charter school

Rocklin Academy joins Learning School Alliance

Rocklin Academy, an elementary charter school, is now one of 40 schools nationwide to participate in the Learning School Alliance. The National Staff Development Council, a resea ...

Rocklin Academy faces scrutiny during renewal

Rocklin Academy, Turnstone campus, a kindergarten through sixth-grade charter school in Rocklin, is up for renewal. According to a California education code regarding charter sch ...

Best if all facts are known

In order to balance the information recently proffered on Nov 5 &12: Western Sierra Collegiate Academy is a long planned “build-out” of Rocklin Academy charter school. These c ...

Taxpayers shouldn’t pay

A community newspaper provides an important source of information for local residents. In the Nov. 12 edition of The Placer Herald, I was surprised to see that the new Western Sie ...

Charter school petition denied

The future of another charter school looks dim as the Rocklin Unified School Board trustees unanimously denied the petition of Global Tides at its meeting last Wednesday night. La ...

Western Sierra academy finally opens its doors

After a lengthy battle for approval, Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, a seventh- through 12th-grade charter school, welcomed its first students Tuesday. Located in a vacant bui ...

Rocklin charter school secures site

Western Sierra Collegiate Academy will have a place to call home for the 2009-10 school year. The seventh- through 12th-grade public charter school recently announced a site for th ...

Western Sierra charter school hires founding principal

The recently-approved Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, grades seven through 12 charter school in Rocklin, announced Steven Carney as principal. Carney has been hired as the fou ...

Sixth-grader Noah Spahn moves forward in national competition

Rocklin Academy sixth-grader Noah Spahn may be America’s Top Young Scientist. Spahn recently completed in Rocklin Academy’s eighth annual science fair with more than 200 stud ...

In case of fire, Maria Montessori students are prepared

Maria Montessori students are ready if disaster strikes. Seventh- and eighth-grade students at Maria Montessori Charter Academy in Rocklin have been training three hours per day ...

High school campuses are for high school students

With a strange and flip-flopping vote from the State Board of Education, Rocklin parents should be aware of what is to come. The state board overruled local school officials and ...

Board of Education’s charter school about-face is appalling

Regarding the Western Sierra Charter Academy, I am appalled by the about-face of the State Board of Education, which recently reviewed an application from the Rocklin Academy to op ...

Board of Education sneaky in approval of charter school

When the California Board of Education considered an application recently to create a 7-12-grade charter school in Rocklin, there were not enough votes to approve it, as members ex ...

CORE Placer to open center in Loomis for fall

CORE Placer, a public charter school with learning centers in Colfax and Nevada City, will open a new center in Loomis in August. Previously part of The Camptonville Academy, CO ...

Update: WSCA receives approval at state level

Even though Western Sierra Collegiate Academy charter school was approved last Thursday at the state level, the debate about the future of the proposed school continues for many Ro ...