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Never Miss the Bus Again: Destinations Career Academy of Oregon Online Public School Now Open for ‘20-‘21 School Year

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Although it’s early in the calendar year, Destinations Career Academy of Oregon (ORDCA), a full-time online and blended public school, is ready to welcome students in grades 9-12 to enroll for the 2020-2021 school year beginning February 27.

ORDCA gives your student a personalized learning experience designed to assist those who seek alternative pathways to education.

ORDCA is tuition-free to all students who reside in Oregon. Authorized by the Mitchell School District, and delivered entirely online, ORDCA combines online instruction, rigorous curriculum and the support of state-licensed teachers.

In addition to working towards their high school diplomas, ORDCA students can participate in the Destinations Career Program, which allows them to discover exciting options for their future in career fields like Business and Management, Health Sciences, and Arts, Information and Communications.

“With college costs spiraling out of control nationwide, it’s good to get an idea of what you want to do before you get there. Our career program lets students try new things and get a sense for the options they have, while still in high school, helping Oregon students take charge of their own future,” says Interim Head of School Sonimar Villegas.

Overall, ORDCA offers challenging academic curriculum focused on college preparation. Students take a full course load in the core subjects of math, science, English language arts, history, and art. Electives include world languages, photography, and personal finance. ORDCA also offers student clubs, in-person field trips, and social gatherings to foster a sense of school community.

Virtual classes are taught by Oregon-licensed teachers who provide instruction during live online class sessions, and are available to students via phone, email and one-to-one meetings.

“Being a part of Destinations has given me many opportunities that I never would’ve experienced otherwise,” said ORDCA senior Shannah Lindh. “Choosing a career path that interested me really opened the doorway to gaining knowledge in the areas I wanted to pursue. My teachers have given me a great amount of help and attention with preparing for college and finishing high school strong.”

Students choose online school for a variety of reasons including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment, and the ability to support extracurricular pursuits or medical needs. ORDCA’s online and blended platform gives students the opportunity to pursue their academic goals in a supportive environment and at an appropriate pace for their learning style.

ORDCA is now accepting enrollments for the 2020-2021 school year. Families are encouraged to attend an online or in-person information session hosted by the school. More information on ORDCA, how to enroll, and a schedule of upcoming events can be found at

About Destinations Career Academy of Oregon

Destinations Career Academy of Oregon (ORDCA) is a full-time online public charter school authorized by Mitchell School District that serves students in grades 9-12 statewide. As part of the Oregon public school system, ORDCA is tuition-free, and provides families the choice to access the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about ORDCA, visit