Virtual school attends paint party

Photo contributed by Oregon Connections Academy Lance Quigg and other students who attend Oregon Connections Academy, an online public charter school, partiicapte in an April 12 field trip to Jeny's Heart With Art in Pendleton.

Several students who attend the statewide online public charter school, Oregon Connections Academy, and their parents recently participated in a creative and educational field trip to Jeny’s Heart With Art in Pendleton

During the April 12 Paint Party in Pendleton, artist Jeny Stone provided participants with step-by-step instructions so they could try their hand at a fun spring painting project. Students learned how to paint on a canvas using basic shapes with different brush sizes, different strokes and different colors.

Oregon’s largest virtual public charter school, ORCA hosts dozens of field trips each year across the state. The tuition-free school offers students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. Instruction is provided from state-certified teachers experienced in online instruction, as well as support from trained counselors, principals and administrative staff.

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