Thurston County - Education and Literacy

Alternative High Schools

Avanti High School (Olympia School District)  360-596-7900

Choice for Change (N.Thurston Public Schools) 360-943-5549

H.E.A.R.T High School 360-373-5017

New Market Vocational School Center 360-570-4500

South Sound Highschool 360-412-4890

Secondary Options 360-709-7760

Yelm Extension School 360-458-2002

Early Childhood Education Screening

Olympia/Griffin 360-596-7542

North Thurston 360-412-4482

Rochester 360-273-6835

Tenino/Rainier 360-264-3409

Tumwater 360-709-7040

Yelm 360-458-4040

Cheif Leschi School

Elementary  253-445-6001

Middle or High 253-445-6002

T he institution is a tribal school operated by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, dedicated to servce the educational

needs of all native americans in their area. Their 200,000 square foot school is intended to be a model for

Native American programs around the country and show a glimpse into the future of Educational Technology

 for all educators.

CIELO Project @ Radio Ranch

C.I.E.L.O Project/Radio Ranch

3102 8th Ave. NE

Olympia WA 98506

Community Youth Services

Career TREK

711 State Ave NE

Olympia, WA 98506

Offers Job exploration, skills, training, work, work experience, GED program, Choice for Change School,

counseling, and support services for low-income youth facing barriers to employment. Interpreter

services are available.


FosterCare to College Mentoring Program

711 State Ave NE

Olympia, WA 98506

Establishes educational mentoring matches for currrent and former foster care youths between the

ages of 14-21 who currently are or have been in Washington State or Tribal foster care. The goal is

to support youth in pursuing, persisting in and completing HighSchool or GED program and going

on to post-secondary programs


Readiness to Learn

711 State Ave NE

Olympia, WA 98506

Helping parents of young children to develop positive, supportive parenting skills; working individually

with families to identify barriers to learning in order to foster successful relationships between

parents and schools.

Evergreen Vista

1209 Fern St. SW

Olympia, WA 98502


Children's Educational Support Services

Homework Club and summer reading and math club are open to children and youth ages 5-18 years old.   

Life Recovery Center (literacy, lifeskills education)

413 Franklin Avenue NE Suite A

Olympia, WA 98501


Nisqually Youth Services (tribal youth services)

Youth and Community Center

4820 She-Nah-Num Drive SE

Olympia, WA 98513


South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC)

2011 Mottman Rd SW

Olympia, WA 98512


South Puget Sound Community College is a public, two-year college located in Olympia, WA


WA-HE-LUT Indian School

11110 Connie Ave SE

Olymia, WA 98502

Provides a school program, grades pre-school to 8th grade, for Native American children.

Work First Program, SPSCC (pre-employment training/support) 

South Puget Sound Community College

2011 Mottman Rd SW

Olympia, WA 98512

Building 23, Room 130

360-596-5401 programs help parents receive training to

improve their skills and increase their earning potential. WorkFirst Tuition Assistance provides money for tuition,

fees, and books for parents to take credit or non-credit classes to upgrade their skills. Customized Job Skills

Training and Integrated Basic Skills programs are full-time, short-term training linked to employment opportunities

in the community.

YWCA of Olympia

 220 Union Ave. SE

Olympia, WA 98501


After school mentoring program for girls 9-14 that provides a safe environment to explore science, technology, business, math and other topics.