About OCC

The Options Program is the district-wide alternative elementary program at Lincoln; it is also called “The Options Program.” Lincoln Elementary maintains a primary website with the Olympia School Board. This secondary website is developed and maintained by the Lincoln Options Community Council (OCC).

Want to learn more? Download the Lincoln Options Handbook. You can also download Options Design for Learning IV, our five-year plan for the partnership and continued commitment to the Options philosophy of learning core beliefs established in 1984.

Community Council

The Options Community Council (OCC) is the governing body of the Options Program at Lincoln School. The Council also acts as the board of directors of the Options organization. Options is the non-profit organization created to support the education of children in accordance with the Options philosophy, overview, goals and curriculum as outlined in the Lincoln Options Handbook.

Council meetings occur on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Lincoln library. Minutes of the Lincoln Options Community Council meetings are available in the school office.

Options Design for Learning (ODL)
The Options Design for Learning (ODL) is a 3-5 year plan that both acknowledges past accomplishments and outlines a vision of the future. The initiatives in the plan define action steps, expected timeframes and responsibilities. These plans have resulted in numerous program innovations and improvements related to curriculum development and student learning assessment.

Copies of our current ODL IV document are available in the school office or you can download it here: Options Design for Learning IV – 2015
Previous versions are available here:
Options Design for Learning I – 1999
Options Design for Learning II – 2004
Options Design for Learning III- 2010

Submit a Proposal
The Options Community Council created Guidance for How to Write a Proposal to assist individuals who wish to create proposals that address policies and guidelines or those that are funding requests for projects. Download the PDF for more information.