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 (OSD) an opportunity to engage in a collaborative and inventive educational experience with teachers, students and other parents.


Who can enroll in HAP?

Any family within the OSD 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. Contact HAP at hansenhap@gmail.com if you would like to access the HAP Handbook for detailed information about program enrollment.

How does my family participate in the HAP lottery?

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 the meetings must be returned by interested parents at the meeting or at the school office by Thursday, April 11, the pre-registration deadline, to ensure participation in the HAP lottery. Once the lottery is complete, new student placement begins and a waiting list is established.

If offered an enrollment spot, families must respond no later than April 26, 2019, to accept the spot.

When are HAP Information Nights?

Information sessions for prospective parents to learn about and apply to HAP for the 2019 school year will be held March 19 and March 21. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Hansen Elementary. Parents must 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 and completing and submitting the HAP pre-registration form, prospective parents are welcome to come to Observation Days. Parents are allowed to observe the four HAP classrooms in progress. Sign-up times will be available at the information meetings. Observation Week will be during the week of April 9-11, 2019.

 For questions, email hansenhap@gmail.com or call Hansen Elementary 360-596-7400.

The HAP lottery for academic year 2019-20 will be on April 19, 2019. Applicant families can attend the lottery, but are not required to. All applicant families will be notified of results by mail.

HAP Teachers and CoChairs for 2018-19 are:
Kindergarten - Colleen Swett
First/Second - Julia Abrams
Second/Third - Shauna Olmsted
Fourth/Fifth - Kelly Wesley

Co-Chairs - Katy Johansson and Stephen Vaughn