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RAFOS Overview

Authorized under the charter school act of 1992, the Rocklin Academy Family of Schools (RAFOS) are public schools open to all students, including those from surrounding areas.  As a public charter school, each school is sponsored by a local school district.  Any applicant residing within the attendance boundaries of the school's sponsoring district will receive a preference in the lottery or on the waiting list.  Each school has a separate waiting list, and some grades may not have availability. Residency will be verified at time of application and again at time of enrollment.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year only.   The application process for the 2019-20 school year will begin in mid-January 2019.

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K-6 Curriculum:  The curriculum at our three elementary campuses is the same. The number of classes offered per grade differs at each location.   The Gateway campus offers Transitional Kindergarten (TK), and the Kindergarten program at all three elementary campuses is on an extended-day schedule.
Rocklin Academy Gateway (TK-8) - 6550/6552/6554 Lonetree Blvd, Rocklin
Serves 1294 students on a stand-alone campus.
Student/teacher ratio for TK-3 is 24:1; Grades 4-8 is 30:1.
     Sponsor:  Newcastle Elementary School District
Rocklin Academy Meyers (K-6) - 5035 Meyers Street, Rocklin
Serves 186 students (one class per grade) on a shared campus with Rocklin Elementary School.
Student/teacher ratio for Grades K-3 is 24:1; Grades 4-6 is 30:1.
      Sponsor:  Rocklin Unified School District
Rocklin Academy Turnstone (K-6) - 6532 Turnstone Way, Rocklin
Serves 372 students (two classes per grade) on a shared campus with Ruhkala Elementary School. Student/teacher ratio for Grades K-3 is 24:1; Grades 4-6 is 30:1.
     Sponsor:  Rocklin Unified School District
Western Sierra Collegiate Academy (7-12) - 660 Menlo Drive, Rocklin
Serves 787 students on a stand-alone campus.
For information about Western Sierra's academic program, contact the school registrar at (916) 778-4544, ext. 713.
     Sponsor:  Rocklin Unified School District


Parent/Guardian Expectations
Parent/guardian participation/interest are widely recognized as critical factors in the educational success of all students.   Volunteers make our programs stronger, and as such, we strongly encourage families to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours per school year; no student will be punished for a family's failure to volunteer.  Parental involvement is not a requirement for acceptance to or continued enrollment at the Rocklin Academy Family of Schools.  There are many ways to become involved, including volunteering in a classroom, attending a field trip or participating on a committee.  See Volunteering for information regarding LiveScan and TB requirements.