Free Virtual School in Oregon

Students throughout Oregon are thriving at Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA), a tuition-free public virtual school in Oregon. ORCA gives students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards and a program featuring:

  • A challenging K–12 curriculum developed by leading education experts
  • Instruction from state-certified teachers experienced in online instruction
  • Support from trained counselors, principals, and administrative staff
  • Free textbooks and curriculum materials needed to participate in a dynamic online learning environment
  • Computers for families with students in grades K–8*

* See Technology section for more information.

Welcome to Oregon Connections Academy

ORCA is not just a fully accredited Oregon online school. It’s a tight-knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience with:

  • Local study halls where students meet teachers for individualized help at area libraries or other convenient locations
  • Field trips that give students and families the opportunity to learn together and make new friends
  • Clubs and activities that foster social development and academic growth
  • An involved community of students and their families

Our Mission

The mission of Oregon Connections Academy, a public virtual charter school, is to provide an inclusive, flexible, academic and individualized program by partnering students in grades K-12 and families with highly qualified educators to build life-long learners.

Find Out More

Want more information about the Oregon Connections Academy program?

Download the School Profile for Oregon Connections Academy

NOTE: When a student graduates or is no longer enrolled, all materials, including the computer and reusable curriculum materials, must be returned. ORCA students are required to take all state-mandated standardized tests in person at locations designated by the school.