Statement of Purpose

The Ross County Christian Academy Foundation was created in order to form an affiliation between Ross County Christian Academy and like minded donors. We partner together to join financial resources that lead to the creation of programs that empower educators and students. Funding opportunities primarily consist of the establishment of a permanent location for the school, maintenance of current physical buildings and classroom furnishings. Furthermore, we support special programming requested by teachers and provide need-based tuition support as determined by the Independent School Management Program. If you would like to donate, please use the link below.

Our History

Ross County Christian Academy was founded in 2007 through the work of two retired school administrators, Jake Grooms and Mike MacCarter. The initial vision was to have a school with the Christian faith integrated into all aspects of the education and to be an option for families in Ross County. This continues to be the main focus of the school as reflected in the school’s mission statement: “The mission of Ross County Christian Academy is to provide an excellent educational program for each child in a creative, challenging, and Christ-centered environment.”

While the school is not affiliated with any one church, the school has the endorsement of 22 Ross County churches. RCCA is the only nondenominational Christian school in Ross County. When the doors opened in September 2007, 23 students were enrolled. That number has seen steady growth to over 370 students in our 13 years of operation. The school is fully chartered, Pre-school through 12th grade, by the Ohio Department of Education. The school currently serves children age 3 through students in 12th grade.

Suggested Levels of Giving

As you consider making a gift to Ross Co. Christian Academy Foundation, please note the different levels of giving the foundation has established. Note: all gifts and honors are accumulative.


Foundation Board Members will come to your home, business, Sunday School, or any small group for an opportunity to present the Foundation Goals on a personal level. This is a preferred format because we can exchange ideas and learn from yours. Please call the school at 740-772-4532 for an appointment.


Gifts in kind are very important and appreciated. Think creatively about office furnishings or construction materials and services.


The backbone of the Foundation is cash donations or pledges. All gifts are tax deductible, gifts and honors are accumulative and can be spread over five years.


Foundation Builders will be listed on Donor Wall and on a placard in a classroom of their choice
Dinner with the School’s Founders


Principal's Circle will be listed on Donor Wall
Breakfast with the Principal


Partners will be listed on Donor Wall



Donors have the option of giving a one-time gift or giving monthly. Gifts and honors are accumulative and can be spread over five years.

Online Donor Wall

Ross Co. Christian Academy and the RCCA Foundation wish to thank the following donors to the foundations:

  • Alice Wright
  • Andrew Weiderman
  • Bennett Family Trust
  • Beth Kraft
  • Beth Reisinger
  • Carl Blevins
  • Carvel Simmons
  • Charles & Laura Long
  • Darren & Tammera Price
  • Dave and Linda Large
  • David & Sharon Christopher
  • Dr. Bradley & Stephanie Strauch
  • Dr. Gideon and Miriam King
  • Dr. Thomas & Judy Tharp
  • Dr. Wayne Beam
  • Edmon & Jennifer Garabedian
  • Edward & Katherine Rigsby
  • Emily and Travis Poe
  • Evelyn Mathers
  • Herbie Strange
  • In Memory of Harriet Hortel
  • Jack & Charlene Bell
  • Jack & Nancy Snyder
  • Jake & Shelly Grooms
  • Jamie Easterday
  • Jan W Kear
  • Jeffrey & Brenda Graham
  • Jody Whitten
  • Joel & Eva Gerber
  • John & Christine Scott
  • John & Karen Patterson
  • Joyce & Dick Buchanon
  • Joyce Atwood
  • Keith & Sara Woods
  • Larry and Arna Vitatoe
  • Latricia & Woody Wilson
  • Marlin Easterday
  • Mary & David Upperman
  • Mary MacCarter
  • Matt and Andrea Geise
  • Michael & Susan Buchanan
  • Mike and Nancy MacCarter
  • Peggy Blevins
  • Raymond & Patricia Clark
  • Rebecca Dyke
  • Renee and Jonathan Wisecup
  • Russ & Effie Neff
  • Ruth & Gerald Brown
  • Shad Caplinger
  • Shirley Brown
  • Stephen & Judy Gary
  • Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • Thomas & Sandra Black
  • William & Sara Sturgeon
  • William Hubbard

Make a Donation

For additional information please contact Mike MacCarter at the school - (740) 772-4532

Goals & Objectives

1. Ross County Christian Academy shall endeavor to ensure that every student comes to an understanding of basic Christian beliefs and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

2. Ross County Christian Academy shall be committed to academic preparation from a Christian worldview. Biblical truth shall be incorporated in the academic preparation for each student enrolled at Ross County Christian Academy.

3. RCCA shall seek, and seek to maintain, accreditation of its elementary and secondary programs and facilities...

Our Curriculum

Students participate in daily devotionals at the start of each day and weekly chapel programs, which feature pastors from area churches.

Classes include: Bible, Social Studies, and Science with materials published by Bob Jones University Press. The Math curriculum is published by Singapore Mathematics, the Reading, Language Arts curriculum is published by Scott Foresman / Pearson, and the Handwriting curriculum is published by Zaner-Bloser.

Students participate in weekly classes in Art, Vocal and Instrumental Music, STEM, Spanish, Physical Education, Computer and Keyboarding, and Drama.

Registration Info

RCCA is the only Christian, non-denominational, teacher-led school in the Ross County area. Our goal is to grow children in mind, body, and spirit. We utilize the best of traditional teaching styles combined with flexible groupings and multi-age instruction. We emphasize the development of Christian character and love for America, in a strong academic curriculum.

RCCA has classes for children from pre-school through 12th grade, for the 2019-20 school year. Open enrollment begins the first of March and continues until the classes are full. Class size is limited.

All employees, teaching, non-teaching, and substitutes must pass both BCI and FBI Background Checks. Volunteers who interact with students on a regular basis are also subject to these background checks. Enrollment as of Sept. 1, 2018 is 371.

The Ross County Christian Academy recruits and admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all its rights, privileges, programs and activities. In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs and athletics/extracurricular activities. Furthermore, the school is not intended to be an alternative to court or administrative agency ordered, or public school initiated desegregation. The Ross County Christian Academy will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the hiring of its certified or non-certified personnel.