Hillsboro School District launched Hillsboro Online Academy (HOA) to fill the needs of students who wish to conduct their education outside of, or as a supplement to, traditional learning on a physical campus. Recognized by the State of Oregon as a diploma-granting school, HOA is a free public school option and offers core courses and a wide assortment of electives that enable students to fulfill state requirements. Currently, we serve grades 3-12.
Hillsboro School District students may enroll in HOA as a full-time student, or as a concurrent student while enrolled in a traditional district middle or high school. Full-time HOA students complete all State of Oregon graduation requirements and, upon completion, will be awarded a Hillsboro School District diploma.
Online options, both core and elective courses, are available to all district students in grades 9-12. Concurrent students enroll in HOA courses through their counselor at the high school they are attending. Registered homeschool students and students attending private school who are residents of the district are also able to enroll in HOA courses.
Secondary students and their parents 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.
All students interact with teachers and other Hillsboro Online staff via a message system in our Learning Management System, by phone or in person by coming in to the center at 452 NE 3rd Ave. 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.