Frequently Asked Questions


Where are you located?

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

When is the office open during the 2019-20 school year?

ORLA's office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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 hConnect Enrollment webpage

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 district-wide early release.

On Fridays, study workshops will be available for students who need additional assistance.