Dear Prospective Families,

Welcome to Real Life Christian Academy. We are thrilled and blessed that you have chosen our school to help your child learn, grow and thrive. Our goal in the admission process is to provide you with information that helps you make the best decision for your family.

RLCA is the premier private Christian school for students from preschool through the 12th grade in Clermont and South Lake County. For more than 35 years, we have provided families and students with an excellent academic experience in a safe, wholesome environment that inspires joy for learning and helps students discover their God-given potential to pursue their passions and achieve success in all of their endeavors.

The education that our students receive is outstanding and continually improving because we believe that life-long learning is essential to success. We offer an uncompromising array of programming that incorporates academics, athletics, arts, spiritual development, and more, to develop well-rounded students help them become the unique individuals that God has planned for them to be.

We look forward to meeting you and helping your family navigate this important process!

Admissions Department

Admission Criteria:

  • Applicants should demonstrate evidence of success in a traditional classroom setting, proficiency at the 50th percentile or higher in Reading and Math on standardized testing including our entrance exam, be on or above grade level, and have a minimum of a 2.0 unweighted GPA.
  • Students with an IEP or 504 Plan must meet the admission requirements, and understand admission may not be offered if it is determined that we are unable to meet the academic, emotional, medical, or behavioral needs of the student. If the student is offered admission, they may be required to enter an academic intervention program at an additional cost.
  • Clean discipline history with no suspensions, expulsions, or history of behavioral issues.
  • The parent and student support Real Life Christian Academy’s desire to ensure the academic success of each student through a harmonious partnership between school and parent.

Admission Steps:

Complete the online application for the year you wish to enroll your child in. This process allows prospective families to enter all application information online. Please follow the instructions provided within the application and submit it along with a non-refundable fee of $175.

* Please be advised that submitting your application does not guarantee enrollment. Your student must go through our Admissions process and meet our Admissions criteria.

Submit the required documentation to Real Life Christian Academy (must be submitted within 2 weeks of completing the online application):

  • Copy of most recent report card.  If entering 10th grade or higher, a copy of the transcript is required.
  • Copy of latest standardized testing (eg. iReady, FSA, TerraNova, PSAT, SAT, etc)
  • If applicable, provide a copy of the most recent IEP, 504 plan, and psycho-educational evaluations.  If the student does not have any additional testing, we may request that you provide a completed evaluation to help us make the most informed decision.
  • Discipline Records.  If there is no discipline record, please have the current Administrator indicate this information in writing.
  • References must come from an English and or Math Teacher, Administrator, Coach, and or Pastor.  You must provide their email address on the online application. The reference request will automatically be sent to their email.
  • Worldview Survey (completed online)
  • Copy of Scholarship Award Letter (if applicable)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of State of Florida Immunization Form (DH680) or Religious Exemption Form
  • Copy of School Entry Health Exam Form DH3040

(Kindergarten-12th Grade)

After the required documentation is received, the Admissions team will contact you to schedule an appointment to take the entrance exam, as determined by the Academy administration.

After completion of entrance exams, the Admissions team will schedule a shadow visit for KG through 12th grade students.

Shadow day provides the opportunity for students to visit the grade level class, meet potential teachers and classmates and experience the daily routine which is helpful in deciding if the environment is suitable.

The Admissions team will schedule the shadow day accordingly.

After the entrance exam is complete, the Admissions team will contact you to schedule a family interview with a school administrator. We expect that both parents attend, as well as the applying student(s). At this meeting, values and expectations of the Academy will be shared, test results reviewed, and parent questions answered.

After prayerful and serious consideration, the academy administration team will meet to determine if the Academy can meet the needs of the student and family. If the student is accepted for admission to the Academy, they will be notified by the Admissions Director and will be prompted to proceed with the enrollment process. This includes scheduling a Finance meeting and completing the final online enrollment.

* A parentally placed private school student with a disability does not have an individual right to receive some or all of the special education and related services that the student would receive if enrolled in a public school under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA), as amended.


Our three boys have been attending RLCA for over 10 years. It’s is Christ centered and aims to develop character and life skills into its students. Academics, athletics, and extra curricular activity is excellent and growing. I highly support and recommend RLCA., Parent

Real Life Christian Academy is a great school. It challenges me academically, while also ensuring a strong relationship with God. This school also offers many extracurricular activities, providing a place of self-expression for everyone. They also have great resources and people who are qualified in aiding students with college readiness.

RLCA Senior, Student

Real Life is a small, “big” school. They’re are many activities and clubs to get involved with and yet it is small enough to make lasting friendships. The school has great academics as well and is extremely safe., Parent

Nondiscriminatory Policy

Real Life Christian Academy will admit students of any race, color, nationality, and ethnicity to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the school. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or religious background in the administration of our educational and admission policies, financial assistance, clubs, athletics, or other programs.