Rural Community Academy Application for Admission (Enrollment for New Students)
Please complete a separate application for each child. Once you have filled out this form, please complete the online registration via Harmony. There will be a link provided after completing this application.
I am enrolling my child for:
RCA School (daily attendance at RCA)
RCA Online (daily attendance online from home)
Child's Full Name (first, middle, last)
Ethnicity (please select all that apply):
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
Hispanic or Latino
Name of Parent or Guardian:
Date of Birth:
Siblings currently attending RCA: (please list names and grade level for the upcoming school year)
Siblings currently NOT attending RCA (List only siblings for whom you are also submitting an application for admission.):
I am interested in bus transportation:
Do you have any concerns you would like to address with our staff at this time? If none, please type: N/A
Rural Community Academy Admissions Policy
Rural Community Academy ADMISSIONS POLICY
The Rural Community Academy seeks to admit students in a fair manner, without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, or color. In an effort to insure a system of equal and fair admission, this policy has been put forth by Rural Community Schools, Inc.
In order to insure adequate time for the submission of applications, the application period shall be no less than four weeks. During this time, applications may be obtained from local businesses, members of the RCSI Board of Directors, or from the RCSI/Rural Community Academy office. Applications must be returned by mail, and must be postmarked no later than the last day of the application period.
The application period will be announced by Rural Community Schools, Inc. Notice will be given at least one week prior to the beginning of the application period. Notice will be given in the local newspaper, in local radio and television stations, and by posting notices in local businesses. At the conclusion of the application period, Rural Community Schools, Inc., or its designated representative, will fill any openings at the Rural Community Academy in the following manner:
Applicants shall be automatically enrolled in any grade where the number of applications does not exceed the maximum number of available openings.
In those grades where the number of applicants exceeds the maximum capacity of the school, preference will be given to those applicants who have a sibling enrolled in the school. Applicants who have a sibling enrolled in the Rural Community Academy will automatically be enrolled also.
All other openings will be filled by a random selection drawing. This drawing will be conducted by a party not affiliated with RCSI or Ball State University. The drawing will take place at an open meeting and will be conducted under the supervision of Ball State University.
Once all available openings are filled, the remaining applicants will be drawn. These applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Should vacancies arise, they will be filled with applicants from the waiting list, in the order that they were drawn. The waiting list will be kept in the RCSI/Rural Community Academy office.
Parents of students who are granted admission will be notified in writing through the mail.
Students who are currently enrolled in the Rural Community Academy do not need to apply on an annual basis. However, a letter will be sent annually to parents of all students enrolled in the school. The letter will confirm that enrolled students will be returning in the next school year. Parents will be expected to respond to this letter within a predetermined amount of time. Students whose parents do not respond to this letter shall not be automatically re-enrolled, and will be expected to repeat the admissions process.
Any student who withdraws from the Rural Community Academy for any reason may not return as a student without re-application and participation in the admissions process.
Where do I send my completed enrollment form?
Please email all forms to:
If you have any questions, please call 812-382-4500.
I certify that the above information is true and accurate. I have received with this application a copy of the Rural Community Academy Admissions Policy. I have read this policy and agree to abide by its conditions. Fill out parent or guardian name below for electronic signature.
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