7–12 Curriculum

Courses Specifically Designed for High School Students

ORVA uses the K12 high school curriculum to serve our students in grades 7–12. The K12 online high school environment blends the best features of the company's world-renowned learning environment - the elegant and research-driven design, the compelling interactivity, the ease of use of both online and offline content - with key features designed to make the high school experience successful, given the far more complex high school world of content, skills, and time management.

A Robust Catalog of Courses Meets the Needs of Diverse Learners

The K12 High School Course Catalog is robust, offering several core and elective courses. K12 Math, Language Arts, Science, and History courses are offered in multiple versions to meet the needs of diverse learners with diverse goals. Two levels of World Languages are offered as well. Students can chart their own course, choosing from among three levels of courses to match their aptitude and goals.

Two Versions of Core Subjects

With the K12 high school curriculum, students can harness the power of individualized learning by choosing from the following two versions of Math, English, Science, and History courses:

  • K12 Core courses are similar to the standard courses offered by many other programs. They meet all academic requirements for each course area both for graduation as well as for potential admission into a wide range of colleges.
  • K12 Comprehensive courses are designed for students entering with a strong foundational knowledge and aptitude in the subject area being covered, as well as solid study skills.

ORVA Secondary School Course Listing for 2014-2015 [PDF]

For the full list of K12 courses or to download our catalog, online high school course list.

Note: The K12 high school course list and catalog include a complete list of the high school courses that K12 provides. While ORVA offers a comprehensive selection of courses for grades 9-12, not every K12 high school course is available to ORVA students. Information on specific courses of study and available electives are provided upon enrollment. For details, please speak to your Personal Admissions Liaison (PAL) during the enrollment process.

Earn College Credit While in High School

Does your high school student want a head start on a college education? At Oregon Virtual Academy eligible secondary school students can participate in the tuition-free Expanded Options program. This program allows students to take courses that will fulfill high school graduation requirements through a local community college while earning both high school and college credit.

Participating students must initiate the process by enrolling with the community college. Students may be required to speak with a placement counselor and take the college entrance exam. Students are required to take classes that will fulfill high school graduation requirements and are classes that ORVA is unable to offer them.

Proven Pathways to a Chosen Career

At Oregon Virtual Academy, your college or career-minded student can choose from a broad range of profession-focused courses for a competitive edge for the future, to discover his or her path after high school, or to explore a possible college major. These courses can provide a powerful introduction to fulfilling careers in Information Technology, Government and Public Administration, Marketing, Finance, Arts and Communication, and many more.