebel discusses the online school model, how it can help families balance schoolwork and activities, and the many families choosing this option. Learn more about the online school on WSPA

  • August 11, 2017 — SCCA graduate Mark Militzer, headed to Georgetown University, discusses his decision to switch to online school and pursue competitive tennis. Learn more about this student athlete in The Post & Courier

  • June 6, 2017 — SCCA student Lauren Pearson signs with Emmanuel archery program. Learn more about Lauren in The Star

  • May 12, 2017 — SCCA student Savannah Lyons has earned a $36,000 academic scholarship and recently pledged to attend Winthrop University. Learn more from Savannah in The Colletonian

  • May 5, 2017 — SCCA ninth grader, Wennie Rodridguez, was named winner of the local Talent Hunt competition sponsored by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Learn more in The Charleston Chronicle

  • April 14, 2017 — SCCA's Wolfe family attends the Global Education Day, reports the Columbia Star

  • February 19, 2017 — SCCA Executive Director Amanda Ebel discusses the importance of school choice in this letter to the editor. Learn more about school choice in The State

  • December 1, 2016 — SCCA student and rising golf talent Jackson Cole credits the online school with taking his academic and his golf game to the next level! Hear from the Cole family, Principal Amanda Ebel, and graduate Katlyn Bunch about the many benefits of this education option in the South Strand News

  • September 16, 2016 — SCCA's Howle family shares what it is like to head back to school without leaving home. See what student Jaedyn and Learning Coach Deandria have to say about the innovative online program in the Morning News

  • August 22, 2016 — SCCA Executive Director Amanda Ebel writes into The State offering tips for students to learn #OutsideSchoolWalls this school year

  • June 30, 2016 — SCCA recent graduate Riverlee Weaver is selected for the national All-Star archery team that will travel to South Africa to compete. Learn more about Weaver's journey in the South Strand News

  • June 25, 2016 — SCCA recent graduate Alexandra Chumney earns a Building Industry Charitable Foundation scholarship, reports Cola Daily

  • June 20, 2016 — SCCA graduates the Class of 2016 during an in-person commencement ceremony, reports the Chronicle-Independent

  • June 1, 2016 — SCCA Executive Director Executive Amanda Ebel Honored with Prestigious United States Distance Learning Association Award

  • April 13, 2016 — SCCA student Martha Redman is thriving with online school! The family describes how the online environment works best for Martha's advanced pace and many extracurricular activities in this Jasper County Sun Times feature

  • February 28, 2016 — SCCA Executive Director Amanda Ebel discusses how virtual school creates community in this The State letter to the editor