At Placer Academy, there are so many reasons why our students are thriving. Here are our top 10!
1. Building Knowledge – One Year at a Time
Our innovative TK-6 Core Knowledge curriculum inspires students with sequenced, project based learning. Different grades partner together on subjects, including a cross-grade level buddy program that brings students together to work on projects, including STEM challenges and history reenactments. Our curriculum builds strong foundations of knowledge in the early years - laying the groundwork for language development and future success.
2. Extended Hours
We extend the learning day for families who need it with fee-based programs that are open to all ages. Students can access a variety of fun and stimulating programs, including after-school enrichment on campus and an off-campus fun club.
3. Supporting All Learners
High potential students will find many opportunities to engage with challenging curriculum through Project-Based Learning. For students who need some academic support, we provide classroom aides, phonics and math intervention, as well as special education services.
4. Families Are our Strength
We are a “Parent Cooperative School” and we welcome caregivers in our classrooms and on our playground. We encourage all families to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours per year, and it’s not hard to find opportunities to engage with learning here - from classroom aides to PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)and Board members to field trip and lunchroom helpers. We can’t be successful without your help!
5. Community Is our Classroom
We get our kids out of their classrooms and into the community, partnering with area businesses on service learning opportunities and special projects. All grades participate in field trips to historical sites, state parks, community festivals and more - connecting with the world beyond our campus.
6. Our Teachers Care
Our small school environment enables our teachers and staff to know each student personally, and greet them by name. We care about our students and consider them family - and that extends to parents and caregivers, too! Recognizing that parents play an essential role in their child’s academic success, we support families as active and integral members of our school community.
7. Spanish for All
Placer Academy’s full-time Spanish teacher works 2 times a week with students in all grade levels, beginning in TK! Our Spanish curriculum teaches language and connects our students to the world around them, giving them an opportunity to learn and practice Spanish while they explore Spanish-speaking countries' cultures, geography, holidays and customs.
8. Celebrating Ourselves
We love to encourage students who are doing their best and exemplifying positive behaviors both inside and outside the classroom, and often use school assemblies as an opportunity to recognize and reward them publicly. Our PTO helps plan and coordinate annual all-school celebrations, including our annual One School One Book project that culminates in a community-building event featuring student presentations and visiting authors.
9. Makers Welcome Here
In a time when many public school art programs have been cut or eliminated, Placer Academy is known for our robust art program. Students in each grade take art from a full-time designated art teacher. Families are invited on campus to enjoy exhibits of student work and performances, as well as the annual Beautifully Made Art Show and Auction, and field trips bring our students to area museums and theaters.
10. Enrolling Anytime
The last reason to enroll in Placer Academy may be the simplest - you can join us at any time! We are currently accepting applications for TK-6th grades in our tuition-free charter school.
There are so many reasons to consider Placer Academy for your TK-6 student. Find out more and enroll 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.
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