Let’s get started together.

5 easy steps:

We will be with you at every step, ready to answer your questions.

STEP 1:

Tour

Take a group or private tour so we can show you around, answer your questions, and communicate applicable scholarship opportunities.

  • If you are unable to tour, you may apply before you tour or shadow in order to take advantage of the application fee waiver offered in late winter.
  • Have your student shadow on select days by contacting our office at admission@rbcs.org.
  • If you will be applying for in house RBCS Tuition Assistance, please do so at the same time as applying for admission to the school.

STEP 2:

Apply

Please note there have been some date changes.

Dec. 1, 2021: All Kindergarten applicants, including young siblings of current students, may apply for free.
Jan. 1-5, 2022: Siblings of current students (non-Kindergarten) and Students in our Wait Pool for this current school year (21/22) may apply with early access for free.
Feb. 1, 2022: All applicants may apply for free.
Mar. 1, 2022: Applications are open with a fee of $40.00 per student.
Apr. 1, 2022: Applications are open with a fee of $80.00 per student.

STEP 3:

Submit

Kindergarten applicants (3, 4, or 5 years old):

1st-12th grade applicants before Grade Placement Testing (Required):

  • Pastoral Reference (preferred)
  • School Reference by Administrator
  • Student Recommendation by Teacher
  • Report Card (1st – 8th) or Transcript (8th – 12th)
  • IEP, 504 Plan and/or other Diagnostic Testing, if on McKay, Gardiner, or in Special Services (7th-12th) or Talent Development (K-6th)

All applicants after acceptance and before financial completion (Required):

  • Birth Certificate
  • Florida Immunization 680 or Religious Exemption 681
  • Florida Health Exam Form 3040 or Out of State Health Exam from within 1 year

After completing each section of the Application, you will reach the Application Review screen.

  • Review your Application and then click the Complete Review and Submit Application button.
  • Next, you will click Submit Application & Make Payment.

Enter your payment information and click Submit.  If applying during a window where application fees are waived, the system will not prompt you for payment.

STEP 4:

Test

Grade Placement Testing is required for new students entering 2nd-12th grades.  Please click the link to see which nationally normed tests we accept, available group test dates, pricing, and scheduling links.

STEP 5:

Family Interview & Admission Decision

After all applicable documents and test results have been received and processed, the Principal will review the application and schedule a mandatory family interview.

  • The applicant’s family will be notified within 10 business days of one of the following:
    • Acceptance and placement in an agreed upon grade
      • Once you have received your acceptance letter, you will be contacted to set up an appointment for Financial Arrangements.  Students beginning school during the school year will have their tuition prorated.
    • Acceptance and placement in the Wait Pool
      • Wait Pool status is good for the current school year until February 1st.
    • Acceptance and placement cannot be made at this time.
  • In most cases, a new student may begin school during the school year 48 hours after financial arrangements are complete.
  • Additional Kindergarten screenings may be scheduled for some students about one week prior to the first day of school.

Rocky Bayou Christian School is a K-3 through 12th grade college preparatory Christian school with campuses in Niceville and Crestview offering traditional, special services, online academy and homeschool programs. RBCS is accredited through the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS) and is committed to equipping generations to use their God-given abilities as Champions for Christ. RBCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in any of its programs.