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Western Sierra Collegiate Academy
Western Sierra students follow NASA’s lead on green fuels
Tuesday Sep 18 2012
Advanced Placement Biology teacher Beth Dixon is building a green lab that may fuel more than the minds of her students.Her 12th graders-are filling it up with tiny halophyte seeds ...
Charter school receives helping hand from district
Wednesday Feb 01 2012
While the typical time frame for building a school is three years, Western Sierra Collegiate Academy parents and leaders managed to transform a building into a high school campus i ...
Back to class
Wednesday Aug 17 2011
It was a day for alarm clocks, anticipation and new beginnings. Wednesday marked the first day of school in the Rocklin Unified School District. Ruhkala Elementary kindergartener ...
Charter schools earn awards for imagination
Thursday Mar 24 2011
Rocklin Academy and Western Sierra Collegiate Academy students took home Imagination awards recently. At the March 5 Destination Imagination regional competition in Roseville, We ...
Take a look back at Rocklin 2009
Wednesday Dec 30 2009
As 2009 comes to a close, The Placer Herald looks back at the good and the bad that made headlines in 2009. Rocklin Jubilee suspendedShortly after the year began, a Rocklin traditi ...
Best if all facts are known
Wednesday Nov 25 2009
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 ...
Charter school petition denied
Thursday Nov 12 2009
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 ...
Rocklin charter school holds official celebration
Thursday Sep 24 2009
It’s official. Even though Western Sierra Collegiate Academy has been in session for about five weeks, the official opening day celebration was held last week. The event took p ...
Western Sierra academy finally opens its doors
Thursday Aug 20 2009
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
Thursday May 21 2009
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
Wednesday May 06 2009
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 ...
High school campuses are for high school students
Friday Apr 03 2009
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
Friday Apr 03 2009
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 ...
Update: WSCA receives approval at state level
Wednesday Mar 18 2009
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 ...
WSCA receives approval at state level
Friday Mar 13 2009
Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, a proposed seventh- through 12th-grade charter school in Rocklin, was approved Thursday with a seven to one vote. Wednesday night, a petition to ...
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