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Empower your learning on Your summer schedule.

With online courses from Orion High School, students can complete courses for credit while enjoying their summer. Students can work on their courses at any time of day and from any location — home, a library, or a vacation destination.

Students enjoy a flexible summer schedule and meet important learning goals.

Engaging, expert instruction

While students may take summer vacations, we don’t. We maintain the same commitment to academic excellence and comprehensive content year-round. Parents can count on the high level of academic integrity of our accredited courses and expert online teachers. Students enjoy interactive multimedia content that they complete at their own pace.

200+ course options to match individual needs

  • Get ahead with Advanced Placement® (AP®) and Honors courses, including world languages.
  • Recover credits with Core courses. Students move at their own pace and get the support they need to improve below-proficient reading skills.
  • Strengthen skills needed for success in high school, including writing, reading, and math.
  • Prepare for college applications with AP, and college and career prep courses.
  • Accredited by Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) an accreditation division of AdvancED, many of our courses are also NCAA-approved and certified as fulfilling University of California a-g requirements. Find out more.

*Advanced Placement and AP are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

On August 8, 2016, Orion High School and Southern Dreams of Mississippi celebrated another successful commencement ceremony to recognize the achievements of the partnership's high school graduates. During the ceremony, Dr. Jerry Komia Domatob shared his work, a poem he crafted especially for this celebration of achievement. The graduates of the Orion High School, community members and leaders, as well as friends and family participated in reciting the marvelous work presented by Dr. Domatob. 

 

A Graduation Poem by Dr. Jerry Komia Domatob

Yes today's gladness

Overpowers yesterday's sadness

As you welcome hope

Rising from a slimy slope

So on this grand graduation, what's your pledge?

 

Congratulations classmates, thank you leaders, and mentors

Henceforth, we will do our best 

 

Today shines with joy

As playing with a prized toy

Once again you see the light

After twisting in the night

So on this grand graduation, what's your pledge?

 

Congratulations classmates, thank you leaders, and mentors

Henceforth, we will do our best

 

With kind and overfull backing

Along with funding

You rise from near hopelessness

To lasting hopefulness

So on this grand graduation, what's your pledge?

 

Congratulations classmates, thank you leaders, and mentors

Henceforth, we will do our best

 

As you celebrate success

And promise to work without recess

Let this be a new beginning

And not the ending

So on this grand graduation, what's your pledge?

 

Congratulations classmates, thank you leaders, and mentors

Henceforth, we will do our best

 

With your diplomas, you restart life

Without harsh and strife

Having minimized contention

Like unwarranted detention

On this grand occasion, what's your pledge?

 

Congratulations classmates, thank you leaders, and mentors

Henceforth, we will do our best

 

Like all, yes all

You will occasionally fall

Due to adversity

But with certificate you can tackle difficulty

On this grand occasion, what's your pledge?

 

Congratulations classmates, thank you leaders, and mentors

Henceforth, we will do our best

 

As you emerge as leaders

Yes, community elders

Your certificates, mark accomplishments

Which glitter, as star achievements

On this grand occasion, what's your pledge?

 

Congratulations classmates, thank you leaders, and mentors

Henceforth, we will do our best

 

Party bells ring

As family and friends sing

They bring you fabulous congratulations

And marvelous jubilation

On this grand occasion, what's your pledge?

 

Congratulations classmates, thank you leaders, and mentors

Henceforth, we will do our best

 

A partnership with Orion can allow your students access to a rigorous catalog of online courses that are lead by appropriately credentialed and trained teachers who provide your students individualized instruction. Since Orion's digital learning school is accredited by SACS CASI and recognized by TEPSAC, schools and students can be assured that courses meet the state's standards (TEKS). Additionally, Orion codes each course with the appropriate PEIMS code and all records can be exchanged via Texas Records Exchange (TREx).

Expanding Course Access

Orion can provide your students access to a wide-variety of courses from core high school courses to College Board®-approved Advanced Placement® courses. Your students would access the same course offered at Orion High School, a SACS CASI/AdvancED accredited digital learning school recognized by TEPSAC as a nonpublic Texas school.

With continuous enrollment, Orion's comprehensive course catalog can be used to provide students expanded access to high school courses, Advanced Placement® courses, and more to be taken in addition to the courses at their campus to see their graduation plan. Students are able to complete online courses at school or off-campus wherever they have access to an internet connection.

Improving Success & Lowering Cost

Orion High School charges learners $300 per full-credit course$225 per half-credit course, and $500 per full-credit Advanced Placement® course. Schools that form a partnership with Orion High School receive a 10% discount. Districts that have more than one school involved in a partnership may receive an additional 5% discount per school not exceeding a maximum 25% discount. Orion High School will offer parents and students that enroll and pay themselves into a course a 15% discount if the credit is being sent to a partnered school.

Orion vs. TxVSN, Scenario #1

Scenario: George is missing an algebra credit he needs to graduate. But with his job and other obligations, he can't make it up in summer school.

Cost through TxVSN: As of March 1, 2017, a search for "Algebra 1" shows that a school would be charged anywhere between $250-$350 per half-credit. The school's total cost to help George through the TXVSN would be at least $500.00.

Cost through Orion: Without a partnership, a counselor could refer George to Orion High School where he could pay $300 per full-credit out-of-pocket. If the school was partnered with Orion High School, the school's cost would be as low as $270, or the out-of-pocket for the student's family would be $255.00.

Orion vs. TxVSN, Scenario #2

Scenario: Mary loves to draw and paint, and wants to develop her talent, perhaps even pursue an art career. But her school does not offer art classes.

Cost through TxVSN: As of March 1, 2017, a search for "art" produced options for Art 1, Art 2, and Art 3 with a range of $150-$350 per half-credit. The school's total cost to provide these flexible courses to Mary would be $300-$700.

Cost through Orion: Without a partnership, a counselor could refer Mary to Orion High School where she could pay $300 per full-credit out-of-pocket. If the school was partnered with Orion High School, the school's cost would be as low as $270, or the out-of-pocket for the student's family would be $255.00.

Orion Online Learning provides online courses to eligible students through partnerships with public schools. Public schools can partner with Orion for their students to access a comprehensive course catalog and/or to create full-time online schools.

Course Catalog

A partnership with Orion allows your students access to a comprehensive course catalog to provide your students opportunities to enroll in high school, Advanced Placement®, and credit-recovery courses offered by our accredited private digital learning school.

Full-Time Online Schools

An online learning solution (OLS) partnership allows your school to have a custom-designed digital school developed and implemented to provide your students full-time virtual instruction. Orion Online Learning will work with you to plan, develop, implement, and maintain a learning management system (LMS) and content as well as train your teachers.