If your child has been diagnosed with a clinical condition, please Contact Us for more information on their eligibility to attend RVCA. We have a detailed profile which can help you to determine the best course of action for your student.
For parents or students who desire counseling or other outside services, we make it as convenient as possible for parents to schedule appointments with outside local therapists, counselors, doctors, etc., for their students and we will either provide transportation for the student to their appointment or a private space on campus for the appointment to take place.
To our knowledge, the number of students making (unofficial) complaints averages out to less than one student per year over the 25 years our school has been in operation. Most of them being from a significant number of years ago. This is not to say we were doing anything wrong in those past years, but we are always updating our policies and looking for ways to make our school better. And we do believe our school is better today than it was 10 years ago, just as we hope our school will be better 10 years from now than it is today.
As far as the truthfulness of the negative comments past students have made goes, the majority range from being out of context or exaggerations to completely untrue. If you would like to read our responses to specific complaints we have seen, please visit this page.
Parents will be provided with a list of companies, and they are required to file all the paperwork themselves. Assistance is available for parents who establish legitimate hardship or demonstrate they are in a difficult financial situation at no fault of their own. All financial applications are reviewed by the RVCA administration and granted on a case-by-case basis. The decision is at the sole discretion of the administration and based on availability of funds.
The meetings will also equip parents to better manage those areas that had been inhibiting their student’s educational progress. Also, if the student sees the parent is invested in RVCA, this encourages the student’s participation as well. If parents are not able to attend the meetings, they should call other parents who attended to get the information that they missed. RVCA also encourages parents to call each other when they are struggling with their child in order to provide support for one another during this time.
RVCA Rules & Policies
We are a Christian faith-based school and will talk about our faith openly. However, we do not force or coerce anyone to believe what we believe. As a faith-based program, there will be Christian-related topics for discussion and faith-based activities. Participation in such activities is optional for the students. We trust that the families admitting their child fully understand this prior to admission.
Disciplinary actions include removal of privileges, writing sentences, separation from other students when appropriate, (i.e. in cases such as physical violence or verbal threats/ fighting), detention, suspension, and expulsion. We do everything in our ability to avoid suspension and expulsion, as our desire to redirect the student rather than to remove them from our school.
Depending on the situation, students are not always aware of the report being made. We have found that informing students that an official report is being made on their behalf can often cause them extra stress and anxiety that is unnecessary. Once authorities contact us to follow up and schedule an interview with the student, we will at that time inform the student that the report was made and someone will be coming to talk with them about what happened.