Oregon Parent Testimonials


Oregon Connections Academy Parents Give the Program High Ratings

At Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA), we give parents the opportunity to voice their opinions and offer feedback each year on our programs. This helps us identify areas that need improvement, and those that are working well. Our parents can evaluate the school on various criteria, like teacher support, student progress, and the quality of the curriculum. Here are some things our parents are saying about the program:


Oregon Connections Academy
2017 Parent Satisfaction Survey Results

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94%

of parents agree that the curriculum is high quality.
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95%

of parents agree their children are satisfied with the program.
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96%

of parents are satisfied with teachers' helpfulness.
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93%

of parents are satisfied with the variety of learning activities.
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92%

of parents would recommend Connections Academy to other families.
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92%

of parents agree that our technology tools improve their child's learning experience.

Based on a survey of Connections Academy families conducted in
January 2017 by Shapiro+Raj.

Student Satisfaction

The majority of our parents--95%--say that not only is their child satisfied with our program, but that they are happy with the academic growth of their child.

Wow! What a difference Connections Academy has made for us. The kids don't have to be up and out at 7 am - this alone has caused their grades to go up. They eat better and study better, plus the family is involved on a daily basis. We LOVE Connections Academy!


Our son is in sixth grade this year ... his first year with Connections Academy. He was behind academically in the beginning. My husband and I are very glad we decided to give Connections Academy a try. Not only is our son doing well with Connections Academy, but he is excelling.


Teachers Provide a High Level of Support

ORCA parents are pleased with and appreciate the professionalism and dedication shown by our teaching staff, with 96% praising the helpfulness of their child’s teacher.

We chose Connections Academy because it is an accredited program and the support from certified teachers really was important. With the home school program we were using, we felt we were on our own. Now we have such a great support system with Connections Academy and we love it!


Our teachers are wonderful and are always there to answer questions and provide support for the kids as well as the Learning Coach. As the Learning Coach, I only wish that I could have attended ORCA, but I am getting my chance by being the Learning Coach!


We have a great teacher and have enjoyed the great support system. Any question or problem has been addressed quickly and kindly.


The Curriculum is High Quality

More than 94% of ORCA parents agree that the curriculum we offer students is high quality. We strive to bring together the best possible educational resources to create inspiring and challenging lessons for our students.

We really like Connections Academy because it is a well rounded curriculum. The staff works very closely with us to ensure our son is getting the best education.


The kids are able to work at the 'pace' that is right for them. The curriculum is rigorous yet fun and the kids REMEMBER everything they are taught! They are excited about school and ask for more.


Technology Enhances the Learning Experience

Many parents have voiced an appreciation for Connexus®, our educational management system which works to help them stay organized with scheduling, communication, and grade tracking. In fact, over 92% of families say that our technology tools have helped improve the learning experiences of their child.

LiveLesson® sessions are really helpful for the children as they can see the lesson, as the teacher talks and shows them in writing the problems, or how to do an assignment.


The school website is very easy to navigate, and if there is ever a problem, tech support is right on top of it!