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Learn more about Oregon Connections Academy

Opened in August 2005, Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA) is a tuition-free, K–12 online public school in Oregon that students attend from home. ORCA brings a fully accredited public education directly to your family’s door—anywhere in the state.

Authorized by the Scio School District 95C

Oregon Connections Academy is authorized under state law by the Scio School District 95C. The authorizer representative for this school is Gary Tempel, Superintendent, who can be reached via email at gary_tempel@scio.k12.or.us. The school is operated by Oregon Connections Academy, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with Connections Academy of Oregon, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. The school is governed by an independent Board of Directors and all meetings are open to the public. Please review our scheduled meeting dates, agendas, and information on how to attend a meeting or make a request for public records.

Staff, Community, Curriculum

With a caring staff, an outstanding curriculum, and a vibrant school community, ORCA is a leader in high-quality public Oregon online schools.

Administration and Staff

Our Executive Director leads a dedicated staff that includes:


Oregon Connections Academy isn't simply an online school.  It’s a supportive community of:


The ORCA curriculum is designed by national education experts and customized to meet the specific state standards. Bringing together the best in print and online resources with Connections Academy proprietary instructional tools, the ORCA curriculum is designed to engage students of every level. Our goal is simple:  To ensure that all students have the resources they need to succeed.