Academy supports After-School Homework Labs program

Pictured (left to right): Erica Fewel (ISF Board Chair), Kirsten O’Malley (PLA Executive Director and ISF trustee), Cornell Atwater (ISF Executive Director)

Pacific Learning Academy supports the Issaquah Schools Foundation After-School Homework Labs program.


Did you know that every high school in the Issaquah district offers after-school homework help? With funding from the Issaquah Schools Foundation, students are able to work with teachers after school in core subjects and some foreign languages. After many years of supporting the Foundation, Pacific Learning Academy was proud to provide an additional grant directly to this after-school program as well as support the Foundation’s Nourish Every Mind luncheon.

Kirsten O’Malley, Founder and Executive Director of Pacific Learning Academy, recently presented the grant in support of the After-School Homework Lab program. Homework Labs are intrinsically connected to the work of the Academy, where Kirsten created the “kitchen table classroom” (an in-home private school) almost 15 years ago.

Over the past decade, the Academy has provided financial support via yearly donations and sponsorship of the Foundation’s All-in-for-Kids Campaigns. Kirsten maintains her personal advocacy with strong financial and volunteer support to the Foundation after years of direct volunteer service as a board trustee and VOICE [Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education] mentor.

Students who need support now have the option of private pay tutors or fully-funded after-school programs like the After-School Homework Labs. We love being a part of this program and extending the ways area families can access great academic support no matter their financial status. Pacific Learning Academy wants to be there for it all!

To learn more about the Foundation’s Homework Labs, visit http://isfdn.org/our-purpose/advancing-academic-achievement/after-school-homework-labs/

Pacific Learning Academy is a one-on-one school offering single courses and dual enrollment, as well as full-time middle and high school. Pacific Learning Academy is Washington State Approved via the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI — see listings HERE) and an Accredited private school via AdvancED/Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC). High School coursework is approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). We also offer tutoring in all subjects from 6th to 12th grade, including test prep, either in-home or local libraries across the Eastside (Issaquah, Sammamish, etc…). See more at www.PacificLearningAcademy.com.

June 16, 2019
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