Accredited Online School

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Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by Cognia, formerly AdvancED. Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement services to institutions and other education providers. As a global nonprofit working in over 80 countries, Cognia serves 36,000 institutions, nearly 25 million students, and five million educators every day.

Oregon Connections Academy is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), an accrediting division of Cognia, formerly AdvancED..

With this accreditation, parents and students can rest assured that ORCA provides a quality education that other schools can reciprocate. This accreditation also serves as a validation to other accredited educational institutions of the value we offer.


Oregon Connections Academy

  • Accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), an accrediting division of Cognia, formerly AdvancED in December 2009, and renewed in June of 2016

Connections Education

  • Accredited by AdvancEd in June 2005, and renewed in June of 2015

NCAA Approved

At Connections Academy, many of our core high school courses have been approved by the NCAA Eligibility Center. See a list of courses currently approved.