How It Works
How Online Education Works
With online learning, your child can learn at home, or wherever there's an internet connection, while enjoying the benefits and support of a school program. They'll complete a mix of online lessons and offline activities using K12-provided books and materials.* State-licensed teachers provide instruction in virtual sessions called "Class Connects."
WHAT TO EXPECT
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Destinations Career Academy of Oregon (Destinations) uses quality curriculum from K12 designed to let students find the learning style that works best for them, enabling them to find their own path to success. Each online classroom offers engaging and relevant lessons that build on your child's interests and abilities. Plus, our career and college prep program helps high schoolers prepare for life after graduation.
WHAT'S MY ROLE AS A PARENT?
You'll play an active and important role as your child's Learning Coach. Plan to:
- Provide academic support, motivation, and guidance throughout the school year
- Ensure your child is on track with assignments and coursework
- Communicate with teachers
- Report daily attendance
If you or your child's legal guardian are unable to fill this role, you can choose a family member, friend, or another trusted adult to be the Learning Coach.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is eligible to attend Destinations Career Academy of Oregon (Destinations)?
Any student in grades 9–12 who resides in Oregon is eligible for full-time enrollment.
What if my student is denied enrollment?
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.
How many of my children can I enroll in Destinations?
Because Destinations provides the lesson plans and materials needed for grades 9–12, many parents find it easy to enroll more than one child in the program.
What does it cost to attend Destinations?
Because Destinations 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, Destinations 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?
As Oregon public school students, all Destinations students must comply with the state-required minimum number of instructional days. We expect that students will attend Class Connect sessions as required and complete lessons according to due dates. Students and parents/Learning Coaches must check their email and phone messages daily and stay in regular communication with their teachers.
Can our family 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 have a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar. Family vacations may not be approved during the mandated testing periods in the spring.
How much time will my child spend online?
At the high school level, students will spend most of their school day online.
How do students interact socially?
Students spend time with classmates online and through school outings, field trips, and other activities. Students can also participate in school and K12 online national clubs to connect with peers of like interests.
*Course materials vary by course and school.