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KING 5 News
speaks with ORCA teacher Jesse Rorvig, who teaches young snowboarders the basics of slopestyle snowboarding in his free time
The Baxter family joins ORCA for the virtual school day at the capitol! The
was there to learn more about online education and school choice.
ORCA Executive Director Tom Luba is thankful for Oregon's many educational options in an
letter to the editor
A Field Trip That Really 'Rocks' for a Group of Virtual Public School Students
cover a recent ORCA field trip to Guide Dogs for the Blind on Boring, OR.
ORCA students learn about maritime navigation and practice their skills as a ship's captain while on a field trip to the Columbia River Maritime Museum, reports the
Board Chair Tim Batiuk discusses a new relationship with the
National Free Flight Society
and the exciting opportunities for CA students in Oregon
Hillsboro field trip
take flight for ORCA students
reports, an upcoming New York Times project features photos from ORCA student Emily Solares!
ORCA graduates and brothers Strider and Luke Kachelein are thriving at
ORCA students use their Juilliard eLearning knowledge on a field trip to the
ORCA students and the
head to Sauvie Island for a field trip on the farm
Learning Coach Teri Fladstol gives kudos to ORCA in this
Tillamook Headlight Herald
letter to the editor
joins ORCA families on trip to the Happy Valley Kellogg Creek watershed.
ORCA students enjoy an
aviation day field trip
with the National Free Flight Society.
At a field trip to the Peavy Arboretum, ORCA students forge new friendships with students across the state. Learn more about student trips in the
It's a bird, it's a plane...! ORCA students joined the National Free Flight Society for an afternoon to learn about flight and create their own gliders, reports
ORCA student Natalie Bensing will move to a new home this school year, but thanks to online learning she will already have friends in the area! Read Natalie's story in the
90 percent of parents give ORCA top marks in the 2013
Parent Satisfaction Survey
Tom Luba is named the
of ORCA, bringing 15 years of experience to the state's leading virtual public charter school.
ORCA Learning Coach Kimberly Guy shares her suggestions for choosing the right online school for students in July's
Live Twitter Chat
ORCA students experience the state capitol and meet state representatives during the
Annual Capitol Day Field Trip
to Salem, Oregon
Oregon Connections Academy teachers Jim Stewart and John Meyer embark on scientific ocean voyage for a drilling expedition in the Pacific Ocean! Read more about the upcoming adventure on
“Everything appealed to me. The freedom to be at home and have the structure, too,” says Oregon Connections Academy Learning Coach Lisa Fratini. Lisa shares her family story in a front page
Personalized instruction and flexible scheduling are just two reasons why Oregon Connections Academy parent Lisa Fratini is thankful for virtual schooling! Read more in her letter to the editor in
Oregon Connections Academy
First Grader Trick-or-Treating to Help Cancer Patient
Special Elections Education Online Class Offered
for Oregon Connections Academy Students
What makes Oregon Connections Academy a quality choice for your child's education?
about the virtual school program, curriculum, recent awards and achievements, as well as feedback from our parents.
Oregon Connections Academy—the state's largest virtual school! ORCA Executive Director Todd Miller explains everything about online learning from educational materials and curriculum to accountability and socialization on the
KEX Morning Show
Oregon Connections Academy Student Liam Moore Heads to
National Dance Competition
in Las Vegas
Oregon Connections Academy Students Give Back—
Community Service Day Planned March 22
“This is more than just a school; it’s a whole community of families”—Oregon Connections Academy parent Paula Foster wrote in a letter to the editor. Read more in
Lifting Oregon Connections Academy's enrollment cap has allowed more students like fifth grader Sean Guy to avoid typical classroom distractions. Learn how virtual schooling is working for Sean on
KEZI – TV ABC
Music is the path for Oregon Connections Academy graduate Taylor Ambrosio Wood. Wood will head off to the Boston Conservatory to pursue her dream of performing around the world as a solo marimba percussionist. Check out her story in the
Ashland Daily Tidings
Editorial by principal Jerry Wilks about
“letting our virtual schools flourish” in the Democrat-Herald
, “For the past six years, the Oregon Legislature and the State Board of Education have been working on policies regarding virtual schools, leaving many families wondering what the future holds.”
Field trip feature –
Oregon Connections Academy students and families learn and socialize at a Coos Bay fire station
field trip. TV News KCBY-TV also came along for the fun!
Stellar Student! ORCA student and motorcycle racer, Valentine Welch, is featured in the
Graduation features, notices and photos appeared across the state:
Newport News Times
The Mail Tribune
“Virtual Charter Offers Alternative”
– Oregon Connections Academy feature in the Lebanon-Express, “Who thought a kid would be able to go to public school after sleeping in, wearing pajamas? Or on a Saturday morning…”
Why does Oregon Connections Academy teacher Laura Howard say that her work with students is, "more productive and rewarding"?
Read more in Bandon Western World
ORCA helps a young rider from Tangent
fulfill her dreams as she balances an impressive competition schedule and a high-quality ORCA education.
Hear what parents, teachers and students are saying about ORCA in this
special YouTube video
Rising Stars concert in Salem features
ORCA piano duo
– brother and sister team benefit from ORCA’s flexible schedule.
TodayShow.com features Connections Academy as part of NBC's national “Education Nation” event.
Watch the TodayShow.com story now.
Switching Schools Mid-Year?
More Parents Going Virtual to Ease Transition.
Connections Academy, Leading Virtual Education Provider,
Wins 2010 EDDIE Award
, Earth Science Course Named Best High School Science Site
Connections Academy, Launches
, Serves as a Virtual School Resource for Families to Support K–12 School from Home.
Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Challenge—
Free Online Trivia Game about Books and Literature—Fun Educational Activity for Kids, Families, Teachers
Connections Academy Awarded Renewed AdvancED Accreditation