Enrollment and Attendance FAQs
Who is eligible to attend Destinations Career Academy of Oregon (Destinations)?
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 percent of a district’s student population is currently enrolled in an online school.
If you are notified by your local district that your student’s enrollment has been denied, please reach out to our school immediately. There is a non-profit organization that is interested in helping families exercise their rights under state law and appeal a denial. They know the state law and may be able to help you. Please notify us immediately after you receive a denial notice as a parent must submit an appeal within ten (10) calendar days. We will connect you with outside help from this non-profit.
Do Destinations students participate in Oregon state testing?
Yes, as public-school students, 11th-grade students enrolled in ORDCA are required to participate in all state-mandated testing, which your child can do remotely from home.
Updates, notifications, and forms for testing are sent annually per Oregon Department of Education requirements.
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.