"The program pushes me to use my full capabilities and provides me with an amazing education. I love ORCA because it allows me to follow my dreams while doing school whenever, wherever."

Kendyl Bundy

Middle School Student


"At ORCA, I like to see students and families who have struggled with the traditional forms of schooling become successful in our setting."

Jim Burgess

Special Education Teacher


"I enjoy attending Oregon Connections Academy because it gives me the flexibility to participate in extracurricular activities that occur during the school day."

Jeannette Jancola

High School Student


"Connections Academy provides amazing support through dedicated teachers, tech support, and LiveLesson® sessions, coupled with a high-quality curriculum and flexibility that works wonderfully for our family."

Heidi Bumanlag

ORCA Parent

Free Virtual School in Oregon

Students throughout Oregon are thriving at Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA), a tuition-free public virtual school in Oregon. ORCA gives students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards and a program featuring:

  • A challenging K–12 curriculum developed by leading education experts
  • Instruction from state-certified teachers experienced in online instruction
  • Support from trained counselors, principals, and administrative staff
  • Free textbooks and curriculum materials needed to participate in a dynamic online learning environment
  • Computers for families with students in grades K–8*

Learn More About Oregon Connections Academy

Teachers, parents and students of our online school in Oregon explain what type of students thrive at Oregon Connections Academy, the benefits of attending public school online and how schedule flexibility allows for a more inclusive and individualized learning process.

Welcome to Oregon Connections Academy

ORCA is not just a fully accredited Oregon online school. It’s a tight-knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience with:

  • Local study halls where students meet teachers for individualized help at area libraries or other convenient locations
  • Field trips that give students and families the opportunity to learn together and make new friends
  • Clubs and activities that foster social development and academic growth
  • An involved community of students and their families

Our Mission

The mission of Oregon Connections Academy, a public virtual charter school, is to provide an inclusive, flexible, academic and individualized program by partnering students and families with highly qualified educators to build life-long learners.

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NOTE: When a student graduates or is no longer enrolled, all materials, including the computer and reusable curriculum materials, must be returned. ORCA students are required to take all state-mandated standardized tests in person at locations designated by the school.

* See Technology section for more information.