This post if from a parent and I would like all parents out there to know that this school is not a good for your kids. My kids have never been welcomed in this school and describe their experience as being invisible to peers and teachers. It is a small school with tight knit groups that have been going since they were young. If you would like a great environment, I would choose some other school.
We have been with Rossville Christian Academy for two years. We are a travelling family and move a lot. We felt welcome and were accepted by the teachers, kids and parents. It was hard for our son to adjust to a new education environment since he came from a Montessori school, but the teacher worked with us and was willing to listen, which helped immensely. The teachers are committed to education of the kids and bringing up the best in their students. All personnel is friendly. From the very beginning we felt as part of a big family.
I have had three children be educated at RCA. I have been more than pleased with the education and nurturing the school provides. My oldest was accepted to every college he applied to and had significant scholarship offers from each. The students are encouraged to participate in sports, student organizations and various honor societies. The students make friends for life because of the awesome family environment. I feel very blessed my children have been able to be part of such a great school.
We have had two children attend Rossville Christian Academy. 1 has graduated and received a 33 on the ACT and high GPA. He ended up getting a Full Ride from University of Memphis, yes, a FULL RIDE!!!!!!! We have a second son that is a junior right now, is doing great in academics and having a great time. He plays 2 - 3 sports a year and is meeting some great life long friends I fully believe. We drive from Memphis, TN everyday for them to attend and would recommend it highly.
Our children attended two other large, Memphis-area, independent schools for several years before enrolling at RCA. We had equally good experiences at all three schools. Our two oldest graduated from RCA and subsequently earned bachelors and masters degrees from regional universites (one of them an SEC school). Both are now successful in their respective careers. RCA is even better today. The technology in the new media center is outstanding and the 30+ ACT club grows every year. RCA is a sound educational investment.
Rossville Christian Academy has been a Godsend for our family. My son is dyslexic and requires the smaller classrooms and the individualized attention that Rossville provides. In our four years at this school, my son has excelled in academics and sports, and has benefitted from it's strong Christian message.
Our son has been going to Rossville since he was in Kindergarten and now he is in the 11th grade. The school has good teachers and admistration and we are very happy here. We feel our son is getting a great education and it is a good environment for our son and anyone's child to get and education.
When reading this please remember that we have a loving God, that teaches us to love one another, NOT to hate one another. A young male student was being bullied by other students and the school didn't handle the problem in the right matter. The school came up with this new policy to handle the problem. All the information about this story can be found online at WREG.com.plus online under Rossville Christian you can find several sites where lots of people are very upset at this new policy started in late Dec. of 2011. This is the news station that a current parent called to report this story because she found it so upsetting. "A staff member or student who promotes, engages in, or identifies himself/herself with such activity through any word or action shall be in violation of this policy. Should the administration determine a violation of this policy, the person involved will be subject to disciplinary action with the possibility of permanent dismissal. Any applicant who is not in compliance with this policy will not be admitted. These children will leave this school one day as adults. Why teach them to hate people that are different?
RCA has been a fabulous school for our children. We have three and have been pleased with the administration and the teachers. My children love the environment and opportunities that RCA has provided. Although my children have different interests, each has been able to be involved in various activities that have lead to a more confident, well-rounded student. I would highly recommend RCA to anyone. The best deal around!!!