Why Choose Randolph-Macon Academy?
Why should a Falcon Foundation Scholar choose Randolph-Macon Academy?
Randolph-Macon Academy welcomed its first two Falcon Foundation Scholars in the fall of 2012. In February of 2013, both received notification of their appointments to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Read their testimonials.
Randolph-Macon Academy is the only Falcon Foundation School with a proven Air Force JROTC program. Randolph-Macon Academy has been Air Force JROTC since the fall of 1975 and is the oldest co-educational Air Force JROTC program in the United States. The Air Force JROTC staff consistently attains the AFJROTC distinguished unit with merit distinction.
R-MA has an established academic curriculum that successfully prepares students for all military service academies, including the United States Air Force Academy. The High Flight program at R-MA is a proven regiment that has resulted in acceptances to the United States Air Force Academy. This curriculum has been further tailored to meet the expectations and demands of admission to the Air Force Academy.
At Randolph-Macon Academy you will learn to live by the same Honor Code as applied at the United States Air Force Academy.
Air Force Leadership Training is instilled. Upon completion of Cadre Camp, every Falcon Scholar will be promoted to the rank of Cadet 2nd Lieutenant within the Corps of Cadets. They will partner with the Squadron Commander and the Squadron Executive officer to lead up to 100 fellow cadets in their daily activities.
A physical training program tailored to prepare Falcon Scholars for the USAFA Candidate Fitness Test. All Falcon Foundation Scholars will participate with R-MA’s High Flight Academy Prep program in fitness training program created to maximize their physical fitness score.
Every Falcon Foundation Scholar is mentored by an on-staff, retired senior Air Force Officer. These mentors will advise them on the preparation needed to obtain an Air Force Academy appointment and to pursue a career in the United States Air Force.
Focus will be placed on each Falcon Scholar’s needs in the nomination, application, and appointment process to the United States Air Force Academy.
“The little things that R-MA offers really helped with the adjustment into the Air Force Academy. Being able to wear the uniform, being able to march, knowing how to live by the honor code…that was all really helpful, especially to get through basic. R-MA laid a foundation I was able to build on at the Academy.”
2Lt Sarah Littlefield, USAF
There is the opportunity to fly in the only full-time, in-house secondary school flight program in the nation. Randolph-Macon Academy owns two Cessna 172s and has two full-time flight instructors on staff.
Extracurricular programs will keep you involved and round out your resume. Falcon Scholars may serve as assistant coaches for varsity/JV sports teams, participate in community service projects, take part in an intramural activity, or participate in the drama program, so long as they excel academically.
Summer Air Force JROTC leadership training program. All Falcon Foundation Scholars will join the Randolph-Macon Academy Cadre Leadership Training program in mid-August where they will receive ten days of intensive training in leadership, drill and ceremonies, school policies, and physical fitness from the school Commandant, a retired Air Force Colonel and fighter pilot.
Falcon Foundation Scholars will make R-MA-sponsored visits to active Air Force installations. Since the mentors are retired senior Air Force officers there will be special accommodations made to tour active Air Force installations.