New Pacific believes an educated person in the 21st century should be an empathetic, balanced, inclusive, self-directed, resilient lifelong learner. We focus on developing a scholar-leader who embodies these traits. We combine academic (scholar) qualities of inquisitiveness, creativity, an analytical approach to problem solving, and persuasive communication skills with leadership training. Leaders are skilled in the habits of success: responsibility, compassion, collaboration, and courage with integrity. The scholar-leader is able to assess problems at any scale and use acquired knowledge to enact a sustainable impact.
Connectedness at New Pacific means scholars, parents, teachers, and administrators feel a sense of belonging and care from their school. Scholars at New Pacific School can be confident that the school and other adults want the best for them as self-defining individuals. Everyone can connect to the school and each other in a safe, welcoming, and enriching way.
New Pacific takes a balanced approach to technology. We integrate age-appropriate eLearning tools to support our social-emotional learning and academic mission. We understand that children need media literacy as well as media proficiency to thrive in our modern world. We teach scholars to use technology in an active, engaged and purposeful way – one that promotes collaboration and connectedness.
New Pacific School has no admission requirements. Any scholar who is a California state resident is eligible to enroll. If the number of scholars interested in enrolling at a New Pacific School exceeds the school capacity, a lottery is held to determine enrollment.
All scholars, regardless of race, language, sexual orientation, income, socio-economic status, and intellectual or physical ability, are welcome and respected at New Pacific School. In a multi-perspective academic space, challenges to our beliefs and ideas are part of the learning process and can provide growth opportunities. Reasoning, thoughtfulness, and open dialogues that honor the dignity of everyone are expected.
New Pacific School Roseville currently serves grades TK-5th. Our schools open serving grades TK-5, and we add grades each year after that, eventually becoming a TK through 12th grade school. New Pacific School Roseville will be adding middle school grades in the fall of 2023.
A charter school is a public school given operational autonomy to pursue specific educational objectives regarding curriculum, staff, and budget. The “charter” is simply a license to operate. It is granted and regularly reviewed by the local school district, county office of education, or state department of education. This process varies across the country.
The reasons parents choose charter schools for their children are just as unique as the scholars themselves. Consideration factors include solid and dedicated teachers, the school’s focus matches their child’s needs, or simply because their child was struggling in their zoned-public school and needed to try something new. Charter schools provide families with options in public education, allowing families to take a more active role in their child’s education. Charter schools offer a range of options so that parents can choose the school that best fits their child.
Yes, charter schools are independently operated public schools. Charter schools provide a high-quality education option to public school scholars, upholding high standards that meet and often exceed the district and state metrics.
State, local, and federal funds fund charter schools the same way as non-charter public schools. In general, both revenues and expenses follow the scholar. When a family chooses to send their child to a public charter school, the charter school is responsible for providing that education. Therefore, it incurs the expenses of the teacher, facility, textbooks, and supplies. For that reason, funding for that scholar goes to the entity that is providing the public education.
All charter schools in California are authorized by a local education agency, meaning a local public school district or county office of education. The majority of charter schools in California are operated by independent non-profit organizations, like the Pacific Charter Institute. For-profit charter schools are prohibited in California.
Information about Pacific Charter Institute as well as the other charter schools it supports can be found on its website PacificCharters.org. Its Annual Report also provides recent information on the last fiscal and academic year.