The ROCK Christian Academy is an extension of ROCK Ministries.
The ROCK Christian Academy Offers: Education workshops for homeschoolers, Music/Art Lessons, and Cover School Support.
The Day School will close after the 2015/2016 school year. Some of the [arents disregarded our other family needs. They insist upon changing the school schedule and our home schedule to suit them. Also, there is a continual refusal to pay the tuition in full. We now, will work only with parents who are serious about being involved in their child’s education and who pay workshop fees up front.
Cover School Students:
Tuition shall be $50 per year per family.
Music and Art Tuesdays
1 hour sessions: 30 minutes for art, 30 minutes for music
8 am to 11 am
Preschool to 3rd grade
$20 per hour session per child *if a legal or biological sibling from the same household, each additional child will be $10 per session.
Piano Lessons: Tuesday 4pm to 6pm, 30 minute classes, $45 monthly (non-negotiable), 4th grade to adult
Dance $45 a month Dance classes are temporarily suspended due to parents not paying fees or faithfully getting students to class. Teacher had to quit to find a paying job.
Unit Study/Themed Workshops
Held Wednesday or Thursday-each date and theme announced monthly.
8 am to 2 pm
for grades 1st to 12th
$15 per student, $10 for additional custodial siblings
Supplied not provided by teacher must be supplied by parent
Day School Students: This section is no longer relevant (as of June 2016). It will remain, though, for back reference.
Tuition yearly is $2400 for the 1st student, $1200 for the second, and $600 for each additional child.
For the monthly payment plan, tuition is broken into 12 months:
Tuition shall be $225 per month for the first child, $100 for the 2nd child, and $50 for each additional child. Payment is due at the beginning of the month. After the 5th day, a $5 late charge will be added to each day payment is late.
Tuition is due every single month of the year, no exceptions. Tuition must be paid in full even if there are out of school holidays (including December). The ROCK is not a baby sitting service. Our duties are not just to have your child in class. When they are out on vacation, we the teachers are not. We use this time to get a jump start on lesson plans and preparations.
Each student must bring a 4 pack of toilet paper and a roll of paper towels at the beginning of each month. They will use more than this, but this will help out. Our family has provided this in the past, but we simply can not afford to provide supplies for all the students. Each family must provide school supplies for their own kids. If a child breaks their colors, the parent has to buy more. Rulers, protractors, etc must be supplied by the parent. We provide ink for printers and the text books. The parents can supply the other necessities for their kids.
Beginning the 2015/2016 year, every time a text book is lost, the parent has to purchase it again for the school. If a text book comes back more than 2 days late, the parent will have to pay $.50 a day until it is returned.
At the risk of sounding harsh, it is this simple: if you do not approve of the education your child is receiving at the ROCK, place them elsewhere. We will not change our approach or teaching approach to accomadate.
A homeschool environment is most recommended at the ROCK. However, we understand that every parent is not in the position to participate, and there are those who have no desire to homeschool. This is where we step in, to offer an alternative to public and secular private school. Due to parental apathy and/or conflict, we have chosen to no longer function in a laid back homeschool manner. As of September 2014, we will take on a strictly, structured Christian school setting. All policy, procedure, and curricula will be decided by school administration. Again, if a parent feels as this is not in the best interest of their child, we encourage them to employee a different educational path.
We are not a boot camp. We do not accept students who have been suspended from other schools, on probation, or considered problem children. We are a school of academic excellence and spiritual growth. Parents and students must be in agreement with school leadership. If your child can not handle the academic and behavioral expectations (including dress code), it will be requested that you withdraw them and place them elsewhere. It is not fair to achieving students to held back or have their classes interrupted while teachers deal with those who can’t or WON’T meet standards.
For Cover School and Day School Students:
Fees for workshops and tutoring are paid directly to teacher. All other fees are to be paid to Denise Knight (administrator, director, and head teacher of The ROCK). Fees are to cover overhead, supplies, and love offerings for teachers. No credit or debit cards accepted.
Parents are responsible for all field trips for their children. Because the teachers, have in the past, been expected to pay for some of the students field trips, and some parents have not taught their children basic respect and manners (like not begging for others food or dropping hints to buy stuff), the parents will be responsible for family field trips.
The ROCK Christian Academy is NOT accredited. We will not seek accreditation. Parents are the endorsement needed for proper education, not the government or some other institution.
We have, in the past, tried to incorporate parent leadership in the school. We can no longer do this because:
1. As we grow, we have more parental input and there is no way to please everyone.
2. As we grow, different beliefs and philosophies come into play, and there is no way to incorporate them all. Also, the school was founded on specific Biblical principles and the personal education philosophy of the founder/director, Denise Knight. Those that contradict, can not be interwoven.
3. The teachers of the ROCK are here to educate and equip our students for the future. The 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 school years has consisted of entirely too much complaining or parental apathy. This will no longer be tolerated.
Oversight of the school is handled by its founder and director, Denise Knight.
Board of Directors: Denise Knight (founder and director), Carolyn Carroll, and Mickey Lucas
Teacher: Denise Knight
Preschool/Kindergarten Assistant: Tori Knight