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.
I've spent my career working to make education a space where all student excel. I've worked in education policy, assessment, and teacher training. I hold a Ph.D. in Education and have advocated for some of our most vulnerable students.
vice president (hconnect - iconnect)
vice president (montesorri)
Robbi and her husband John have 2 children, Jack (2nd grade, ORLA Montessori), and Clara (age 2, future ORLA Montessori student). Robbi looks forward to serving as Fundraising Chair this year!
Special needs advocate
Kelly is excited to serve the PTA board this year as the Special Needs Advocate. She has extensive experience working with children with special needs in both medical and educational settings as a Speech Language Pathologist. Kelly and her husband Shane have two children, Isla (2nd grade, ORLA Montessori) and Nora (age 3, future Montessori student).