Ross County Christian Academy is housed on the campuses of Brookside Church at 2215 Egypt Pike in Chillicothe, Calvary Baptist Church at 2486 Anderson Station Road in Chillicothe, and Zion Baptist Church at 84 South Clinton Road in Chillicothe. For more information or a school tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. School tours are offered by appointment.
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.
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 scholarships based on the home school district performance and family income. 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.
The mandated class size in the preschool is 12:1. In elementary and middle school the average class size is 15:1. In high school, the average class size is 20:1.
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: Boys and Girls Volleyball, Basketball, Elementary Soccer, Jr. High and High School Student Council, National Honor Society, and private music lessons. Athletics and extra-curricular activities are highly dependent on student interest and adult volunteers. Please see our . Athletic and Performing Arts pages.
As a faith-based academy, RCCA integrates biblical principles and teaching throughout the school day and into every subject matter. All the material in every subject area is presented from the Christian perspective. Each teacher leads his/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!
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.
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.
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.
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 and a new Early Childhood Development Center. Finally, prayer support is a vital need. God’s blessing is the most important component of a successful school!