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Learn About APL at an upcoming Spring 2021 Open House

March 31, 2021

RSVP- April 8 Open House

RSVP – April 21 Preschooler Open House

Join us online for our general Spring 2021 Open House on April 8, 2021. This event will be held via Zoom from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. You will receive a Zoom invitation sent to the e-mail address you provide when you register at http://bit.ly/April8APL

Or if you have a preschooler in your family – join us for an online open house on April 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm. This presentation is especially for students moving up to kindergarten or first grade. Learn how APL’s inclusive environment creates opportunities for individualized education for all students. You can register for that session at https://bit.ly/APLapril21.

If you have questions – or if you can’t attend in person but would like to set up an online meeting or tour, contact us at admissions@aplschool.org or at 206-427-0115.

Support for our AAPI community

March 17, 2021

Increasingly, we are seeing acts of violence and hate against our Asian American and Pacific Islander community members. The March 16, 2021 violent attacks in Atlanta left six Asian American women dead. That our citizens are experiencing fear and hate in the very places they should feel safest– at their work, their homes, or their places of worship — is heartbreaking.

For any and all among our school team, our Academy for Precision Learning (APL) families, and wider community who are grappling with these incidents, please know that I – and my administrative team – stand with you and seek to support however we can.

A report shared by Stop AAPI Hate documented 3,795 racially motivated attacks against Asian Americans from March 2020 to February 2021. 68% of those attacked are women, while 29% are men. The incident in Atlanta on March 16 has its own context, but is part of a broader issue of violence against AAPI citizens. In the year since the pandemic began, this increase in attacks and messages of hate speech illustrate the impact of racist rhetoric adjacent to our global experience of COVID-19.

If you are interested to learn more about this issue, please check out the links below. And, if others have resources to share, please do.  

Take care–

Kelly Meyer (she/her) 
Executive Director

Parent Connections, March 9 2021 features Ben Wahl and Ryan Wecker

APL’s Parent Connections session March 9, 2021 at 7pm will feature Ben Wahl and Ryan Wecker. They will talk about services for adolescents and young adults offered by their organizations Aspiring Youth, Delphi Young Adults, Enigma ASD, and Thrive Seattle Housing.
http://bit.ly/ConnectMarch9

APL’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

February 23, 2021

“Diversity – The art of thinking independently together” – Malcolm Forbes. 

The Academy for Precision Learning is an educational community of diverse staff and families. We believe in fostering an environment where critical thinking is our greatest asset to engaging children, where all ideas are welcome, and where staff and students feel empowered to discuss Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).   

APL sees itself as an ally in the community. We are committed to engaging students, staff, and families in DEI work. We encourage everyone to educate themselves, be present in uncomfortable conversations, and be courageous around the work of DEI.  

With our students, we use curriculum that celebrates the voices of those who are often marginalized, and challenges students to see themselves as agents of change.  

With our staff, we make space for DEI work in three key ways. First, our DEI committee plans professional development. Second, we facilitate affinity groups led by staff. Third, we have active speakers from the community for staff events. In 2021, we are partnering with speaker and author, Ayana King of Maximum Communications, to hold a four-part workshop series around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for all staff.  

With our families, we invite participation in classrooms to share experiences and learn alongside students. Not only do we listen to families when they have feedback and potential ideas for the DEI work we are doing at school, we also invite families to the table to share and discuss their experiences with students, staff, and leadership throughout the year.

We strive to have our community members take part in the hard work and conversations and use what they have learned out into the world to make a positive change. 

APL Families – Join an APL Town Hall March 1 to March 5

February 22, 2021

There are exciting things on the horizon for APL as we look toward the end of this school year and forward to next year.

We invite you to learn more at next week’s Town Hall meetings. These meetings will be an opportunity to share with you more information about our current strategic initiatives, the financial state of the school, and an outlook on the school overall. An opportunity for questions will be included.

We will hold two virtual sessions each for K-5, Middle School, and High School families

And if you can’t attend, a recording will be made available.

The Zoom links have been shared through the Family E-mail List. If you can’t find that info, e-mail us at info@aplschool.org.

  • K-5 Town Hall (Option 1), March 1, 7:00 pm
  • Middle School Town Hall (Option 1), March 2, 6:00 pm
  • High School Town Hall (Option 1), March 2, 7:00 pm
  • K-5 Town Hall (Option 2), March 4, 8:00 am
  • Middle School Town Hall (Option 2), March 4, 9:00 am
  • High School Town Hall (Option 2), March 5, 8:00 am

Weather Update, Feb. 12, 2021

Feb.12, 2021


APL Remains Open 2/12/21 

Good morning, APL!
In Seattle, we have received just a dusting of snow overnight, so we plan to remain open for our remote learning classes. We also will continue to accommodate the few students already approved for on-site learning.

If you live in an area that has been impacted by the snow and have lost internet access, please notify the school by calling (206) 427-0115. We will inform teachers and clinical support staff of your child’s excused absence. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Laura Barringer (she/her)
K-12 Academic Program Director

APL’s Inclement Weather Update

February 10, 2021

The forecast is showing that we may be in store for some snow over the next few days. We know many of our APL families live outside of the immediate Seattle area and may be impacted my icy roads, snow fall, and power outages. Thus, we are following guidelines similar to that of our surrounding school districts when determining the closure of in-person learning:

If winter weather requires late start, early dismissal or cancellation of in-person learning, all students will learn remotely.

  • Families of students receiving in-person instruction will be notified at 6:30 a.m. of cancellation.
  • Students receiving in-person instruction will switch to at-home learning over Zoom.
  • All other students will continue learning remotely.

If weather conditions make a schedule change necessary, APL will communicate the decision through the following methods and in this order:

  1. Emails, text messages, and phone calls: Families will receive an email notification, text message, or phone call by 6:30 a.m.
  2. Social Media: APL Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts will be updated: Follow us on APL Facebook,  APL Instagram and APL Twitter.
  3. School Website: We will post school schedule updates to the https://www.aplschool.org

If your family loses power or internet access and school is not cancelled, please notify your child’s teachers so they can excuse their absence and plan for making up any missed assignments.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Stay safe and warm!

Laura Barringer (she/her)
K-12 Academic Program Director
laura.b@aplschool.org

Thank You – and You Can Help with our New South Campus

Feb. 7, 2021

We had a wonderful online Auction the first week of February. Thank you to everyone who invested in inclusion.

And if you couldn’t attend, you can still help us expand APL so we can support even more students, starting in Fall 2021.

Couldn’t watch it? The entire event is recorded on our You Tube channel!

Middle School and High School Family-Teacher Conferences

Sign up now!

We look forward to seeing you!

#Celebrate4inclusion with us!

We hope you are ready to celebrate with us the first week of February during our first-ever online auction. The silent auction will open online on February 1st and run the entire week. The broadcast of our live auction will be on Saturday, February 6th.

Go to our Auction page for information on registering, making a pre-event donation, and to follow the link to the Online Bidding page to see the items you can bid on throughout the week.

And stay up to date by checking out our social media

Donating to APL

The Academy for Precision Learning has 501(c)(3) non-profit status under EIN #91-2143623. We accept donations to supplement tuition and operating expenses. Donations can be sent to our mailing address or made online via the button below.

Academy for Precision Learning
P.O. Box 51241
Seattle, WA 98115