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Western Sierra Highly Ranked by US News and ERP/CBEE

Western Sierra is ranked as the #1 school in the Sacramento area for College Readiness, 65th Best High School in California and 380th in the nation and earned a Gold medal by U.S. News & World Report! Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare their students for college.

Also, for the 12th year in a row, Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business & Education Excellence (CBEE) selected Western Sierra to receive the title of a 2016 Honor Roll School. The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students.
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Western Sierra students take 1st Place in Annual Code Wars Competition

At the 20th annual HP Code Wars competition held at the company’s Roseville campus on March 4th, WSCA took 1st place in the novice division. Winning programmers Apostolos Delis, Jarod Heng, and Jordan Osterberg faced a wide range of high-tech challenges and competed with 66 teams consisting of 179 students. Western Sierra students Isaac Koerner, Matthew Pilawa, and Elijah Sherratt also participated in the event.
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Two WSCA Students Awarded Chinese Youth Ambassador Scholarships

The Jinan-Sacramento Sister City Council has awarded Western Sierra Collegiate Academy sophomores Sophia Rowe and Carina Lim Youth Ambassador scholarships to represent Sacramento on a 11-day trip to Jinan, China. Rowe and Lim will stay with Chinese host families, tour local schools, and visit Jinan government officials to build cross-cultural relationships.
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RA Turnstone Received the National Blue Ribbon Award

Superintendent Stout, Principal Laura Regan, and fifth grade teacher, Trisha Smith, attended the National Blue Ribbon Ceremony in Washington, D.C. to receive the National Blue Ribbon award on behalf of the students, teachers, staff and parents who worked together to create a learning environment of academic excellence!
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The 2016 Wendy Boyd Beyond the Call Award Announced

The recipient of the this year's Wendy Boyd Beyond the Call Award is LaNette Barnum! LaNette was honored at the June 20th board meeting for her years of dedicated service. She has been the PSP President at Gateway for two years, has organized countless school events, and is well-respected by parents, teachers, staff and administration. Thank you, LaNette, for being an outstanding example of volunteerism!
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Western Sierra Senior Accepted Into Highly Competitive NeuroLab Program

Coastal Marine Biolabs (CMB) has accepted Western Sierra incoming senior Jennifer Weiher into their highly competitive NeuroLab program this summer. Thirty students are selected annually for participation in this advanced and interdisciplinary learning experience from a pool of top-performing 11th and 12th graders nationwide. With funding support from the National Institutes of Health, the NeuroLab Program provides a rare opportunity for high school students to experience how science unfolds in a real-world biomedical research setting.
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