Rock Rapids, IA (July 13, 2016) – Jill Pulkrabek, an educator at Alpha Omega Academy, was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). A role model to pupils, Jill was nominated for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom. [Read more…]
Rock Rapids, IA (June 30, 2016) – Alpha Omega Academy graduate Michaela Sigmon was crowned Miss Virginia 2016 on Saturday, June 25. The Virginia native will represent her home state in the Miss America 2017 pageant this fall.
Twenty-year-old Sigmon graduated from Alpha Omega Academy in 2014, and according to Principal Joseph Bakker, she was an excellent student, as well as a member of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society.
Rock Rapids, IA (April 14, 2016) – As the end of the school year approaches, Alpha Omega Academy seniors from across the globe are preparing to participate in the online school’s regional and virtual graduation ceremonies.
The 89 seniors registered to participate reside in 30 states, the U.S. territory of Guam, and four countries, including The Bahamas, Canada, Nigeria, and The Philippines. [Read more…]
Rock Rapids, IA (May 28, 2015) – Jerin Hesseltine, a 2015 graduate of Alpha Omega Academy from Palm Desert, California, has been named a finalist for this year's National Honor Society Scholarship.
Chosen from a pool of nearly 6,800 applicants, Hesseltine received a $1,000 college scholarship for her recognition as one of the top 200 National Honor Society members in the nation this school year. Hesseltine was selected on the basis of her academic record and hundreds of hours of service through The Salvation Army Davis Community Center in Cathedral City, California, and Family Heritage Church in La Quinta, California.
Rock Rapids, IA (May 14, 2015) – Newly redesigned LIFEPAC courses are now available for Alpha Omega Academy students in grades 6-10.
A total of 25 courses have been upgraded with a contemporary look. The changes include a refreshed design and updated images for LIFEPAC's interior, new covers and boxes, and updated theme colors for the five main subjects of Bible, history and geography, language arts, math, and science.
Rock Rapids, IA (April 13, 2015) – Located all around the world, a record number of Alpha Omega Academy seniors are eagerly awaiting their turn to participate in the online school's upcoming graduation ceremonies.
Ninety-two members of the class of 2015 will attend one of AOA's three regional or virtual graduation ceremonies this spring.
Rock Rapids, IA (April 2, 2015) – Alpha Omega Academy history teacher, Jackie Harbach, has been named a finalist in the 2015 Turnitin All-Stars program.
Turnitin is a cloud-based service that Alpha Omega Academy uses to confirm the authenticity of student work. In addition to evaluating the originality of written work, Turnitin offers educators access to online grading and peer review tools.
Rock Rapids, IA (March 25, 2015) – In the midst of his first professional supercross season, Alpha Omega Academy graduate Jordon Smith finished fourth at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 15.
Smith is a member of the GEICO Honda team competing in the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross. According to an interview with Arenacross, his lifelong dream of becoming a professional racer began when he was four years old and he started riding circles on a home-mowed track in his grandparents' field.
Rock Rapids, IA (February 4, 2015) – Sam Gesch, a Spanish and art teacher at Alpha Omega Academy, is hosting an art show this month at Exposure Gallery & Studios in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Gesch's exhibit will open to the public on Friday, February 6, in conjunction with First Friday, a downtown revival project in Sioux Falls that focuses on shopping, art, and entertainment. The online teacher's work is heavily influenced by growing up in the Amazon of Peru, where his parents were missionaries involved in Bible translation. His gallery features 40-50 pieces for sale, including original paintings, printed digital pieces, leather bracelets, and leather cell phone cases.
Rock Rapids, Iowa (January 22, 2015) – Olympic gold medalist and Alpha Omega Academy graduate Sage Kotsenburg returns to competition this week during the Winter X Games, which runs from January 22-25 in Aspen, Colorado.