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8200 Schrade Rd
Rowlett, TX 75088

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(972) 412-7761
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August 27, 2012
We have Just started this year at AAR. Everything we have seen and experienced with this school is great. All the teachers and staff ate so helpful and you can sense the love they have for children. Looking forward t to working with them this year!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2011
When we first started here, they were in their second year as a charter and I was impressed but sadly it has gotten worse from there. As much as we parents hate projects, they literally having nothing for the kids to do all year. i know of some schools that over project their kids but don't worry AAR is not one of them. The administration is very rude and since they are all connected heavily to the church, if you go to their church they love you. They are overly concerned with TAKS, are extremely disorganized and I truly feel that a lot of their teachers are unqualified for their positions. Their website claims that the teachers are 'exceptionally qualified" but that is not true. they have no PTA because the principal doesn't seem to want parents involved at the school unless it is a superficial event like a Thanksgiving lunch with your kid. They harped at us all year about getting involved but if you wanted to do something that they hadn't mplanned, you were basically treated like a villian./ We aren't going back next year and I wish we'd gotten out sooner. warning to all...find another school

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
I have had experience with private schools, public schools and charter schools. I have seen effective, well run schools in all three categories. I am sorry to say AAR is not one of these. They had no supplies for teachers. They had no teacher support. They had no idea what to do with at risk students. They offered MTA yet the teacher was not experienced in teaching reading to general ed and certainly not experienced in teaching MTA. The teachers were very clickish. The administration was disorganized. The Rowlett campus had two principals the year I was there. I only had my child in the school one semester so she did not get behind. I love the charter school I am now at. It is excellent. So other teachers and parents should look around for the best fit. There are too many places to choose from to settle for mediocracy.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2011
A continuance of my last mssg. Becasue I addressed the issues cocerning my children ..I noticed the principal never spoke to me again..along with the rest of the staff. I tried to email principal about an issue at the school and she had someone else call me. Very unprofessional. I can't beleive staff acted the way they did. As if our children aren't important to us!!!! On a brighter note Mr.C was very helpful, professional and caring. Ms. Hancock was GREAT!! that lady had a smile on her face everyday ,was very helpful and caring .

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2010
I am a student at AAR, I have been attending this school for three years and think it's a great school! I started here when it became a charter school. This school wasn't so good its first year but as time went on it got ALOT better! I really think that if you are looking for a school who has teachers that care about you, you need to go here or send your children here. :)

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 05, 2010
My son has attended AAR since its first year as a charter school. YES, the first year and a half was bumpy, rocky, and even downright excruciating at times. BUT, they seemed to have gotten things together and hired the best principal they could find. The teachers and support staff are amazing! My son started this school an above average student, and has remained that way for the last three years at AAR. It is a great environment where children learn but also are loved and nurtured. Teachers are not quick to rush out in the afternoon to tend to their own lives, but dedicate hours every week ( and a lot of weekends for TAKS prep) to doing their job in the best possible manner. I absolutely love my son's 5th grade teacher, and thank God that he has her.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 10, 2009
Since my grandson has been attending school at advantage he is much happier with the environment and the abeka system used to get him reading which is rewarding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 19, 2008
I am a grandparent of a student. I am very concerned that the reviews I have read, from 2005-Present, accurately reflect my children's current concerns. We have complaints of administration failures, disorganization, lack of disipline and control, favoritism, lack of school activities, and acedemic dificiencies. The most well composed and grammatically correct comments I read this evening came from students who strongly discouraged attendance. I was concerned also when reading the comments of a former teacher, who wrote in phrases and broken thoughts. When my grandchild enrolled in this school, 2005-2006, their test scores were well above the specified grade level. Today we are working with a child who is two grade levels behind. From reading the comments I can testify that our experience with this administration and staff confirms a prevailing indifference, if not incompetence. I will continue to discourage my children's further participation.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2008
This is my my daughters second year at this school. Last year I truly thought this was the greatest school and I was bragging about this school any chance I got. Now.... I am very disappointed, each day it seems to go more and more down hill. Don't get me wrong t he teachers I have come into contact with seen to be amazing but some of the staff and the principle are horrible, sadly enough this will be my childs last year at this school, if I wanted the crappy public school environment then I would put her back in public school and save myself the drive!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2008
If you have not checked out Advantage Academy in Rowlett, then you are truly missing the 'best kept secret' in Rowlett. I am privileged each and every day to work with a terrific team of teachers and a very experienced principal. Our students are very 'teachable' which makes our job even more of a blessing!

- submitted by a teacher
January 12, 2008
this school was an excellent school! i loved it with all my heart even though it is onw a charter school i still love it! all the teachers are wonderful and spors are awesome we were kicking butt in bball this year anyways i love rowlett christian academy!

- submitted by a student
January 12, 2008
Jeeez this is an amazing school, i dont care what anybody says...I've never been to another school like it,everybody there is so caring and awesome....I make all A's and B's b/c i have GREAT teachers who put their hardest work into our education. Seriously..it takes a lot of hard work for everything they do for us. Especially Pastor Brian and Mrs.Lisa Hiatt. They put EVERYTHING they have into that school and care about us all very much, and they give the perfect amount of disipline to us. I've ben disaplined by them before and they get really serious,but i know they do it cause they love us. Its an AMAZING school!!!...i love everybody there so much!!

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2007
I would have to say this is not the best school(although not the worst) I've been to. Most academics, sports, and extracurriculars are below average, and though most teachers are good, there are some who do not care about the students' education. The administration is unorganized, and their disciplinary procedures confound me- some kids are punished harshly for minor things, and there are some who continually get off the hook when they have been a major problem. They have no choral program, which disappointed me, and when I tried to form one it seemed the music teacher was always much too busy. There is no climate of religious or social tolerance here, even though it was recently changed to a charter school- Advantage Academy of Rowlett. To conclude I just have to say that I am looking at other schools to get my high school education from.

- submitted by a student
September 17, 2007
R.C.A. Is the best private school i've ever been around. I know for a fact that the administration has and will bend over backwards to help no matter what the case may be. My daughters have gotten an excellent education there.Sports program is great. Teachers are excellent. Couldn't ask or find a better school for my kids.I am up there all the time and have never heard of or seen any drugs or drug activity.

- submitted by a staff
no rating September 11, 2007
Discipline is too strict for elementary age kids. The kids need to be kids.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2007
My girls have been with this school for years, we did leave to give them a 'taste' of public school, and that was a mistake, we are back and we could not ask for a better school, my girls have changed so much after coming back to RCA, they are a joy to be with, I thank the staff for their Godly Leadership in this school, Way to go RCA! Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2006
RCA is a wonderful school for elementary aged children. The high school is average, but the atmosphere is one of a loving and caring Christian foundation...I graduated from RCA and would definitely enroll my children in the elementary classes...

- submitted by a former student
November 27, 2006
This school is clean and meets quality, high standards of licensing by the state...The staff love and care for children and though the staff is somewhat unorganized due to recent changes...The overall feel of the school is one of care, compassion and education...

- submitted by a staff
November 18, 2006
Danger, danger Will Robinson! This school was terrible. I went as an eighth grader from October to Christmas break. I couldn't even last 3 months! The students were undisciplined, the administration had no accountability, the academics were poor and I was tortured emotionally. There are a few good kids, as well, but they don't last long. To sum it all up, I was talking with a friend who attended the two years before I did. I said, 'I had a horrible time at that school.' to which she replied, 'We all did.'

- submitted by a former student
September 16, 2006
Rca Is a school with great Christain teachers and staff. It is a loving atmosphere. My child has been there for several years and I would not think of putting her anywhere else. If you want aplace for your child to excel academically, grow in Christain character,and have loving and caring teachers then RCA is a good choicefor you.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2006
RCA is a school on the up and up. The school has made positive changes in the K4 program since last year. Gone are the unchristian and negative attitudes and they have been replaced by a caring and loving staff. My child is thriving academically, spiritually, and socially. We love the staff and administration! I would encourage any parent who wants to invest the best for their child, to send their child to RCA

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2006
RCA is my child's home away from home. I have a hard time making my child leave each day. Kids are always hanging out in the gym. Teachers are kind and helpful. They are willing to go the extra mile to help a student. I am glad I chose RCA for my children.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2006
I'm sorry but rca is not a good school , its not a christian place its all about the money as soon as you let them know something to help the school they take the wrong way and treat you wrong it they do that to the parents then I hate to see what they do the children thats why I took my children out of the school. art, p.e. is a joke the person that they have doing doesnt know what she doing at all. They have mole in the classrooms, and mice its not a very clean place for kids , theres so much ,all I can say is look around before you put your kids there, I'm being very honest about this I use to be a teacher there and believe I saw alot .

- submitted by a teacher
February 26, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 04, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 22, 2005
I am very pleased with Rowlett Christian Academy. My child has attended RCA for 3 years and we have enjoyed everything about RCA: fine art activities, sports, chapel, classroom time. The staff has always been supportive and willing to help my family. RCA has definitely been a blessing.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2005
This is the worst school I have ever attended, and I have been to a few. Not that this was the weakest school of a good group, but this school was DISMAL. The Academics are laughable, anyone, and I mean anyone who goes here will not be challenged, and will be taught by uncaring teachers. There is NO art department, terrible music department, and the extracurriculars are non-existent. Pretty much the only thing you can do after school is play football or baseball, and last year they didn't have a baseball team because of not enough participation. Awful, awful school. I can't urge you enough to steer clear from this school, don't even consider it.

- submitted by a former student
April 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2005
Terrible, terrible school. I'm not going to waste my time writing the drawn-out description of this school, but do not send your children here. Please.

- submitted by a former student
January 14, 2005
Sports program excellent. Staff is wonderful and caring. When I pick up my child, there are always children just hanging out. They love being here. Music program is great. Academics are top notch.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2004
This is such a good school! I am also very apolled that anyone can give such a negative comment. This school has very good academic values and handles their students whith christian compassion! Don't listen to such a cruel review. I would strongly reccomend this school to anybody. God bless everybody!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2004
My child has attended RCA for 4 years now and each year just gets worse. The lack of discipline has gotten out of hand. It is very selective, especially if you are a child of a teacher/coach. RCA has the reputation of 'if you can't make it in public school come here'. I believe discipline should start at home and several of the parents at RCA need to try that method. If your child does wrong they have to suffer the consequences. And the parents need to back that decission not retaliate against the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2004
My child has attended RCA for 10 years and will graduate with honors this year. My child has received an excellent education at RCA. My child has participated in extra-curricular activities for the past 10 years - choir, band, football, baseball, basketball, plays, musicals and many other activities that has added to and enriched his life. The teachers have been EXCELLENT and taught my child with excellence while loving and giving correction with Christian compassion. The Administration has bent over backwards to help and assist me and my child whenever the need has arisen. The staff balances love and mercy with discipline and correction. I could not have found a better place for my child to receive an education or a foundation for christian principles and character. I am very glad my child has been at RCA and we will miss it after graduation.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2004
My child is currently attending Rowlett Christian Academy. The school has a friendly atmosphere and the teachers are great. However, the school administration appears to be unorganized. The field trips I have attended always felt unorganize and left late. The one overnight choir conference I attended, We arrived over two hours late. I felt misled when I registered regarding the elective courses available. There is Art, Choir or Music, and computer, that is the same this year. The only extracurricular activities I know of are sports, sports, sports and cheering. My child was diagnosed with Dyslexia, so I met with the Principle to assure that RCA would work with my child. So far, they have failed to provide me with a list of textbooks before the start of school so I could order books on tape. The first assigments were not modified for dyslexia. I am frustrated with the administration.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2004
I am appalled that someone posted such a negative review about RCA. I am a parent of 3 students that graduated from RCA. Two of the three graduated with honors. All three recieved an excellent education and made lifelong friends. They are all doing very well in their lives at this time. They could not have done this well without having received a high quality education. Not only did they receive an education they learned alot about what is right and wrong and how to make good decisions. They recieved spiritual guidance that will lead them for the rest of their lives. Not for one moment have I regretted the decision to send my children to RCA.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2004
High School students are out of control - drugs, gossip, etc. My child went to RCA for 3 years and I certainly would not recommend any child to go there from grades 8-12!! Staff/Teachers do have a pretty good extracurricular program, too wish/washy on discipline. Parent involvement is good for K-6, but not the high school. School just seems to be very unorganized. Child is now in another private school and just loves it! Good Luck to all!

- submitted by a parent
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Rowlett Christian Academy
8200 Schrade Rd, Rowlett, TX  75088
(972) 412-7761
Last modified Rowlett Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades 2-12
Rowlett Christian Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top