Pinehurst K-8, formerly known as AS#1, is Seattle's first public alternative school. Our students learn the same rigourous academic curriculum in reading, writing, and math, used thoughout the Seattle school district. Our staff work with students using an alternative pedagogy that emphasizes experiential learning, differentiated instruction and connecting classroom learnig to real-world contexts. Pinehurst K-8 is a winner of the prestigious "School of Distinction" award for academic growth for 2009-10 and 2010-11. Pinehurst K-8 is a creative, holistic, experiential learning environment which nurtures respect, self discovery, and integrity, preparing the whole child to engage our global community.