Pacific Quest is pleased to announce students now have the opportunity to complete seven academic courses for a total of four high school credits.

The  provides students with methods for understanding biopsychological, developmental, and cognitive functioning in humans, as well as individual and group variations in behavior.

This course is aligned with Pacific Quest’s therapeutic curriculum, the Common Core Curriculum and the National Standards for high school psychology curricula.

Janna Pate, Pacific Quest’s Academic Coordinator, comments, “Pacific Quest is pleased to offer high school credits in the content area of psychology. Perhaps more than any other, this course reflects the knowledge our students come here seeking. Experiential learning takes place around the clock, and the content of our psychology course is at the heart of that work. Throughout the day, students have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate their understanding by participating in horticultural therapy activities, practicing healthy coping skills, trying out different mindfulness practices, practicing nonviolent communication and establishing and maintaining healthy relationships.”

All Pacific Quest academic coursework is accredited by AdvancEd and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, allowing credits to transfer and students to grow their academic skills and knowledge while participating in integrative and daily therapeutic work.

Pacific Quest is an outdoor therapeutic program for struggling adolescents and young adults that offers a clinical, yet holistic, approach to treatment. Our neurodevelopmental approach, combined with horticultural therapy, integrates evidence-based therapeutic methods, whole-person wellness and organic gardening to sustain a healthy community and motivate change.