Washington Connections Academy News

  • January 20, 2022 – WACA is mentioned in a KVEW-TV article about school choice options in the state as Governor Jay Inslee proclaims January 23-29, 2022 as Washington School Choice Week.
  • September 14, 2021 – The Codina family, who enrolled in WACA last year due to COVID and found success with online schooling, is featured in the Nisqually Valley News.
  • October 31, 2020 – WACA student McKenna McKee isn't going to let her Type 1 diabetes stand in the way of her Olympic dreams. Read more about her story in The Columbian.
  • August 2, 2020 – "Her learning was not disrupted at all," says WACA parents Jessica Garcia as she and Executive Director Jenn Francis discuss the increased interest in online school. Learn more in The Chronicle article.
  • July 9, 2020 – WACA family The Hugos and Executive Director Jenn Francis talk about their experience with online learning and give tips to those who are struggling with the adjustment to learning from home. Learn more in this Camas-Washougal Post-Record article.
  • July 30, 2019 – WACA student Jadyn Serles prepares to compete in the 2019 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, reports Herald Net

  • June 3, 2019 – WACA student Savannah Sherman uses the flexibility of online school to pursue a ballet career! Learn more about the teen and her upcoming summer intensives in the Kitsap Sun

  • December 9, 2018 – WACA families enjoy a field trip to Feiro Marine Life Center, reports the Peninsula Daily News

  • May 27, 2018 — WACA students enjoy an art-themed field trip! Learn more from Principal Mike Lunde, teacher Suzette Fernandez and the Rivette family in the Daily Herald

  • April 26, 2018 — WACA students enjoy a field trip to the Mobius Science Center. Learn more in the Spokesman-Review

  • March 21, 2018 — WACA teacher Erika Montgomery and students enjoy a field trip to the Maryhill Museum. Learn more in the Goldendale Sentinel

  • October 17, 2017 — WACA families enjoy a field trip to Bi-Zi Farm! Hear from teachers Erika Montgomery and Shelby Jupiter about the experience in The Reflector


  • July 27, 2017 — Washington Connections Academy releases inaugural parent satisfaction survey results. The online virtual school receives high marks for school, teachers, curriculum. Learn more in the PR Web

  • March 29, 2017 — WACA is a great education option for the Gill family! Hear from Learning Coach Gloria about their switch to the online school in the Lynden Tribune

  • March 15, 2017 — WACA student Molly Flynn spent a week at the state Capitol working as a page for the Washington state Senate. Learn more in The Columbian

  • March 13, 2017 — WACA is now enrolling for the 2017-18 school year, adding 9th and 10th grades. Learn more in the News Tribune

  • February 8, 2017 — WACA is a great education option for the Lezniewicz family! Learn more about the school, and recent field trips, from Learning Coach Abby Lezniewicz, teacher Erika Montgomery and Principal Mike Lund in The Columbian

  • November 22, 2016 — WACA provides Monte McGary with the challenging academic schedule that he needs in order to thrive! Hear from the McGary family about their experience with the online school in The Reflector

  • August 31, 2016 — New Public K-12 Virtual School Washington Connections Academy Kicks Off 2016-2017 School Year

  • August 19, 2016 — Principal Mike Lunde discusses how the online school gives parents another needed education option in this Sun Tribune op-ed piece

  • July 4, 2016 — Washington Connections Academy selects Mike Lunde as principal, reports The News Tribune

  • April 11, 2016 — New online school Washington Connections Academy is now enrolling students, reports the Sun Tribune

  • March 22, 2016 — New Virtual Public School, Washington Connections Academy, Approved for Students in Grades K-12
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