Karina Anderson claims second place

Rocklin Academy third grader holds highest individual score for No. California
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Karina Andersen, a third grade student at Rocklin Academy charter public school, placed second at the California Elementary School State Championship for third graders. More than 50 finalists competed at the state competition held in May at Diablo Valley College in Concord. Andersen holds the highest individual score for third graders in Northern California. The competition covered several tests, including Number Sense, a mental math exam where scratch paper is not allowed; the Sprint Test; and the Target Test. Test administrators did not allow students to use calculators during the Number Sense and Sprint Tests. All tests were timed. ?It feels good to do well, but the contests made me realize how much more learning I still need to do about math,? shared Andersen, 9, who works on learning at least one new math skill every week. Andersen?s second place win in the state competition comes after a year of math competitions in the NorCal District. ?We are very proud of Karina and her outstanding second place win. She works very hard and loves math,? remarked Principal Robin Stout. Authorized under the Charter School Act of 1992 and chartered by the Rocklin Unified School District, Rocklin Academy Turnstone and Meyers campuses are tuition-free, public elementary schools open to all students. Rocklin Academy is the first public school in the greater Sacramento area to offer the nationally recognized Core Knowledge curriculum. The Meyers campus also offers families a full-day kindergarten program. Western Sierra Collegiate Academy is a college- preparatory middle/high school, serving grades 6 through 12, and is chartered by the State Board of Education.