Pacifica Christian High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. W.A.S.C. is one of six regional associations which accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. The Accrediting Commission for Schools has the responsibility for accreditation of all schools below the college level in California, Hawaii, East Asia, and the Pacific Basin. Included are elementary, junior/middle high, high, and adult schools whether public, private, or church-related. Over 2,900 such schools are currently accredited by the Commission. Approximately 500 schools go through the accreditation process of self study and external team visits with subsequent Commission action each year in order to be initially accredited or to renew a term of accreditation.
Pacifica–Orange County’s Status
Pacifica Christian High School-Orange County is Fully Accredited for Grades 9 & 10 by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. During the 2016-17 school year, Pacifica will add grade 11 to its accreditation. During the 2017-18 school year, Pacifica will add grade 12 to its accreditation.