our story

APL has been on an incredible journey. What started with 4 students and a big dream, has grown to a comprehensive K-12 school with an incredibly talented and engaged staff.
The school was founded in 2007 by Alison Moors and three families: Erin & Kirk Brewer, Nancy & Matt Gordon and Samia & Herman Mohazzabfar. The founders united around a central mission for APL:

The Academy for Precision Learning is a K-12 school 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.

APL looks to apply data-informed practices to help each student achieve their greatest potential. APL uses high quality, data driven approaches – including Direct Instruction, Applied Behavior Analysis and Precision Teaching - to create individualized learning plans specifically designed for each student. You can learn more about the research supporting Precision Teaching methods here.

http://education.uw.edu/faculty-and-research/areas/owen-white-precision-teaching

APL is dedicated to ensuring every student’s success through accelerated academic progress, social development, unique and tailored enrichment opportunities, character building and community involvement.

APL’s Administration and Board of Directors are guided by four tenets to develop and sustain a high quality program:

Whole child learning – Every student deserves access to high quality academics, enrichment opportunities, social skills development and community integration that reflect their individual goals and strengths.

Data driven results – Our model is built on proven results so every student has an opportunity to succeed within a responsive, outcome oriented environment.

Broad Community Impact – We want to reach as many deserving students as possible by influencing greater educational norms, creating an educational model for replication and driving outreach to the broader community.

Inclusive Environment – We believe in the fundamental concept of inclusion and the value of creating a challenging and respectful environment for all student populations, including those across the autism spectrum and their typically developing peers.