Oregon Connections Academy School News

  • October 24, 2014 — ORCA 10th Anniversary Profile—Meet the Bumanlag Family!

  • 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 Statesman Journal: "One of the best learning tools? Parent involvement"

  • September 29, 2014 — ORCA 10th Anniversary Profile—Meet the Hayden Family!

  • 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 — The Outlook 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 KCBY 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 Statesman Journal reports, the online school is set to begin its 10th year of serving students statewide

  • August 31, 2014 — The Argus Observer 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 KEZI News 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 Statesman Journal

  • 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 Democrat-Herald

  • July 2, 2014 — ORCA graduate Sierra Meyer was able to pursue a competitive figure skating career and earn college credits during her time at the online school! Read more about this dedicated teen's journey and her plans for the future in the Oregonian

  • June 16, 2014 — ORCA celebrates the Class of 2014! Read more about the in-person commencement ceremony on Oregon Live

  • June 12, 2014 — ORCA student Jeneveve Taylor Winchell graduates with the Class of 2014! Read more about this accomplished teen in the Bandon Western World

  • May 30, 2014 — ORCA students and families enjoy a field trip day on the Willamette River, reports the Oregonian

  • May 21, 2014 — ORCA students and sisters Anna and Tessa Kern earn their athletic letters through Connections Academy's Sports Specialty Academy program, reports the Corvallis Gazette Times

  • May 20, 2014 — ORCA students get a sneak peek preview into the remodeled Oregon Military Museum during a field trip to the center, reports the Clackamas Review

  • May 15, 2014 — ORCA takes flight! The Daily Astorian and Wallowa County Chieftan cover an exciting aviation-themed field trip and glider workshop, bringing together students and teachers from around the state

  • April 30, 2014 — ORCA students learn about city government and meet with local officials on a recent field trip to Myrtle Point, reports the Myrtle Point Herald

  • March 26, 2014 — ORCA families and teachers donate books and food items to area organizations as part of ORCA Cares Day, reports the Portland Tribune

  • March 26, 2014 — The Madras Pioneer follows ORCA students and teachers as they gather for ORCA Cares Day’s spring cleaning at Jefferson County Food Bank

  • March 21, 2014 — ORCA student Kathleen Taylor enjoys the flexibility of online learning—especially when she is balancing schoolwork and theater performances! Learn more about Kathleen on Oregon Live

  • March 21, 2014 — The Daily Astorian joins the Browns and other ORCA families as they write letters to local heroes for the annual ORCA Cares Day of giving

  • March 20, 2014 — The annual ORCA Cares Day is back! The Statesman Journal follows more than 600 families and students statewide as they give back to local communities

  • March 19, 2014 — KDRV News joins ORCA families for an aviation meet-and-greet event! K–8 Principal Candy Farthing discusses benefits of in-person events for students and teachers

  • February 8, 2014 — KING 5 News speaks with ORCA teacher Jesse Rorvig, who teaches young snowboarders the basics of slopestyle snowboarding in his free time

  • January 23, 2014 — ORCA Executive Director Tom Luba is thankful for Oregon's many educational options in an Oregon Live letter to the editor

  • January 2014 — A Field Trip That Really 'Rocks' for a Group of Virtual Public School Students