Letter from the ORVA Head of School
Oregon Virtual Academy (ORVA) is an innovative public charter school that makes it easy for you to be an active participant in your student’s education. ORVA families receive a complete curriculum, lesson planning programs, books and instructional materials, and the support and guidance of state-licensed teachers trained in utilizing the virtual model of schooling to provide a rigorous, individualized education.
ORVA uses the outstanding curriculum from K12 featuring traditional subjects for kindergarten through 12th grade. Using this innovative learning program, ORVA provides an education that allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills through state standardized tests as well as a variety of course-specific assessments and projects.
Students and families are required to communicate regularly with teachers and other school staff. Our model requires this partnership and believes that together we can maximize student potential. Our middle and high school programs, while more structured, still provide opportunity for personalization and support within the curriculum.
Formative assessments are administered at all levels to ensure that each child will be matched to his or her level of proficiency and that they are making adequate progress in their coursework. The middle and high school programs are paced and require online class attendance. They are also accredited AdvancEd, which is an internationally recognized organization.
We provide families with opportunities statewide for in-person interaction at various times throughout the school year. While optional, these events provide great opportunities to meet and interact with other families and for students to develop friendships that complement their virtual school experience.
We at ORVA are proud of our school, and as we continue to build on our successes, meet our challenges head on, and grow as a community united around student success, we believe that it is a great choice for families who are interested in being actively involved in their children's education. We hope to welcome you soon.
Nicholaus Sutherland, ORVA Head of School