Athletics & Clubs
RCA offers the following athletic programs and clubs for students:
Beta Club (Student must qualify and be selected to join.)
All students must have a current, completed physical form on file, have good conduct, and be currently passing all subjects to partcipate.
Archery is offered to students in grades 3-8. Students in grades 4-8 can participate in tournaments.
Archery takes patience, dedication, and concentration. Our students practice at least twice weekly, and attend tournaments around the county regularly. State tournaments are typically held throughout the year.
All RCA archery coaches are NASP Certified Coaches.
All students participate archery during PE in the spring.
For more information about archery, please see Mr. Grant.
Basketball season is offered in the winter, open to 5th and 6th grade students.
Practicing twice weekly, RCA students learn essential skills needed to make a great basektball player! Practicing twice weekly, plus two to three games per week keep students active, growing in the sport, and encouraged.
If you have any questions about basketball, please see Mr. Grant.
The Eaglets Dance Team
Our dance team, The Eaglets, is open to students in grades 5-8, both girls and boys are encouraged to participate! Heart-pumping music, teamwork, and concentration make our dancers shine.
Not interested in dancing but love music or lighting? The Eaglets also have a tech spot available for a student to utilize his or her love for technology to run music and lighting for practices and performances.
If you are interested in learning more about The Eaglets, please contact Miss Cardin.
The purpose of National Beta Club is to promote academic achievement, character, leadership, and service at Rural Community Academy. This membership agreement provides the standards of membership and consequences if the standards are not upheld.
STANDARDS OF MEMBERSHIP
All students must be performing at or above grade level in order to be eligible for membership. The academic requirements for membership in the National Junior Beta club is a B average.
The National Junior Beta club committee requires each student to serve the following:
10 service hours in a number of settings to volunteer for Elementary (Grades4-5)
20 service hours in a number of settings to volunteer for Junior (Grades 6-8)
The character and behavioral requirements for membership in the National Junior Beta club are
- No disciplinary write-ups or office/bus referrals
- No In-School or Out-of-School Suspensions
- Regular school attendance
National Beta is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America and prepares today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. The organization recognizes high academic achievement, promotes character and social responsibility, encourages service involvement to school and community, fosters leadership skills, and provides settings for your child to develop interpersonal relationship skills.
Pledge Statement for Induction
I will encourage an individual responsibility to improve my school, community, state and nation. I will defend a high standard of morality and join with my club to contribute to the improvement of our entire student body.
Junior Beta Pledge:
I hereby declare that I shall always strive to be honest and truthful; to maintain a credible scholastic record; to be of service to my teachers and peers; to conduct myself in an ethical and moral manner to reflect credit upon my school and community.
RCA's volleyball season starts at the beginning of the school year, open to girls in grades 5-8.
Practices are held twice weekly, and occasionally an extra practice before a game. Games are generally held weekly, either at home in the RCA gym or at a surrounding school. Running drills, serving and passing drills, plus exercises to maintain strength are a few things done during practice.
If you are interested in learning more about volleyball, please contact Miss Evans.