High School - Oregon Virtual Academy

Letter from the Principal

Welcome to ORVA High School! My name is Elyse Hansen, and it is my privilege to be the Interim High School Principal. I have spoken with so many students and Learning Coaches already and am excited to connect with all the families.

I have been in education over 12 years as an English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Reading Intervention teacher, as well as the High School Success Coordinator. My educational career has been in both brick and mortar and in a virtual setting. I strive for all students to receive a quality education in order to be successful in high school and life after high school.

I look forward to being a partner to ensure the success of your students at ORVA.

Warmly,

Elyse Hansen, Interim High School Principal


While desiring to offer flexibility in our High School, we must also have accountability in order to make sure our students are prepared to graduate. We also believe our High School model better prepares our students for life after school. With this in mind, students need to recognize the importance of classroom pacing and published due dates and will need to complete their work based on those dates.

High School is a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade of 60 percent or above on their assignments and online lessons. During the High School years, our students are expected to follow their class schedule pacing, which is designed to help them succeed.

In general, our High School students are expected to spend approximately 4–7 hours on schoolwork per school day with increasing independence.

During the High School years, a learning coach can expect to progress monitor their mostly independent student. Although the level of involvement really depends on your individual child, a learning coach for a high school student at ORVA is working alongside them to hold them accountable and stick to the progress outlines in their courses.

We like to prepare our learning coaches by being transparent that the initial 4–8 weeks can be intensive, as families settle into a routine. In high school students begin to have increased independence, but parent/Learning Coach involvement is essential for about 20–30 percent of school time. Approximately 70–80 percent of this time is online.

As a public school or students are expected to participate in annual state testing beginning in 3rd grade.

In addition, ORVA administers in-house STAR 360 testing online multiple times throughout the year to all of our students. These results help to ensure instruction is aligned to student academic needs.

Staff & Faculty

Kathryn Alftine

High School Science/Electives

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(541) 294-1130

Michele Anderson

School Counselor (Students J-R)

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(541) 294-5931

Stephanie Berry

High School English / Language Arts

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(503) 505-0774

Jaimie Brady

CTE & Work-Based Learning Specialist

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(541) 294-1631

Jennifer Brazes

High School English / Language Arts

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(541) 520-4846

Kari Carter

Dual Credit & Math Specialist

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(541) 520-4238

Jennifer Cole

High School Special Education Teacher

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(541) 294-4458

Jennifer Crim

High School English / Language Arts

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(541) 294-2709

Michelle Dabbs

High School Counselor (Students A-I)

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(541) 294-0236

Kyla Danos

High School Art

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(458) 710-0383

Marissa Dey

High School Science

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(541) 751-5976

Devon Dorn

High School Special Education Teacher

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(541) 972-1237

Jim Fitzgerald

High School Math Specialist

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(541) 517-3819

Karen Ganje

High School MTSS & Credit Recovery Specialist

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(541) 294-4301

Darcie Gay

High School Science

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(541) 808-7202

Sadie Gold

High School PE

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(541) 294-9878

Corrie Gustafson

High School Math

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(541) 751-5029

Elyse Hansen

Interim High School Principal

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(541) 751-3006

Michael Hawkins

High School Dean of Instruction

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(541) 556-7366

Stephen Heibel

High School Student Success Mentor

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(541) 294-0802

Karen Huhn

High School Math

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(541) 751-5267

Joseph Alvernaz III

High School Social Studies

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(541) 294-4815

Jason Isbell

High School Systems Mentor

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(541) 294-1101

Wanda Jackson

High School Electives

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(541) 294-5860

Madison Jackson

High School English / Language Arts

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(541) 751-5950

Michael Jaycox

High School English / Language Arts

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(458) 710-0400

Kelly Jolley

Middle School / High School Bridge Teacher

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(541) 517-4635

Jebron Jones

High School Math

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(458) 710-0380

Clare Leeper

High School Special Education Teacher

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(541) 435-4337

Natalie Lintner

High School Electives

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(541) 294-0021

Paul Mannon

High School Business/IT

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(541) 751-5230

Steven Marek

High School Special Education Teacher

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(458) 710-0326

Krista Neal

High School Science

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(541) 294-0918

Margie Paulson

High School Student Success Specialist

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(541) 294-2647

Daniel Rainey

High School Math

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(458) 710-0829

Bonnie Raleigh

High School Health

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(541) 808-7284

Emily Reno

High School Social Studies

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(541) 751-5166

Jane Rice

High School Math

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(541) 751-5022

Christina Schiedler

High School Math

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(458) 710-0319

Sarah Session

High School Special Education Teacher

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(541) 435-5061

Carole Ann Sturrock

High School English / Language Arts

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(541) 517-2837

Brandon Sundeen

High School Spanish

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(541) 554-1864

Nichoel Tatarek

High School Social Studies

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(541) 852-5653

Tauna Tattam

High School Science / Electives

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(541) 751-5474

Robert Tatum

High School Student Success Mentor

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(458) 710-0323

Marcella Tell

High School Science

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(541) 294-5712