Connections Academy is a free online schooling program for children in grades
K-12. Books, lesson plans, and computers are sent to the student at the beginning
of the school year at no cost. Students reach high potential with strong parent
involvement, flexible learning, and accountability.
Why should you care?
Perhaps you have a child, younger sibling, grandchild, niece or nephew, whose
current schooling arrangement is not working (medical reasons, behavior reasons,
doesn’t have access to advanced placement classes, lives in a very rural part of
The Academy supports students from grades K – 12. Students are shipped all
of their books, materials, computer (yes, a computer!), and are provided with a
subsidized Internet connection. All free.
Social events and regular field trips are arranged so that students can meet
their on-line classmates and teachers.
Gateways High School
665 Main Street
Springfield, OR 97477
Ph. (541) 745-8862
fax: (541) 744-8863
Gateways High School
Serves students that are experiencing difficulty within a traditional high school
setting. Particularly in regards to attendance and academic performance. The
classroom focus is on these two areas in combination with credit recovery or a
core high school curriculum.
Gateways is a "school of choice" for Springfield high school students, grades 10-12. Transfers from other districts may be accepted on a space-available basis. We remain committed to serving those students seeking a high school education in a small school environment.
Classrooms are situated in neighborhood organizations and businesses allowing
students to receive an academic as well as hands-on and practical education.
10:120 RATIO/ CAN ACCEPT ANY CHILD FROM THE STATE OF OREGON/THEY HAVE 2
COUNSELORS ON STAFF TO DEAL WITH KIDS NEEDS/EVERY CHILD GETS AN ADULT
Classes include math, language arts, government and economics, fine art, personal
finance, geography, science, computer skills, health, and GED prep.
1:5 RATIO/DISTRICT HAS TO APPROVE REFERRAL SMALL COMMUNITY FEEL TO THE
Hands on outdoor learning experience. Classroom activities and weekly field studies
and outdoor work experience. ODS also offers four week long camping trips for students.
2 OR 3:15 RATIO/PRIVATE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL/NEED REFERRAL FROM THEIR
PUBLIC SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM ONE WEEK & FIELD EDUCATION
THE NEXT WEEK/DEAN OF STUDENTS AT SCHOOL/
Alternative high school serving a maximum of 50 students per year. General course
offerings may include self expression in art, black literature, public speaking,
alternative health, yoga, language, grammar and writing, math, etc.
1:8 RATIO/FOCUS ON RESPECT FOR THE INDIVIDUAL PERSON/ LOTS OF COMMUNITY ACTIVITY/CURRENTLY FULL/HAVE INFORMAL COUNSELING SET UP FOR
KIDS/PRIVATE INDEPENDENT NON-PROFIT/REFERRAL NEEDED FROM THEIR PUBLIC
Education program of Pioneer Youth Corps. /Academic philosophy with math,
reading, verbal and written communication offered. Believes in learning
responsibility, respect, and discipline. Designed for intervention and education
1:15 RATIO/CERTIFIED TEACHERS ALONG WITH MILITARY VETERANS WORKING
WITH KIDS/NOT A LOT OF ART OR EXTRA-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES/SMALL NUMBER
OF 11TH AND 12 GRADERS BECAUSE OF SOCIAL NEEDS