At all levels, students will complete State of Oregon requirements, including state assessments. In addition, high school students will undertake the extended learning application (senior project) as a graduation requirement. Upon successful completion, students will receive a Hillsboro School District diploma from Hillsboro Online Academy. Hillsboro Online features a rigorous, yet flexible, menu of online learning programs, designed to meet the varied needs of students and their families. Central to the HOA’s mission is a learning plan individualized to each student.
On-site staff, for core courses, are available for all grades at our physical site, 452 NE 3rd Avenue, just blocks from downtown Hillsboro. Associate staff, consisting of local certified, highly qualified teachers, is behind every elective course.
Parents and students should be aware that the demands of online courses are equal to or exceed those of traditional “face to face” courses. While online instruction places more responsibility on students, it offers greater flexibility fitting course work into a student’s or their family’s busy schedule. Students will interact with teachers and other Hillsboro Online staff via a message system in Canvas, our Learning Management System, by phone or in person by coming in to our physical site at 452 NE 3rd Avenue. Attendance is monitored daily by tracking student assignment submission, monitoring course login data, and through checking in with each teacher on at least two separate weekdays.
Although student assignment submission will be mainly online, they may also remit hard copies by bringing them to our site or by faxing hard copies to staff. Students will take module tests online; however semester finals for core courses at the high school level are required to be proctored in a face to face setting at our site. Any exception to this policy must be approved by school administration.
Please Note: As an online school, HOA is considered to be a “non-traditional school” by the NCAA. Non-traditional schools must go through an extremely lengthy process in order to become an NCAA-approved school.
HOA received NCAA approval for its core courses in August of 2016; credit recovery courses are not approved. Student athletes are encouraged to enroll in HOA courses. It is recommended that student athletes, who may be eligible for athletic scholarships at an NCAA Division I or Division II school, discuss enrollment at Hillsboro Online with their high school Athletic Director, since HOA does not have its own Athletic Director.