Free Online School in Oregon
Students throughout Oregon are thriving at Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA), a tuition-free online public school. ORCA gives students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards and a program featuring:
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.
ORCA is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), one of six regional accrediting organizations for higher education institutions recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED. AdvancED is an organization representing 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide.
Oregon Connections Academy
Hear what parents, students, and teachers have to say about their online learning experience at ORCA.
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.
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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.