Kit Carson adds seniors and gets a new name

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Kit Carson will start the fall with its first class of seniors and has officially become the Kit Carson International Academy. The school will serve students in grades 7 to 12.

Sacramento City Unified School District’s Board of Education approved the name change at its August 17 meeting after months of dialogue with the school community. Principal Santiago Chapa said that during the outreach period, school and district officials learned people wanted to retain the “Kit Carson” name because of the long historical attachment to the name and what the school has meant in the East Sacramento neighborhood for almost 100 years.

The name change will also acknowledge its prestigious standing as an International Baccalaureate World School also offering the program’s coveted “Diploma Programme” for 11th and 12th graders. “We’re keeping our Pioneer tradition,” Chapa said. “We can relate to being innovative and risk takers.”

The school is also undergoing a remodel that will include two new science classrooms, two art classrooms, a small theater for performing arts, IB project classrooms and a multimedia center along with an audiovisual studio.