Students Have Opportunity to Earn Additional Academic Credits

During a typical eight-week stay, Pacific Quest adolescent students have the opportunity to take six academic courses for a total of four academic credits.

The courses include:

  1. Career and Technical Education – Horticulture Pathway (0.5 credit)

  2. Health Education – Health Education I & II (0.5 credits each = 1 credit)

  3. Language Arts – English and Language Arts (0.5 credit)

  4. Physical Education – Lifetime Fitness (1.0 credit)

  5. Science – Environmental Science (0.5 credit)

  6. Social Sciences – Hawaiian Culture (0.5 credit)

Students who stay longer than eight weeks will have the opportunity to earn additional credits in Language Arts, Physical Education and Career and Technical Education. We may also be able to tailor a specific class to a student’s individual journey and provide specialized accommodations for learning differences.

The courses are aligned with Pacific Quest’s therapeutic curriculum, the Common Core Curriculum and National standards, providing a rounded educational experience that incorporates both academic learning and therapeutic growth.  The courses will be transferable credits issued through Alta Independent, an institution accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Pacific Quest integrates Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and accommodations for students’ learning differences, such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, Dysphasia and Aphasia, Nonverbal Learning Disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and others.

Access to accommodations assures that our students have equal access to our Student Curriculum and therefore, equal access to success.


Pacific Quest also integrates learning styles and multiple intelligences into daily activities and assessments. We believe that this integration emphasizes our students’ strengths and fosters their success. Our team members strive to help students discover their unique learner profiles, and build upon their success.

Our team members use both learning styles and multiple intelligences work to form a powerful and integrated model of learning — a model that respects and celebrates diversity and provides our students with the tools to achieve sustainable growth.