Frequently Asked Questions
Are you accredited?
Rosedale Christian Academy is fully accredited through the AACS, NACSAA, NCPSA, and MSA.
What is your mission?
Rosedale Christian Academy exists to REACH students for Christ, CULTIVATE excellence, and train them to ACHIEVE their greatest potential in Him.
What are the qualifications of your staff?
Our teaching staff has over 400 years of educational experience, and our teachers are certified through the American Association of Christian Schools. All of our teachers are born-again believers committed to creating a loving environment for your child.
What curriculums do you use?
Is your campus secure?
What is the cut-off date for kindergarten?
To enter grades K2 through K5, the student must be at that age level before September 1. For example, a child must be 3 years old before September 1 to enter K3 and 5 years old before September 1 to enter kindergarten.
Does your school offer special education services?
What sports are included in your program?
Rosedale Christian Academy is a member of the Maryland Association of Christian Schools. Boys and girls in grades 6-12 compete in soccer, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, and baseball. We also offer developmental, intramural basketball and soccer for students in grades 3-5.
Do you have a lunch program?
We do offer a hot lunch program at our main campus. Microwaves are also available for student use during lunch period. Packaged snacks and drinks are for sale during lunch period.
What is included in your academic program?
What grades are available?
Grades K2 through 12 are offered.
Do you integrate technology into your classrooms?
Rosedale Christian Academy recognizes the need of technology integration in the classroom both for teaching instruction and student use. Our classrooms are equipped with various technology features including computer workstations, Apple, and Chromecast hardware with projectors. During the summer of 2022, we are adding a number of laptops for students and we are enhancing our technology infrastructure.
What are the graduation requirements?
Rosedale Christian Academy is a fully accredited institution both regionally and nationally. Students who graduate from RCA have fulfilled all requirements set by the state of Maryland for a college-preparatory diploma.
What is the admissions process?
There are a few steps to the application process. Please know that this process may take some time depending on the required records and documentation.
- Entrance Testing – Once the online application has been received, we will call to schedule entrance testing. This could be as early as two weeks from the application submission, but is dependent upon the number of applications submitted.
- Records Request – Rosedale will send the records release form to the most recent school attended. This is usually the step that takes the most time. Parents may help with this process by taking a copy of the records release form to the school and obtaining a sealed packet containing the information requested. If this option is chosen, please be sure to ask the school to include all of the listed items being requested. The packet must be sealed by the school in order to be accepted. If the seal is broken, the contents will not be considered official.
- Pastoral Recommendation – The pastoral recommendation must be submitted by the person the parents have included in this section of the application. The emailed request is sent as soon as the application is submitted.
- Application Review – Once all items have been received and testing has been completed, the application is reviewed by the administration for acceptance. You will be contacted if there are any questions that the administration may have during this review.
Do you require a uniform?
Yes, please see the student handbook for more details.
Are you involved in fine arts?
Students in grades 4-12 participate in the Maryland Association of Christian Schools (MACS) competitions on three levels. Some areas of participation include speech, individual and choral music, art, and photography.
Do you offer Before Care and After Care?
Both are available. Before Care begins at 6:30 AM, and After Care ends at 6:00 PM
What standardized testing do you use?
All students in K5 through grade 11 take the Iowa Basic Skills Test each spring. It is recommended that students take the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) during their junior year and at least once during their senior year. All seniors are required to take either the ACT or the SAT in order to graduate.
What colleges do your graduates attend?
Because Rosedale Christian Academy is regionally and nationally accredited, students who graduate from Rosedale can pursue their God-given talents and passions at colleges of their choice. To see a full listing of which colleges our graduates have been accepted and attended, visit our alumni page.