There is no "average" PLC student since each student has specific
strengths and weaknesses and unique experiences and needs.
Typically, though, most PLC students share the following traits:
* Difficulties with transitions -- moving from
* Sensitivity to stimulus (sounds, lights, images,
* Issues with focus and concentration that impede
* Low self-image based on prior academic failure or
* An inability to cope with social interactions in
* A significant difference between academic skills or
learning styles. For example, a student may have superior math skills
By design, PLC accepts students with enough similarities so that all students benefit from the environment. Students with learning disabilities, AD/HD, or high-functioning autism are with students with similar needs and do not feel out of place.
PLC students attend classes tailored for their strengths and weaknesses so they can be challenged and not frustrated in each academic area. By using students' strong points to address their areas of deficiency, academic progress and self-image are improved more efficiently and quickly.
Each student is offered accommodations and individualized instruction that is designed to be flexible and change with time. When closely monitored, accommodations should change with the student's skills and needs.
PLC offers incremental transitions to all students. Because we use research-based techniques in a small and personalized environment, our students make substantial progress and become ready for more general-education style classes.
We begin the transition in our own program: academic expectations and requirements increase slowly as students grow. The majority of our students are ready to began a step-by-step, class-by-class transition to public or private general education schools in their second year at PLC.
The best way to judge the appropriateness of PLC for your student is to visit and tour our classes. We encourage students to spend time with us and play a part in the placement decision.
Call us today to schedule a visit.
|Pacific Learning Center is an Approved Private School by the Washington State Board of Education, is licensed as a NonPublic Agency by the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commmission. Pacific Learning Center NW does not discriminate against students or adults because of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, or national or ethnic origin.|
|Pacific Learning Center NW
14550 Westminster Way North | Shoreline, WA 98133
425-672-6805 | (Fax) 425-672-8867