Frequently Asked Questions
What is a DASS school?    

A DASS school’s performance is measured according to the same Dashboard standards as any other non-DASS school, containing the same six State indicators (*) Only 10 percent of schools in California are qualified as a DASS school, and every three years those schools have to reapply to retain this status. Specific metrics for academic achievement and graduation rate reflect the different needs of the students.

A high-risk student population needs extra help to succeed academically. Pacific View Charter School has been successfully offering personalized education for more than twenty years and is exceptionally skilled and experienced to support these students.
Throughout the years, we have learned to identify effective tools to guide students to get back on track. Each student that needs help is the focal point of a multidisciplinary support team, that includes the student’s personal network. Factors that generally impact/affect a student’s motivation are frequently related to a school environment, community, family, and the student self. Therefore the approach we take at PVCS is to look objectively at each student from a multidisciplinary/holistic perspective.

(*) The six State indicators all schools are measured on:
Academic Indicator (ELA and Mathematics)
Chronic Absenteeism Indicator
College/Career Indicator
English Learner Progress Indicator
Graduation Rate Indicator
Suspension Rate Indicator

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What are the (California) Common Core Standards?   

California Common Core Standards
Spanish Translations of the CCSS are available on the Common Core en Español Web Site

Common Core State Standards
Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school.
Since 2010, a number of states across the nation have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.
The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards. Below you will find information about the standards and the CCSS-related activities taking place in California.

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.

What types of classes are available?    

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 formal graduation ceremony in the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

What does it cost to attend PVCS?   

PVCS is a tuition-free public charter school.

Where do you need to live 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, a Chromebook computer, 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, Students can concurrently enroll in local community colleges while attending PVCS.

Are the teachers credentialed?   

Yes, all Pacific View Charter School teachers are credentialed.

What is the minimum age to attend Kindergarten?   

Students must be five years old on or before September 1 to attend Kindergarten. Four year old students who turn five years old between 4/3/24-6/30/24 can be admitted into Pacific View Charter School’s Transitional Kindergarten program.