FAQs

New Pacific School Philosophy

Q. What do you mean by social emotional learning?

Social-emotional learning or SEL is an approach to whole-child learning that underlines academics with social and self-reflective skills. SEL develops a scholar’s self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills giving them a solid, but adaptive, framework for school, work, and life success.

Q. What does scholar-leader mean?

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.

Q. What do you mean by connectedness?

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.

Q. How do you use technology in the classroom without scholars having too much screen time?

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 a an active, engaged and purposeful way – on that promotes collaboration and connectedness.

New Pacific School Admissions

Q. Are there any admission requirements?

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.

Q. Who can attend?

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.

Q. Do you serve special needs scholars?

New Pacific School serves all scholars. We take great care in serving our scholars with exceptionalities.

Q. Does New Pacific charge tuition?

New Pacific School is a tuition-free charter public school. There is no cost to attend, and all scholars are welcome.

Q. How do I apply for my child to attend New Pacific School?

To get more information on New Pacific School or apply, please click here

Q. New Pacific School seems like a good fit for my scholar(s). How can I learn more?

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Q. When will New Pacific School open?

With support from families and the community, New Pacific School intends to open in the Fall of 2022. The enrollment process will begin in January 2022, and the first day of school will be in August 2022. Don’t miss the exciting announcement! Sign-up for the mailing list today.

Q. What grades will New Pacific School serve?

New Pacific School will serve grades TK-12. The school will open in the Fall of 2022 serving grades K-5, and adding grades each year after.

Q. Where will New Pacific School be located?

New Pacific School plans to serve scholars and families in Roseville and Rancho Cordova. We will announce the locations once the real estate details are finalized. Don’t miss the exciting announcement! Sign-up for the mailing list today.

Q. Is there transportation assistance to get my child to and from school?

New Pacific School is accessible by pedestrians, bicycle, car, and public transportation. Sacramento scholar Fare-Free Transit Pass program (can you embed the link under the words) allows scholars to ride public transportation for free.

About Charter Schools

Q. What is a charter school?

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.

Q. Why would I choose a charter school?

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.

Q. Are charter schools public schools?

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.

Q. How are charter schools funded?

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.

Q. Are charter schools nonprofit?

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.