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    SC College and Career Ready Assessment Testing Dates

    ELA Session 1-Writing-April 26, 2016
    ELA Session 2-Reading-April 27, 2016
    Mathematics--April 28, 2016

    South Carolina PASS Testing Dates
    Science--May 11, 2016
    History-May 12, 2016

    Character Trait for September: Honesty--Always telling the truth

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    Spend your summer enjoying great books and story time fun.
    Summer Reading Resources Brochure 2016 no passwords.pdf


    Olympia Learning Center treated their business partners to an appreciation luncheon on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.  Ms. Smalls, Career Development Specialist and hostess shared her appreciation for all that the business partners have done this year to positively impact the students at Olympia.  Each partner enjoyed a lovely meal and were later presented with a plaque for their partnering service.  Partners attending were representative from Vulcan Quarry, ONFIYA, and Teen Talk.  Others present were:  Mr. Nathan White, principal, Mrs. Bridget Bookert, secretary, Ms. Gloria Coleman, librarian/ photographer and student representatives. Everyone enjoyed the event.

    Olympia's Tech Savvy Teacher 2016

    ECO Testing Begins

    The End of Course testing begins the week of May 9th.  Students will be tested in core subjects to gauge their academic progress and to their overall year end grade.  Parents are asked to prepare students for the test by the following:
    1.  Have your student go to bed early and get a good night's rest.
    2.  Make certain your student gets a good breakfast at home or have the student arrive in time to get a good breakfast at school.
    3.  Make certain your student gets up early enough to be relaxed and not rushed.
    4.  Encourage your student to take his time on the test and do his best.
    5.  Keep your student away from any stressful situations at home.
    6. Turn off TV/video game time at least 30 min before going to bed. to give his body a chance to wind down. 


    What is IMPACT?
    IMPACT is an after-school program designed to provide alternative education students with the academic and career-related skills essential in the completion of promotion and graduation.  IMPACT is also designed to strengthen global competitiveness in the workplace and ensure achievement of the skills outlined in the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.

    Who is eligible?  Students in grades 6-12 who are currently enrolled in the OLC Alternative education program.
    When?  Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30pm-5:30pm
    Where?-Olympia learning Center, 621 Bluff Rd., Columbia, SC 29201
    Why IMPACT?  Through the use of innovative approaches, students participating in IMPACT will gain tools essential for making a seamless transition into relevant employment, further training, or post-secondary study.
    Transportation home and Food included.

    Activities include:
    • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Activities
    • Decision Making
    • Collaboration & Team Building
    • Performing mock interviews
    • STEM Project/Activities
    • Overcoming Obstacles Life Skills Education
    • ACT's Career Ready 101
    • Edgenuity

    If you are interested please complete the attached application. For more information contact Gloria Coleman at 400-1650.
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    OLC School Pledge

    Pledge: I pledge commitment to my academic and career goals, for these shall determine my future. I pledge cooperation in all school tasks, for together we can overcome deficiencies and resolve problems. I pledge competence in the classroom and workplace, for these experiences are stepping-stones to my success. I pledge consideration and respect for all humanity, for my rights end where another individual's begin. I pledge to put forth every effort to be the best that I can be. And I will strive to bring pride to myself, my parents, and my school.

    Motto: Whatever my mind can conceive and believe, I will achieve.

    District Mission Statement

    We are Richland One, a leader in transforing lives through education, empowering All students to reach thier potential and dreams.

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    Richland One District Mission Statement

    We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

    Olympia Learning Center's Mission Statement

    The Olympia Learning Center will provide opportunities for students to reach their maximum potential through diverse and innovative academic, career, support, and life skills programs in an alternative setting using non-traditional and challenging approaches that foster collaboration among staff, post secondary institutions, and community agencies.

    A Message from the Principal

    Principal's Message

    Greetings Parents, Faculty, Staff and Partners,
      I am honored to once again serve as Principal of Olympia Learning Center.  We have on staff a great group of teachers who are dedicated to working with each student to help them reach their academic and career goals. 


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