May 3, 2013
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Rocklin Academy Accepts Honor Roll Title for Eighth Year
California Business Community Recognizes High Performing Schools on Honor Roll
Rocklin, CA – For the eighth year in a row, California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) Foundation has named Rocklin Academy charter public school an Honor Roll School. Rocklin Academy is one of about 100 “Scholar” schools honored statewide receiving this honor for the eighth consecutive year. CBEE Honor Roll recognizes schools that have made significant progress towards 100 percent proficiency on the California Standards Test. The 2012 Honor Roll includes public elementary, middle, and high schools recognized for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps.
“Our goal at Rocklin Academy is to empower every student to perform their personal best and we provide the tools with our rich and diverse Core Knowledge curriculum that embraces science, social studies, and the arts,” said Robin Stout, Rocklin Academy Principal.
CBEE selects Honor Roll schools by reviewing standardized test results, using individual school and student subgroup performance data, and evaluating schools based on grade- level proficiency of California standards. The CBEE Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in the state using only student achievement outcomes as the criteria and is a growing resource for all schools to learn about best practices that increase student achievement. CBEE utilizes data from the non-profit Educational Results Partnership, the largest longitudinally-linked, actionable school data system in the country.
Authorized under the Charter School Act of 1992 and chartered by the Rocklin Unified School District, Rocklin Academy Turnstone and Meyers campuses are tuition-free public elementary schools open to all students. Rocklin Academy is the first public school in the greater Sacramento area to offer the nationally recognized Core Knowledge curriculum. The Meyers campus also offers families a full-day Kindergarten program.
In August 2009, the founders of the Rocklin Academy Family of Schools opened Western Sierra Collegiate Academy in Rocklin, offering college preparatory classes open to all students. Western Sierra is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and currently serves students in sixth through 12th grades.
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