Options Community Council Website

There is more information about Lincoln Options and how families can support our students on our Options Community Council website, lincolnoptions.org.  

Published: 2016-10-03

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The last day of school is Friday, June 23

A reminder to all families that the last day of school for the Olympia School District is Friday, June 23, with all schools operating on a half-day schedule on June 23.  The  2016-17 school year calendar was extended in order to make up three school days that were missed this year due to inclement weather.

Published: 2017-06-15

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Spotlight on Success - June 14, 2017

In this edition of 'Spotlight on Success'; Olympia High AVID students connect virtually with Kenyan tribe, Washington MS teacher Melissa Charette named regional Teacher of the Year, ORLA students explore vital role of the honey bee, Reeves Middle School band performs for college band directors...and much more!

Published: 2017-06-14

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2017-18 school year calendar

We are pleased to announce that the Olympia School District Board of Directors has approved the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. This calendar includes only district-wide holidays and events.  School-specific events are not included, so be sure to check school websites/calendars for specific school-related events and activities.

Published: 2017-05-03

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Welcome

The Options Program at Lincoln School offers an alternative approach to elementary education that is a choice for students in the Lincoln Service Area and from the Olympia School District. The program provides a unified model for grades K-5 that respects how children learn and views learning as a collaborative effort of staff, students and parents.

The Options Program

  • The emotional and social growth of children and academic progress are equally valued and developed in an environment where differences and diversity are appreciated and respected.
  • Children stay with the same teacher in multi-age classrooms for two years or more to support their learning and strengthen family school relationships.
  • The curriculum is organized around concepts and themes rather than as a series of separate subjects. A variety of experiences acknowledging the many forms of intelligence encourage individual initiative and cooperative learning.
  • Multiple intelligences, cooperation, social justice and sustainability are taught and practiced.
  • Parents are vital to sustaining the Options Program and are involved in governance, as partners supporting learning in the classroom, enrichment activities, field trips, fund raising, and social events.
  • The Options classroom provides a developmentally-based curriculum that takes children from where they are "in total" and gives them opportunities and equipment to move forward at their own rates (in areas of their specific interest), enabling them to acquire life support skills (the basic education) in the process.

A Special Place

The Lincoln Garden, Native Garden, Chickens and Wetland are just a few of the many things that make Lincoln Options special.