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    Olympia Learning Center Families & Students,

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am excited and honored to begin my 1st year as principal of Olympia. I have been a proud Richland One educator for 18 years.  During these uncertain times, the only certain thing is that we miss our students in Richland One.

    Olympia Learning Center has a diverse faculty and staff with a wealth of knowledge to meet the needs of the students we serve. Our main goal is to establish a positive, respectful culture centered on teaching and learning using the tenets of social emotional learning and the 4 C’s around accountability: critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration. We will remain committed to ensuring your child achieves academic excellence; and we look forward to working with you to guarantee that our goals are achieved. We believe high expectations yield academic outcomes for all students. Of course, we need and welcome your support and cooperation. You play a key role in the academic success of our students; therefore, school/parent communication is crucial. 

    As the instructional leader of our Olympia Learning Center and our pursuit to become a model alternative setting, I am certain that every child can learn and achieve the highest level of academic success with the proper preparation and support.  To ensure a successful school year, I ask that you take a moment to review your child’s 2019-2020 report card (this information can be found on PowerSchool). As you examine the report card, reflect on the following questions: What were some successes they experienced this past year?  What teachers, classes, or assignments influenced them?  What struggles did they have and what lessons are to be learned from those struggles?  In what extracurricular activities were they involved in?    Our hope is that students enter the new school year intentionally, having reflected on the past year and have articulated goals for the year to come.

    We strive to keep parents informed of not only their children’s progress, but about all that happens at Olympia Learning Center on a daily and weekly basis.   The more you frequent our website -- https://www.richlandone.org/Domain/53  , monitor your student’s progress via PowerSchool, read our quarterly newsletters, and communicate with the faculty and staff, the greater our partnership will be. 

    Know that I wish you and your family safe and well for the remainder of the summer.



    Bobbie Hartwell, Jr. Principal


  • 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.

    Our 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)