The upper school at RTCA provides a college preparatory education designed to equip students to be critical thinkers and Christ-honoring decision makers. Students must have 23 credits to graduate.
4 units of English
4 units of Math
4 units of Science
4 units of Social Studies, includes Bible History
1 unit Health/PE
2 units Foreign Language
(Beginning with the class of 2021, students will be required to take Comparative Religion.)
RTCA offers various types of high school courses, including College Prep, Honors, AP, and Move On When Ready courses. Students are encouraged to choose courses based on their interests and strengths.
Taking an Honors Course
It is the goal of RTCA to provide each of its students with the best education possible. Our goal is to place students in the classes that will enable them to succeed to the best of their abilities.
1) Entrance into 9th grade Honors courses requires a minimum final grade of 88 in each respective course during the 8th grade year. Students entering grades 10-12 who desire to take an Honors course must have a grade of 88 or above in the previous year’s course and meet pre-requisites required for the course.
2) Teacher recommendations—Grades can paint a large part of the picture when placing a student into the appropriate classes, but they can leave gaps that can only be bridged by professional input. Teacher recommendations serve this role by providing feedback as to whether a student can and will do the heightened level of work required in Honors courses. Factors that can be taken into account are academic potential, motivation, and conduct. Because of the personal nature of this input, teacher recommendations are confidential.
Retention in Honors Track
Once in the program, a student should maintain grades at an A or B level. At the conclusion of the current school year, a student is expected to have attained at least an 80 yearly average in each course. If the student is below this level, the Director of Guidance will contact the student/family to discuss options.
Move On When Ready
RTCA students may take courses offered through the MOWR program and simultaneously earn college and high school credit. The student participates in college classes offered on RTCA’s campus. The student will receive high school credit (1.0 Carnegie unit) while also receiving college credit (3 hours). To participate, see the Director of Guidance.
MOWR allows high school students to take academic degree level core courses that will transfer to any Georgia technical college or Georgia public college or university. All college coursework taken through MOWR will be fully covered through MOWR funding, and students will not be required to pay out of pocket for tuition, college fees, or textbooks. The only fees students may be responsible for are course-specific fees determined by the college. No hours taken through the MOWR program will count towards a student’s HOPE Grant or Scholarship caps.
RTCA partners with Southeastern Technical College to teach MOWR courses on campus. As a student at STC and RTCA, the student will be required to adhere to all high school and technical college rules and regulations.
If you would like to be part of the RTCA family, please Apply Here.