RCA responds to Coronavirus pandemic by delivering student education from a distance

When Rhea County Academy dismissed classes for Spring Break on March 13th, Principal Brian Rentzsch had students take their text books home with them in anticipation that their return to the RCA campus might be delayed for a couple of weeks.  During the week following Spring Break it became apparent that students would not be able to return immediately to the RCA campus for in-person classes so a second week of Spring Break was granted to students as RCA teachers prepared to teach their classes over the internet.

On March 30, RCA began delivering class instruction to students by means of a combination of online video instruction and instructional packets picked up by parents from the school office.  Due to state recommendations concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, RCA teachers and staff have continued to deliver education in this manner for the rest of the semester. 

During the following weeks, RCA teachers recorded volumes of instructional videos, held online video conference calls and continued to instruct their students in a variety of creative ways for the last half of the semester.  While this has been a challenge for many of them, Principal Rentzsch has been impressed with the level of teacher commitment to their students and how quickly and effectively they have adapted to this new method of instruction. Due to this commitment, RCA students have been able to keep on pace with their current classes and will finish their coursework for the year on time.

Both Principal Rentzsch and the teachers have missed the personal interaction with students and are looking forward to being back in face-to-face classes in the fall as evidenced by the following videos.

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  • RCA is helpful and the people are caring. RCA is a great place to learn about God, gain knowledge and has a great curriculum. RCA is fun! I love laughing with all my friends I’ve made. — RCA Student Read more
  • RCA is a very friendly environment. I like RCA because many kids were mean to me at my last school, but here everyone just welcomed me and made me feel happy. — RCA Student Read more
  • The Bible is a place of needed learning, and RCA is based on it. — RCA Student Read more
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  • Our son has had the best teachers in Rhea co. both academically and as people. RCA just works because the teachers care! — RCA Parent Read more
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  • When I think of RCA I think of a safe school where all the teachers are caring and know you by your first name. — RCA Parent Read more
  • Great environment & fun — RCA Student Read more
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  • Teachers that teach with purpose and truly care about their students — RCA Student Read more
  • Good Christ-centered education — RCA Student Read more
  • RCA brings to my mind thoughts of grace, love and family. My family has been blessed to meet and know other families that attended before our kids enrolled. By His grace, we learned of the school and the wonderful environment it was. The love that is poured out for the kids, and by the kids, is amazing. Being a part of RCA is truly like being a part of a family. I feel that my child is treated not just as a student, but a part of a family, part of the Body of Christ. Knowing the love, care and instruction that he receives is a true blessing. — RCA Parent Read more
  • Striving for excellence in a God fearing environment. — RCA Parent Read more
  • God blessed beyond our imagination. — RCA Parent Read more
  • I feel that my family has a partnership with RCA. — RCA Parent Read more