Individualized Instruction Program
Students learn best when lessons match their personal interests and abilities. The mission of Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA) is to help each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program.
At Oregon Connections Academy, each student receives individualized instruction, including lessons tailored to that student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. This is the Personalized Performance Learning® (PPL) approach —a dynamic process that begins by evaluating each student’s strengths and needs. Teachers and counselors are then able to develop focused, customized approaches that work for the student along with the curriculum—all year long.
When help is needed, teachers may modify instruction or lessons, provide meaningful ways to practice skills, and offer helpful resources. They may arrange to work with a student in a small group or even one-on-one. This personal attention empowers students in online school to do their best and to achieve their goals.
Collaborating to Provide Even Greater Support
ORCA teachers work together closely and talk regularly. They share best practices, subject matter tips, teaching methods, and more. For families working with multiple teachers, these teachers can coordinate efforts to meet the student’s needs.
Connected to Students and Families
The bonds that teachers at ORCA build with their students are deep and strong. Often, teachers get to know the entire family well. These relationships enable teachers to make truly meaningful, life-changing connections with their students.