Issaquah-based Pacific Learning Academy is now NCAA Approved. In addition to being WA State Approved (OSPI) and Accredited (NWAC/AdvancED), credits earned at Pacific Learning Academy now also count toward student-athlete NCAA initial eligibility in core courses plus foreign language. As with all other students, NCAA students may start a course any time of year on a schedule that works around training and practice. Pacific Learning Academy also works with students who may need to accelerate their course to meet NCAA deadlines.
“Pacific Learning Academy getting NCAA approval was a game changer for our family. Their ability to customize classes and delivery methods specific to a student will change the lives of NCAA bound athletes who struggle with traditional class styles,” says Will Moore, a PLA parent whose son was recently accepted into the NCAA program.
“We love opening options for the many students who plan on playing Division I or II sports in college,” states Kirsten O’Malley, Founder & Executive Director, Pacific Learning Academy. “We are so thrilled to offer NCAA-approved individual courses or full-time private school to local eastside families.”
The NCAA requires college-bound student-athletes to build a foundation of approved high school classes to prepare them for college coursework. Students who plan to compete in NCAA sports at Division I or II schools must pass at least 16 NCAA core courses, reach a required GPA in those courses, and reach standards on their SAT or ACT.
For more information about Pacific Learning Academy, visit www.PacificLearningAcademy.com
About Pacific Learning Academy
Pacific Learning Academy was founded in 2004 to provide a reliable educational service to Eastside students frustrated with their current academic experiences. In 2011, the Academy became an accredited high school as well as a trusted in-home tutoring service. Founder Kirsten O’Malley and her dedicated team strive to make a student’s educational experience successful and motivating, bringing the joy back to learning, and supporting both those that struggle and those that feel they are ready to take on more challenges. For more information, visit www.PacificLearningAcademy.com