iConnect Academy uses online curriculum with teachers located in our school. Grades 6-12+ students and their teachers get to know each other through weekly face-to face interactions. This blended learning approach allows them to interact with peers, online and in-person, and easily get help from their teachers with especially difficult concepts or topics.
ORLA Montessori offers families: The Children's House: a tuition-based 1/2 day a.m. Pre-k (4 by Aug. 31) combined with a full-day Kindergarten, a 1st-2nd grade, three 1st-3rd grades, and two 4th-6th grade classrooms for the 2016-17 school year.
Montessori and current hConnect students moving to 7th grade have the option of enrolling in ORLA's MAST 7 program. The Math, Art, Science and Technology program (MAST) is for students who are seeking an integrated student-centered learning community that is focused on inquiry-based learning. Our learning community started MAST 7 in fall 2015, and added 8th grade for the 2016-17.
As part of the Olympia Public Schools, hConnect is a school of choice supporting home-based instruction by providing enrichment classes and resources that may be difficult to provide at home for grades K-12. Our Washington certificated teachers work with families to support them in the education of their children.
Shannon Goerig has been a member of the PTA since 2013. Shannon was the Montessori Vice President for Spring 2017, and School Years 2017 - 2018 and 2018 - 2019. She has 2 children in the Montessori program in 5th and 2nd grade and 2 children ages 3 and 4 at Capital Montessori. Her passions include the PTA, of course, and helping evert child obtain happiness and safety in all of thier environments. Shannon was also Olympia Regional Learning Academy's Advocacy of the year this past school year.
vice president (hconnect - iconnect)
Total president (montesorri)
Shawn was born on March 21, 1940, the son of Sylvia Kovacs. During his childhood, Shawn was described as bright, and excelled in literature, mathematics, political science, and religious education. He continues his one-man battle against crime long after superheroes have become both detested and illegal.
Katie Hulbert is a new member of the PTA, and, is looking forward to serving as Treasurer. Katie has one child in 3rd grade in the Montessori Program. She also has a four-year old who is looking forward to attending ORLA in the future. Katie loves spending time with her husband and kids, spending time outdoors and chasing after her Saint Bernard, Odie. During work days, Katie fills her time working as a Federal Ferry Boat and Emergency Relief Program Manager. Katie is confident that this will be another successful year for ORLA’s PTA!
Mary is the current Secretary for ORLA PTA. Her children (10 and 15) are enrolled at ORLA and are in both the iConnect and hConnect programs. Her passion is leading children to find their strengths and succeed at school and in life and have fun along the way. She is especially interested in helping children with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD and Autism. Her other passion is gardening, because, well, like children - plants are AWESOME!!!