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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 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-8)
Serving 1240 students (870 in Grades TK-5 and 370 in Grades 6-8) on a stand-alone campus, located at 6550 Lonetree Blvd., Rocklin.  Student/teacher ratio for Grades TK-3 is 24:1; Grades 4-8 is 30:1.
     Authorizing District:  Newcastle Elementary School District
Rocklin Academy Meyers (K-6) 
Serving 186 students (one class per grade) on a shared campus with Rocklin Elementary School, located at 5035 Meyers Street, Rocklin.  Student/teacher ratio for Grades K-3 is 24:1; Grades 4-6 is 30:1.
      Authorizing District:  Rocklin Unified School District
2020-21 School Year:  The Meyers campus will reunite with the Turnstone campus per our Long Term Housing Agreement.  
Rocklin Academy Turnstone (K-6) 
Serving 372 students (two 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.
     Authorizing District:  Rocklin Unified School District
2020-21 School Year:  The Turnstone campus will have three classes per grade housing 558 students.  
Western Sierra Collegiate Academy (7-12) 
Serving 776 students on a stand-alone campus, located at 660 Menlo Drive, Rocklin.
     Authorizing District: Rocklin Unified School District
If you have any questions about Western Sierra's middle/high school program, please contact Western Sierra's School Registrar at 916.778.4544, ext. 713.


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 all three elementary campuses is on 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.