Student Services

The Student Services office provides support to lower, middle and high school students as they mature academically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. We focus on character development through our lower school Character Education program. Our middle school students can access counseling and mentoring support as they develop and progress through 6th – 8th grade. As students move into 9th – 12th grade, we provide academic guidance as they prepare for the rigorous coursework of high school and define their post-secondary goals and aspirations.

College and Career Planning

Planning for success beyond high school is a key role of the Student Services team. We are committed to helping students understand and evaluate their options, whether pursuing college or a career path. The goal is to find the best fit for the student. Our team has the skill and expertise to help guide families through this process.

For high school students we provide:

  • Annual individualized coaching meetings (for parents and students)
  • College representative visits on RLCA campus
  • Expert Speaker Series
  • Essay writing assistance
  • Standardized testing plans
  • Student college and career workshops
  • Community service opportunities
  • College resource material

Graduation Requirements

At RLCA, our students must attain 24 specific course credits to meet the requirements necessary to earn a high school diploma. By meeting the RLCA requirements, a student will also have the acquired the coursework to meet the prerequisites for both the Bright Futures Scholarship and the Florida State University System.

RLCA High School Profile

Resources

It is imperative for students and families to do their research and find a post-secondary option that best suits each individual student and his/her situation. These resources provide tools to assist in the process:

More than two thirds of all undergraduate students utilize some form of financial aid in the form of grants, loans and scholarships while in college. We encourage our students to be diligent in their search for the best financial fit when working through the college planning process. The best financial match can be one of the most difficult and frustrating pieces of the puzzle for many families. There are numerous ways to fund a college education, but the process must begin early and be completed thoughtfully.

Many of our students will qualify for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to students who meet GPA, test score and community service requirements and can be used at any in-state public institution. To search scholarships offered nationwide visit fastweb.com, scholarships.com and ScholarshipExperts.com. Students also have access to the local scholarship bulletin, provided by the Student Services office.

Most students will apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is used by colleges nationwide to determine a student’s financial aid award package. This application becomes available on October 1 of a student’s senior year.

Standardized test scores from both the ACT and/or the SAT are used by colleges and universities as one of many factors in determining a student’s admission into the institution. Testing should begin in the Spring of Junior year and will wrap up in the Fall of Senior year. Students are encouraged to meet with their counselor and make a testing plan.

Student Success Program

We offer a variety of fee-based programs to assist students who may need additional academic assistance. These student success programs offer students access to a variety of services, tools and assistance which may be needed to become proficient in specific areas. Our programs range from after-school subject tutoring to educational therapy.

Our qualified tutors offer after-school tutoring to students in need of additional support on subject area concepts and content. Tutoring services are available at all grade levels.

At RLCA, we have a structured after school program where high school students tutor elementary and middle school students.  The primary focus of this program is to aid the student in building on a specific skill to help them close the achievement gap.  Peer-2-Peer Tutoring occurs 1x per week.  It is available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:00-3:45 pm or Wednesday from 1:30-2:15 pm.

Our After School Mentoring Program is designed as a grade recovery program. Any student in extra-curricular activity with a failing grade or cumulative GPA below 2.0 in all their current classes, will be required to attend on a weekly basis, for the entire week, except Wednesday.

*Any RLCA student is able to attend the After School Mentoring Program at any time to improve his/her grades.*

Click here for more information on our After School Mentoring Program.

All employees and agents of a public school district, charter school or private school have an obligation and legal responsibility to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student.

Scholarships