April 12, 2018

Getting Over the Agony of Defeat: College Rejection Letters

Wondering how to help your child get over a college rejection? Wondering why your child got one in the first place? Rejections don’t feel good. That’s the plain truth. But a rejection has often been the motivator or inspiration for many a successful career trajectory. Students who are told “no,… Read more

September 6, 2017

New offices in Sammamish

Celebrating a move to a new space in Sammamish Pacific Learning Academy’s new Sammamish location offers local 1:1 educational services to middle and high school students Pacific Learning Academy, a one-to-one accredited private school and in-home tutoring service, celebrated the move to a new office at the Pine Lake Professional… Read more

April 7, 2016

NCAA Approved!

NCAA Approved Courses at Pacific Learning Academy Pacific Learning Academy is now NCAA Approved! Busy student athletes looking to enhance their academic experience AND work around their sports schedules can now find convenience and academic rigor locally with one-on-one instruction and district-aligned curriculum. In addition to being WA State Approved… Read more

December 15, 2015

New SAT/ACT Comparison Diagnostic Exam to be offered in Summer 2016

We’ve been inundated with questions about the new SAT! As many of you know, the SAT is going through some big changes beginning with the March 2016 exam (see our previous blog post for a discussion on some of the alterations). The College Board has let it be known that this first… Read more

November 5, 2015

Newly designed SAT/ACT Diagnostic Exam now available

The new SAT is right around the corner! The College Board is implementing many changes to the exam starting in March of 2016. If your child is planning on taking either the SAT or the ACT after this date, now is a good time to start thinking about preparation. Our… Read more

October 21, 2014

Basic Steps in College Planning

After doing research on colleges and universities, programs and degrees offered, and must-haves such as good cafeteria food, a quick walk to the beach, or outstanding student life clubs, what does your high school student do with that information? There are a lot of details to keep track of, and… Read more

September 25, 2014

6 Ways to Raise Your ACT Score

You already know that high test scores are a great way to set your college application apart from those of the other students completing for your spot at your dream school. But how do you go about quickly raising your score? If you plan to take the ACT, here are… 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

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

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