Matt Garcia Career & College Academy
Principal: Dr. Nikki Pitcher
Secretary: Faren Jones
Address: 1100 Civic Center Dr, Fairfield, CA 94533
Telephone: (707) 424-9400 Fax: (707) 435-2937
About Matt Garcia Career & College Academy
The Matt Garcia Career and College Academy has been established to honor the youngest City Council Member in the history of Fairfield. As a young person, Matt was consumed with the notion that youth violence could be stemmed in favor of community involvement and service. He passionately believed in the ability of all youth to turn away from violence and towards a productive, positive lifestyle. To that end, Matt worked tirelessly with schools in the community and fostered a resurgence of the Youth Commission in the City of Fairfield. Matt was an inspiration to all who knew him.
As a sad irony, on September 1, 2008, Matt Garcia was murdered in a tragic case of mistaken identity, a victim of the senseless violence he fought so hard to eliminate. His death has brought about a new commitment to make something meaningful out of Matt’s death by furthering his cause of community service and violence prevention and reduction.
In August 2015 the school became a thematic school of choice with a focus around hospitality.
Matt Garcia CCA Mission and Core Beliefs
As a family of supportive staff, we provide rigorous curriculum, student-centered learning environments, and relevant project-driven curriculum.
MGCCA students are self-motivated, fully prepared for career and college readiness, empowered through authentic and relevant (real-world) learning experiences and are guided by a caring, unified team of staff, families, and community partners.