Distance Learning FAQ

Distance Learning FAQ

Q. What technologies will my student need to successfully learn from home?

Students will need a computer, smartphone or tablet device. It should be running the most current operating system possible. All software updates should be applied. The device will need to have audio and a video camera.

Please see the inventory of apps that our students may need to access while learning from home.

Q. Is there a schedule that my student should be following?

Yes, please log in to the MySchool App to view the schedules.

Q. What is the best work environment for my students?

Ideally, the workspace will be free from distraction and in an open area where others are working. A clear kitchen table is ideal.  

Q. My student is having a hard time handling this, can you provide any resources for us?

Yes, our School Counselor,  Caitlin Gibb, is available for 15-or 30-minute counseling sessions. You can schedule a video session or phone call with Caitlin via calend.ly in the portalShe can also be reached on her Northwest Academy landline number: (503) 223-3367, extension 124.

More information on managing stress and anxiety during this time can be found here.

Read the letters to our parent community from our Head of School, Chris Schuck. 

  • Outstanding After-School Classes

    With classes ranging from Darkroom Tech to Robotics to Improv, students can explore visual, performing, and media arts.

    Outstanding After-School Classes
  • Arts Week

    Each Spring, students showcase their work in visual and performing arts. Dynamo! features middle school students while Esprit! celebrates the work of high school students.

    Arts Week
    Middle School students performing in Dynamo!
  • Community Service

    In addition to Community Service requirements in both the middle and high school, the entire school participates in service days during the year.

    Community Service
    Service Day at The Audubon Society
  • Find Your Passion

    Northwest Academy is committed to inspiring students to discover their intellectual and artistic voices in a creative and supportive atmosphere fueled by curiosity and constructive challenge.

    Find Your Passion