New Pacific School – Rancho Cordova Approved to Open Fall 2023

The Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD) School Board approved New Pacific School – Rancho Cordova Charter School at the September 8, 2022 board meeting. New Pacific School is part of Pacific Charter School, an organization in nonprofit created by Sacramento educators in 2005.

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In a victory for school choice, the Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD) school board approved the New Pacific School – Rancho Cordova charter school on September 8. convey their desire for an additional option for families living in Rancho Cordova.

New Pacific School is a small school, open to all students, that connects students, family and school with the unique option of a hands-on, project-based curriculum where teachers serve as guides and encourage a collaborative student. centered environment. The school will add middle school in 2024 and high school soon after.

New Pacific School is part of the Pacific Charter Institute (PCI), a nonprofit organization established by educators in Sacramento in 2005. PCI has extensive experience serving students and families in Northern California, including New Pacific. Pacific School – Roseville, which opened this fall. With the green light from the FCUSD School Board, New Pacific School members will begin enrolling students at the Rancho Cordova site in the next school year.

“We heard a strong desire for something different from the families of Rancho Cordova,” said PCI Executive Director Dr. Paul Keefer. “We are excited to get started and do our part for the community!”

New Pacific School – Rancho Cordova will provide families south of Highway 50 in Rancho Cordova with a small, hands-on school with foreign language and arts at all levels, before and after school care, inclusive student options disabilities and a whole child approach / Inquiry-based learning.

“Students thrive in small schools and when they’re happy and engaged,” Keefer said. “I’m excited to bring this option to Rancho Cordova!”

New Pacific School

The New Pacific School is a tuition-free TK-12 public school that strengthens the bonds between students, family, and school. Social-emotional learning (SEL) is at its core. The small, safe alternative to traditional classrooms meets students where they are to support a self-directed, self-determined educational experience through individualized learning plans, leadership opportunities, and nurturing support. New Pacific School programs give students a competitive edge with major school districts in California.

Visit to learn more about how Pacific Charter Institute offers tuition-free personalized homeschooling and independent study options for Northern California students. For parents interested in a free five-day-a-week program focused on academic, social, and emotional education, visit

Contact information:
Name: Marcie Grill
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Organization: Pacific Charter Institute
Address: 1401 El Camino Ste. 510, Sacramento, CA 95815, USA

Build ID: 89081775

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