Students seeking admission are evaluated on past academic achievement, (as indicated in transcripts from the applicant’s previous school and by letters of recommendation); ability, (as evidenced by standardized achievement tests); and a personal interview with the applicant and his or her parents. Applicants must show the ability to be an independent learner with the ability to be successful in a traditional classroom environment.

The Rock Academy does not compute class rank. The school operates on a semester basis with grades issued at nine week intervals. Grade point average is based on courses taken in grades 9-12. For AP and Honors classes, an extra grade point is added for each semester; grades below a C- are not weighted. Transfer courses at the Honors and AP level are only accepted for a weighted grade if the Academy offers an equitable course.

Letter Grade Numerical Value Regular Ap/Honors
A+ 98 and above 4.0 5.0
A 93 – 97.9 4.0 5.0
A- 90 – 92.9 4.0 5.0
B+ 88 – 89.9 3.0 4.0
B 83 – 87.9 3.0 4.0
B- 80 – 82.9 3.0 4.0
C+ 78 – 79.9 2.0 3.0
C 73 – 77.9 2.0 3.0
C- 70 – 72.9 2.0 3.0
D+ 68 – 69.9 1.0 1.0
D 63 – 67.9 1.0 1.0
D- 60 – 62.9 1.0 1.0
F 0 – 59.9 0 0

Students who attend the Rock Academy High School for four years (grades 9-12) must complete core classes in addition to Bible each year in attendance, and accumulate a minimum of 52 semester credits as outlined below. Adjustments in credit totals will be made for students who matriculate into TRA after grade 9, depending on curriculum requirements in their former institutions, at the discretion of TRA.

Subject Credits
History 8
English 8
Math 6
Science 6
Foreign Language 4
Visual Performing Art 2
Bible 8
Physical Education 4
Electives 6

Bible Courses
Drama, Dance
Computer Lab with Visual Communications
Computer Drafting
Home Economics
Yearbook
Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4
Pillars Differentiated Learner’s Program
Sheltered English, History, Bible and ESL Support Classes
Athletic Programs for Boys & Girls (CCL), (CIF)
Apprenticeship Program
ASB Leadership Opportunities
ASB Leadership Conference
Off-Campus High School Retreat
Ken Blanchard Student Situational Self Leadership
Missions Trips
ACT’s Plan and Explore test; PSAT
AP Courses:
08/09 Calculus
09/10 Spanish Language, Statistics
10/11 English Language and Composition, W. History
11/12 English Literature and Composition
13/14 Biology
14/15 US History

Test Student Average Score
SAT out of 1600 1071
SAT out of 2400 1585
ACT Composite Score 22.9
PSAT 149
PLAN 19.2
Post Graduation Stats
Four Year College/University 54.2%
Two Year College/University 25%
Unknown 20.8%
Submitted College Applications 195
Apps Per Student 8.1
Class of 2014 GPA 3.31

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