About RCA

1064 Culpepper Drive
Conyers, GA 30094
770-388-5677

www.rockdalecareeracademy.org

School Summary

Grades: 9-12
School Colors: Purple, Black, White
Student Hours: 9:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Enrollment: 2,100
# of Staff: 75
Year Opened: 2006


Contact Information

Staff Directory


Driving Directions

From I-20, take Exit 80 for West Avenue. Turn south, away from Olde Town Conyers towards QT (if coming off I-20 eastbound, turn right. If coming off I-20 westbound, turn left). Turn left on Iris Drive/Access Road. Turn right on Commercial Drive SW. Turn left on Parker Road.  RCA is on the right in the Conyers International Business Park at 1064 Culpepper Drive.


Mission Statement

The mission of Rockdale Career Academy, an award-winning technologically innovative learning community, is to ensure students achieve academic, social, and career success by providing a supportive environment that identifies, encourages, and develops each student's interests and abilities to prepare tomorrow's workforce today for a fulfilling, productive career by:

•    Offering programs of study designed by experts in business, industry, and education.
•    Providing customized work-based learning experiences.
•    Involving family and community stakeholders.
•    Offering industry certification in appropriate programs.
•    Teaching a rigorous and relevant academic and career curricula.
•    Cultivating a clear awareness of their rights, responsibilities, and obligations to be ethical, community-oriented citizens and productive members of the workforce and the global community.
•    Fostering a sense of responsibility and ability to plan their own personal and professional growth beyond high school.
•    Building a community of hope.


Unique Opportunities for Students

•    Open to all RCPS high school students with scheduling compatible with the home high schools (Rockdale County High, Heritage High, Salem High) and Rockdale Virtual Campus.
•    Industry Certified Career Technical Agricultural Education (CTAE) Programs.
•    Dual Enrollment Courses at RCA campus from post-secondary programs, such as Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Point University.
•    Advanced Placement Courses.
•    Work Based Learning (WBL) internships in local businesses and workplaces.
•    Instructors with Industry Experience.



Programs Offered at RCA

Audio, Video, Technology, & Film (Film or Sports)
Automobile Maintenance & Light Repair
Construction - Carpentry & Electrical
Culinary Arts
Early Childhood Care & Education*
Electronics
EMT - GPTC
Drafting - GPTC
Game Design - GPTC
Graphic Design
Healthcare Science (Patient Care, Allied Health, 
Exercise Physiology, and Biotechnology)
Information Technology (Information Support & Services), Computer Networking Pathway, & Computer Science)
Interior Design
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security (includes Fire Safety)
911 Communications - GPTC
Manufacturing
Marketing (Fashion or Sports & Entertainment)
Teaching as a Profession
Veterinary Science


Helpful Websites

RCPS CTAE Career Pathways Overview