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. 

  • College Counseling

    Our College Counselor works with students to find schools that will be a good match for them. Northwest Academy graduates attend a diverse selection of colleges and universities across the country including Duke University, Bard College, New York University, and Rhode Island School of Design.

    College Counseling
    College application workshop
  • 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!
  • Creativity Matters Here

    We value creative, independent thought in both our academic and arts classes.

    Creativity Matters Here
  • Lunch Events

    Friday Lunch events include everything from distinguished guest speakers (such as University of Oregon President and Multnomah County District Attorney) to friendly games of dodgeball.

    Lunch Events