Selah Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 801 North First Street Selah, WA 98942
Phone Number: 509-697-0815
Fax Number: 509-697-0814
Director: Joe Coscarart

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Additional Information

Founded: 1986
School Schedule (Hours in Day): 7:40 am - 2:10 pm
School Days in Calendar Year: 180

Selah, WA

School Size: 90-110
Classroom Size: 14-18
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1

Social Studies, Math, Science, English, Computer Lab (online courses-electives)

Computer Capabilities:

English Lab (25 computers), Computer Lab (14 desktop)

Counseling Services: Yes
Mission Statement:

Selah Academy will guide and nurture our students into becoming informed,
active, productive citizens who will gain an awareness of the opportunities and
benefits of becoming independent life-long learners. We will strongly
encourage our students to strive for academic progress, while taking into
account that all persons do not necessarily learn at identical rates, and
through identical methodologies.

School History:

Selah Academy, formerly known as PULSE, began in November of 1986. The school was started because some students were considered "at-risk" of not succeeding in the regular school environment. The founding staff members, Lynn Sterns, Lance Ostrom, and Judy Patterson developed a different type of school with more of a family atmosphere. Students who attend Selah Academy are different from each other in many ways but they have one thing in common: they want to graduate. Selah Academy offers classes to students from eighth grade through twelfth grade.

Many changes have taken place since 1986. The obvious is the name change. The name was changed to Selah Academy during the winter trimester of 2004. The word academy means a school for specialized instruction. We believed this encompassed all that we offer at Selah Academy. We continue to offer daily session classes, but we also have another great opportunity for students in the form of on-line courses. The Selah Online program began in the fall of 2003, although at that time it was known as the SOLO Center. In 2008 it was dramatically updated and is rapidly growing.