July 23, 2018

The Garage, a new teen café coming to Issaquah!

Pacific Learning Academy proudly supports “The Garage,” a new teen café coming to Issaquah. Imagine a place, off the high school campus and down the road, created especially and only for our local teens. From vision to creation, the driving force for this unique locale is Kaylee Jaech. Kaylee is… Read more

June 6, 2017

Supporting the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Pictured (left to right): Matt Coyne (ISF Board Chair), Kirsten O’Malley (PLA Executive Director and ISF trustee), Liz Swanson (ISF Executive Director) Pacific Learning Academy supports the Issaquah Schools Foundation After-School Homework Labs program. After-School Homework Labs give every middle and high school student access to help. Did you know… Read more

September 25, 2016

Coffee, anyone?

Local high school teachers treated to hand delivered coffee drinks. Pacific Learning Academy hosted a coffee cart at Issaquah High School to thank the teachers and staff for all that they do. As a former classroom teacher (Alaska, Vermont, Japan, Mexico, and Argentina), PLA owner Kirsten knows how intense the first… Read more

May 25, 2016

Supporting the Issaquah Schools Foundation

We can all make a difference in the lives of local students. Congratulations to the Issaquah Schools Foundation for raising over $735,000 through their fundraising efforts at the Nourish Every Mind Breakfast and Luncheon events. Kirsten O’Malley, Executive Director of Pacific Learning Academy, was offered the opportunity to speak at… 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

February 8, 2016

Bell Times – Later Start Times on the Horizon

A decrease of teenage traffic accidents by 25%? An increase in SAT Verbal scores by 156 points? What could possibly have led to those successes in schools across the country? Both of these statistics are attributed to later bell times in the schools where these students were served. Kids these… Read more

March 26, 2010

Community Mentors needed in our schools!

VOICE MENTOR PROGRAM (Volunteers Of Issaquah Changing Education) Funded by the Issaquah Schools Foundation in partnership with the School District, the VOICE Mentor Program pairs community members with students for once-a-week mentoring. VOICE is looking for community volunteers to work one on one with Issaquah students. These students are referred… Read more

July 28, 2009

The Issaquah Schools Foundation – making the PSAT available to all students

Attention Issaquah School District families! Starting this fall, the Issaquah School District will be conducting their first-ever all-school PSAT during the normal school day. Sophomores and Juniors will take the test, while freshman and seniors will work on career and future planning efforts. In partnership with the Issaquah School District,… Read more

July 10, 2009

Issaquah School district postpones Math adoption

The Issaquah School District (ISD) announced that they would be postponing any adoption of new Math curriculum. Superintendent Steve Rasmussen made the announcement at the June 24th School Board meeting. The ISD has been using College Preparatory Mathematics and will continue to do so for the 2009-2010 school year. The… Read more

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