School Application

RCOA  is an Online Learning (OL) Christian School that serves home educating families from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Graduates of our enrolled programs earn a Dogwood Diploma, Adult Dogwood Diploma or a School Completion Certificate. We offer enrolled, registered, and cross-enrolled options. 

  • Applications for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year are accessible but will be waitlisted. 
  • Applications for the 2022/23 school year are accessible as follows:
    • Returning RCOA families are invited to re-enroll/re-register as of February 1st, 2022
    • New-to-RCOA families are welcome to enroll/register as of March 1st, 2022

Are you ready to begin the application process?

School Application

Our school is made up of Christian teachers and staff who are committed to growing together in grace and knowledge with you, your children, and each other.

Home education is an honourable endeavour and we feel privileged to support you as you live out this calling with your children.

Our Working Relationship

RCOA values communication and partnership. Here are a few details that will help set the stage for our year together.

  • I know that RCOA is a Christian school. By completing this application I understand that RCOA operates with a Christian Worldview based on the scriptures as found in the Holy Word of God: the Bible.
  • I understand that meaningful weekly communication between my child and the teacher(s) via RCOA online learning management systems is needed (e.g., FreshGrade, Canvas, other).
  • I understand that enrolled learners in Grades 4 or 7 are expected to participate in the Ministry of Education Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) and learners in Grades 10 to 12 are expected to participate in Literacy and Numeracy Assessments with only limited exceptions permitted according to Ministry policy.
  • I understand that in order to grant access to our online learning management systems, each learner in grades 8–12 will be provided a school email address. Designated Special Education students who are not able to communicate for themselves will be exempt from this requirement.
  • Child and parent/guardian information is required to complete this application. I consent to Regent Christian Online Academy collecting information about my child and family for the sole purposes of enrolment and school records.
  • Our program requires parent/guardian involvement on a regular basis throughout the school year.  I acknowledge that I or another person will be available to adequately support my child in his/her learning.
  • I understand that my application is subject to approval by an admissions advisor. (You can expect an email from an advisor within three business days of submitting your application).
If you have a question about the bullets above, your home learning support teacher (K-7 returning families) or an advisor (new or grade 8-12 families) will be happy to talk to you during your consult call. 
RCOA values communication and partnership. Here are a few details that will help set the stage for our year together.

  • I know that RCOA is a Christian school. By completing this application I understand that RCOA operates with a Christian Worldview based on the scriptures as found in the Holy Word of God: the Bible.
  • I understand that meaningful weekly communication between my child and the teacher(s) via RCOA online learning management systems is needed (e.g., Seesaw, Canvas, other).
  • I understand that enrolled learners in Grades 4 or 7 are expected to participate in the Ministry of Education Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) and learners in Grades 10 to 12 are expected to participate in Literacy 10 and 12 and Numeracy 10 Assessments with only limited exceptions permitted according to Ministry policy. Families are expected to travel to an RCOA designated location or assist with coordinating with an alternative school/site.
  • I understand that in order to grant access to our online learning management systems, each learner will be provided a school @rcoa.ca email address in O365. Designated Special Education students who are not able to communicate for themselves will be exempt from this requirement.  Elementary learners will not be expected to use these emails for communication. 
  • Child and parent/guardian information is required to complete this application. I consent to Regent Christian Online Academy collecting information (ie previous school(s), doctor) about my child and family for the sole purposes of enrolment and school records.
  • Our program requires parent/guardian involvement on a regular basis throughout the school year.  I acknowledge that I or another person will be available to adequately support my child in his/her learning.
  • I understand that my application is subject to approval by an admissions advisor. (You can expect an email from an advisor within 3-5 business days of submitting your application).
If you have a question about the bullets above, your home learning support teacher (K-7 returning families) or an advisor (new or grade 8-12 families) will be happy to talk to you during your consult call. 

Documentation Needed

The following documentation will be needed as you progress through the application. Please ensure uploaded documents are legible.

All Applicants Each Year

  1. Doctor's note for life threatening medical conditions (if applicable).
  2. Custody Documentation such as a Guardianship Court Order (if applicable).
  3. Credit card, Visa/MC debit card, or banking information (information you would find on a cheque) if your payment on file is not active (ie credit card expired, you changed banks etc..)
  4. Proof of Residency (parent)

NEW Applicants Only

  1. Child's birth certificate
  2. BC Services Card Number (formerly Care Card). No image/upload required.
  3. Latest report card or interim report from previous school
  4. Credit card, Visa/MC debit card, or banking information (information you would find on a cheque) for payment of the $25 Application fee
  5. Diagnostic Documents: Special Education (required) & Learning Support Applicants (required) release of information.

Three Steps to Starting Your Year with RCOA

Step 1:Complete this application, and for new families, learners switching from Registered to Enrolled or new students joining returning families (Kindergarten exempt), pay the non-refundable $25 per student Application Processing Fee.

Step 2: Select your tuition option and enter your payment information.
  • Grades K-9 Enrolled:
    • $200 tuition = $600 Ministry Funds OR $0 tuition = $350 Ministry Funds to a maximum family tuition of $600
  • Grades 10-12 School of Record:
    • $200 tuition
    • Physical Health Education & Fine Arts courses will receive $50 per course in Ministry Funds upon course activation
  • Grades 8-9 Cross Enrolled:
    • $300 per course plus optional in-person & virtual programming fees
  • Grades 10-12 Cross Enrolled (includes Registered learners who are enrolled in grades 10-12 courses):
    • $50 tuition per course 
    • Physical Health Education & Fine Arts courses will receive $50 per course in Ministry Funds upon course activation
Step 3: Sign-up for RCOA in-person and/or virtual programming if desired.  You will be guided through this process at the end of the application (returning families) or with an advisor (new families). 
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Registered families:  There is no tuition required to register with RCOA for registrations submitted prior to the funding deadline of September 30th each year. Registrations submitted after September 30th, and learners changing to registered status mid-year will be charged a $100/family Homeschool Registration Fee.  As valued members of the RCOA Community we invite you to sign up for in-person and/or virtual programming as of August 15th.  Costs are visible in OTIS.  Watch for a welcome letter with more details on optional services and support options (fees apply)

You need to agree to the policy in order to continue.

 


If you have a question about any of the above, click here and Admissions Advisor (for all new applicants) will be happy to talk to you.

Note: This application form will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. It needs to be filled out in one session and content cannot be saved.

We are glad to answer any questions you have. Fill in your contact information and your question(s) and we will be in touch.

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Have you previously applied to RCOA for any of your children?

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Which type of application will you be applying for this year?

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Enrolled in Online/Distributed Learning (DL):  Grades K-12

  • Would you like the support of a provincially certified Christian teacher?
  • Would you like your child to receive report cards?
  • Would your child like to work toward a BC graduation diploma (Dogwood or School Leaving Certificate)?
  • Have you graduated and want to upgrade a course(s)?
  • Would you like priority placement in RCOA programming (e.g., face-to-face classes, virtual clubs)?
  • Would you like access to an Enrolled Learning Lending Library and our complete list of subscriptions?
If so, then RCOA Online/Distributed Learning (DL) Enrolment is for you!

Cross-Enrolled (XE):  Grades 8-12

  • Do you want to take only some of your courses with RCOA?
  • Are you taking most of your courses at another school (regular campus or distributed learning)?
  • Would you like a discounted rate on RCOA's in-person and virtual programming?
  • Note: The school where the student takes the most courses in a year is the School of Record (SOR). RCOA will send completed course marks to the student’s SOR. The SOR will report the marks to the Ministry of Education.
If so, then RCOA Cross-Enrolment is for you!

Registered Home School Status (Reg HS):  Grades K-12

  • Would you like to fully direct your child’s educational program, including independence from the Ministry of Education learning objectives? (You will not be partnered with a certified teacher and your child will not receive report cards.)
  • Would you like to use RCOA's Registered Lending Library and some of our online subscriptions?
  • Note: Your child is welcome to participate in some of our face-to-face programming as space allows. Fees will apply.  Some programs are reserved for enrolled learners.  
If so, then RCOA Registered Home Schooling is for you!

Special Education (SE):  Grades K-12
Our Special Education Department is full for the 2022-23 School Year.  We are no longer accepting applications. Our wait list for this program is also full.  Reach out to us as [email protected] with questions.  
  • Would you like all the benefits of enrolment with RCOA? (e.g., provincially certified teacher, lending library, online subscriptions)
  • Has your child qualified for or had an assessment that qualifies them for a Ministry of Education designation (documentation required) as a child with special needs in categories A through H?
  • Would you like the support of a Special Education Coordinator (BC-certified teacher) who works with you to ensure individualized programming is in place for your child?  
  • Note:  RCOA may be able to apply for a government grant to provide supports and services to help meet your child's additional and documented special educational needs.  
If so, then RCOA Special Education is for you!

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