Process

Admission Requirements and Procedures

Students are admitted to Robert Toombs Christian Academy on an individual basis.  An Admission file must be completed for each student to include items listed below.  Once the file is complete, the Headmaster (or designee) will review each application and schedule a conference with the parents and student making application.  Students will be accepted or denied following this conference.

The Admission file must be complete with the following items before a conference can be scheduled:

Available space in appropriate grade must be available to complete admissions process.

Students must turn five (5) by September 1st to enroll in kindergarten and six (6) by September 1st to enroll in the 1st grade.

Students will not be considered if they are more than two years behind grade level based on age or more than one year based on failure.

All requested information must be provided and an interview held before a student is admitted to RTCA.  All home schooled students will be admitted on academic probation.


Probationary Admission

When a student is admitted on a Probationary Status, the Academic Committee will review academic progress at end of the1st nine weeks and at the end of the 1st semester. This review includes, but is not limited to STAR testing, and a review of grades, discipline, attendance, work ethic, and overall positive impact on the school by the student and parents. The total academic probationary term will not exceed one year.

Standardized Testing

STAR Testing

The STAR reading and math tests will be given to each student in grades 1st – 8th at the beginning of the year and again at the end of the year. STAR reading and math scores will be used to determine students’ individual strengths and weaknesses so that teachers may plan differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students during the year. The end of year benchmark test score data will be used to measure individual student growth and to determine individual student needs for instructional intervention.

Benchmark Testing

Benchmark tests in the areas of Reading, English/Language Arts, and Mathematics will be administered to students in grades K-8 at the beginning of the school year and again at the end of the school year. The Benchmark Tests are based upon learning objectives that are taught at each grade level using the Georgia Standards of Excellence as a basis to align the curriculum vertically. Students’ scores at the beginning of the year will be used as a baseline to identify student strengths and weaknesses to aid teachers in planning effective instruction to meet individual student needs. The end of the year benchmark test score data will be used to measure individual student growth and to determine individual student needs for instructional intervention.