Learning Strategies: 5th Block 1:55 - 3:20 P.M.

             Learning Strategies           

Contact Information

E-Mail: jenni.shelton@olympia.org

School Phone: 309-5911, Ext. 9315


In this course, students will have allotted time each day to work on class work for other classes.  Students should utilize time at home to attempt all work prior to coming to class.  Students should arrive to this class with an idea of what they need to accomplish and what help they need.  Students will learn skills to help with current and future classes including:

  1. Writing/Editing
  2. Comprehension (Reading/Listening)
  3. Study Skills
  4. College/Career Readiness



  • Have your supplies ready:
    • Pencils/Pens
    • Binder
    • Colored Pencils
    • “just right” Book
  • Be in your seat and quiet when the bell rings.
  • Student behavior as described in the OHS Student Handbook is expected. 
  • Electronics are to be away at the start of class.  Depending on the day, we may take them out for an activity or independent time.
  • Food/Drinks: Feel free to bring water in clear bottles only.




OHS uses Skills Based Reporting.  Students in this course will take summative assessments in the above areas.  Students are permitted to reassess these summative under the following guidelines:

  1. A student must have completed all formative assessments to the teacher’s satisfaction before taking a summative reassessment.
  2. A student will have 2 weeks from the initial summative assessment to retake that assessment.


 In addition, students will complete a semester final summative assessment.   This summative will be in the form of a portfolio and students will be allowed time during the semester to work on the portfolio.

Students will receive a score in the following areas which will aid students in self-evaluation.  The following areas are the essential skills determined by Olympia High School.

  1. Respect
  2. Responsibility
  3. Self-Advocacy
  4. Perseverance
  5. Collaboration