Admissions and Qualifications

RVCA provides year-round schooling with ongoing open-enrollment.

RVCA’s primary purpose is to provide education to students who have struggled to be successful in a private or public day school. We do not discriminate against any student who would be qualified for a public school, even if they have been expelled.* Our desire is to educate our students in all areas of life to prepare them for their future. We provide elective courses in Boundary Setting, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, and other life skills to prepare them for a successful adulthood.

  • 12 to 17-year-olds (boys and girls)
  • Child has some parental or legal guardian involvement

The Admission Process

Requirements for admission:

The following is a list of items needed to move forward in the process. If parents need help with tuition, they should contact us for options available. Different payment options are available, including very low-interest financing. We also can provide discounts to those who can establish a valid hardship; all financial awards are subject to availability.

  1. The parent talks to the Admission department and is asked a series of questions about the child. This is referred to as the student’s profile.
  2. RVCA requires parents to call other schools similar to RVCA, a list of which will be provided for the parent. This is RVCA’s way of remaining ethical. This is a very vulnerable time for parents and RVCA wishes to assist them in doing the best thing for their child. RVCA would love to be of assistance to each family, but RVCA’s goal is to have the family feel at peace about the decision they make on behalf of their child. The families are more important to RVCA than filling up our school.
  3. After RVCA reviews the profile, an appointment will be set up for a time for the parents to visit the school. The parents have the opportunity to interview current students and tour the campus. If the visit goes well and the parents are satisfied with the school, RVCA and the parents can then arrange an enrollment time.
  4. The parents tour the school and, if they decide to enroll their child in RVCA, they will receive a contract and parent handbook.
  5. Parents are requested to read the materials before returning the signed documents.
  6. RVCA realizes that sometimes parents may need to move quickly. RVCA can accommodate this. RVCA has admitted new students in as little as 4 hours. However, it usually takes approximately 48 hours for an admission process to take place.


It is very important to us that RVCA’s tuition be affordable and we understand that having a high monthly tuition payment can be a burden to families. With this in mind we have structured our tuition to have a range of monthly payment options.

Monthly payments generally fall between $2,250 and $3,800.

The monthly amount will primarily be based on two factors:

  1. The student’s length of enrollment committed to by the parents.
  2. The length of time the parents wish to extend the payments past the student’s attendance.

Our goal is to customize the monthly payments to fit each family’s individual needs. For more information about your monthly tuition cost, please contact us. We would love to work with you to find the option that works best for your situation.

If you do not feel that you can afford our tuition, please feel free to contact us. We also offer a Home program and Online School at a reduced cost. In addition, we can also help you find another school or program that may better fit your needs.

Payment Options:

  • Cash pay
  • Credit card payment
  • Installments based on contracted amount
  • Student loans (contact us for a list of programs available)

Financial Hardship programs:
RVCA has financial hardship programs for those who qualify. RVCA requires the family to show a legitimate need. The applications are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case situation.

Transportation to RVCA

We strongly recommend the use of a transportation service for bringing your child to our campus. We understand that this is a difficult decision to make but have found that students who have been transported by a service tend to have a much calmer and easier time transitioning into the school.

Teen Adolescent Placement Services (TAPS) is a transportation service that we have worked closely with for many years. TAPS Family Services was begun as a parent support group in Oceanside, CA in 1994 by Tony and Maryann Pallotto, and became a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation in August 1996.

TAPS Family Services began out of extreme hardship. Tony and Maryann are parents of three sons, two of whom were addicted to drugs and alcohol. It was through these hardships that Tony and Maryann dedicated their lives to this work. TAPS knows the pain of dealing with troubled and out-of-control teens. Their son, Mark, died from a heroin overdose. TAPS stands ready to serve all families of troubled and out-of-control loved ones.
Teen Rescue knows this is a very difficult time for parents. The decision a parent makes at this time affects the direction of their child and family. Teen Rescue is committed to supporting the parents and helping them to make the correct decision on behalf of their child.

If you have questions or would like more information about Teen Rescue and River View Christian Academy, please fill out our Consultation Form or Contact Us: 1-800-494-2200


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*RVCA reserves the right at its sole discretion to decline any enrollment which requires behavioral services that RVCA can not provide. Please contact us and we will help you determine if RVCA is the right fit for you and your student.