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August 27, 2014

Kitchen Table High School

Earn high school credit in the comfort of your own home! In less than 2 minutes, Kirsten at Pacific Learning Academy explains how students working with our teachers complete courses in less time and with deeper understanding. It’s the magic of 1-on-1 education! Most of our high school credit students… Read more

June 26, 2014

Modern Manners for Modern Children

How many times have you cringed when a colleague ham-fisted their utensils at the networking lunch? Well, this event will nip that in the bud before our favorite little humans even get to junior high school! An interactive manners class for children, taught by local etiquette coach, Arden Clise, caught… Read more

June 3, 2014

Summer Opportunities at Pacific Learning Academy

School is out in a few weeks – great news for area students, and a possible headache for families trying to keep their kids both busy and enriched. [Tweet this!] While you begin to plan what June, July and August look like for you and your family, keep in mind… Read more

April 3, 2014

Busting Some SAT/ACT Myths with Jenni Butz

If you have the right information and preparation, the SAT/ACT don’t have to be scary. In the video below, Jenni Butz discusses some common SAT/ACT myths and how you can prepare to meet the challenge. If you don’t like your score, take it again! The test is given nationwide almost… Read more

October 20, 2013

When is it time to get a tutor

Every year Pacific Learning Academy asks families whether they called us at exactly the right time, or if they wished they had called sooner or later in the year. Not one family ever says “later,” and about half say they wish they had called sooner. It’s tough to gauge the… Read more

July 19, 2013

Streamline your SAT essay planning using databases

“What is courage?” “Are some people more equal than others?” “Is there such a thing as an inherently selfless act?” How about, “Is there such a thing as an easy SAT essay prompt?” While ACT test-takers  happily write about the perils of vending machines in schools or the disadvantages of… Read more

May 25, 2013

The Math that Began Our Music

Mathematics is such a fundamental subject that it tends to play a part in just about every discipline, scientific and otherwise. As a certified math and music teacher, I had a diverse course load throughout my college days. The fun part about having two foci in college is that the… Read more

April 23, 2013

To Guess or Not To Guess? SAT Version

You may have heard of the SAT’s notorious wrong-answer penalty. Get a question wrong, and not only do you not get the point, but you also lose an additional 1/4th point. It sounds cruel, but it’s really just there to make sure that random guessing can’t change your score very… Read more

March 19, 2013

When should my child take the SAT and ACT?

As you undoubtedly know, the college admissions process has many different components that students must juggle while simultaneously challenging themselves with rigorous courses and demanding sports and extracurricular schedules. When you factor in college visits, PSATs, SATs, ACTs, application essays, requesting letters of applications, interviews, FAFSA, and, of course, the… Read more

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