ORCA provides assistance in creating a four-year academic plan to help students navigate their educational path in the most successful way possible and access to a full-time, certified school counselor gives students the support they need throughout their high school careers.
A College Planning Club helps students build a respectable portfolio that focuses on elements sought by college admissions committees, while college and career planning assists students with a variety of tasks including:
- Guidance in finding appropriate college or career opportunities
- Information on local colleges and universities as well as assistance with the college application process via LiveLesson® online workshops
- Accessing financial aid and scholarship information
- Free access to college admissions test preparation online courses and information about test dates, locations, etc.
- Assistance obtaining official transcripts for the college application process
AVID Program for College Readiness
Oregon Connections Academy is proud to be one of only four online schools across the nation to offer the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program in a virtual environment. It is AVID’s mission to ensure that all students, especially the least-served students in the academic middle, are capable of completing a college preparatory path. The AVID program is available for ORCA students in middle school and high school grades.
AVID is designed for students who would like to prepare for four-year colleges and universities, and has been proven successful. Among students enrolled in AVID programs, 93 percent complete the entrance requirements of four-year colleges, and 90 percent of those who apply to four-year colleges are accepted.
Taught by trained AVID teachers using AVID-specific curriculum, students benefit academically from the AVID elective course because it is designed to support students through increased school-wide learning and performance. The course helps students develop the skills they need to succeed in college-readiness classes by focusing on writing skills, critical reading, collaboration, organization, time management, goal setting, career and college research, volunteerism, funding college through grants, scholarships and loan options.
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Interacting in a Virtual Classroom
Oregon Connections Academy values the importance of student interaction throughout the overall educational process. LiveLesson technology allows students the freedom to participate in a live online classroom environment anytime, anywhere. This beneficial technology also allows students to turn in homework assignments and securely track their progress throughout their high school career.
Learn more about the technology used in the Oregon Connections Academy program.