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  •  A Message from the Principal

    Nathan White, Principal

    Welcome Parents and Students of Olympia Learning Center

    I am extremely delighted to have this opportunity to work with each and every one of you for the 2019-20 school year.

    This year promises to be a year of great educational opportunities and personal growth for our students as we begin to infuse Social Emotional learning into our curriculum.

    Olympia Learning Center was created for students who are seeking alternative pathways to success. Our unique instructional support systems allow for smaller class sizes, individualized instruction in small groups, differentiated instructional delivery, interactive educational programs, and a variety of educational courses through Edgenuity (better known as E2020). The Social Emotional learning curriculum will allow our students the opportunity to look inward and reflect on ways to make adjustments in their lives to become better citizens overall.

    Our faculty and staff are well trained professionals working in concert with district school personnel along with a great central office staff designed to offer first class vertical support to our students, parents, and business community.

    It is my desire to welcome each of you to what I am claiming will be your best school year ever. All it takes is your desire to do the same. Our doors are always open and we invite our parents, guardians, and our community business partners to be a part of the Olympia experience.


    Nate White




    Grant Recipients

     Olympia Learning Center was honored on March 19th in Columbia, SC by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Carolina Foundation for receiving a Wellness Inspired School Enfironments (WISE) grant for Olympia Learning Center.  Mr. Brian Baumgardner, physical education teacher at Olympia Learning Center received the award on the school's behalf.

    Nationwide, 461 schools made the list of "America's Healthiest Schools" based on a rigorous set of criteria, from availablility of nutritious foods to quality physical education opportunities.  In South Carolina, 55 schools received Wellness Inspired School Environment grants to further health and wellness efforts with Healtheir Generation.  Congratulations to Olympia Learning Center for receiving this grant through the excellent work of Mr. Brian Baumgardner.

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  • About Olympia Learning Center

    Olympia Learning Center is a full service learning facility that offers meaningful educational opportunities for students in grades six through twelve. Students who attend the Richland One Alternative School are students of “Choice” who prefer a non-traditional, innovative and personal school setting. Programs Include

    Traditional Core Subjects

    • Computer Assisted Instruction 
    • Career and Personal Development 
    • Special Service Teaming 
    • Social/Character Education 
    • Service Learning Opportunities 
    • Business Center 21 
    • Evening Classes 
    • Work Study Programs 
    • Applied Academics (core subjects)

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  • Announcing the 2018-19 Parent PassPort Workshop Infomation Session


    At Olympia learning Center we value our partnership with parents.  Our partnership ensures that each student has the support needed to complete their unique program.  We know every parent's goal is for thier child to be and do their personal best therefore, we provide strategies and resources to parents to support them in assisting their student in reaching that goal.  

    Parent Workshop will be held on Monday 10:30am until 12:00pm in the Media Center.  Additional workshops will be offered on the dates listed below from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Media Center.  Parents are asked to rsvp by contacting Mrs. Lakin at 803-400-1662 during normal school hours.

    Session I

    August 28

    Sept. 4, 11

    Oct.  2, 23


    Session II

    Nov. 13

    Dec. 4, 18


    Session III

    Jan. 15, 29

    Feb.  12, 26


    Session IV

    Mar. 12, 26

    Apr. 9, 23

    May 14

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