ATLANTA (September 19, 2018) – Starting on October 1st, the Ron Clark Academy (RCA),
traditionally a 5th-8th-grade middle school, will now be adding 4th grade. The Academy will
accept applications for students currently in the 3rd or 4th grade. The application window will
close on October 31st at 11:59 PM EST. In addition to being in the 3rd or 4th grade during the
application process, eligible students must be Georgia residents and enrolled in a Georgia
school by October 1st. Students who are accepted will be enrolled as rising 4th and 5th graders
in the 2019-2020 school year.
After this year, the admissions process will only accept applications from 3rd grade students. As
such, this is the last year the school will accept applications from 4th grade students. Regardless
of the situation, RCA does not accept applications for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Additionally,
there is no waiting list for students to gain acceptance.
In regards to the student body, the Ron Clark Academy is inclusive, benefiting students
regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic status or religion. Furthermore, RCA accepts all
different types of students as some are academically gifted, others have achieved average
results in school, and some have yet to reach their full academic potential.
The financial status of RCA families varies as well, ranging from households with a high income
to others earning a lower income. Tuition is based on a sliding scale and is dependent upon a
family's income, which is inclusive of child support, alimony, disability and any other type of
income that contributes to the household.
To receive further information, visit www.ronclarkacademy.com/admissions.
About the Ron Clark Academy
The Ron Clark Academy is a private, non-profit middle school and educator training program in
Southeast Atlanta that promotes innovation and inspires its students and educators through
energetic teaching balanced by a strict code of discipline. The Academy currently relies on
outside funding to provide scholarships to students from varying academic and financial
backgrounds. For more information, please visit ronclarkacademy.com.