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 Parent Portal 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.

For more detailed information about our distance learning program, please log into the Parent Portal.

  • 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
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    Our admissions process is designed to help us get to know each student through a classroom visit, the student’s written work, and entrance exams written and evaluated by our teachers.

    You Are More Than Just a Test Score or a Grade Point Average.
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    Each grade level goes on its own unique retreat that relates to the curriculum.

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    8th grade science retreat at Mt St. Helens.
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