Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in Rhea County Academy (RCA).

It is exciting to see God’s leading and direction in the development of our school. RCA exists as a supplement to the parents’ own teaching, enabling the parents to be more effective in their time with their children. Please read over the RCA application carefully and fill it out completely. We are praying that God will send families to Rhea County Academy who desire a thoroughly Christ-centered education for their children. Rhea County Academy is not associated with a specific church or denomination. No one will be denied admission on the basis of gender, race, color or national origin.

Families seeking to enroll students for the upcoming school year should follow the procedure outlined below.

  1. Parent(s) should complete the Online Enrollment Form the Authorization for Release of Educational Records (if their student will be transferring from another school), sign the Parental Statement and distribute the recommendation forms to a spiritual and a personal reference.
  2. Students in grades 5-H.S. should review and sign the Student Conduct Agreement.
  3. Parent must provide a copy of their student’s Immunization History before the student begins attending.
  4. Parent(s) should photocopy for inclusion in the registration packet the following materials:
    • Student’s birth certificate
    • Student’s most recent end-of-grade test results or achievement test grades
  5. A non-refundable application fee of $50 must accompany the applications of all new students. The registration fee is due from all new and re-enrolling applicants. Checks should be made payable to Rhea County Academy. Completed forms should be returned to Rhea County Academy, P.O.Box 925, Dayton, TN 37321 or can be returned directly to the Academy office.
  6. Recommendation forms should be returned directly to RCA by the evaluator as directed on the recommendation forms.
  7. RCA staff will contact the family to schedule an interview and academic screening.
  8. During the interview and screening, at least one parent or guardian and the student must attend. It is our opportunity to get to know one another and to determine if RCA is going to be the correct school for the child.
  9. RCA will notify the family of the student’s admittance status upon completion of the process.

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  • I feel that my family has a partnership with RCA. — RCA Parent Read more
  • 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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  • Our son has had the best teachers in Rhea co. both academically and as people. RCA just works because the teachers care! — RCA Parent Read more
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  • When I think of RCA I think of a safe school where all the teachers are caring and know you by your first name. — RCA Parent Read more
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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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