ORCA Vision and Outcomes


The Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) is a community of active, responsible and inquisitive learners who grow through rigorous and integrated studies grounded in the marine environment.


Our core outcomes for ORCA are:

  1. Students engage in active exploration and research, independently and collaboratively.
  2. Students apply conceptual understanding and an interdisciplinary approach in novel situations.
  3. Students engage in reflective activities to develop understanding and create personal meaning.
  4. Students communicate to a variety of audiences in multiple contexts using diverse approaches.
  5. Students deliberately and strategically plan for their future.