A Word from the Principal:

I am so excited to be starting my 10th year at Rhea County Academy!  To see how the school has grown since I started at RCA has been incredible to watch.  The students and staff at RCA are such a huge blessing to me every day.  It is a privilege and honor to be a part of the RCA family.

I came to Rhea County Academy in 2014.  The RCA family is an incredible group of people and I am extremely grateful that the Lord has led me here.  My Bachelor's Degree is in Mathematics from Hardin-Simmons University and my Master's Degree is in Educational Leadership from Tarleton State University.  This is my 28th year in education and my 22nd year in school administration.

I have been married to my lovely wife April for 27 blessed years, and we have four awesome boys, Chris, Daniel, Ethan and Finn.

 Thank you.

To contact Mr. Rentzsch, please call the office at (423) 775-2826 or email



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  • RCA brings to my mind thoughts of grace, love and family. My family has been blessed to meet and know other families that attended before our kids enrolled. By His grace, we learned of the school and the wonderful environment it was. The love that is poured out for the kids, and by the kids, is amazing. Being a part of RCA is truly like being a part of a family. I feel that my child is treated not just as a student, but a part of a family, part of the Body of Christ. Knowing the love, care and instruction that he receives is a true blessing. — RCA Parent Read more
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  • RCA is helpful and the people are caring. RCA is a great place to learn about God, gain knowledge and has a great curriculum. RCA is fun! I love laughing with all my friends I’ve made. — RCA Student Read more
  • RCA is a very friendly environment. I like RCA because many kids were mean to me at my last school, but here everyone just welcomed me and made me feel happy. — RCA Student Read more
  • The Bible is a place of needed learning, and RCA is based on it. — RCA Student Read more
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