RCA has been a true blessing to our children's life and education. They have attended this school for 2 years and the progress that they have made educationally as well as spiritually is amazing. The teachers that my children had were very attentive and loving towards them. My daughter had Mrs. Robinson this year and she did an outstanding job teaching her. Later on into the school year Ms. G was co-teaching and she was an added blessing to her learning experience. The two were dynamic and meshed very well in their teaching style as well as discipline. My son had Mrs. Hamlet and Mrs. England. They also did an outstanding job teaching him to read and stay focused. RCA was like a family and I will miss them. Do not rely solely on the teaching and administrative staff for your child to succeed be an involved and active parent when you can, if it's communicating via email or text or their planners, keep a clear line of communication and your child will soar. Thank you all at RCA...may God continue to bless the work that He has called you to do and continue to grow in knowledge and grace.
I live in Hendrix Farms! How cool that I can live out here and we have a private school that is so close! Hendrix Farms is a wonder place to rent or buy and some of the best schools in Hoke county are so close to us. RCA has excellent teachers, strong principal, and challenging programs. Praise God!
Coming from a school where the principal felt parents should have to sit in seminars on how to raise their children...let me tell you how great RCA is! My son has ADHD and OCD. He has struggled in a large classroom setting. Although his grades were always good, his emotional health was not. At 6 he was diagnosed severely depressed. His teachers (at the other school) used to drop him off at the nurses office for the whole day and forget about him. I have been to the school board and sat in many conferences. He has Mrs. Robinson this year and we love her! She is patient, loves her job and understands. If he is sleepy from adjusting to his medicine she simply lets him lay his head down and finish his work at home. I couldn't ask for a more understanding teacher! Thank you for what you do!
God bless you all! I am so happy to see such passion about your children s Christian education. We are passionate too. We are passionate about every child we can reach with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Isn t that what this is all about? I know reading , writing and arithmetic are very important this side of heaven. Lord knows we spend an enormous amount of time on those subjects. The walk on this side of heaven is not easy and should not be attempted alone. We work hard to show our students the way, the truth and the life that is Jesus Christ! Only He is perfect, we are not. RCA as an organization is no different. We have our flaws, imperfections and mistakes but we try. We try to follow Him in all that we do. Please keep posting but before you hit the Submit button take just a moment to read what you wrote. Critique it as Jesus would. Does your posting reflect the basic tenants of your faith and belief in Him? Does it keep with His teachings? Does it measure up to the Words in RED ? What does your posting say about you? By the way - The 4 star rating is not a mistake. We are above average but have a long way to go to become EXCELLENT! We will however "Grow in His Grace" IHS
People are passionate about their kids so folks seem to be coming out of the woodwork to defend their kids school. I did and I'm pretty much pleased with RCA.There are good points and some not so good points. Nothing is perfect! Tuition is the lowest around & they seem to do what they can to keep it down. I helped with a candle fundraiser and was blown away as to how few participated. I can understand why there are so many every year. There is no pressure from the school to do them all. The computer lab was used as a storage area on weekends & always looked bad on Mondays. This year it's in the new middle school building and it and the new library look amazing! As far as the parent who was not pleased goes, I would say that a withdraw fee is accessed by all christian schools in the area. I know this because we shopped around before we chose RCA. It's a smaller school with lots of growing pains but all in all I believe they provide a quality education at a great value.We have been here 3 years and it keeps getting better. This year is looking good! If you're looking for bells and whistles like sports, state of the art facilities, etc. then be prepared to spend more money elsewhere!
the computer lab was a storage room last year and the older kids had to clean it. there was no computer class but I got an A so I'm not complaining. Also got an A in Bible.....didn't have that class either... I didn't want to ask questions in class because my teacher would get mad and tell me to ask another student to help me or tell me its my parents job to help me. Im glad I dont go there anymore.
Its funny that there is so many reviews all of a sudden when RCA gets a negative review. Seems like the admins are the ones doing the talking here. As far as the person who wrote on the 23rd, its her opinion. Thats what this site is for to tell YOUR opinion so I don't think she did anything wrong. As for the raising money for Bibles, that did happen and it was a great thing! The ones involved in that were awesome teachers. They are no longer there this year.... You should go get your own opinion of the school but remember once you enroll, you can't get out without a fee!! As for the lady that spoke about the belts, I think she was using that as an example.... Everyone is entitled to there own view. One parent may not deal with the same teachers as another parent so their views are going to be different. As for the fundraising, I too had issues with that. I kind of felt the same about the money at first. Its their business. But after seeing nothing that was promised time after time, I stopped participating. My childs class was suppose to get an ice cream party for boxtops, that never happened. Two years in a row. When you ask about these types of things, they get ugly with you.
RCA has been a great influence in my children's lives over the last three years. I am disappointed that the parent that posted on 23 August decided to communicate her personal bitterness and disgruntlement on this forum. I would recommend that prospective parents/students visit the school to learn for themselves.
My children have been at RCA for 5 years now. I am very thankful for this school. The teachers do an amazing job with educating the students and in my opinion that is more important than worrying about where the money that is raised through fundraisers is going. If you are looking for a great school that is all about educating your child both mentally and spiritually then I highly recommend you coming to RCA!
We love RCA! My kids have gone for several years and this parent just has it wrong. If your kids follow the rules and due as their told they never get into trouble. Wrong belt is wrong belt. Parents that teach their kids to be responsible and follow the rules don't get into trouble. Stop defending their bad actions. One of my kids raised money to buy bibles for people in foreign lands. That was super! RCA is a GREAT SCHOOL!
My kid loves RCA! Teachers at RCA love and care for their students, I've seen it first hand. It saddens me that the parent who wrote on August 23 would use this forum to settle what sounds to me, like a personal vendetta. RCA is a really good school with strong christian values and really That's what it's all about!
What RCA DOES NOT have-An school where Christ is not welcome What RCA DOES have-A place where Christ is revered and children develop their own personal relationship with Him. What RCA DOES NOT have-A principal who sits in an office. What RCA DOES have-A principal who knows each student and dedicates 12 hours a day to their best interest. What RCA DOES NOT have-Teachers in a system that insures they have a job whether or not they are effective teachers. What RCA DOES have-Teachers who help children develop a relationship with Christ while teaching academics. What RCA DOES NOT have-Teachers who are apathetic to the students needs and students who slip through the cracks. What RCA DOES have-Students who perform to their individual best, two of whom have progressed to acceptance in an accelerated program and will achieve Associates Degrees upon graduation from high school. Thank God we have a principal who was also their Math and Science teacher. What RCA DOES NOT have-A system where technology is utilized at the expense of interaction between teachers and students. What RCA DOES have-A computer lab where students can develop technical skills while receiving input from active teaching.
This school has been a blessing to my family. The teachers and staff are great and very willing to assist the students by tutoring or counseling and of course by prayer. Thank you RCA for educating and ministering to our kids!!
The teachers at the school are very nice and slowly, but surly this school starts to offer more selection. My son attends this school and enjoys it very much. We both like the Art and Foreign language instructor. She is to the point and seems genuinely interested in the students. She does far more than teaching her subjects . My son constantly quotes her and tells me how she challenges all the students to strive for greatness. Her teaching methods are not like those of the others and she often talks to the students about character traits. Teachers like her make this school so great! Hope to see her again in 2010/2011
I support this school 100%. RCA is a small school and as most schools this size has had some growing pains. It keeps getting better every day and year. The staff is amazing and works really hard to give my child the best educational experience possible. They added the computer lab this year and finally opened it up this semester to all classes. I understand there were some networking problems early on. My son already types better than I do...Very impressive. He is doing well academically and spiritually. Again, I am 100% please with Rockfish Christian Academy. I would tell anyone interested in this school to positively enroll their child!
I love my school and the teachers.The class work is really hard but I am learning more than my friends in other schools. We get to go on field trips like fishing, gem mining, and going to the planatarium. We have fun but it is all about learning! My favorite class is computers and the new martial arts/PE class. All in all my parents are pleased too and they say it is worth the money!
My husband and I are very pleased with this school. The Teachers really do care about my children. It's so refreshing after being in the public school system for so long. I love the small class sizes. Our children get one on one instruction and this is such a blessing. I will and do recommend this school to any parents who want their children to succeed academically.
This is a fun and educational school. We have school plays, foreing language, and all kinds of stuff. I enjoy learning about God and getting more faithful. Its a big change from public school. I was new, but was easily befriended by everyone. It sure is a small school but everyone has a big heart. Hopefully we will get more and more students so it will become a big school. Our education is about 1-2 years ahead of public school. Very hard but with our teachers help we will succed! Please join our school!!and God bless
There is something not right about this school. I see a computer lab, but my children say they do not ever use them. They push fundraiser after fundraiser. There seems to be no discipline what so ever there. I will not send my children back next year and I do not reccomend anyone else do either. I think there will be other reviews like this to come.
My child goes here, and I am very pleased. He is ahead of most of the neighborhood children who do not attend private school. The difference in language and knowledge of God is amazing compared to the children in the neighborhood. Just the other night I told him I loved him more then anything and his response was you can not love me more then God. WOW! powerful words from a child. I love this school the teachers are great and always welcoming.
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