Avoiding Summer “Brain Drain”

Summer vacation is almost here, and with the sun and rest comes the inevitable “brain drain.”

“Brain drain” is the belief that over the summer break students stop learning and even lose some of what they’ve learned during the school year.

In the United States, the school year is about 180 days from fall to spring, leaving students with two to three months of summer freedom. Looking at a comparison between students who take standardized tests before and after the summer break, many students tend to test worse at the end of summer break than they do at the beginning, leading to the theory of summer brain drain.

Pacific Learning Academy is here to help maintain the skills students worked so hard to learn this year with review of previous material or a preview of concepts to come.

As an accredited private school, many students use Pacific Learning Academy’s summer classes to get ahead in all core subjects (Math, English, History, Science), Spanish, and electives. Some play a “redo” card for that one class (credit recovery). Our one-on-one semester classes take less time than district summer school to complete, leaving plenty of time for your other summer plans. Students with the time and inclination can actually complete a full, year-long course in 10 weeks. Plus, our tutors have flexible schedules, so we are able to plan around your busy summer schedule and vacation.

Hear from PLA parents and students who have taken high school credit courses or completed SAT/ACT prep with us: https://www.pacificlearningacademy.com/high-school-credit/

To see a list of subjects offered, visit https://www.pacificlearningacademy.com/high-school-credit/courses-accreditations/.

Pacific Learning Academy is a one-on-one school offering single courses and dual enrollment, as well as full-time middle and high school. 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 9, 2018

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