Enrollment and Attendance FAQs
Who is eligible to attend Destinations Career Academy of Oregon (ORDCA)?
Any student in grades 9–12 who resides in Oregon is eligible for full-time enrollment.
Are there enrollment restrictions? How many of my children can I enroll in ORDCA?
Because ORDCA provides the lesson plans and teacher support, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.
What does it cost to attend ORDCA?
Because ORDCA is a public school program, there is no tuition. Families are responsible for providing common household items and office supplies like printer ink and paper. In addition, families must have access to a computer and the internet to successfully complete the lessons. Based on financial need and eligibility, ORDCA may loan a computer system (including computer, printer, and software) to support the learning process. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
What is the attendance policy?
ORDCA works with families toward a positive attendance record to meet their required number of 180 instructional days. Attendance is logged daily in the Online School by the parent/Learning Coach.
Extended family travel, except during normal school vacation periods, requires written notification and vacation contract approval by the Head of School or designee. This should be completed at least one week prior to the extended absence.
All families must attend an in-person Parent Orientation, and new students will complete the Online Learning course via the Online School.
Families must maintain regular communication with ORDCA teachers.
Students and parents/Learning Coaches must check their email and phone messages daily.
Students must attend all required Class Connect live sessions for direct instruction as directed by their teachers.
Can I take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school "holidays" or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar.
What if my Student is denied enrollment?
Oregon Virtual Schools 3% Enrollment Denial.
The state of Oregon law (OAR 581-026-0310) states that a student may be denied enrollment into a virtual school if more than 3% of a district’s student population is currently enrolled in an online school. If a family is notified by their local district that their student’s enrollment has been denied the family may request an appeal.