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A copy of one of the following must be provided for each child in order to verify age eligibility:
To avoid unnecessary delays, provide a copy of one of the items listed above along with your other enrollment documents. If you do not have an acceptable document, please contact the enrollment team at 1-888-478-9474.
As a reminder, the age eligibility is as follows:
You must reside in the state of Oregon and provide ONE acceptable proof of residency to be eligible for enrollment in Oregon Connections Academy. You can find out what you need below:
If you do not have any of these documents, please contact the enrollment team at 1-888-478-9474 to discuss acceptable alternatives.
As a reminder, you must reside in the state of Oregon and provide acceptable proof of residency to be eligible to enroll in Willamette Connections Academy. Please note the following important information regarding eligibility:
OAR 581-020-0342 limits enrollment in virtual schools for full-time students to no more than 3% of a school district’s population. During the enrollment process, Willamette Connections Academy will notify your resident district of your student’s intent to enroll. While we do not expect this ruling to impact most student enrollments, a notification will be provided to anyone impacted.
All Willamette Connections Academy students must provide evidence of their immunizations on the Oregon Certificate of Immunization Status Form.This form must be signed by you and, if applicable, a health care provider.
Oregon allows for religious, medical, or immunity exemptions; however, medical and immunity exemptions must be verified by a health care provider. Please use the Oregon Certificate of Immunization Status Form if requesting an exemption.
To learn more about the Oregon Health Authority's (OHA) immunization requirements and to read the FAQs, visit the OHA's Immunization Requirements for School webpage.
Immunizations can be obtained from doctor’s offices, clinics, or hospitals. In addition, some large chain pharmacies offer immunizations for older children and adults.
In the state of Oregon, most pediatric and family practice clinics offer immunizations. If your child has a regular medical provider, we recommend calling that office for an appointment for immunizations. If your child does not have a regular provider, you can contact your local county health department, or call 1-800-SAFENET (1-800-723-3638). They will be able to help you find a clinic where your child can be immunized.
If you need assistance paying for shots/vaccinations, you may be able to get free or reduced immunizations through the program below:
A student may be exempt from immunizations for the following reasons: medical exemption, religious beliefs, or personal beliefs. Parents seeking immunization waivers in Michigan must have the immunization waiver certified by their local health department.
All students who have previously attended public school, private school, or homeschool are eligible to enroll and will be requested to submit academic records for placement
For students applying for grades K–9: Please submit a copy of the report card from the most recent school year.
The following items should be included on the report card:
For students applying for grades 10–12: Submit an unofficial transcript that includes the complete end-of-year grades from the prior school year and any academic documentation (such as a progress report/interim report, class schedule, or marking period/semester report card) issued for the current school year. Additional documentation may be requested for placement.
The following items should be included on the unofficial transcript:
If after attempting these steps you still cannot obtain your student's report card or transcript, please contact the academic placement services team at 1-888-478-9474 to discuss acceptable alternatives.
You may need to provide additional documentation if any of the following circumstances apply:
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You must meet specific state and program requirements to attend Willamette Connections Academy. Student eligibility requirements in Oregon are determined by the Scio School District, which is the authorizing body for Willamette Connections Academy. Before enrolling, review the following eligibility requirements carefully to determine whether your student(s) is eligible to participate in grades K–12.
Kindergarten: Any student enrolling in kindergarten must be five (5) years old on or before September 1 in the school year for which you are enrolling.
First Grade: Any student enrolling in first grade must be six (6) years old on or before September 1 in the school year for which you are enrolling.
Maximum Age: Any general student who turns nineteen (19) years old on or before the first day of school will not be eligible to enroll. Any special education student who turns twenty-one (21) years old on or before the first day of school will not be eligible to enroll.
You must reside in the state of Oregon and provide acceptable proof of residency to be eligible for enrollment in Willamette Connections Academy. Please note the following important information regarding eligibility: OAR 581-026-0305 or §338.125(4) limits enrollment in virtual schools for full-time students to no more than 3% of a school district’s population. During the enrollment process, Willamette Connections Academy will notify your resident district of your student’s intent to enroll. While we do not expect the limit to impact most student enrollments, a notification will be provided to anyone impacted.
All Willamette Connections Academy students must provide evidence of their immunizations in the form of the Oregon Certificate of Immunization Status.
Oregon allows for medical or religious exemptions, but medical exemptions must be signed by a health care provider. Please use the Oregon Certificate of Immunization Status form if requesting an exemption.
All students who have previously attended public school, private school, or
homeschool are eligible to enroll.
You may need to provide additional documentation if any of
the following circumstances apply:
Please have the following documents available and ready to upload to Pearson Online Classroom (formerly known as Connexus®).
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After submitting your documents, you can navigate to the Submit Documents section located in the Enrollment Details. There you can see if your documents have been verified or are still waiting to be processed. The Enrollment Details will also show if your file was marked invalid and your document will be removed so that you can upload a new document. If you are unable to verify the status of your documents or have any questions, please call 1-888-478-9474 and contact the Enrollment Team using the document submission option in our phone system. We will check the system to see if the document was received. Please be prepared to provide us with the following information: student’s name, number of pages sent, the date sent, and if sent by fax, the fax number.
Local schools serve one district. Connections Academy serves students from multiple districts statewide. Not all districts statewide accept the same documentation.
Students who are 18 or over must meet age eligibility requirements in their state. Students must also submit academic documentation of all courses attempted since entering the 9th grade. Academic documentation will be reviewed by a school counselor to determine the student's eligibility to complete the program requirements before meeting the age cap for enrollment. Students who cannot complete the program requirements before meeting the age cap for enrollment are not eligible to enroll.
Both emancipated minors and students 18 years and older are required to complete the Parent/Legal Guardian (Caretaker) Acknowledgement (PLCA) form and to provide all required enrollment documentation before the student can enroll. Emancipated minors must also submit court documentation for their emancipation. Please contact the Enrollment Team at 1-888-478-9474 for more information.
If you have any concerns or questions about how to enroll, our enrollment team is here to help.
Please call us at 1-888-478-9474.
Willamette Connections Academy admits students and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected classification.
Due to the COVID–19 pandemic, there has been an enormous demand for a virtual learning alternative for families across Oregon. In order to provide a high–quality education to all of our students, the school deemed it essential to set an enrollment cap of 2,100 students.