skip to main content

About Us

Pacific Grove Community High School (PGCHS) was established in 1971 and is the sole continuation high school in the Pacific Grove Unified School District. PGCHS seeks to provide an alternative educational option to students age 16 or older who reside in Pacific Grove, by providing credit acceleration, enabling students to recover credits, with a goal of graduating on time, or in the shortest amount of time possible for an individual student. We provide a robust academic program in a supportive learning environment focused on whole-student well-being and post-secondary transitions for all students.
At PGCHS students attend a daily seat-based program for three and a half hours a day Monday through Friday. Students are provided an extended learning opportunity after school two days a week.  We have an average teacher-to-student ratio of 1:8 and are a closed campus. Each student is paired with a mentor teacher who facilitates family outreach at a minimum of once every two weeks.
In addition to our academic program, our school offers robust mental health and wellness support for students with a focus on post-secondary success. Our team of support staff includes an academic counselor and a licensed mental health therapist. For students identified as special needs, students have a case manager and if qualified, a therapist. For students identified as English Learners, an ELL teacher.
Our Mission

Our Mission

Pacific Grove Community High School provides a small, non-traditional learning environment in which students can pursue an alternative pathway to college and career success.
We seek to: 
- Provide a challenging project-based curriculum that emphasizes student strengths and is individualized to meet the learning needs of each student 
- Create a holistic environment in which students’ diverse emotional, social, and cultural needs are recognized and celebrated 
- Maximize opportunities for students to become responsible citizens who participate actively in their communities, both today and into the future 
Community High School Graduates Will Be:

Community High School Graduates Will Be:

Educated Individuals:
  • Demonstrate competence in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and technology.
Critical Thinkers & Problem Solvers:
  • Think through and solve problems by using relevant evidence and information.
Independent & Collaborative Workers:
  • Set goals, organize time and tasks to meet deadlines, participate cooperatively in group projects and produce independent and group work that reflects academic content standards.
Responsible Citizens:
  • Are employable and able to successfully participate in a college environment
  • Understand and appreciate diverse cultures and points of view 
  • Understand and participate in duties, rights, and privileges of citizens in a democracy.
Healthy Individuals:
  • Have a strong sense of self-worth
  • Demonstrate tolerance and respect for diversity
  • Resolve conflicts through positive action