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May 15, 2023

One-to-One Summer Classes – Low Stress, High Achievement

Is your family considering summer school, but worrying that it’ll ruin your summer plans? Good news – summer school doesn’t have to be stressful! One-to-one summer classes at Pacific Learning Academy help students push themselves forward academically by recovering credits from last year or jumping ahead for next year, all… Read more

April 5, 2022

Anytime School on Your Schedule

When summer school emails from Issaquah and Lake Washington school districts started – it reminded me that Academy families have the luxury of “anytime school” – whether that includes summer school options or school-year opportunities with rolling admission. Summer offerings at Pacific Learning Academy allow students to excel at academics… Read more

Remote Learning
January 1, 2021

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
September 14, 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. [Students wishing to take a class at the Academy should consult their school’s counseling office for information on drop deadlines and permission to take an outside credit] Missing homework, a sports… 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

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