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Our Curriculum

Willamette Online School Curriculum

As a virtual school program, Willamette Connections Academy uses leading online and offline resources from top education publishers and curriculum specialists. We deliver comprehensive, invaluable online education for K–12 students. By providing accessible, high-quality resources, the Willamette Connections Academy program enables students to study and master all required core subjects including language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

A 21st Century Online Curriculum for 21st Century Success

The Oregon online school curriculum provides a powerful, effective alternative to traditional public or homeschool curriculums by giving students the knowledge and skills they’ll need to build a successful future. Across all grade levels, lessons combine self-paced learning with structured lessons designed to help students reach their full potential. Courses at Willamette Connections Academy also aid students in developing the important “four Cs” of 21st-century learning:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Collaboration

Only the Finest Materials

In order to create superior units, lessons, and activities, Willamette Connections Academy implements the help of curriculum experts who review and select high-quality texts from leading publishers. Furthermore, with a multimedia team that works hand-in-hand with these curriculum experts, the Willamette Connections Academy program utilizes interactive tools and resources that encourage students to get involved and take responsibility for their learning. Teachlet® tutorials and learning games combine graphics, video, and audio to bring ideas and concepts to life.

Exciting Electives

As a leading, well-rounded online school curriculum, Willamette Connections Academy offers key electives that cover a wide range of subjects such as world languages, game design, home life, sign language, and more. These stimulating K–12 electives allow students to broaden their skills and explore new interests and talents.

Always Improving

The stimulating curriculum is evaluated and revised regularly, allowing the Willamette Connections Academy to deliver high-quality, effective content that aligns with state and national standards. As an online program dedicated to continued improvement, Willamette Connections Academy asks both students and parents to rate each lesson on a five-star scale, which, after nearly four million evaluations, has received an average lesson rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Curriculum Built for Success

Education is the foundation for success, and at Willamette Connections Academy, our educators focus on providing a strong curriculum in order to properly prepare students for work, college, and life. With years of development, testing, and refinement backing the Connections Academy curriculum, students can explore and expand on the skills and education needed to meet national and state standards as well as those set by leading educational organizations. Furthermore, with a continuous effort to improve, review, and revise curriculum, Willamette Connections Academy can successfully meet the diverse needs of all the program’s students.

Online Curriculum Development Experts

Willamette Connections Academy has a team of trained professionals with years of experience in traditional classroom teaching and subject matter expertise, as well as those with advanced degrees in instructional design, curriculum development, and technology education. By identifying the skills and objectives students need to learn, these experts create detailed lessons and assessments to help ensure students don’t just learn the subjects, but that they master them.

The online curriculum development team works hand-in-hand with experienced in-house videographers, graphic designers, and computer programmers to bring the curriculum to life in a multidimensional way. By delivering high-quality resources straight to students’ fingertips, Willamette Connections Academy offers an engaging curriculum that keeps young minds motivated and encouraged to think both independently and as a team.

Hundreds of Proven Online Courses

The curriculum at Willamette Connections Academy includes core courses including:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Language Arts
  • Social studies

Along with these core courses, Willamette Connections Academy offers electives at every grade level which allows students to broaden skills and explore new interests. With electives covering a wide range of subjects like world languages, music, game design, digital arts, sign language, and more, as well as Gifted and Talented, Honors, Advanced PlacementⓇ* courses, and Career Technical Education, Willamette Connections Academy can cater to the various and diverse needs of all students.

* AP® and Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.