Western Sierra Collegiate Academy

Western Sierra students follow NASA’s lead on green fuels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...