1. How do I get more information about your school?
    Ross County Christian Academy is housed on the campuses of Brookside Church at 2215 Egypt Pike in Chillicothe, Lighthouse Baptist Church at 341 Clinton Road in Chillicothe, and Zion Baptist Church at 84 South Clinton Rd in Chillicothe. For Preschool and Elementary information, please call 740-772-4523. For Middle and High School, please call 740-703-2615. School tours are offered by appointment.

  2. What is a charter school?
    RCCA is a non-public charter school. As such, it meets or exceeds all the curricular, facility, staffing, governmental, and policy requirements set by the Ohio Department of Education. All credits earned at RCCA must be recognized by any other private or public school in the state. In addition, the school receives funding that is used to hire support staff and buy textbooks and supplies. RCCA is NOT to be confused with a public charter community school.

  3. Do you offer financial aid?
    The school offers financial aid to needy families based on demonstrated need. Please click here to apply using the FAST application. We also offer the Ed Choice Expansion Scholarship for qualifying families based on demonstrated financial need. Please call the school for details. RCCA is happy to announce that SPECIAL EDUCATION scholarships are now offered through the John Peterson special needs program. Please call the school for details.

  4. How many children are in each class?
    The mandated class size in the preschool is 12:1. In the elementary school the average class size is 15:1. Our high-school classes have excellent student-to-teacher ratios.

  5. What kind of extra-curricular activities are available for my child?
    RCCA believes that athletics and extra-curricular activities are important to our student’s social, physical, and emotional development. At various ages, we offer the following: T-ball, Tennis, Track, Cross-Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Band, Chess Club, Drama, National Junior’s Honor Society, and private music lessons. Athletics and extra-curricular activities are highly dependent on student interest and adult volunteers.

  6. How is Christian education integrated into the curriculum?
    As a faith-based academy, RCCA integrates biblical principles and teaching throughout the school day and into every subject matter. Textbooks in science and social studies are published by Bob Jones University Press, a Christian publisher and other materials used support a Christian worldview. All the material in every subject area is presented from the Christian perspective. Each teacher leads her class in a daily age appropriate Bible study. Weekly chapels led by a local supporting church provide opportunities for praise and worship. Every employee is a believer and is active in their local church. Chapel is held every Wednesday and is led by area ministers or speakers. Families are encouraged to attend!

  7. Is there a dress code?
    RCCA does not require students to wear a uniform, but there is a dress code. Students wear navy or tan pants or shorts and a solid color polo top.

  8. Do your teachers hold degrees?
    All teachers are certified to teach in their subject areas by the Ohio Department of Education. Many of the staff members currently hold or are working on advanced education degrees.

  9. What role do standardized tests play?
    RCCA students score on the average 33% above national norms as measured by the Terra Nova Test, however, testing is not a major consideration in curriculum development. The staff and faculty of the school view children and content in a much more holistic fashion. The scope and sequence of instruction is designed to be global and comprehensive rather than narrow and focused exclusively on testing outcomes.

  10. I believe in Christian Education for students. How can I donate my time or money?
    Supporters can assist the school with volunteer work, in-kind gifts, or cash donations. In addition, the school stands ready to partner with individuals who would like to leave a lasting legacy through estate planning that includes RCCA. A particular need at this time is for a building that would house all the operations of the school. Finally, prayer support is a vital need. God’s blessing is the most important component of a successful school!

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.