Our Schools (2020-21)

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, each school is authorized by a local school district, but we are governed by our own independent Board of Directors.  Like traditional public schools, our board meetings are open to the public.  A charter must be renewed by its authorizer every five (5) years.

Rocklin Academy Gateway (TK-8)
Serves 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 and Rocklin Academy Meyers (K-6) - Reunite!
In 2020-21, serves 558 students 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
Western Sierra Collegiate Academy (7-12) 
Serves 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, ext. 12105.
     Authorizer:  Rocklin Unified School District
American River Collegiate Academy (K-2) -  Coming Soon!
School location and number of classes per grade level to be determined.  Student/teacher ratio for Grades K-2 will be 24:1.  For updates, visit:  ARCA
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 at our elementary schools 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.
Admission and Enrollment Policy