RTCA selected for preschool expansion program

Hello RTCA Students, Parents, and Staff Members,

We are pleased to announce that Reid Temple Christian Academy (RTCA) was selected as a partner school for the Maryland State Department of Education Prekindergarten Expansion Grant. Our Bethlehem preschool program was certified by the state as a highly qualified preschool based on our academic standards, achievements, quality of education, and our educators' credentials.

Becoming a partner school will allow RTCA to expand our educational resources to our greater community, many of whom may not be able to afford the full cost of an RTCA education. This is important to us as a school that educates a primarily African American community. It further expands our long-standing tradition of providing financial aid, legacy scholarships, and other programs to increase accessibility to the quality of our staff, our Christian environment and the rigorous education our school provides.

This grant will enhance opportunities for our entire preschool program, making a reading coach and other specialists available for all students. Every parent in the Bethlehem preschool can expect their child to receive a quality education that is even more enhanced than the one we've become known for.

While RTCA has agreed to offer as many as 160 slots for this program, we expect to fill less than half of those slots during our first year of implementation.

We are excited to welcome new faces to our community, and we want to partner with you, our parents, to help us connect with your family members, church members and friends who may qualify for this program, and who may be a good fit for our school community.

More information will be forthcoming as we launch our campaign for our prekindergarten expansion. Please continue to visit and refer your friends to our website and our official Facebook page.

Donnette Echols
Head of School