What's New at APL
News and updates from the staff.
APL is featured in the University of Washington’s September 2018 edition of “Research That Matters”. We are honored to have been asked to partner on this unique research project by UW College of Education and The Haring Center. Read about the in-classroom research using technology to make real-time coaching possible using streaming video, with a direct connection via a wireless earpiece.
On May 16, 2018 Duke University Men’s Basketball player Brennan Besser embarked on a cross-country fundraiser at APL after holding a basketball clinic for our students. Brennan’s goal over the summer is to raise $1 million for autism and for other intellectual and developmental disabilities as he rides from Seattle to New York. Click here for press coverage about the visit. You can also follow our Facebook page for updates and you can track his progress at Walk On America.
In late April 2018, Academy for Precision Learning lost a valued member of our community with the passing of Tom Burns. Tom and his family were instrumental in helping APL grow over the years. His commitment and generosity have meant so much to the school. Click the following link to learn more about this fascinating man and what he made possible. We will miss Tom greatly. Thomas Wayne Burns, 1958-2018
During the holiday season of 2017, APL student Alex worked extremely hard on a light display for his neighborhood – and got a lot of well-deserved attention!
In December 2016, KOMO News highlighted APL’s TEALS program, which provides computer training to students – performed by volunteers from the tech industry.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2013
Contact: Advancement Department
The Academy for Precision Learning Granted $,to Help Fund Elementary Library
SEATTLE – The Academy for Precision Learning (APL) is pleased to announce a $2650 grant from the Build-A-Bear Workshop® Bear Hugs Foundation. The grant will be used to create a leveled library for kindergarten and first grade students.
APL is a private, non-profit school that provides an educational experience where children on the autism spectrum can learn alongside their typically developing peers during the entire course of the school day. With the help of this grant from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation, APL’s new leveled library will give kindergarten and first grade students the opportunity to learn to read no matter what reading, writing or language ability they have. In addition, the library will assist teachers in language arts instruction and will provide a reading system that can be utilized for years to come.
“In an inclusion based class, with kids of varying needs, a leveled library system addresses the most fundamental needs for language arts education,” said, Jennifer Annable, Executive Director at APL. “April is Autism Awareness Month so this grant couldn’t have come at a better time for our growing school. We ultimately hope to expand this library to provide additional leveled learning resources for our higher grades.”
The Academy for Precision Learning is located in Seattle’s vibrant University District. The school is now accepting applications for students from Kindergarten to 10th grade. APL is dedicated to the success of all students – including typically developing and those across the autism spectrum – learning within an academically challenging and socially vibrant environment.
For more information about APL or to make a donation to the school, please visit www.aplschool.org or call 206.427.0115. About the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation: The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation is committed to making life more bearable for children, families and pets in need of the kindness of others. The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation gifts grants to qualified nonprofit organizations that support the health and wellness of children and families, the care and welfare of animals and the promotion of literacy and education for all.
APL and Broadway Bound were proud to present Grease and the Lion King!
June 2010 – Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre transforms the lives of children through active participation in theatre arts and the production with APL was a unique demonstration of this mission. Broadway Bound partnered with APL to produce a ground breaking performance of the crowd pleaser Grease and songs from the Lion King.
This powerful local partnership demonstrates that children of all skill levels and backgrounds can be challenged and supported while developing their mental, physical and creative potential through the joy and discipline of live theatre.
These performances truly demonstrated that inclusion not only works – it’s something to be celebrated.
Read the Seattle Times story from 2010 about how APL Executive Director Jennifer Annable and Melvin Jones came together as an unexpected family.
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