Principal's Message

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Welcome to Avanti!  We are a School of Choice that educates Olympia-area teens in a progressive, non-traditional, experiential, and performance-based learning environment.

10 Great Things about Avanti High School are:

  1. We have a unique schedule: students attend 3 hours a day; 4 days a week. AM and PM programs offer students choice and flexibility. We offer academic support and supplemental opportunities (various workshops) on Fridays.
  2. Self-paced learning: Most of our courses are not tied to terms (semesters or trimesters), therefore, a highly motivated student could earn credits faster here than in a typical high school setting. Conversely, if you need more time on a difficult subject, you get it!
  3. Award-winning, highly respected staff: the Avanti teachers are the key to a successful learning environment. Our staff are tremendous! Just ask any Avanti student.
  4. High Standards and Expectations: Avanti is a mastery Learning environment; a student must demonstrate a minimum of 80% mastery on all assignments. Also, students are expected to complete a minimum of 13 hours of homework each week.
  5. Personalized Learning: Teachers make learning more relevant by creating individualized learning plans for each student in all subject areas. 
  6. There is an emphasis on the Arts and Academics: Students have lots of choices at Avanti. We offer all classes required for graduation and an array of Art classes; Advanced Placement classes; and various theatrical productions.
  7. Focus on Service Learning and Cultural Awareness: Two of our core values as an educational community are volunteerism and developing cultural competency. Students must earn credit in each as a graduation requirement.
  8. Extracurricular opportunities: Avanti does not offer sports, and school dances; however, students may participate in these activities at their home high school of residence under the conditions set forth by the other school.
  9. Avanti is a school of choice. Students must apply, interview, and pass an orientation in order to gain acceptance at Avanti (we often have a waiting list).
  10. Avanti is a safe, caring, and accepting environment: Bullying, harassment or prejudice are not welcome here. All people and families are accepted for who they are at Avanti. It's a great place to work and learn!

If you are interested in getting an application or learning more about our school? We are located on the corner of Eastside St. and Legion Ave. in the Knox Administration building:

1113 Legion Way SE

Olympia, WA 98501

(360) 596-7900