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April 20, 2015 — ORCA students compete in the Oregon Science Olympiad Tournament, the first team in school history! Learn more about the team in the
, read about teammates Spencer Baggaley and Kaleigh Lucas' award on
, or teammate Lorenzo Barrera on
April 3, 2015 — ORCA is the perfect fit for the Bolsinger family! Learning Coach Dennis Bolsinger and teachers discuss the benefits of switching to online school with the
April 3, 2015 — ORCA K-8 assistant principal Dan Vasen discusses the benefits of STEM education in this
op-ed, "Inspire STEM Learning in Your Student"
March 30, 2015 — The
joins ORCA families on recent field trips to learn about coffee growing, Lego projects, and tour a Coast Guard cutter
February 20, 2015 — ORCA student Lovey James is taking the music scene by storm! Learn more about the talented teen, who toured the country and is currently competing on American Idol, on
February 18, 2015 —
joins ORCA Learning Coaches Cindy Hovey and Anita Bemrose to discuss socialization, learning opportunities for their students during a LEGO-themed field trip to the public librar.
February 1, 2015 —
ORCA 10th Anniversary Profile—Meet the Bundy Family!
February 2, 2015 — The Fladstol and Teague families discuss their reasons for switching to online school ORCA during a field trip to Columbia River Maritime Museum! Learn more in the
February 2, 2015 — ORCA families share their stories! Hear from the Bishop, Malcolm and Spalione families about their experiences at the online school in this
January 31, 2015 —
ORCA 10th Anniversary Profile—Meet the Bemrose Family!
January 29, 2015 — ORCA celebrates School Choice! Learning Coaches Jennifer Malcolm, Carrie Spalione and student Brianne Bishop discuss the many benefits of this education option with the
January 29, 2015 — ORCA Executive Director Candy Farthing discusses the benefits of school choice options, such as online school ORCA, in this
January 17, 2015 —
ORCA Announces New Charter with Santiam Canyon School District
January 16, 2015 — ORCA student Lovey James (Kiersten Bundy) is going to Hollywood! The teen discusses her recent audition on American Idol in this
January 6, 2015 — ORCA Manager of Counseling Services Marci Cammann offers tips for families interested in switching schools midyear in this
December 23, 2014 — ORCA teacher Daniel West discusses tips to keep students engaged over the winter break, such as creating a mini-camp at home, during this
KEZI studio segment
December 17, 2014 —
ORCA 10th Anniversary Profile—Meet the Lewis Family!
November 26, 2014 — ORCA student Jeannette Jancola can volunteer regularly at her local food bank, thanks to the flexible scheduling of online school! Read more about the teen in the
Beaverton Valley Times
November 26, 2014 — ORCA teacher Jason Webber shares tips for keeping students sharp over winter break in this
November 21, 2014 — ORCA families enjoy a field trip to Rainy Day Games board game store! Learn more about the trip on
November 18, 2014 —
ORCA 10th Anniversary Profile—Meet the Jancola Family!
October 30, 2014 — ORCA teacher Gloria Henneman shares suggestions for building self-confidence in this
October 16, 2014 — Connections Education, Leading Virtual Education Provider, Wins Two
2014 EDDIE Awards
for Curriculum Excellence
September 30, 2014 — ORCA teacher Brittany Zahler's op-ed column in the
: "One of the best learning tools? Parent involvement"
September 18, 2014 — ORCA student Aubrienne Davis is receiving a personalized, quality education— in the comfort of her home! The family and teacher Jason Webber discuss benefits of online school in the
West Linn Tidings
September 5, 2014 —
catches up with ORCA Learning Coach Nefeesa Pascu, who recently shared her experience with ORCA and why she decided to switch to the online school at a Romanian convention seminar
September 4, 2014 — ORCA Learning Coach Sally Whitestine joins
to discuss how the online school is helping her student thrive, and showcases some of the learning materials they receive each year.
September 2, 2014 — ORCA opens its virtual school doors! As the
reports, the online school is set to begin its 10th year of serving students statewide
August 31, 2014 — The
joins teachers and families at an area information session to learn more about the online school and ORCA's extensive course offerings
August 28, 2014 — With the flexibility of ORCA, students Trevor and TJ Spanberger can spend more time with their horses! Learn more about the family's experience with online school in the
Bandon Western World
August 25, 2014 — ORCA teacher Dan West joins
to share some great back to school tips for families to help start the new school year right
August 20, 2014 — ORCA's Candy Farthing is named the online school's Executive Director, reports the
August 7, 2014 — ORCA student Alexis Davis is sharing her love of reading! Learn more about the teen's reading program for children, part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project, in the