The Camas Connect Academy is designed as a way for students to engage in the classroom without having to physically go to a school building on a regular basis. This option is available for students who live in the boundaries of the Camas School District and would normally attend one of our district schools. Relationships are key to learning and the CCA prioritizes personal connections as much as possible in a virtual classroom format. This option is for students and families who are prepared for the unique challenges of virtual instruction.
Students who sign up for the Camas Connect Academy will join an online community staffed by CSD teachers and support staff. It will be similar to going to school in person: grades will be given, direct instruction provided, attendance required, comprehensive lessons, and support. The learning standards and learning goals will be the same as students in a physical classroom in the Camas School District. The methods for achieving and demonstrating standards might be different, but the goals will be the same.
The Camas Connect Academy has been fashioned for students and families who want a yearlong, online option compared to the typical in-person experience. While all CSD students will start with remote learning, CCA students will remain remote when schools transition back into on-campus learning. Students will be asked to enroll in the CCA during the summer of 2020 and wait until the end of the semester or trimester if they wish to transfer out of the program and back into the traditional school model. This program is not designed to be a credit recovery program. Students enrolled in the CCA will need to actively learn for a similar timeframe to on-campus, in-person school to be successful.
- Early registration is closed. If you are interested in enrollment, contact district registrar Shanna Michelle at email@example.com.
- Webinar recording from Elementary Information Event (may still be processing on YouTube).
- Unfortunately, the webinar recording from the Secondary Information Event had technical difficulties. View the slides here.
- Camas Connect Academy FAQ
Is Camas Connect Academy Right For Your Family?
This is a very important question when considering this choice school in Camas. We want to dispel a couple of misconceptions about online schooling:
Learning standards by grade level will be aligned with on-campus learning options. The CCA will utilize an online curriculum supported and enriched through the talent and expertise of a Camas School District instructor.
Camas Connect Curriculum Outlines
Athletics and Activities
Students will be able to participate in athletics through their boundary school while enrolled in the Camas Connect Academy.
Students are invited to participate in district-wide clubs and groups like Science Olympiad or FIRST Robotics and can propose clubs that match their interests. School-specific activities and clubs are designated for students of specific schools.