RAFOS Overview

Rocklin Academy complies with Title IX and does not, on the basis of gender, exclude any person from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination under, any education or employment program or activity it operates.


Authorized under the charter school act of 1992, the Rocklin Academy Family of Schools (RAFOS) are public, tuition free, schools open to all students, including those from surrounding areas.  As a charter school, we are authorized by local school districts but are governed by our own independent Board of Directors.  Like traditional public schools, our board meetings are open to the public.  Charter schools must be reauthorized by their authorizing district every five (5) years.

Rocklin Academy Gateway (TK/K-8)
Serving over 1200 students on a stand-alone campus, located at 6550 Lonetree Blvd, Rocklin.  Student/teacher ratio for Grades TK/K-3 is 24:1; Grades 4-8 is 30:1.
     Authorizer:  Newcastle Elementary School District
Rocklin Academy Turnstone (K-6) and Rocklin Academy Meyers (K-6) Reunite!
Serving a total of 558 students (three classes per grade) on a shared campus with Ruhkala Elementary School, located at 6532 Turnstone Way, Rocklin.  Student/teacher ratio for Grades K-3 is 24:1; Grades 4-6 is 30:1.
     Authorizer:  Rocklin Unified School District
American River Collegiate Academy (K-2) -  Coming Soon!
Serving 144 students (two classes per grade), location to be determined.   Student/teacher ratio for Grades K-2 is 24:1.
Western Sierra Collegiate Academy (7-12) 
Serving over 800 students on a stand-alone campus, located at 660 Menlo Drive, Rocklin. 
Middle/High school program questions should be directed to Western Sierra's Registrar at 916.778.4544, extension 12105.
     Authorizer:  Rocklin Unified School District
K-8 Curriculum
We were the first public school in the greater Sacramento area to offer the nationally-recognized Core Knowledge curriculum.  The number of classes offered per grade level differs at each location.  Rocklin Academy Gateway offers Transitional Kindergarten (TK), and the Kindergarten program our elementary campuses is an extended-day schedule.
Parent/Guardian Expectations
Parent/guardian participation and 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 parents to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours per family per school year. There are several opportunities to volunteer, and we encourage our parents to become part of our Parent School Partnership (PSP).  See Volunteering for information regarding fingerprinting and TB requirements.