PSP (Private Satellite Program)/Homeschool

This option (homeschool) is for parents who want to have a 100% active role in their child’s education. The reason we created this option was for the parents who did not want any school or very little school involvement. This option is to ensure that students are receiving Christ-centered education versus some of the other homeschool options currently available.

  • We are offering a homeschool division to ensure that parents who have been put on a waitlist for homeschool charter will have another option.
  • Assist so that students are not truant 
  • PSP is hosted through Bob Jones University, the Press, and its online learning portal. 
  • Students will be unenrolled from the Pacific Point campus.

Registration is $150 (in-school registration is transferable, $150 for new families) and $1,000 per semester, registered through FACTS. Tuition does not include additional hard copy textbooks or supplemental materials. The fee covers the username and password for the portal and all the documentation. Parents will have to submit grades to us at the end of the quarter for elementary and semester for JH/HS.

Tuition to the homeschool division of PPCS provides you with only three things: 

    1. Eliminates your need to go down to the county and register yourself as a private school
    2. Maintain critical records and cumulative files. 
    3. Hosted under the Pacific Point umbrella so when we are able to return to the classroom, they would be able to transfer, provided if space is available and for a nominal fee.  

Please visit https://www.bjupress.com/technology/christian-classroom/christian-classroom-online-faqs.php for technical requirements.

Distance Learning versus PSP (Private Satellite Program)/Homeschool

Distance Learning

PSP (Private Satellite Program)/Homeschool

Full Teacher Involvement (i.e. Zoom, emailing the teachers, one-on-one, phone calls, etc).

 Teachers will be utilizing live-action interaction and synchronous instruction with students         

No teacher - Full Parent Involvement (i.e. no PacPoint teacher is assigned to the student).

The parent must create lesson plans, maintain the program, and work with BJU, The Press for any help or questions about the curriculum. 

 The online program is video and self-driven. 

Placed in full-day classes, virtual or live instruction

No classroom placement. Student’s classroom is at home

Full-time PacPoint Student      

Full-time homeschool students with minimal Pacpoint benefits. Not enrolled in Pacific Point’s traditional program. The home is the school building.

Full participation with teachers and classmates. The curriculum is BJU, Abeka, ACSI.

Individual/online instruction through BJU, The Press (curriculum).

Teachers grade the material

Parents grade material and submit grades. The parent becomes the teacher.

Students are eligible for awards and attend awards ceremonies

Students are not eligible for Pacific Point awards

Attendance is taken by teachers and staff and documented

Attendance is recorded by each online interaction and documented via the online portal.

Can transfer between distance and in-class instruction within 3-5 business days and as many times as needed throughout the year.

May not be able to enroll in Pacific Point’s more traditional class until the beginning of a quarter/semester. Students are only allowed one transfer a year and will need to be assessed before accepted into the Pacific Point traditional program

Benchmarks and assessments are completed at Pacific Point Christian School by a credentialed teacher

Benchmarks and assessments must be completed at Pacific Point Christian School by a credentialed teacher in order to maintain accreditation status

Pacpoint files affidavits, files DOE census, manage cumulative files, maintain immunization records and waivers

Pacpoint files affidavits, files DOE census, manage cumulative files, maintain immunization records and waivers

Pacific Point purchases curriculum, and purchases SIS systems such as IXL, PowerSchool, Google, Airwatch, Accelerated Reader, and barracuda licenses

Pacific Point provides a portal for the parent and child to access materials and videos. The program is 100% online and managed by the parent but not eligible for IXL, Google accounts, Accelerated Reader, etc from Pacific Point

Accreditation – What is accreditation and why is it important? Accreditation is a standards-based checklist that helps determine if a school meets or exceeds standards. There are accreditation checks yearly and a comprehensive cycle for schools to submit and adhere to.  Pacific Point Christian School holds not one but two accreditations. One is through WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International). Pacific Point’s administration and teachers work collectively to maintain, meet, and exceed accreditation standards yearly, ensuring additional success for students who also exceed graduation requirements for colleges and universities. 

Affidavits – Each child is recorded and documented as in-school through an affidavit filing through the CDE (California Department of Education). Schools and school districts submit filings each year. If a child is not recorded, they are considered truant. 

    1. To register, fill out an admissions application. 
    2. Email Admissions@pacpoint.org about your request to enroll in homeschool
    3. Fill out a FACTS account (under the Quicklinks tab)
    4. Login to BJU at https://edvance360.com/christianclassroomonline/index.php with the username and password provided.