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Olympia School District - Summer School 2019


High School Summer Program

  • Grades 9 – 12, including select courses for incoming 9th graders
  • Registration begins June 3, 2019
  • All courses utilize computer-based instruction and students have the choice to work remotely or at school but assessments must be taken at ORLA.
  • Attendance is mandatory for first 2 days of course start & test taking only.



Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA)
2400 15th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Dates & Times

June 26 – August 1, 2019
Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (closed July 4)

First 2 days beginning a course is mandatory for set up & pacing guidelines. Students may work remotely from home or at school. Assessments shall be taken onsite at ORLA with the teacher. Students may also be onsite for additional support and tutoring, as needed. For students not meeting goals outlined during course setup regarding pacing and/or grade, daily attendance may be required.

Online/remote course options will not be continued for initial credit into the regular school year.
Courses must be completed by August 1, 2019.




  • Credit Retrieval: $100/semester credit (.5 credit per course)
  • Initial Credit: $150/semester credit (.5 credit per course)
  • Continuing Senior students: free
  • Grade Replacement students: $150/semester credit (.5 credit per course)


Tuition assistance is available for OSD students who qualify for reduced and free lunches.

No payments will be accepted until the first day of summer school. Parents may send their student with payment if unable to attend first day. No refunds will be given. Make checks payable to: Olympia School District Summer School.

On the first day of summer school, currently enrolled OSD students will have a charge applied to their account, which can be paid in Skyward at any time.

For students not currently enrolled in OSD, payments can be made via check, cash, or credit/debit card in the Business Office at the Knox Administrative Building during regular business hours or at ORLA during first two weeks of Summer School.


  • Registration begins June 3, 2019
  • Forms available in ALL OSD high school counseling center offices


For More Information




Courses (click here for available courses)

  • Credit Recovery: retake only portions of a course necessary to earn credit
  • Initial credit: courses a student is taking for the first time
  • Continuing Senior: students beyond 4 years of high school
  • Grade Replacement: replace a low grade (not failed) but course must be coded the same as the original as determined by the school district.


Edgenuity Online Diagnostic Based Learning

Summer school requires a home computer with internet access. Chromebook checkout is available for current OSD students. ALL tests must be taken at ORLA, proctored, and must be completed by noon. Each course earns 0.5 credit and must be completed by August 1, 2019. Online/remote course options will not be continued for initial credit into the regular school year. If your student wants to try and complete a full year of a course, and only the first semester is completed, your student may have to wait until winter to enroll in the site-based semester 2 course or pursue a dual enrollment option with iConnect.

Olympia High School & Capital High School will not have the ability to continue initial credit online courses during the regular school year.



8 Tips for Summer School Success

  1. Break it down. Break work into smaller chunks of time that includes onsite support & teacher check-ins.
  2. Make a workspace for yourself with minimal distractions.
  3. Time Management: Make a schedule and follow it. Teachers and Summer School staff are able to help with this.
  4. Stay organized. Take the extra time to organize materials, schedule, tasks, onsite support, assessments, and work time.
  5. Maximize resources. Take advantage of teacher availability, course content & review materials, linked videos, and other resources made available to you for the course.
  6. Maximize technology. Many apps and software programs are designed to help you. For example, use Siri or Google Assistant to set reminders and timers for yourself. Use Google Calendar to schedule tasks, assignments, and course completion so it balances with the other areas of your life during the summer.
  7. Develop a routine. Routines make it easier to stick with your course and complete it on time. Beginning a new routine is the hardest part so stick with it. You’ve got this!
  8. Ask questions. There are no stupid questions. Ask your teacher, other students, or Summer School staff when something is unclear or you need additional help in your course.