Online Student Handbook

Welcome

Thank you for considering Romeoville Christian Academy for your family! Our goal is to provide a quality, Bible-based education for students in grades PreK-3 to 12. The links on this page are designed to give a brief answer to the most common questions asked by new families. For more in-depth information, view or download the expanded version of the Student Handbook.

History

Bible Baptist Church of Romeoville founded the school in 1972. The school’s purpose can be summarized in two main goals. The first is to continually encourage students to cultivate a relationship with Jesus Christ, resulting in a life that brings continual glory to Him. The second goal is to maintain a high standard of academics with challenging, valuable classes. We pray that the decisions we make are guided by these desires.

Associations/Memberships

  • A ministry of Bible Baptist Church of Romeoville
  • Member of the Illinois Association of Christian Schools (IACS)
  • Member of the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
  • Recognized by the Illinois Board of Education Athletic department is approved by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Member of the Northern Illinois Christian Athletic Association

RCA Statement of Faith

The Bible was inspired by God and is without error. Its 66 books are the final authority for faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16-17).

God is eternal. There is one God that exists as three equal, distinctive persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4; Matthew 28:18-20).

Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, shed His blood on the cross for the sins of mankind, rose from the grave, ascended to Heaven, and will return for His church and then to rule (John 10:30-33; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 7:26).

God created the physical universe, spirit beings, man, and other forms of life without the process of evolution (Genesis 1-2).

Salvation is God’s greatest gift to man. Men are sinners who become justified by faith in Christ’s shed blood for our sins as He died on the cross, was buried, and rose after three days. Believers have eternal security in Christ (Romans 5:12; 3:9-23).

Enrollment procedures

  • Schedule a meeting with the school administrator for the parents and student
  • Complete and submit the application (include a copy of the student’s birth certificate); pay the $75 application and admissions test fee
  • Take admissions test
  • Complete and submit the Standard of Cooperation form, health/emergency documents, physical exam, transfer/release of records form, and media release form
  • Await an RCA acceptance letter
  • Pay the registration fee ($125)
  • Register with FACTS Tuition Management for tuition billing

Prospective Parent Meetings are held once a month during the Spring and Summer. These are recommended for new and prospective families.

Student discipline

The goal of student discipline is to help each student see the benefit of making wise decisions. There are times when corrective steps need to be taken.

Elementary issues will be handled by the classroom teacher. More significant events may require being sent to the administrator’s office. Middle school and high school students will be given detentions for repeated or more serious offenses. Though rare, students may be suspended or expelled from school.

Dress code (overview)

The purpose for having a dress code is to ensure a proper testimony for the individual and the school. Modesty is an important principle, especially for girls.

Pre-Kindergarten
Polo shirts
Pants with elastic waist bands (Knee-length skirts/skorts for the girls are acceptable)
Sweaters can be worn over polo shirts
Casual or gym shoes and socks/tights
K5-12
Shirt
Polo shirt
Sweaters can be worn over polo shirts
Pants/skirts
Non-denim, loose-fitting slacks of khaki, black, or navy color (with a belt if pants have loops)
Girls may also wear skirts or jumpers (black, navy, or khaki) that come to the top of the knee at all times (including slits)
Shoes
Casual dress shoes
Tennis shoes
Socks/tights are required in grades K5-6
 
Hair (all grades)
Boys hair must be neat, tapered, above the ears, eyebrows, and collar
Boys must be clean shaven. Sideburns can come to the bottom of the ear
Girls hair must have a traditional hairstyle of one color and kept off the face

School hours

Office
  School days 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Summer 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Monday-Thursday)
Classes
  PK3-5th 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  6th-12th 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
Student supervision
  Before school 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
  After school 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM

School calendar

2014-15 School Calendar (view, print, download)

Tuition and fees

2014-15 Tuition and fees (view, print, download)

Student supervision

Student safety is a very high priority at RCA. In addition to limiting access to the building and having visitors check-in at the school office, we want all students to be supervised while they are on the school grounds. There is an hourly charge for service that exceeds the normal school hours. Our "E-Pass" provides a discount for frequent users.

Before school 7:00 - 8:15

Students, arriving as early as 7:00 and before 8:00, must go to the elementary lunchroom where a faculty member will supervise them until school begins.

After school 3:00-5:30

Adult supervision is available until 5:30 PM each school day. Students not picked up by 3:15 must report to the elementary lunchroom to wait for their ride home.

Lunch program

While each child may bring a lunch from home, hot lunches are also available most days. The weekly menu is available on the school website. Vending machines also offer pop, juice, and candy.

Grading scale

RCA uses the following grading scale in grades 1-12.

93-100 A
84-92 B
75-83 C
66-74 D
<66 F

Extracurricular opportunities

RCA offers several opportunities for students to develop talents and skills beyond the classroom. Just as Jesus grew physically, academically, socially, and spiritually (Luke 2:52), we desire the same for our students.

Academic competitions grades 3-12
Athletics
  Boys’ basketball grades 4-12
  Boys’ soccer grades 6-12
  Girls’ basketball grades 5-12
  Girls’ volleyball grades 5-12
Bible quiz grades 7-12
Fine Arts Competitions grades 3-12

 

Emergency school closings

A severe storm or other emergency may require school to be closed. A decision is usually made by 6:00 AM. Closings are also communicated through the school website and area radio and television stations.