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Rejoice Community School

Private | K-12 | 80 students

Our school is best known for performing arts and community involvement.

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
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Posted September 16, 2013

I am trilled we have become apart of the Rejoice Community School! My Daughter is in the 6th grade and loves the school, teachers as well as students. She has shown an enormous confidence that I have not seen since 2nd grade. This school is the absolute best!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2013

RCS is the perfect school for our family. Our children love their teachers, have made wonderful friends, and have fun while they learn. Each day they get in the car excited about their day. I have no trouble getting them up for school in the mornings! The administrator and teachers are professional and they care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

The faculty and staff are the kindest and most professional of any I have served with. Academic expectations are high and classroom size is small. My own children attend Rejoice and are growing in grace and knowledge. Thanks to Dr. Romano for casting a clear, sound vision and having the wisdom and compassion to command our following. God is at work at Rejoice Community School.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 10, 2013

Rejoice Community School has allowed for a smooth transition from summer to school for my children. The staff seems excited for the learning opportunities this year will bring and that spills over onto the kids. I am thankful for not only the academic education my children will receive but also the Christ like attitude that is displayed in the hearts, words and deeds of each of these teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Small classroom environment, one on one instruction. Lots of focus on the arts and finding individuals gifts. The Lord comes first to the principal and staff. The older grades work great with the younger grades, and are very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2013

I love the teachers and the school is great. Everyone is so friendly at the school and a strong leadership program.


Posted November 3, 2012

Our family life has been profoundly impacted since making the decision to leave public school for Rejoice. Given our only experiences with public school, we were cautiously optimistic of our decision to make the switch, and could not have envisioned the difference it has made in our child and in our family. The 4-day school week is a wonderful thing, our child has been able to accelerate a grade level in academics when before he was struggling in the public classroom. The small classes with excellent teachers is a gift to our child that is well worth the affordable tuition here. The school has more special classes and social functions than we ever had in public school and it has a small family feel to it. Our family can never return to public school now experiencing this amazing difference. We could not imagine how much the Christian curriculum and environment could positively impact our child as it has done. The principal is a wonderful, compassionate person and truly believes in delivering what she promises. The students are great and respect their teachers and one another. I wholeheartedly agree with the other comment that this school is a hidden gem in Wake Forest!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

We have enjoyed a wonderful start to school and can tell it's going to be a great year! The teachers and administration at this school are very caring and well organized. It is a completely different environment than public school. Small student:teacher ratio, 4-day school week, teachers strongly devoted to educating the children and representing Christian values. These teachers are not stressed out and overwhelmed with a heavy caseload of students and mandated paperwork and policies. They get to enjoy the profession of teaching and their passion is evident. This school is already making a big difference with our child, who is now coming home confident and proud of himself, happy and not stressed out, and excited about what he is learning and about going back the next day. He loves his time spent there and is learning more than he ever did in public school. Rejoice is a hidden gem in Wake Forest. Any family interested in finding a Christian education and saying "good-bye" to public school should check it out. Your family will not regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

I just found out I get to go to a new school in Wake Forest. It's called Rejoice Community School! They have singing, dancing, acting, piano, and apparently a bunch of other stuff. Finally, a school where I can focus on my acting career. My parents met with the principal and they said she is really nice. I am so excited!


Posted February 28, 2012

Rejoice! is a great school! The principal is an outstanding principal. All of the teachers go "beyond the call of duty" to see that they create a conducive learning environment. The students do a lot of hands on learning. Another thing our family loves is the 4-day school week. We were at another private school before going to Rejoice! Academy. Now you will not find us going anywhere else. Thank you, teachers, staff, and students, for a GREAT SCHOOL!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

Our child has attended Rejoice Academy for 2 years now. We are so happy with the high quality of education and the teacher support. The Performing Arts Center is an added bonus to the wonderful school! Everything we have ever wanted for our child all rolled up in one location!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

I love being a student at Rejoice. There is no homework because we work hard all day during a short school day. My class is small so the teacher works with me when I need help. We have lots of educational field trips and hands on activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2008

A breath of fresh air.... We found the perfect school in Rejoice Academy. My daughter loves it and is learning so much! Wonderful small classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

Rejoice Academy is an execellent school! They offer a quality education and a safe, loving environment. We give it 5 stars!
—Submitted by a parent


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College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school public
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:15 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Sue H. Romano
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • military, performing arts

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • JROTC
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Students typically come from these schools
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homeschool
other Christian schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$4000 - $5000
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
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407 South Brooks Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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Phone: (919) 714-1552

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