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2019–2020 School Accountability Report Card
About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2020–2021)
Last updated: 1/29/2021
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2020–2021)
Pacific Springs Charter School is a parent choice school where the community is our classroom. Our mission is to empower students by fostering their innate curiosity, engaging their parents, and promoting optimum learning by collaboratively developing a personalized learning program for each student. Through choice of curriculum, teachers, and program the educators and participants of Pacific Springs Charter School believe that the best learning occurs when:
- The parent is directly involved in the teaching / learning process
- Learning styles are tailored to each individual student's needs.
- One-to-one teaching is the primary arrangement.
- Real life "context-based" learning is emphasized.
- There is enrichment through field trips, apprenticeships, cooperative classes, and appropriate uses of technology.
- The entire community serves as the school campus.
The Pacific Springs Community
Pacific Springs Charter School (PSCS) is authorized by the San Diego County Office of Education and began serving students in August 2018. During the 2018-19 school year, the charter was granted WASC accreditation. PSCS offers a full continuum of services to students residing in San Diego County, with authorization to serve students in the contiguous counties.
PSCS offers 2 program options for students: Homeschool (TK-12) and Otay Ranch Academy of the Arts (TK-8). Detailed program descriptions and contact information can be found on the school's website:
- Homeschool: https://springscs.org/programs/homeschool/homeschool-tk-12
- Otay Ranch Academy of the Arts: https://springscs.org/programs/chula-vista/otay
2019-20 Pandemic Learning
During the COVID-19 school facility closures in the spring of 2019-20, all students who would typically come on-site for any amount of instruction were transitioned to distance learning. While this had less impact on our Homeschool students, the school was diligent to ensure access for all students. This included moving specialized services to a virtual platform, providing chromebooks for all enrolled students, offering free breakfast and/or lunch regionally to our students as well as any children in the community, and conducting thorough teacher training for working in an online setting. Continuous instruction was offered for all students, and regular communication with all stakeholders led to high engagement and positive feedback. The charter even received the "Above and Beyond Award" from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools in recognition of our response to COVID-19 and our Online Public Education Now (OPEN) Classroom program, which was available to the public.
Last updated: 1/20/2021
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2019–2020)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/29/2021
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2019–2020)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||2.90 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.20 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||61.30 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.20 %|
|Two or More Races||11.40 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||49.90 %|
|English Learners||21.80 %|
|Students with Disabilities||8.10 %|
|Foster Youth||0.20 %|