Hansen Alternative Program

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What is the Hansen Alternative Program (HAP)?

The Hansen Alternative Program (HAP) provides families within the Olympia School District an opportunity to engage in a collaborative and inventive educational experience with teachers, students, and other parents.

HAP enrollment is open to all OSD families via a lottery.

Any family within the Olympia School District can pre-register for HAP. All families new to HAP, both inside or outside of the Hansen service area, have an equal chance to enroll in HAP through a lottery process. See the HAP Handbook for detailed information about program enrollment.

Interested parents must attend one Parent Information Night.

To participate in the lottery, parents must attend one of the two information meetings at Hansen Elementary and submit a form indicating interest. HAP pre-registration forms provided during these meetings must be returned by interested parents at the meeting or at the school office by the pre-registration deadline (April 18th, 2018 at noon) to ensure participation in the HAP lottery. Once the lottery is completed, new student placement begins and a waiting list is established.

2018 Parent Information Nights: 

Information sessions for prospective parents to learn about and apply to the Hansen Alternative Program for this current school year, which has an enrollment-by-lottery system, are on March 15 at 6:30 p.m and March 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 2 at Hansen Elementary. Parents need to attend one (and only one) of these two meetings. If you are interested in the HAP program and cannot attend one of these meetings, please email: hansenhap@gmail.com

After attending one of these meetings, completing and submitting the HAP application, prospective parents are welcome to come to Observation Week, where they are allowed to observe the four HAP classrooms in progress. (Sign-up times are available at the information meetings.) Observation Week will be during the week of April 9-13, 2018. For questions, please contact HAP coordinators at hansenhap@gmail.com), or phone the school office at (360)596-7400.

The HAP Lottery for academic year 2018-19 will be on April 20, 2018. Applicant families can attend the lottery, but are not required to. All applicant families will be notified of results by mail.


HAP Teachers and Co-Chairs for 2017-18 are:

Kindergarten - Colleen Swett
First/Second - Julia Abrams
Second/Third - Shauna Olmsted
Fourth/Fifth - Kelly Wesley

Co-Chairs - Laura Mott and Stephen Vaughn