Non-Traditional Schools

Connections Academy

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 Oregon, etc.).

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.

Website: Connections Academy

Gateways High School

665 Main Street Springfield, OR  97477 Ph. (541) 745-8862fax: (541) 744-8863

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.

10TH-12TH GRADE

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.

Website:Gateways High School

Network Charter School

2550 Portland Street
Eugene, OR 97405
541-344-1229

Website:Network Charterschool

Email: info@networkcharterschool.org

Classrooms are situated in neighborhood organizations and businesses allowing students to receive an academic as well as hands-on and practical education. 

GRADES 7-12

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 MENTOR

Creative Minds Alternative School

115 Pearl St.
Eugene, OR 97401
541-344-9712

Website:Creative Minds School/

Email: office@creativeMindsSchool.org

Classes include math, language arts, government and economics, fine art, personal finance, geography, science, computer skills, health, and GED prep.

AGES: 11-18

1:5 RATIO/DISTRICT HAS TO APPROVE REFERRAL SMALL COMMUNITY FEEL TO THE SCHOOL

Northwest Youth Corps–Outdoor School

2621 Augusta St.
Eugene, OR 97403
541-349-5055

Website: Northwest Youth Corps

Email:nyc@nwyouthcorps.org

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.

AGES: 14–19

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/

Wellsprings Friends School

3590 W. 18th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97402
541-686-1223

Website: Wellsprings Friends

Email:info@wellspringsfriends.org

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.

AGES: 14—19

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 SCHOOL

Willamette Leadership Academy

87230 Central Rd.
Eugene, OR 97402
541-935-6815

Website: Willamette Leadership Academy

Email:wlamail@fernridge.k12.or.us

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

GRADES: 6–12

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