SALEM — Four locals walked across the stage to receive diplomas on June 8 as part of the Oregon Connections Academy graduation in Salem. Marcus Jellison and Michaela Hicks, of Ontario, Antonia Edwards, of Vale, and Spencer Abril, of Adrian, were a part of the 11th graduating class of the online school.
Over half of Oregon Connections Academy’s class of 2019 indicated they plan to attend a two or four-year college or university. While the numbers are still being tabulated, those seeking higher education after graduation have so far earned more than $1.5 million in scholarships and grant awards.
Oregon Connections Academy is a fully-online K-12 public school that students attend from home or anywhere there is an internet connection. Oregon Connections Academy served more than 4,300 students in grades K-12 across the state this school year.
Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year is currently open for Oregon Connections Academy.