I want to thank everyone at the school for helping my son turn out to be a thoughtful and hard working young man. He knows how to treat others and scores at least 3-4 grade levels higher than his grade every year on standardized test. There is not a better school than RCA. Some may be bigger or fancier, but none will do a better job to love, and prepare your students for life, than them.
Every time my son has had a problem understanding something, the teachers have always be willing to spend extra time with him, before school, after school, or during lunch, etc. They also communicate well with parents, and although we have personally never used the service do offer tutoring to help students catch up.
My son has never had a lot of homework. Most work is done in class, or in the study hall period. Homework that is given is not busy-work, and since 3rd or 4th grade he has been able to do it on his own with no help. I do sometimes help him study for history tests, just by asking him the questions in the test review sheet. I believe this school has a good balance of home/ homework life.
The principal and teachers do not permit anyone to talk down, or bad to another student. My son says they talk about treating others the way you want to be treated, and if anyone doesn't it is not ignored, it is handled appropriately.
My son has gone to RCA from kindergarten and is about to finish 8th grade. All teachers have degrees, with most holding Masters. They are all caring and the atmosphere of the school is way different from the public system. Children at RCA are expected to obey teachers, and expected to learn, and they do. The parents are involved and also expect their children to do well.
Teachers at RCA are not only committed to each student's education, but also each student's character and discipleship. All 3 of my children have attended RCA from kindergarten. They make good grades because they have developed a love for learning. More important than memorizing Scripture, they understand it and know how to apply it to their daily lives (and they are all younger than 10 years). My children feel confident sharing what they know about Jesus and Scripture with others. I love RCA and what they are helping us do for my children!
This school is top notch in every way. All grades have teachers with a BS or Master's degree (even the aides have degrees). They are caring and the environment fosters learning that is fun. All grades have art, Spanish, PE, etc. I can't say enough about how great this school is!
I love Rhea County Academy. All of the teachers are oustandingly nice and teach the students very well. I recommend this school to anyone who wants their children to have a very good educatoin and very nice teachers. :)
We've attended this school for 3 years now and I taught there for two. We love the teachers. It is small and slowly growing. We hope to see it grow a little faster. The education is outstanding. There really is no athletics at this point but they are looking into the possibilities.