5th Grade Science Fair

5th Grade Science Fair

Mr. Vieira’s 5th grade class presented their Science Fair projects to guests and the other PYP classes today. A monitor lizard, volcano, mineral samples, and other artifacts were part of the students presentations. Mr. Vieira uses the state rubric to score the...
The IB Was On PBS!

The IB Was On PBS!

The PBS Newshour recently broadcast a segment on the IB and its approach to education. In the segment they interviewed the director general of the IB Foundation. She describes a program that believes that education is more than just academic achievement. Take a listen...
October 2018 Upcoming Events

October 2018 Upcoming Events

September just flew by! Secondary grade updates will be coming out next week. We can’t stress enough how important attendance is to academic success. Please ensure that your student is getting to school on time every day. October is National Bullying Prevention...
September-October 2018 Upcoming Events

September-October 2018 Upcoming Events

We have several fast-approaching events during the last two weeks of September! 9/18 – ManageBac Bootcamp (for MYP/DP parents), 5:30-6:30 – Please bring your laptops! Ms. Knoll will be taking parents on a dive into ManageBac. Parents will work within...

MYP/DP Grading Scale Refinements

Dear MYP/DP families, Last year the MYP and DP staff had several discussions on how best to align our grading scales as a continuum school. It is unusual to have a school that needs to have consistency from 6th grade in middle school all the way up to advanced diploma...

New Traffic Flow

Dear OTA Families: Due to county requirements, we have to limit entry and exit points for both buildings and this necessitates some modifications to our established traffic flow for drop off and pick up. A contractor has already completed most of the work on the...
OTA Earns Accreditation

OTA Earns Accreditation

Oregon Trail Academy has earned accreditation by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on...

Yearbook Delay

Dear OTA families,  I recently had word that, unfortunately, the arrival of our yearbooks will be delayed until the middle or end of June. As the yearbook advisor, I take full responsibility for the situation and want you to know that we are doing all we can to make...
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