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What is the student dress code?
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Conservative dress standards always help in the education process. In the middle school and senior high, boys are permitted to wear casual style pants or colored jeans and a collared shirt that is tucked. Girls are permitted to wear neat-looking skirts or dresses that come no higher than the middle of the knee. The same guidelines apply to elementary students, although boys may wear neat-looking blue jeans and T-shirts.

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Does Raleigh Christian Academy offer the same subjects as public schools?

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RCA offers many of the same subjects but puts a greater emphasis on the fundamental, core subjects in preparation for college. Honors level and advanced courses are offered including an accelerated math program. The academy offers a variety of music electives such as handbells, choirs, three band programs, ensembles, chorales, and other small music groups. RCA also offers speech, yearbook, strength training, technology as well as a variety of teacher, athletic, and office assistants programs.

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Is Raleigh Christian Academy accredited?

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The school is accredited regionally by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, RCA is accredited by the North Carolina Christian School Association (NCCSA) as well as the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS). The academy is also under the auspices of the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education.

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Does RCA have chapel and Bible classes? If so, how often?

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RCA students have either Bible or chapel. Elementary classes have chapel every other week. Middle school and high school classes have chapel two times each week and Bible classes two to three times each week

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Does Raleigh Christian Academy use "end-of-grade" testing?

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Rather than use end of grade testing, RCA uses the IOWA Achievement Test to evaluate students' progress in each grade, 1-12. The IOWA is one of the most respected achievement tests used by schools today.

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What is the teacher/student ratio at Raleigh Christian Academy?

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In most of the academy's classrooms, the teacher/student ratio is 1:20.

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What is the tuition rate at RCA?

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Tuition at RCA averages approximately $6,250 per year.

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How does Raleigh Christian Academy's tuition rate compare with other schools in the area?
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RCA has always had a desire to keep tuition rates affordable. You will find tuition at the academy among the lowest in the area when compared to other schools.

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How do the academy's students perform on standardized tests?

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On average, RCA students score between 1 and 3 years above students in public schools.

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Do graduating seniors at RCA receive scholarship monies from public colleges and universities?

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Yes, they do. Last year alone RCA college-bound seniors received over $729,000 in grants and scholarships. Since 1987, graduates from RCA have received scholarship funds totaling over $8 million.

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What percentage of your seniors go to college?

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Since 1987, 98% of RCA's graduates have enrolled in 4-year colleges and universities.

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What is the average SAT score for Raleigh Christian Academy's juniors and
seniors?

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Seniors taking the SAT during the last five years have averaged 1175 on the reading and math portions.

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Does RCA have an athletic program?

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RCA offers a competitive athletic program to students in grades 6-12. Fall sports include soccer, cross-country, and volleyball; winter sports include basketball and cheerleading; and spring sports include girls soccer, baseball, and golf.

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When does the school begin teaching foreign languages?

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RCA begins teaching Spanish in Kindergarten. Classes have a Spanish activity class for thirty minutes once each week. Middle school students take foreign language weekly while students in grades 10-12 are offered Spanish I and II.

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Does Raleigh Christian Academy offer computer classes and how is technology incorporated into the curriculum?

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RCA has computers in every classroom, as well as a technology lab. Computer classes are offered to all students beginning in kindergarten. RCA incorporates technology training in every grade, kindergarten through senior high school, through a program called Global Academics, Inc. The program incorporates an integrated technology curriculum designed by teachers and based on over 350 literacy objectives in nine different technology areas. Students will take materials taught in the classrooms and integrate them into programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, PowerPoint, Macromedia Flash, and Dreamweaver.