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Welcome to Real Life Christian Academy

We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year. Our admissions application is completed online, streamlining the process and providing parents with online tools to track the status once an application has been submitted.

  • We are currently on a waiting list for the following grade levels for the 2022-2023 school year: PK-4, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade and 9th grade. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please click here.
  • We have reached our capacity for the following scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year for grades KG-12th: McKay and Gardiner. If you’d like to be placed on the waiting list, please click here.

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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 along with a non-refundable fee of $125 for the first application ($50 for each additional student).

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 Director of Admissions will contact you to schedule an appointment to take the entrance exam, as determined by the Academy administration.

After completion of entrance exams, the Director of Admissions will schedule a shadow visit for KG through 5th-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 Director of Admissions will schedule the shadow day accordingly.

After the entrance exam is complete, the Director of Admissions 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 Director of Admissions and will be prompted to proceed with the enrollment process. This includes scheduling a Finance meeting and completing the final online enrollment.

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.