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Who We Are

Welcome to Pacific View Charter School’s website! We hope you enjoy learning about our history, our approach to learning, and what awaits you when you decide to enroll in Pacific View Charter School.

The mission of Pacific View Charter School is focused on the success of each student and genuinely involves parents in the education of their children. The school is committed to providing appropriate physical space, materials, qualified personnel, and staff development in order to guide the learning of its K-12 students. We are also pioneers in Distance Learning. Delivering Distance Learning for more than 20 years. In addition to high quality curriculum and instruction, students are taught the PVCS Code of Conduct, which creates a safe learning environment for all students in which the development of positive relationships and commitment to learning create a schoolwide culture of college and career readiness.

The school takes pride in its history of highly qualified and dedicated staff. These educators welcome your input, and view education as a partnership between home and school. The school’s reputation and success rest on parental involvement.

If there is anything we can do to assist you or your child, please do not hesitate to let us know. We encourage your feedback as our website evolves and hope our site supports your quest for useful and empowering information.


Erin Gorence

Executive Director

Our School

Pacific View Charter School, located in Oceanside and Moreno Valley, is a WASC accredited, tuition free, charter school serving grades K-12 in San Diego, Riverside, Orange and Imperial counties.

PVCS offers the flexibility of multiple learning models. Our students have access to an independent study – home school format using a blended personalized learning model, combining classroom time with independent learning.

Virtual & Hybrid Learning: For more than 20 years, Pacific View Charter School has been providing quality Distance Learning to it’s students. Curriculum specifically designed for online delivery, with integrated assessments, and the ability to support learning for all levels of students.

Our students are supported by credentialed teachers who provide one-on-one, face-to-face instruction and an extensive offering of online classes.

As a year round school we offer High School summer classes beginning in July

Small Workshop-based instruction led by highly qualified teachers are available for 9th-12th grade students.

K-6th grade students are offered a Home Study Program, led by a credentialed teacher, with whom parents and students meet with biweekly.

7th-8th grade students can choose from the following options:

A 4 day onsite classroom with the 5th day Home Study

A 5 day Home Study Program

Our History

Pacific View Charter School was established in 1999 to provide an alternative educational opportunity for students in San Diego County and adjacent counties.

The school opened its doors with 120 students and has grown to approximately 600 students. In 2008, PVCS moved to a new and larger facility to accommodate the continued growth and expansion of its programs. Pacific View Charter School embraces the blended learning model and believes in the success of each student. Parents are a critical part of the team approach used to assist each student in achieving his/her academic goals.

Parent involvement and building positive relationships is the foundation of the program.

Our Mission

The Pacific View Charter School community is focused on the success of each student and partners with parents in the education of their children.

The school is committed to providing a safe and exceptional learning environment utilizing 21st Century tools, resources and curriculum. Highly Qualified Teachers guide the learning process through current research and methodologies.

Our Vision

Students at Pacific View Charter School use technological tools and research based curriculum to achieve personal and academic success.

In a Personalized Learning environment, the students develop 21st Century skills to be prepared for college and the workforce. Pacific View Charter School students are global communicators who listen, speak, read and write in an effective manner. The individual needs and learning styles of students are accommodated through personalized learning.

Our Core Values

The fundamental guiding principles that help make decisions.

The Personalized Learning Model

We believe that creating an Individualized Learning Plan for students that encompasses the development of 21st Century skills and content knowledge will prepare them for success in college and the work force.

Parental Involvement

We believe parents are an integral part of the student’s personal and academic success. Pacific View Charter School partners with parents in the education of their children and in the governance of the Charter School.

Students Succeeding in the 21st Century

We believe it is critical that students develop learning and innovation skills in the areas of creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration. Curriculum that utilizes information and communication technology (ICT) literacy tools, and media will prepare students for the 21st Century.

Fiscal Solvency

We believe our history of prudent use of fiscal resources is essential to the vision and mission of the Charter.


We believe that student achievement is a critical indicator of our success at Pacific View Charter School. We are committed to the success of each student through the compilation and analysis of student data and researched based programs and interventions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list our our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What kind of program does PVCS offer?

PVCS offers the flexibility of multiple learning models. Our students have access to an independent study – home school format using a blended personalized learning model, combining classroom time with independent learning. Our students are supported by credentialed teachers who provide one-on-one, face-to-face instruction and an extensive offering of online classes.

How can I get my student pre-enrolled in PVCS?

Parents/Students may go to our home page and click on enroll now, in the upper right hand corner. Pacific View Charter School has open enrollment for high school students through the end of March and until the end of February for K-8 students.

Are classes available at PVCS?

K-5 students have enrichment opportunities including math tutoring, reading intervention and field trips. Students in grades 6-8 in Oceanside or 7-8 in Moreno Valley, can choose from a four day a week onsite classroom, one day home study program or five days of home school. Many high school courses have workshops. These workshops meet 2-3 times a week for 60-90 minutes. Tutoring and interventions are also available.

How is PVCS different than a traditional public school?

K8 families have the choice of either a Home School program guided by a Supervisory Teacher or a four day a week classroom program (grades 6-8 Oceanside and 7-8 Moreno Valley); high school students take two courses every 6-7 weeks and meet weekly with their Supervisory Teacher.

How many students attend PVCS?

PVCS serves approximately 1,000-1,200 students throughout the year.

Can my student earn extra credits or make-up credits year-round?

When a student is enrolled in PVCS, there are several options for students to make up credits.  Students can enroll in accelerated credit recovery courses as well as in community colleges.

If my student has been expelled from his/her last school, can he/she still attend PVCS?

Yes, expulsions and suspensions pending expulsions are reviewed on an individual basis.

Can my student graduate and receive a high school diploma from PVCS?

Yes, PVCS is a fully WASC accredited California public charter high school.

Does PVCS have a graduation ceremony?

Yes, PVCS holds a graduation ceremony complete with caps and gowns.

What are the graduation requirements?

Discipline Credits
English 40
Mathematics 30 including Algebra 1 or Math 1
Science 30 including Biology with lab, any Physical Science
Social Science 30 including World History, US History, Economics, Civics
Foreign Language OR Fine Art 10
Health Science 5
Physical Education 20
Career/Technical 10 including Intro and Exit Courses, Careers 1, Careers 2
Electives 45
Total 220

What does it cost to attend PVCS?

PVCS is a tuition-free public charter school.

What does it cost to attend PVCS?

PVCS accepts students living in the following counties: San Diego, Riverside, Orange, and Imperial.

Does the school provide textbooks and other instructional materials?

Yes, textbooks and instructional materials are provided.

Can a student attend PVCS and another K-12 public school simultaneously?

Students cannot attend Pacific View Charter School and another public school at the same time during the traditional school year of August through June. However, during July and August, high school students may be concurrently enrolled in the two schools.

Can a student attend PVCS and a community college?

Yes, all Pacific View Charter School teachers are credentialed.

Are the teachers credentialed?

Yes, Students can concurrently enroll in local community colleges while attending PVCS

What is the cut-off date for kindergarten?

For the 2017-18 school year, a child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2016 to begin school in August, 2016.