Placer Academy is a tuition-free public charter school that serves TK-6 grade students with exceptional academics in a warm classroom environment that nurtures all learners. But we are also a “Parent Cooperative” school that relies on family participation and partnership to engage our students. So what does that mean for Placer Academy families? It turns out, a lot!
Volunteers Are Valued Here
Placer Academy was founded with a commitment to partnering with families in their children’s learning. Unlike traditional public schools, we purposefully engage parents and caregivers in the work of our school - as hands-on volunteers and for feedback on how we are doing. Whether your child is coming from a parent-led homeschool environment or a more traditional public school, you’ll enjoy opportunities to connect and engage with our learning community.
All PAC families are encouraged to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours per year. No matter what your schedule, we will work with you to find appropriate and convenient ways to get involved in your child’s learning. Parent volunteers help us throughout the year as classroom support, field trip chaperones, Facility Clean Up Day helpers, and more. For parents and caregivers with limited time to give, we offer take-home projects that enable you to volunteer hours on a schedule that works for you.
Our Leaders Listen
Parent engagement doesn’t stop at our classrooms. Our Executive Director, Jill Godtland, and Principal, Kathy Putkey, spend time getting to know our families, too. Throughout the year, we host “Coffee and Conversations” that welcome families to our campus to spend time with Jill and Kathy. These casual events are a great way to get high-level updates on our school, discuss any concerns you may have as a parent, and connect more deeply with our Placer Academy leadership.
An Engaged PTO
The PAC PTO is an active and fun way to get involved with our school. Each year our PTO raises funds to support classroom supplies, field trip scholarships and special enrichment activities. They coordinate the Beautofull Made Art Show and Auction, jog-a-thon, ice cream social, and more. Interested in getting involved? Attend an upcoming PTO meeting and find out how you can help.
Parents Are Leaders, Too
As a public charter school, Placer Academy is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are always looking for parents to step up into roles on our Board and leadership committees, and if this is something you would like to explore, contact a Board Member to find out more.
Partnering with families is just one of the many ways that Placer Academy ensures student success. We serve TK-6 students with tuition-free charter education. Find out more and join us today!
About Placer Academy
Placer Academy is a TK-6 tuition-free, public charter school serving students in Rocklin, Lincoln, and Roseville CA and the surrounding areas. Placer Academy inspires with hands-on, Project Based Learning, giving each student the support they need to succeed. Our caring teachers and staff encourage families to be closely involved in our tight-knit community, and we partner with many area businesses on inspiring service learning projects and field trips. Join our public charter school today! Enrolling now.