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WHY CHOOSE ROSEHILL CHRISTIAN?
Choosing a School ... FAQ


1. In what way does the school combine Christianity and Learning?


Rosehill Christian School integrates God’s Word through every subject. RCS hires teachers that are not only highly qualified as instructors but also are committed to the Lord. This atmosphere is complemented through a variety of methods, including weekly chapel services and Bible classes, regular prayer time, teacher-led devotionals, leadership challenges, service hours in community, Pinnacle (our annual spiritual retreat), and mission trips in conjunction with the ministry of Living Water International.

2. Must all children come from Christian homes or are some non-Christian homes represented?


RCS’s mission is to provide excellence in Christ-centered education as an extension of the Christian home. At the outset, we covenant with families who are like-minded spiritually. One parent will need to declare that he or she is a believer and can share about his/her relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior.

3. Is there a denominational emphasis in the school?


RCS is an inter-denominational school. Scripture is taught as the infallible and inerrant Word of God. Denominational and controversial differences that detract from Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross are referred back to the student’s parents and Pastor to address. However, our statement of faith defines what is emphasized and taught to students at RCS. A “Statement of Faith” must be signed as a requirement for admissions.

4. What are the qualifications of your faculty?

While many of our teachers hold a Master’s degree and have years of experience, our minimum qualifications are that Elementary teachers hold a Bachelor’s Degree with Teaching Certification and all Middle and High School teachers hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in the subject that they teach.

5. What is the teacher-student ratio?


Class size is determined upon the available classroom space for instruction as well as the level of the students. From year to year this may change depending on the size of the assigned classrooms. Currently the maximum ratios are; Pre-school 12 to 1 ratio, Kindergarten 16 to 1 ratio, Elementary through High School 20 to 1. Usually most class sizes are smaller than the maximum ratio.

6. What percentage of last years‘ students returned for the current year?


In K - 12th grade the school experienced a 91% retention rate of current students.

7. What rules will my child be expected to follow?

Rules for students will vary depending on the grade level of the student. The best way to review rules, policies, and/or guidelines is to see a copy of our Parent/Student Handbook which you can find on our website or by selecting the link.

8. How do you challenge students academically?


RCS offers a rigorous college preparatory education designed to meet the needs of the average to above average student. Beginning in elementary with Guided Reading and specialized math groups, student’s individual needs are assessed and the curriculum is adapted to provide challenge. Continuing through junior high and high school, honors, AP and dual-credit classes are taught on campus, with both challenging content and personalized attention in order to maximize individual student achievement.

9. Are there any honors and/or advanced placement courses offered?

Yes, we offer AP courses as well as 16 different dual - credit classes taught on our campus for juniors and seniors. This gives an RCS graduate the opportunity to enter college well into their sophomore year. Students entering 8th - 10th grade may also be qualified to take honors classes and receive honors credit.

10. What are some of the extra-curricular activities?

RCS offers fine arts including choir, music, and visual arts, athletics, yearbook, technology courses, Life Skills, and foreign languages. 
               

11. Tell me about your athletic program?

Rosehill offers an athletic program that is first class in every way, with facilities second to none. The coaching staff is highly qualified with an emphasis on both competitive excellence and Christian leadership development of the student athlete. We have won district championships in football, and our boys’ soccer and basketball teams are regional finalists. Girls’ volleyball is perennially playoff bound, and our girls’ basketball team is the reigning TAPPS 3-A state champs. Our spring sports are baseball, golf, and track. Our track team has several qualifiers, both boys and girls, for the state meet with state champions in boys’ high jump and shot putt in recent years. Cheerleading runs through winter and they have been recognized as National champs in the past. Greater things are on the horizon, as we are Rosehill Christian and “EAGLE STRONG.”

12. What textbooks would my child be using?


Rosehill Christian School utilizes a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum incorporating the best of Christian and secular materials, in accordance with current educational research and standards. This includes curriculum materials developed by leading educational institutions including Houghton Mifflin, Holt, McDougal-Littel, Scott Foresman and Bob Jones University to list just a few.

13. Is the school a member of a national association or accredited?


Yes, RCS is accredited through AdvancED (formally known as SACS-CASI), and ICAA (International Christian Accrediting Association). We are also members of HAIS, ACSI, and TAPPS. Our students usually compete through these latter organizations in academics, athletics and fine arts.

14. How much involvement are the parents expected to have in the life of the school?

We are blessed to have many parents involved in the life of the school. There are regular volunteer opportunities within the elementary school as well as parent organizations throughout the school. The most prominent parent organizations are “New Life” (parent/teacher fellowship), RCAA (Rosehill Christian Athletic Association), Moms in Prayer, and Dads in Prayer group.

15. What are your admission’s requirements?


Along with requiring a parent to be a believer and like-minded in faith, student academic testing is done to make sure students can be academically successful at RCS. We accept students who are average to above average in ability level and have no prior discipline issues. The last step of Admissions involves a family interview with the appropriate administrator. In the process, it’s the school’s goal to determine if it can meet the needs of the student and move him or her forward spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally.

 

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