History of Round Rock Christian Academy
Round Rock Christian Academy was founded in 1975 under the name King David’s Children’s center as a ministry of Westside Baptist Church. The organization began as an early childhood program licensed by the State of Texas. The vision of the founding church body was to add an elementary grade each year. In 1986, the church changed its name to Lake Creek Baptist Church and the school followed suit with a name and mascot change. They were known as the Lake Creek Lions of Lake Creek Baptist Academy. The Academy’s total enrollment was approximately fifty-eight students in preschool through 5th grade with several multi-grade classrooms. The school experienced rapid growth in the early 90’s. In 1994, the church merged with Northeast Baptist Church changing its name to Central Baptist Church and the school name to Central Baptist Academy. In 1998, the school board voted to change the school name to Round Rock Christian Academy in order to communicate a broader vision to reach all denominations within the community. With many campus improvements in the last fifteen years, there has been steady enrollment growth, and today the school has over five hundred students enrolled in preschool through twelfth grade.
The original mission and philosophy statements were composed in 1990. The first minor revision was approved by the school board in 1998 and the most recent significant revision was made in 2009 to communicate our goal and desire for students to make a Kingdom impact in their community. The vision statement was added in 2000 and these three written documents serve as the rudder of our school. All programs and activities are considered only if they are in alignment with these founding statements of our school.
In December 2010, Round Rock Christian Academy became its own entity, separating from Central Baptist Church. This was a mutual decision between RRCA and CBC and will allow RRCA to apply for additional funding that would not have been available as long as it was a ministry of the church. Though they are legally distinct, the church and school will always remain close. With the new entity formation, a new school Board of Directors was created to oversee the operations of the school. Also in December 2010, the Round Rock Christian Academy Foundation was created as a supporting organization of Round Rock Christian Academy and will serve as the fundraising arm for the school. A Foundation Board of Trustees was created to oversee the operations of the foundation. For more information on the Round Rock Christian Academy Foundation, please visit www.rrcafoundation.org.