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APL Receives Build-A-Bear Grant for an Elementary Library – Apr. 30, 2013


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 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 Present “Grease” and “The Lion King” – June 2011

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.

Jennifer Annable Joins APL – January 2010

Our announcement about Jennifer taking her leadership role with us!

Melvin Jones and Jennifer Annable: Seattle’s own “Blind Side” story

Read the Seattle Times story from 2010 about how APL Executive Director Jennifer Annable and Melvin Jones came together as an unexpected family.

APL Profiled in Seattle PI – June 27, 2008

Read this inspiring story about APL completing its first year of operation!

APL Moves to the University District – May 7, 2008

In 2008, APL announced its move to the University Heights Center.

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