Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

Our school is off Boulevard Road: 2400 15th Avenue S.E. Olympia, WA 98501.

When does school open for the 2017-18 school year?

ORLA's office is now open from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm

Does my child have to be enrolled as a full-time student?

Students may participate on a full- or part-time basis. Part-time students need to submit a Declaration of Intent for Home-Based Instruction form if they have not done so already. More information is shared at the mandatory New Family Information and Enrollment meetings.  The Letter of Intent forms may be downloaded from the Enrollment page.  

Does my child have to enroll for all four days that classes are held?

You may sign-up for as many classes as fit your family's schedule.

Am I required to stay on-site while my child attends classes? 

Parents with children under 12 years of age are required to stay on site unless an arrangement has been made with another parent for student supervision. Students who are 12 and older may be on site without their parents as long as they conduct themselves appropriately and do not violate any Learning Academy or school district policies. Students are expected to remain on campus at all times.

How much does it cost to enroll?

There is no tuition to participate in hConnect. We are part of the Olympia Public School District. Students are enrolled either full- or part-time and it is their enrollment that generates state funding for our program. Certain classes may have a class fee.

When are classes offered?  

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays grades K-12, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesdays - grades K-12, 8:30 a.m. - 2:10 p.m. EVERY Wednesday is earlier release0

On Fridays, various WORKSHOPS will be available throughout the school year for students. 

More Information will be available as plans are firmed up! 


How to access Typing Club Online From Home

Online keyboarding using is available to enrolled ORLA hConnect students. E-mail and Tricia Coon will create an account for your student(s). Once added, your student can access the program wherever they have an Internet connection. 

Another fun FREE keyboarding program on BBC is Dance Mat Typing (it does not save student progress) is