Pacific Sands Academy is an independent  private school in the state of  California, also known as a Private School Satellite Program.  CDE Code: 44 75432 6147615. 

Pacific Sands Academy

216 Mount Hermon Road Suite E

Scotts Valley, CA 95066


Director and Head Teacher: Shauna Reisewitz  831-515-8250

Family Liaison: Maryam Shafaghi  831-331-9749

Intern and Support: Katina Hago-Saenz 805-504-5605

The Director of Pacific Sands Academy, Shauna Reisewitz,  holds valid California Teaching Credentials for both Multiple Subjects and Single Subject (Science) and  is CLAD certified. She works directly with each enrolled high school student. 

We also work closely with West River Academy, and some of our students are in the program Pacific Sands Program of West River Academy. Students in this program receive diplomas and transcripts from West River Academy, but still work directly with Shauna Reisewitz.  

West River Academy

33721 Bluewater Ln. 

Dana Point, CA 92629-2173

CDS Code: 30 66464 6134720

Director of West River Academy : Peggy Webb

West River Academy is Accredited by: the National Association for the Legal Support of Alternative Schools. 

We offer an interest led, self directed focused program, and students of both programs work closely with Shauna Reisewitz to set and follow Individualized Educational Plans based on student strengths and interests, following curricula appropriate to each student’s learning styles and strengths. 

Grading Scale is based on mastery of subject matter:  90-100% A, 80-89% B,70-79%C, 60-69% D and 59% and below F.  We award AP credits when students pass the AP exams. Honors credits are occasionally awarded when a student works at an extremely high level, and completes honors curricula.

Student Population as of January 2022


Grade levels     #Enrolled PSA      #Enrolled PSA Program of WRA      Total
KN – 3 10 3 13
4-6 6 1 7
7-8 3 2 5
9 0 2 2
10 1 3 4
11 0 4 4
12 5 9 14
Total number 25 24 49


Number of Graduates from the 2020-2021 School year: 12   

Expected Graduation 2022: 17

Known College Acceptance 2016-2021 

Quinnipiac, Cal Lutheran, Hampshire, Wheaton, American University of Paris, Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Orange Coast College, Central Oregon Community College, Foothill College, Sierra College, Midlands Technical College. 

Updated 2/2/2022