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Rio Valley Charter School is a free public charter school that offers personalized homeschooling (support is offered in San Joaquin and the adjacent counties) and independent study (resource centers are offered in Lodi, Elk Grove, and Sacramento). Whether you enroll in our homeschool or independent study programs we provide students and families with the resources they need for their different learning styles.

  • Non-Profit Independent Charter School
  • TK—12th Grades
  • Homeschool Support & Independent Study
  • Resource Centers & Community-Based
  • Accredited by Western Association of Schools & Colleges

I learned what I needed in ways that worked for me.


Rio Valley Charter School offers a tuition-free homeschool or independent study personalized learning model for students in grades TK—12. Our program allows parents and students to select their curriculum and access a wide variety of free educational resources and materials.


Homeschooling that provides the freedom to explore.

Independent Study

Independent student that empowers students with academic choices.

Parent Information

Find information about academic resources and more.


Read the accountability documents for our school.

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Take the first step towards your personalized education today and submit an application.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges seal

Rio Valley is a W.A.S.C. Accredited program of California Pacific Charter School and Community Collaborative Charter School. WASC Accreditation is a statement to the broader community and stakeholders that it is a trustworthy institution for student learning and committed to ongoing improvement.

School Site Council Meeting will be held on May 19th, 2023 – 12:00 PM at RVCS Elk Grove/Virtual

Pacific Charter Institute New Website

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Back to School

School Starts August, 15th!We can’t wait to welcome our independent study and homeschool students back on Monday, August 15! All of us at PCI hope you and your families used the time away from academics to gain new experiences that will inform your individual learning...

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No one will argue against the fact that the pandemic changed our children's lives in ways we possibly cannot begin to imagine. Most recently, California's K12 public school state test scores reflected a general learning loss across the state. No one should be shocked,...

Director: Leslie Leedy

Site Manager: Susan Moore


Registrar: Theresa Myers


Phone: 866-992-9033 x 3051

Fax: 916-924-6670

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