South Carolina Connections Academy News

  • August 29, 2019 – SCCA students attend first day of class online, reports the Columbia Star

  • July 10, 2019 – In this South Strand News feature, SCCA graduate David Wheeler reflects on his time at the online school and his plans for the future–"if he had a choice to go back in time, he would go the virtual route again." 

  • June 2019 – SCCA graduates more than 600 seniors with the Class fo 2019! Learn about local graduates in the South Strand News, Go Laurens, Aiken Standard, Sumter Item, Summerville Journal Scene, Moultrie News, Newberry Observer, Chronicle-Independent

  • June 14, 2019 – SCCA teacher Erin Hynum is named South Carolina Public Charter School District Teacher of the Year, reports the Greenville Journal

  • May 30, 2019 – SCCA student Lana Guy uses the flexibility of online school to volunteer in her community! Learnmore about Lana and her upcoming Miss South Carolina Teen pageant in the South Strand News

  • March 19, 2019 – SCCA families enjoy a field trip to Isle of Palms marina, reports the The Island Eye News

  • February 5, 2019 — SCCA student Lana Guy is thriving in the virtual school! Learn more about the family's switch to the online setting and their positive experiences in Low Country Parent

  • January 2, 2019 — SCCA Executive Director Amanda Ebel reflects on the school's unique student population and the efficacy of online education in this Spartanville Herald-Journal letter to the editor

  • November 10, 2018 — SCCA student Bryson Bailey offered scholarship to attend Erskine College for the school’s new e-sports program. Learn more in the Greenville Journal

  • 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.

  • 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 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

  • 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 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

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