Olympic Academy

Overview

A program of Capital Region ESD 113, Olympic Academy is a public day-treatment program for students in special education. All students are taught at their instructional level based on their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), progress monitoring objectives, and Washington State Learning Standards.

Teachers use assessments to determine appropriate instructional levels and academic and behavioral progress. The goal of Olympic Academy is to teach students the academic, behavioral, and social and emotional skills to return to their home schools and succeed in a less restrictive environment.

Grades 1-5 Program

Our Grades 1–5 program consists of three self-contained classrooms for students. All classrooms are taught by a Washington State Certified Special Education teacher and supported by a Registered Behavior Technician supervised by an on-site Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Teachers focus instruction on reading, writing, math, and social skills to provide a foundation for future learning.

Teachers utilize explicit instruction, teaching clear expectations and structuring routines to foster student independence and emotional regulation skills.

Grades 6-8 Program

Our Program for Grades 6–8 consists of three classrooms for students. All classrooms are taught by a Washington State Certified Special Education teacher and supported by a Registered Behavior Technician supervised by an on-site Board Certified Behavior Analyst. 

Students follow a bell schedule and change classrooms to receive instruction from a variety of teachers throughout the day.

Students are assigned to a homeroom where they start their day, participate in morning enrichment activities, share lunch with peers and their case manager, and return to study hall at dismissal.

Grades 9-12 Program

Our Program for Grades 9–12 consists of four classrooms for students. All classrooms are taught by a Washington State Certified Special Education teacher and supported by a Registered Behavior Technician supervised by an on-site Board Certified Behavior Analyst. 

Students follow a bell schedule and change classrooms to receive instruction from a variety of teachers throughout the day.

Students’ Individualized Education Program and post-secondary transition plan drive instruction and goals throughout the year. 

Students receive instruction in reading, language arts, mathematics, health and fitness, history, science, and post-secondary transition activities.