August 1, 2017

Honoring a PLA Graduate

Pictured: Kathryn with her parents along with two of the instructors she worked with (JD and Rechelle) and PLA Founder, Kirsten O’Malley. Former EC student overcomes hardship to graduate on-time at Pacific Learning Academy Due to a health related situation, Kathryn opted to meet her high school graduation requirements 1-on-1. Kathryn… Read more

A Teen’s Guide to Getting Things Done
July 17, 2017

A Teen’s Guide to Getting Things Done

How often do you finish your day thinking “I finished all my work and now I just don’t have a thing to do!”? These days, it’s rare for even the most organized among us to fully complete that to-do list, so imagine how difficult it is for those with attention… Read more

July 6, 2017

Why so many textbooks on our shelves?

The Academy is currently working with students in 4 school districts, 7 private schools and homeschoolers. The materials we use with a student are decided by where they’ve been, and also where they are going. With extensive knowledge of the local schools and curriculum, Pacific Learning Academy not only matches… Read more

February 27, 2017

Millenials in the Workplace

Millenials in the workplace. Low self-esteem? Simon Sinek discusses 4 factors that contribute to “the Millenial problem” and asks us to focus on the patience needed to be happy and fulfilled. An adulting truth: no one has it figured out. The Millenial generation has it even harder! Typically, as we… Read more

August 28, 2016

PLA Offers Flexible Learning Option

High school student completes a geometry course via remote study. Flexible learning can occur anywhere, anyhow, anyway. This PLA student accessed his education from two states and another country. Pacific Learning Academy prides itself on meeting a student’s needs, whether it is working around busy schedules or meeting at a specific location…. Read more

August 18, 2016

Preparing for Middle School

Essential skills for success in middle school Middle school can be a big adjustment for many students and both students and parents can be left feeling overwhelmed by the changes – increased homework time, multiple teachers and classes, and higher expectations. It can be difficult for parents to know what… Read more

July 8, 2016

The Power of Reading

Creating Readers One of the greatest skills a child can develop early, which will carry over throughout their educational careers, is the skill of being a strong reader. Since education truly does begin in the home, there are a number of steps parents can take to start their child on… Read more

June 30, 2016

Honoring a PLA Graduate

Pictured: Miranda with her parents along with the three instructors she worked with (Justin, Susan and Cynthia) and PLA Founder, Kirsten O’Malley. PNB ballerina gracefully balances the demands of dance and school In an attempt to balance her passion for dance and school, Miranda opted to complete credit courses from Pacific Learning Academy to meet… Read more

April 18, 2016

Screening Screenagers

SCREENAGERS – A Special Viewing Pacific Learning Academy is co-hosting a special screening of a truly important documentary. In SCREENAGERS, physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston, takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games,… 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

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