School Performance Report - hConnect/iConnect

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About Our School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent

Celeste Waltermeyer, Administrator
Kristy Grinnell, Assistant Administrator



The Olympia Regional Learning Academy is comprised of four separate programs that provide unique learning opportunities for students:

  • Homeschool Connect is for students in grades K-12 and offers support to families who serve as their children’s primary educator through home-based instruction. Parents may enroll their children in a wide variety of on-site classes in the core subject areas of science, language arts, social studies and math as well as offerings in world languages, visual and performing arts, music, technology, physical education/health, poetry and many others. Parents may also choose from a wide assortment of curriculum for use in their coursework at home. Families meet regularly with certificated staff to discuss their children’s individual learning plans. To view our current course offerings, visit
  • iConnect Academy offers students in grades 6-12 a quality education with the flexibility to choose the time of day and place where they work on their classes in an online format. Students may be enrolled full-time or they may be enrolled part-time and dually enrolled with another OSD high school.
  • ORLA Montessori provides multi-age classes observing and supporting the natural development of children for K-6th grades. ORLA Montessori follows the educational model established by Maria Montessori, where the teacher serves as an observer and guide. Learning is child-directed and emphasizes the freedom to learn, combined with child responsibility.
  • ORLA MAST (Math, Art, Science and Technology) is a full-time middle school program comprised of integrated classes inspired from adolescent Montessori and inquiry-based experiential education. MAST is for 7th and 8th grade students who are seeking a rigorous student-centered learning community that is focused on problem and project based learning. This program is only open to current Montessori and hConnect students.


ORLA is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (through this year) and Association of Education Service Districts in the 2018-2023 school years.


2016-17 School Facts


Based on the October 2016 enrollment report, there were 482 students enrolled at ORLA.



 Student Demographics         

 Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
     Male students
 American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6%    Female students
 Asian 1.0%  

 Black/African American
3.1%   Unexcused Absence Rate 0.0%
82.6%    Free & Reduced Price Meals
 Two or More Races 6.2%
 Special Education


Teacher Information

  • Number of classroom teachers: 20
  • Average years of teacher experience: 14.4
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 70.0%
  • 100% of teachers are highly qualified (teachers qualify by holding a bachelor's degree and passing a state test).




2016-17 District Operating Budget 





 Building Administration
 $7,227,850  6.23%
 Maintenance & Operations    $7,297,943  6.29%
 District Support
 $7,489,580  6.46%
 $3,801,174  3.28%
 Utilities & Insurance  $3,869,588  3.34%
 Food Service
 $2,949,181  2.54%
 Other  $453,018   0.40%
 Added to Reserve  $555,930  0.48%
 Total Expenditures  $115,944,979  100.00%




 $28,120,265  24.25%
 Federal    $6,135,162  5.29%
 Other Sources                          
 $969,697  0.84%
 Total Revenue  $115,944,979  100.00%


Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

Fewer than 10 students in each grade in ORLA hConnect and iConnect participated in state testing. OSPI suppresses scores for student groups with fewer than 10 students.


ORLA Mission Statement

The Olympia Regional Learning Academy provides a unique learning environment with high academic standards. Staff and families collaborate to provide a safe and supportive community where students are valued as individuals. Through diverse and innovative educational opportunities, our students are empowered and prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Olympia School District Vision

We envision a supportive environment that promotes trust, growth and achievement of the highest standards. We build our capacity for success through leading-edge programs and operations based on continuous improvement. We have 100 percent commitment to quality and excellence in all things.


National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematicsreadingsciencewritingthe artscivicseconomicsgeography,U.S. history, and in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL).

In 2017, NAEP began administering 
digitally based assessments (DBA) for mathematics, reading, and writing, with additional subjects to be added in 2018 and 2019.

For Washington State NAEP results please visit this link.


For More Information

If you would like more details about student achievement and demographics, visit the OSPI website and select reports by district or school.

If you would like other information about ORLA, please call (360) 596-7730.