Pacific Collegiate School (PCS) is a public charter school whose mission is to prepare students to enter and thrive in the world’s finest colleges and universities. No fees or other entrance exams are required to enroll; admission is by a random, public lottery. Due to our rigorous graduation requirements, we attract a highly motivated group of students who flourish in the school's academically challenging environment. All students have access to/are required to take Advanced Placement classes. PCS has consistently received national recognition for ensuring that all students are able to graduate having taken and passed at least one AP exam. All PCS graduates exceed A-G requirements necessary to apply to the University of California and California State University systems.
The success of our school is largely dependent on excellent teachers, who embrace the ethos of PCS. Students have a tremendous amount of respect for their teachers - a respect earned by demonstrating a genuine passion for their subject.
PCS is a place where people value each other, aspire to learning, and feel respected for who they are and what they contribute to the community. We are driven by a common interest in fostering the intellectual development of ourselves as well as our students. If you are an experienced teacher, just entering the profession, or considering a change in career, we invite you to learn more about PCS to see if this is a school where you can grow and thrive. As a teacher in this community, you will share in the benefits of:
Our location on iconic Highway 1, just blocks from the ocean and adjacent to a protected riparian area belonging to the Santa Cruz Land Trust, highlights the natural resources of the area and promotes an inspiring, healthy learning environment. Our beautiful new campus, developed in 2015, meets cutting-edge standards for new buildings, new public schools, and technology infrastructure.
Santa Cruz is a wonderful place to live and work. Our faculty particularly love:
Founded in 1999
525 students in grades 7-12
36 full and part-time faculty professionals, 67% with advanced degrees
Student/teacher ratio of 21/1
Pacific Collegiate School is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive and equitable organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other statuses protected by law. All candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.