It was a day filled with anticipation and excitement as the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction honored regional Teacher of the Year finalists, including Capital High math teacher Carol McKay, before announcing the 2017 Washington State Teacher of the Year.
While the top honor went to a Quincy School District educator, Olympia School District Superintendent Dick Cvitanich said he couldn’t be more proud of McKay, one of eight finalists for the state award.
Olympia School District's online school option for grades 6-12, following the OSD calendar year.
Partnering with parents to provide enrichment classes and resources difficult to provide at home for grades K-12.
ORLA Montessori provides multi-age classes observing and supporting the natural development of children for K to 6th grades.
The Olympia Regional Learning Academy is a unique learning environment with high academic standards. Staff and families collaboratively provide a safe and supportive community where students are valued as individuals. Our students are empowered and prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world through diverse and innovative educational opportunities.
Montessori is a comprehensive educational approach designed around the natural curiosity and ability for learning within each child. Students learn responsibility, time management, and social skills along with academics within a highly structured, prepared learning environment. Lessons are given individually or in small groups of children with similar interests, skills or academic needs.
hConnect supports home-based instruction by providing enrichment classes and resources that may be difficult to offer at home. Parents remain the primary teacher in their child's education, while hConnect provides resources, strategies, and classes to supplement their learning.
iConnect Academy is approved as a multi-district online provider by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), meeting the quality standard requirements set by OSPI's Digital Learning Department.