Remote Learning
September 1, 2020

Remote-Plus Learning

Education by Design during the Pandemic Ready or not, families and schools across the country suddenly have found themselves trying to figure out “school” in a time when getting together puts students and teachers at risk. Even after the chaos of the spring of ’20, many educators are still scratching… Read more

Remote Learning
May 29, 2020

Remote Learning Challenges

Transitioning to Remote Learning This year, many students and their families have lost the ability to choose how they would like their education structured. Instead, most students are required to attend remotely, in virtual classrooms with other online students, whether or not the environment suits their learning needs. Districts, schools,… Read more

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee visits the King County Health and Medical Area Command on Jan. 29, 2020. (Erin Murphy/Public Health – Seattle & King County)
February 25, 2020

Preparing for Coronavirus Outbreaks

As the reach of the Coronavirus outbreak spreads, communities are beginning to grapple with how to best respond to the virus and the respiratory illness it causes. COVID-19 is a new disease (identified in humans as of December ’19), and we are learning more about it every day. Patients with… Read more

January 27, 2020

Credit Classes: A Game Changer

When a student struggles, or even fails a school subject, the stress is felt for everyone in the family. Missing homework, a sports injury, trouble focusing, the flu during a crucial week…. All of these can result in low grades or even losing credit all together. The challenge is how… Read more

Happy Graduation, Jihae!
July 28, 2019

Celebrating Our 2019 Graduates!

Pictured: Head of School, Kirsten O’Malley, English teacher, Susan Dix, Yeunsoo, Jihae (2019 graduate) and Edward Choi, History teacher, Dr. JD Wyneken A day to celebrate – proud of our 2019 graduates! One of the yearly highlights at Pacific Learning Academy is our Graduation Day, which is a truly unique… Read more

Heard it from a friend? Thank you for your referrals!
April 22, 2019

Word of Mouth: Personal Referrals Make All the Difference

How did we help you? ABOUT HALF OF OUR STUDENTS COME FROM WORD-OF-MOUTH REFERRALS AND WE LOVE TO SAY THANK YOU! Choosing the right fit for tutoring or 1-on-1 high school credit courses can be overwhelming. When a friend you trust tells you about their experience, you know you’re taking… Read more

October 30, 2018

Thankful for referrals!

How did you hear about us? ABOUT HALF OF OUR REFERRALS COME FROM CURRENT CLIENTS AND WE LOVE TO SAY THANK YOU! 90% of Pacific Learning Academy families came to us via a friend, school, or neighbor. With our Quarterly Referral Drawing, we give an extra thank you to a winning… Read more

August 8, 2018

Celebrating Our 2018 Academy Graduates

Pictured: 2018 Pacific Learning Academy Graduates from left to right, Sophie Truax, Ric Beuchat, Nick O’Donnell and PLA Founder, Kirsten O’Malley. We’re so proud of our 2018 graduates! Graduates, their family, and friends joined Academy staff to celebrate their accomplishments. On June 14, Pacific Learning Academy honored 3 graduates at a… Read more

June 9, 2018

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… Read more

April 6, 2018

Academy graduate receives scholarship

Pacific Learning Academy graduate receives Lillian Disney Scholarship to CalArts. Jones opted to take advantage of the Academy’s remote study option to be able to complete his math course and participate in the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival over the summer. James Jones, a Pacific Learning Academy graduate, was recently awarded… Read more

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