Matt Garcia Career and College Academy
Matt Garcia Career and College Academy is named after Matt Garcia; a well-respected Fairfield City Council member, who was tragically murdered in 2008. Matt was a product of the FSUSD schools. He was a visible presence, and powerful role model for many of Fairfield and Suisun’s school age students. The school opened on October 18, 2010 and draws students from throughout the Fairfield and Suisun areas. Matt Garcia Career & College Academy (MGCCA) is a small school of choice, with a family environment, focused on social service and college and community partnerships. This is a 6th through 8th grade program with an emphasis on Project-Based Learning and course offerings, such as AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). MGCCA focuses on preparing all students for both college and career. With a student body of approximately 200 diverse students, classes in all grades remain smaller than the district average in order to meet the needs of all students and to know every student by name and by need. The mission of MGCCA reads, "As a family of supportive staff, we provide rigorous curriculum, student-centered learning environments, and relevant project-driven curriculum". Additionally, MGCCA is home to the Matt Garcia Foundation, a local non-profit organization focused on providing opportunities for at-risk students and their families.