Enrollment and Attendance FAQs
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.
Do Destinations students participate in Oregon state testing?
As a public charter school, Destinations does participate in annual state testing for 11th graders. You may opt out of state SBAC testing by reviewing and filling out the document linked below and returning it to the school’s assessment coordinator, Yancey Fall, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: opting out applies to English and mathematics only. 11th graders are still required to complete the OAKS Science test. Please call Yancey at 541.233.9872 if you have any questions or require any assistance returning the form.
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.