David Douglas Online Academy
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Welcome to the David Douglas Online Academy!

The David Douglas Online Academy (DDOA) is a program designed to serve families that prefer an online educational option for their children. We are a flexible learning program that will work to meet the individual needs of our students. A full time school counselor is available to support students K-12. Additionally, interested DDOA students can access courses, activities and athletics at their in-person home school.

Students in Kindergarten through grade 5 have live teacher led instruction daily as well as asynchronous work. Students in grades 6-12 work independently in a self-paced online platform with daily teacher contact available.

Space is limited. More information is on our Enrollment and Important School Information pages.

Shawna Myers

Principal’s Message

July 1, 2022

Dear Families,

Happy start to the second year of David Douglas Online Academy!  We are continuing to build on what we have started at DDOA this last year and I am excited to be starting as Principal for the 2022-23 school year.  We are building in additional student connection time to our program, while continuing to focus on delivering a rigorous online academic program.  

Kindergarten through 5th grade students continue to have a full time teacher dedicated to their class.  We will be offering monthly in person meet-up activities (optional), quarterly online assemblies and student recognitions throughout the year.  Please be looking for more information as we begin the new year. 

Our 6th-8th grade students, while working independently through the Apex curriculum and Google classrooms will now have an Advisory teacher for additional support.  Students continue to have the option to visit teachers in their daily Teacher Connect Times, and will be required to check in weekly with their Advisory teacher to monitor academic progress throughout the school year.  Students are also invited to join weekly online clubs and participate in their home school in-person activities.

Our 9-12 high school students, while also working through the Apex curriculum with daily Teacher Connection Times are invited to join our online clubs and groups, as well as take part in their home school activities.  Students will receive post secondary planning support throughout high school and are encouraged to attend sporting events and social activities at their home school.

DDOA students are eligible to take in person courses, while being enrolled full time with us. By offering in person opportunities, online clubs and activities, and additional support we hope to set ourselves apart from other online schools and ensure that our students are connected to the David Douglas community.

The DDOA team of teachers and staff is excited and eager to work with your student this year.  Please reach out if you have any questions.  As we continue to build this program, we welcome your suggestions and feedback!

Shawna Myers

Principal, David Douglas Online Academy

Upcoming Events:

Summer Office Hours:  Our office will open the week of August 22 on a regular basis.  For summer visits, call to schedule an appointment:  503-389-0288

DDOA Back to School Day – Thursday, September 1 –  12pm-6pm
This is your opportunity to meet your teacher (Kinder-5th Grade), pick up a chromebook and school supplies, take your school photo, and get your School ID.

The first week of school for students: September 6th-9th

Look for back-to-school information that will be sent out the week of August 22th.  Check your email over the summer for updates.

Kindergarten Registration:
If you or someone you know have a student living in the David Douglas area who will be 5 by September 1st, you can register for kindergarten online at https://www.ddouglas.k12.or.us/parents/registration-enrollment/

Office Contacts

DDOA Office

The DDOA office is located within

North Powellhurst School
1400 SE 135th Ave
Portland OR 97233

Open by appointment during summer.


503-389-0288 (call or text)


DDOA Staff Page

School Calendar

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  • 01 Sep

    Back to School Day

    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • 06 Sep

    First Day of School

  • 06 Oct- 07 Oct

    K-5 No School

District Calendar

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  • 12 Jul

    Summer Intercambio at Ventura Park Elementary

    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    145 SE 117th Ave

  • 13 Jul

    Summer Intercambio at Lincoln Park Elementary

    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    13200 SE Lincoln St

  • 14 Jul

    Summer Intercambio at Gilbert Park Elementary

    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    13132 SE Ramona St