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Frequently Asked Questions About Willamette Connections Academy

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What students are eligible to participate in Willamette Connections Academy?

Willamette Connections Academy serves Oregon students in grades K–12. See the Eligibility section of the website for full details.

What kind of technology does my family need to participate?

Families enrolling in Oregon should visit the hardware and connectivity page for full details.

Does Connections Academy provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities?

For students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Connections Academy provides virtual special education services that range from consultation, curriculum accommodation and modification, collaboration with learning coaches and general education teachers, to virtual direct instruction. Connections Academy provides students with IEPs with related services as determined by the IEP team. For eligible students with disabilities who do not require special education, yet need accommodations in the virtual environment, Connections Academy may develop (as needed) and implement Section 504 plans that detail appropriate accommodations and modifications.

How does Willamette Connections Academy support students with disabilities?

Federal law requires Willamette Connections Academy to provide its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. Willamette Connections Academy is committed to providing its students with equal access to its education program. We provide students with accessibility through resources tailored to each student’s individual abilities and needs, including assistive technologies and individualized support.

If your student is in need of assistance in order to fully participate in Willamette Connections Academy's education program, please contact the school’s special education director or the school’s 504 coordinator, Shelly Shumpert at You can also obtain 24-hour technical accessibility support by calling the Accessibility Hotline at 888-639-5960.

Has any educational organization ever evaluated the program and its curriculum?

Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by Cognia, formerly AdvancED.

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