ORCA Student Lovey James
“I wouldn’t be able to have a successful music career and get a good education without ORCA.”

Lovey James
High School Student

ORCA gifted and talented student Jeremy
“I liked the clubs at ORCA, along with the rewards that came with some of them. The most exciting of all for me was the reward I received for winning the Connections Academy Chess Championship: a trip to Baltimore!”

Jeremy Coste

Profile of Naomi
"I've learned so much at ORCA and I loved it!"

Naomi Smith

ORCA Student - Taylor Wood playing musical instrument
“I loved ORCA because it allowed me to pursue my passion for music.”

Taylor Ambrosio Wood

Free Online School in Oregon

Students throughout Oregon are thriving at Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA), a tuition-free public online 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:

ORCA is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), an accrediting division of AdvancED. AdvancED is an organization representing 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide.

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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.


Oregon Connections Academy is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), an accrediting division of AdvancED.