Beta is an academic honors program with a strong emphasis on community service. It was founded in 1934 by Dr. John W. Harris, a Wofford College professor. Its motto is “Let Us Lead By Serving Others.” Traditionally, students are awarded membership based on their grades (GPA), test scores, and character traits. The Senior Division of Beta is for students in grades 9 through 12. The Junior Division of The National Beta Club is for students in 6th through 8th grade. All students must maintain an overall overage of 90 or better with no grade lower than an 85 for the previous semester to be considered eligible.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives… one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering, and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. At RTCA, all students in grades 6th-12th, regardless of athletic involvement, are invited to attend FCA meetings and events.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students. NHS elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921. HS chapters and students are in schools that care not only about student achievement, but also community engagement. NHS students and their peers volunteer in their communities at the highest rates and make connecting with and serving within the community a priority. NHS members are not only active in the community but also assist with activities at the school. Requirements to become an NHS member can be found in the student handbook.
Student Government Association (SGA) is an organization that enables students to develop leadership skills and to have a voice in regard to decisions that impact their school. SGA is recognized by schools and colleges across the country as an organization that promotes leadership, service, student voice, and engagement. Elected members of the Student Government Association do more than just represent the student body to faculty and administration. SGA is responsible for shaping much of the student experience at RTCA. This highly active and visible organization serves the entire student body and works closely with other student clubs in support of school spirit activities, improve student participation, and morale. Student government elections take place annually and include an application process, a campaign, and the vote of the student body. Student Government officers plan activities and events for the entire school and promote class unity. Class Representatives will be elected once school is in session.
There are more than 100 Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y, Coed “Y” Clubs in 84 Georgia counties. The “Y” Club program provides thousands of middle and high school students with a school-based structured environment to develop leadership skills, understand the importance of civic responsibility, and enhance the community through monthly school and community service projects. “Y” Club is open to all middle and high school students. The “Y” Club purpose is “To create, maintain and extend throughout the home, school, and community, high standards of Christian character. Students participate in the Youth in Government program through attending Junior Youth Assembly (grades 6-8), Youth Assembly (grades 9-12), and Georgia United Nations Assembly (grades 7-12). We have had several students serve in official positions during these conferences, including Committee Chairman, Clerk of the House and Senate, House Doorkeeper, Speaker Pro Tem, Lieutenant Governor. One of our fast-growing community activities is our school’s Trunk or Treat, which began in 2015.