Rocky Bayou Christian School’s 17 Academy is intended to give High School students an opportunity to take required classes in a condensed 17-day program. This will allow students to take a study hall or advance further in a field of study during the regular school year in addition to freeing up an elective class slot int he fall. Courses will be either a full day (8am-4:30pm) or half day (8am – 12pm).  Full day courses count for 1 full credit while half day courses count for a .5 credit.

Enrollment for the coming summer (2017) will be open until Thursday, May 25th .

17 is designed to help our regular and advanced track students excel by providing them with more flexibility during the regular school year. Students who wish to make the most of their time at RBCS can find themselves running a very busy, sometimes overwhelming schedule. These are the students for whom 17 was built.

Successful completion of a 17 class frees up a spot in the fall for a study hall. This allows students to take an additional elective, to have time for sports, or to simply cut down on homework.

Every 17 class is a prerequisite for graduation. Each class is designed to cover the same material as the regular school year, with a focus on variety and a mixture of learning techniques created to keep students engaged and focused in a condensed classroom setting.

Our hope is that this will provide you and your students with some much needed space in their schedule. Please prayerfully consider if 17 is the right fit for your family. We are joyfully looking forward to this opportunity to serve.

For more information please contact Mr. James Riches at

Course name

Eligible grades

Full day/Half day



Credit Hrs.

British Literature

10B & 11A

Full day (8AM-4:30PM)


May 30-June 21


Spanish II*

10A, 10B, 11A

Full day (8AM-4:30PM)


May 30-June 21



11 &12

Half Day (8AM-12PM)


May 30-June 21


*Any student who has completed Spanish I may take Spanish II

Instructions for Registration

  1. Please click the “Registration” link, found on this page.
  2. A simple form will appear, asking for your student and what class you would like to enroll in.
  3. Once the form is filled out, you will need to bring payment to the school. Checks can be made out to RBCS and sent in care of James Riches. Credit cards may be used to pay in the Business Office during regular business hours.
  4. Once payment has been received, you will be sent a confirmation email.


  • When is registration?
    • Registration will be open until Thursday, May 25th, and will close on Thursday, May 25th. Payments may be made via check or credit card. Checks should be made out to RBCS and sent to James Riches. Credit card payments may be made in our Business Office and will incur a 3.5% convenience fee.
  • How will I register?
    • In order to register, please visit the 17 page, found under “Academics” at
  • What classes are offered?
    • The 2017 term offers 3 classes: British Literature, Spanish II, and Philosophy.
  • What is the price of the class?
    • ½ day classes (Philosophy) are $100
    • Full day classes (British Literature, Spanish II) are $200
  • How is the price of the class determined?
    • 17 is intended to help students and parents handle the demanding course load of a top-tier high school education. Therefore, the cost is heavily discounted from the regular price of tuition. In addition, scholarship prices are available, at the need.
  • What is the average class size?
    • We are planning on class sizes from 5-10 students.
  • What is the schedule for the class?
    • ½ day classes run from 8-12 daily
    • Full day classes run from 8-4:30 daily
  • What are the beginning and ending dates for the class?
    • Classes will begin the day after Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 30th. The final day of the term will be Wednesday, June 21st.
  • Can my student miss some of the 17 term for a family trip/camp/other event?
    • Due to the nature of the program, it is vital that your student attend all 17 days of the program. Each day will cover an entire week’s worth of work for ½ day classes and 2 weeks’ worth of work for full day classes. Therefore, there is a no-absence policy for the program. If there is an unavoidable illness, students and parents will need to meet with the teacher and administrator to determine whether or not it is possible to complete the class in the time allotted.
  • Will this interfere with other RBCS summer activities?
    • We have tried to work carefully with all other RBCS programs during the summer, and believe we have accommodations for all eventualities. Sports programs will be adjusted according to the student’s availability, and camps should not interfere with the student’s schedule. We will do our best to make sure that there are no conflicts before the term begins. Please contact us with specific inquiries.
  • Can Home School students Participate?
    • Yes. Homeschool students may take classes for the discounted registration price of $200. Please contact Mrs. Kim Cannon for more information at
  • Do these classes count on my transcript?
    • All 17 classes will be graded and recorded exactly as they are in the regular school year.
  • How will this class affect my child’s fall schedule?
    • Participants in the 17 program will replace their 17 class with a study hall in the fall. ½ day classes will have study hall for the 1st semester, and then continue with a regular schedule. Full day 17 classes will have a study hall for the entire year.
    • Having an additional study hall will allow students to take an additional elective in the fall.
  • What is the refund policy?
    • Refunds for the 17 program will be offered until the first day of classes, May 30th Due to the anticipated small class sizes and the condensed schedule, no refunds will be given after that point. However, students who must withdraw after the refund deadline will not receive a ‘withdraw/fail’ on their record; they will simply need to take the class in the fall.
  • Why aren’t math classes offered with the 17 program?
    • RBCS currently offers several math options outside of the 17 program through the math department and through FLVS. Math is a continual learning process which takes the entire summer, and skipping an entire year of a math would be detrimental to the student’s ability.
  • Registration runs until May 25th.  Payment must be remitted before the start date,  May 30th.
  • Our refund policy states that refunds for the 17 program will be offered until May 30th Due to the anticipated small class sizes and the condensed schedule, no refunds will be given after that point. However, students who must withdraw after the refund deadline will not receive a ‘withdraw/fail’ on their record; they will simply need to take the class in the fall.
  • If you are paying by credit card, there will be a 3.5% convenience fee added to the amount.

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Rocky Bayou Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of any of its policies or programs.