Meeting each other in homeroom and catching up with classmates from last year are still part of back to school for Hillsboro students at Oregon Virtual Academy, but as full-time online students, they met teachers and figured out their routines by logging in from home.
Oregon Virtual Academy is a tuition-free, online public school, available to students in grades K-12 across the state of Oregon. Students attend school full-time online, and use the internet to access the engaging, award-winning K¹² curriculum.
Similar to any first day of school, a student meets virtually with his or her Oregon-credentialed teachers and logs in to explore the topics they will study that year. Hillsboro area students will also meet up face to face at a Park Day to meet classmates and teachers and have some fun.
Families interested in finding out more about the school are also welcome.
The Oregon Virtual Academy Hillsboro Park Day will be held on Friday 9/26 from 3:00-4:30pm at Magnolia Park at 1810 NW 192nd Ave., Hillsboro, OR.
While the technology makes it possible to focus on each student’s individual academic challenges and strengths, it is the partnership between parents and teachers that makes online learning a powerful education alternative for a variety of students. ORVA teachers provide a child-centered learning experience, offering instruction and support, one-on-one guidance, and regular interaction with students and parents via an online classroom, email, phone or face-to-face meetings. Students have a vibrant school community with plenty of social interaction as well, working with peers in the online classroom, and gathering in-person for events like science fairs and service projects.
Students enroll in ORVA for a wide variety of reasons. Some are advanced learners, motivated to increase their knowledge beyond the basic course offerings, while others are athletes or performers looking to balance a full schedule, as well as those who benefit from a different learning environment and a focused one-on-one learning experience.
ORVA is still accepting enrollment of students in grades K-12 for the 2014-2015 school year. To find out more, families are encouraged to visit k12.com/orva or contact an enrollment consultant at (866) 529-0160