Master of Education
Mrs. Stacie Oakes
Lower School Principal
Dr. Amy Whitener
Doctor of Curriculum & Instruction
Upper School Principal
5th - 8th
Church-related Umbrella School
Redemption Point Christian Academy (RPCA) will operate as a Category IV Church-related Umbrella School. Students will come to RPC campus at a brick-and-mortar setting, along with the principals, teachers, faculty and staff Monday through Thursday of each week (see the webpage for Schedules for more information). Fridays will be asynchronous, at-home learning days with independent work to complete to meet state requirements, but childcare will be offered.
Tennessee Code Annotated § 49-50-801, by authority of the same statute, parents may choose to "home school" their children by registering with a church-related "umbrella" school in this manner. Much like a private school, parents will bring their children to RPC Christian Academy to receive grade-appropriate, biblically sound instruction from trained educators.
Parents who choose RPCA will be required to provide evidence to the local school district that their child is enrolled in a church-related school, which will be in the form of an acceptance letter from the school upon successful enrollment and grade placement on official letterhead. An Intent to Home School form is not required for students who enroll in a church-related school. The church-related school will determine record keeping and test requirements for students enrolled in an umbrella program and submit the form to the student's school system of residence.
Visit the Tennessee Department of Education, homeschooling section for more information: click here
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3831 Ooltewah Ringgold Road
Ooltewah, TN, USA