Ridgecrest Christian Academy

Opening in the Fall of 2021

As the new school year is right around the corner, take a few minutes to check out this conversation between Pastor Ray and Matthew Johnson about Ridgecrest Christian Academy.

To read more about the school from Pastor Ray, click here

Registration for Ridgecrest Christian Academy

We are currently accepting applications for students entering into the First Grade in the fall of 2021. You can download the registration form with the link below or come by the CDC Offices and request one. Please drop off your application to the CDC Office once completed. Space will be limited. 

Registration Form

Morgen Burnette

Ridgecrest Christian Academy is excited introduce our first Grade teacher for the 2021-22 school year, Mrs. Morgen Burnette.  Morgen received a bachelors degree in elementary education from Troy university and has been teaching in the public school system for the last 8 years. We are looking forward to Morgen’s excitement for teaching, love for sharing Jesus, and the positive impact she will have on our students at RCA! 

2021-22 School Calendar

Special Dates:

  • August 16 - First Day of School
  • October 18-22 - Fall Break
  • November 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break
  • December 20 - January 3 - Christmas Break
  • March 21-25 - Spring Break
  • May 27 - Last Day of School

Click to download full calendar

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the new school start?

August 16, 2021 is the first day of school. See link to school calendar in above section.

What grades will the new school have? 

We will start with the first grade and add one grade a year until we reach the 5th grade. 

What will the mascot be?

We will be known as The Ridgecrest Lions.

What will be the school colors?

The school colors will be Blue and Gold. 

What does tuition cost? 

The cost for one year is $5,000 which includes book fees.  The registration fee is $175.

Are there any tuition discounts?

  • Tuition paid in full for the year – 5%
  • Multiple child – 10% for the extra children, does not include first child.
  • Military/First Responders – 10% for all active/retired military, law enforcement, fire, and EMS.
  • Ridgecrest Members – 10% for members in good standing.
  • Full time Ministers – 25% for those in full time ministry.

Will there be uniforms?

We will have a dress code that will consist of a solid collared top, Khaki or navy bottoms; shorts and pants for the boys and pants, skorts, jumpers or polo dresses for the girls. 

What curriculum will be used?

The RCA Task Force has prayerfully selected BJU Press for our school curriculum. https://www.bjupress.com/about/

Founded in 1974, BJU Press has become the leading publisher of Christian textbooks and educational resources written from a thoroughly Biblical worldview and a research-based pedagogical perspective. 

What Makes BJU Press Unique? BJU Press uniquely combines the following elements: 

1. Biblical Worldview. This isn't just a buzz word or several tacked-on Bible verses. At BJU Press, it is the starting point for the entire writing team and Biblical Integration department. Each new textbook revision reflects careful evaluation and improvement toward this goal, helping students to view that subject area from a Biblical perspective. BJU Press believes that your textbook provider should help you achieve your spiritual formation goals for your students, not provide worldview challenges to overcome.

2. Critical Thinking Development. An educational process that simply trains students to parrot back answers for testing purposes (the very lowest levels of Bloom's taxonomy) doesn't serve them well. Instead, they can be drawn to their full potential by careful questioning, leading them toward a deep interaction with the content. BJU Press assists teachers to achieve this educational goal and provides students with higher-level application questions in their student texts. Because BJU Press believes “the teacher is the key”, instructional materials are written to support teachers as they customize their curriculum to meet the needs of their students and develop their thinking skills.

3. Academic Rigor. A Christian school shouldn't feel that they are settling for second-best when they choose a Christian textbook, written from a Biblical world and life view. BJU Press textbooks a proven choice with high achieving Christian schools. Textbooks are built upon ongoing research and are crafted for engagement, supporting schools which strive for academic excellence.

4. Technology Solutions. While sound educational strategies don’t change, the tools that teachers employ do. BJU Press is committed to provided technology tools that support classroom instruction and student achievement. These include presentation and instructional tools for teachers, found at www.teachertoolsonline.com. They also include eTextbooks for students, and the powerful (and free) www.AfterSchoolHelp.com site.

Will there before and after school care?

Yes this will be managed by the Ridgecrest CDC. More info to come. 


Ridgecrest Christian Academy is looking for qualified adults to substitute for our first grade. At least a high school diploma/GED is preferred for the substitute teacher position. Qualified applicants should send resume to our CDC Director, Melanie Wynkoop - .

More Questions?

If you have questions about the new school, please feel free to contact:

  • CDC Director - Melanie Wynkoop, 334-792-8441 or email at -
  • Church Administrator - Matthew Johnson, 334-792-9406 or email at - 

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