Summer Office Hours

June 29 to August 2 ~ Office Closed
If you need to speak to someone while the office is closed, please contact the
District Office at 916-624-2428.
August 3 ~ Return to Normal Office Hours 
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM


It is a pleasure and a privilege to welcome you to Rocklin Independent Charter Academy!

Rocklin Independent Charter Academy operates three programs: college-preparatory, a traditional independent study and a K-8 at-school/home-school model. RICA’s programs offer a blended model school with the support of tutoring, intensive intervention, direct instruction, technology, electives, and in 9-12 college preparation coursework. Our schools are located on two of the Rocklin Unified school campuses in the City of Rocklin. The RICA curriculum and instruction is tailored to meet the individual needs of its students, providing choice, variety and flexibility. Student assessment and performance is instructed and supervised by fully credentialed teachers.

Community is what makes our school a remarkable place, so whether you are a prospective family, current family, staff member, board member, community partner, neighbor or friend, your interest and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated.

Our  WASC accredited school has four distinct strengths:

  • A small and personalized learning environment where every student is known, seen and valued
  • A Work Experience Program in which high school students gain on-the-job, real-world work experience
  • A deep commitment to  professional development and continuous growth by all
  • An emphasis on real world project-based learning that provides depth over breadth, engages students' interests and motivates them to learn

These strengths translate into taking great pride in our promise that every RICA student will graduate college-ready, career-prepared and community-minded.

The School’s founders believe that a well-educated person in the 21st century possesses the knowledge and skills to succeed as effective citizens, workers, and leaders. They should be able to see connections so as to be able to make sense of the world and act within it in creative ways to purposely communicate, problem solve and disseminate information.

RICA serves students in grades K-12 who reside in Placer, Nevada, El Dorado, Sacramento, Sutter, or Yuba Counties.

Thank you for your interest in Rocklin Independent Charter Academy! We invite you to visit us in person and experience all that RICA has to offer first-hand. We are thrilled to be part of the Rocklin Unified District that is dedicated, innovative and compassionate. We know you will be, too.

Skott Hutton
Rocklin Alternative Education Center

Aeries Parent Portal

If you have not created an Aeries Parent Portal Account please do so as soon as possible, otherwise your student will be unable to pick up their schedule, purchase a parking permit, take their photo, get their ID card, etc. in August.
This account gives you access to progress reports, report cards, attendance, emergency cards and all information for the next school year. (This will replace the large “summer mailer” packet sent home each July).
Please visit: to create this account. You will create an account and then link your student using their permanent ID number, primary telephone number and verification code.  

Letters were mailed home in March from the District Office with this information. Unfortunately, due to FERPA laws we are unable to email this code.


Congratulations to Marissa Goodnough,
Rocklin Alternative Education Center's Employee of the Year 
 Skott Hutton, Rocklin Unified School District's Administrator of the Year!

Principal's Message

Dear RICA Family,

I am truly honored to have been selected as principal of the Rocklin Alternative Education Center, home of Rocklin Independent Charter Academy and Victory High School. 

Rocklin Independent Charter Academy continues to be recognized for its academic rigor as well as the ongoing efforts to meet the social and emotional needs of its students.  We are also extremely excited that in 2016, thanks in great part to our students and parents, Rocklin Independent Charter received a six-year accreditation term from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We are very proud of these accomplishments as they affirm we are providing our students an effective and supportive educational environment. Here at RICA, we truly believe all students can be successful and this belief drives the work they do on a daily basis.  We also know, as demonstrated by our recent 2017 Graduating Class, that students leave us with the skills required for college and career readiness.

There are many people responsible for making Rocklin Independent Charter Academy such a safe and welcoming place to be.  The proverbial “all-hands on deck” approach to student success is a hallmark of the Rocklin Alternative Education Center.  You have our commitment to providing a rigorous program that supports needs of each of our students.  However, this collective responsibility includes you, the parents/guardians as well.  The evidence is overwhelming – the success of your child is directly impacted by your involvement with the academic learning process and the assurance of daily attendance.  

As a Rocklin resident for the past twenty-two years and a district employee for the past ten, I have had the good fortune of being a coach and mentor to many children within the Rocklin Community as well as serving a variety of roles in the Rocklin Unified School District, including Coordinator of Family and Community Engagement, Rock Creek, Rocklin Elementary and Sunset Ranch Elementary teacher, Assistant Principal at Sunset Ranch Elementary and most recently, Rocklin Independent Charter Academy.

I am honored to lead such an outstanding school community and eagerly anticipate another rewarding and successful year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, concerns, or input at any time.

Go Ravens!


Skott Hutton


Rocklin Alternative Education Center


Come See What We Are All About!
Please note that we are currently accepting students for the 2017-2018 school year.
If you are interested, please call 916-632-3195 to reserve a spot at our Tuesday, weekly Intake meeting, beginning at 5:00 PM.  Intake meetings will take place in the Resource Center.
Registration Process:
  • Call our office (916-632-3195) to RSVP for the Intake meeting of your choice (student and parent should attend).
  • If, after learning about the RICA program, you feel it will meet you and your child's needs, you will be provided registration paperwork to complete and return to the registrar.
  • Registration paperwork needs to be submitted no later than 12:00 PM each Thursday prior to your intended Orientation
    • Please note that if you are enrolling from outside of Rocklin Unified School District, you must bring a copy of your child's transcripts
  • Once your child has been registered, you will be notified of the mandatory Orientation date
  • Both parent and student must attend the initial Orientation meeting
  • Orientation meetings are scheduled every Monday (except holidays), from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM.  Parents are only required to attend for the first 30 minutes.
    • Parent and student will sign a Master Agreement
    • Student will be given a tour, receive textbooks and complete an initial assessment.
    • Student will receive a class schedule and start date.


Summer School: 6/19 - 7/14
Office Closes: June 29
Office Opens: August 2
Accepting Enrollment Packets Aug. 2 - 13
Elementary Back to School Day: August 15
7th - 12th Back to School Night: August 14
First Day of School: August 16
  (schedule dependent)

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