ORLA's front office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
iConnect Academy hours: Please open this link for 2016-17 Frequently Asked Questions.
- iConnect Academy does not observe Teacher Collaboration late starts.
- iConnect Academy does not observe early release days.
- iConnect Academy does not offer summer school.
Our office staff will be able to answer most of your general questions, but if you have a situation you feel is unique and would like to talk to an Administrator directly please ask the office. Students may also talk to their school counselor if they are thinking about being dually enrolled (in iConnect and their neighborhood school). iConnect FAQ for 2016-17 open this link.
Students receiving special education services should talk to their counselor or IEP advisor.
Students should not withdraw from their current school until they have been informed that they are accepted to ORLA and may enroll into the iConnect Academy.
Enrolling in Olympia Regional Learning Academy's iConnect Program Full-Time?
*Full-Time Enrollment Application Process*
Step 1 - Application: Complete the enrollment application packet and submit the paperwork to our office along with a copy of the student’s most recent transcript, attendance record, test scores (math and reading). All pieces of required packet must be included when submitted or Interview will not be scheduled. The administrator may require additional documentation after reviewing the student’s file. **It is important that the student does not withdraw from their current school until they have been notified of their acceptance into the iConnect program.**
Step 2 - Interview: The Assistant Administrator will schedule an interview with applicants. Items to be discussed at the Interview may include, but are not limited to: academic & attendance records, reliable access to a computer and the Internet, appropriateness of placement, the student’s reading proficiency, and past demonstration of the ability to succeed academically in an independent environment.
Step 3 - Acceptance Determination and Enrollment: After the interview the Assistant Administrator will contact the applicant and/or parent to let them know if the student has been accepted into the iConnect program. Acceptance into iConnect Academy will include required on-site work sessions. Students who reside outside the Olympia School District will need to complete an inter-district transfer form.
Acceptance as a student in iConnect or denial of enrollment is at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator based on the information shared at the student’s interview related to his/her potential to be successful in a self-directed program, appropriateness of placement, reading proficiency, and information learned from the student’s prior school related to attendance and discipline.
Step 4 - Orientation: Once the enrollment process is completed, the Assistant Administrator will schedule the student and parent into an orientation. During the orientation the student and parent will meet the student’s advisor, and learn to navigate and use the tools needed to complete their coursework. The student will begin their first class and parents will learn how to support their student in online learning.
Part-time students become dually enrolled in their resident school and iConnect so they do not need to withdraw from their resident school.
*Dual Enrollment Application Process*
(In-district option only)
Step 1: Consult the school counselor about making a schedule change and discuss which classes the student would like to retain at his/her school. The counselor should then contact ORLA’s Assistant Administrator to inform her of the student’s schedule change and provide recommendation of which courses the student should take through iConnect Academy. Because the student’s school counselor is the one responsible for monitoring the student’s overall program, it is important s/he be closely involved in this process.
Step 2: Complete and return application paperwork to our school at 2400 15th Avenue S.E., Olympia. All pieces of required packet must be included when submitted or Interview will not be scheduled.
Step 3: The Assistant Administrator will schedule a meeting with applicants to discuss class placement.
Step 4: If accepted for enrollment, iConnect Academy will contact the student and parent to schedule them into one of the orientation sessions for new students. During the orientation the student and parent will meet the student’s advisor, and learn to navigate and use the tools needed to complete their coursework. The student’s will begin their first class and parents will learn how to support their student in online learning.
**It is important to note that the student’s acceptance into the program is as a part-time, dually enrolled student only.** If, for whatever reason, the student decides that she or he would like to attend our program full-time instead, then the student must go through the full interview process as outlined in the Full-Time Enrollment Application Process.
Acceptance as a full-time student is at the discretion of the iConnect Academy’s Assistant Administrator based on the criteria outlined.
**Coming Soon** 2017-18 Registration Packet for iConnect Academy. Please print and complete all Forms and return to ORLA's Office. After iConnect's Assistant Administrator review and no forms are missing, a personal Interview will be scheduled with applicants and their parents.
Once a meeting is scheduled with the iConnect Assistant Administrator, please bring your enrollment paperwork; Academic History (current transcript, Report Card) Attendance and Discipline Records and Test Scores for Math and Reading to the meeting. All pieces of required packet must be included when submitted or Interview will not be scheduled.
Here is a maplink to our school off Boulevard Road: 2400 15th Ave SE Olympia, 98501.