2017-18 Academic Calendar

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Semester 1 (Fall Term) 


Registration Dates 
Monday, August 14th: Football Camp Registration 10 am - 11 am

Wednesday, August 16th: Falcon Scholar Registration~10 am - 11 am

Thursday, August 17th: Cadre Registration~10 am - 11 am 

Monday, August 28th: 2pm - 3pm Upper School International Registration (9th through 12th grade)

Tuesday, August 29th: 10am - 12pm Upper School New Student Registration (9th through 12th grade)  
(Rising Freshmen from the R-MA Middle School are considered New Students)

Wednesday, August 30th: 10am - 11am Middle School Student Registration (6th through 8th grade)

Wednesday, August 30th: 2pm - 3pm Upper School Returning Student Registration (9th through 12th grade)


Friday, October 6th - Sunday, Oct 8th: Homecoming Weekend (CLOSED WEEKEND FOR CADETS)

Wednesday, October 11th: PSAT Testing for 8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th graders .  College App Time for 12th, PG, and FS.

Friday, October 27th: Last Day of 1st Quarter 

Saturday, October 28th: ACT Test @ R-MA


Saturday, November 4th: SAT Test @ R-MA *The Language with Listening (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, & Spanish) will be offered at Clarke County High School

*Fall Family Day & Thanksgiving Break: All parents and guardians are invited to join us for Fall Family Days.  All students will be required to depart campus for Thanksgiving Break.  Please note that no early departures or late returns will be excused.  Plan accordingly. 

Wednesday, Nov 15th: 

  • Fall Musical School Matinee @ 1:30 pm
  • Fall Musical Evening Performance @ 7:30 pm

Thursday, Nov 16th: Fall Musical Evening Performance @ 7:30 pm

Friday, November 17th: Fall Family Day (No classes for students)

  • 10 Minute Classes for Parents & Guardians
  • National Honor Society Induction/Scholarship Program
  • Corps Parade 
  • Thanksgiving break begins at end of Fall Family Day Events 

Monday, November 27th: Thanksgiving break ends at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, November 28th: Classes resume


Sunday, December 3rd: Admission Open House at 2:00 pm

Sunday, December 17th: Christmas Concert in Boggs Chapel in Boggs Chapel @ 4:00 pm

Thursday, December 21st: Christmas Break begins at 12:40 pm

*Christmas Break: All students will be required to depart campus for Christmas Break.  Please note that no early departures or late returns will be excused.  Plan accordingly.


Sunday, January 7th: Christmas break ends for students at 6:30 pm 

Monday, January 8th: Classes resume

Monday, January 15th: Admission Open House

First Semester Exam Week

  • Monday, January 15th - Thursday, Jan 18th: 1st Semester Exam Week (End of 2nd Qtr and 1st Sem)
  • Monday, January 15th: Exams for Period 1 and Period 2
  • Tuesday, January 16th: Exams for Period 3 and Period 4 
  • Wednesday, January 17th: Exams for Period 5 and Period 6
  • Thursday, January 18th: Exams for Period 7 and weekend check out begins at 11:00 am if academic obligations are met

Tuesday, January 18th - Tuesday, Jan 23rd: Mid-Winter Performance Tour to Walt Disney World (Band and Chorus) 

**Friday, January 19th & Monday, January 22nd: Semester Break/No Classes

Semester 2 (Spring Term)

Tuesday, Jan 23rd: 1st Day of 2nd Semester


Saturday, February 10th: ACT Test @ R-MA

Wednesday, February 14th: Ash Wednesday Service in Boggs Chapel @ 7:00 pm

Monday, February 19th: Admission Open House

Wednesday, February 21st - Monday, February 26th: 42nd Military School Band & Choir Festival at Missouri Military Academy (Select cadets from Band and Select Chorus) 


Thursday, March 1st: Military Ball

**Friday, March 2nd & Monday, March 5th: Mid-Winter Break/No Classes

Saturday, March 10th: SAT Test @ R-MA

Sunday, March 11th: Washington DC St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

Sunday, March 11th: Admisison Open House

Friday, March 16th- Sunday, March 18th: New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Trip (Band and Parade Unit) (Parade is on Saturday, March 17th) 

Friday, March 23rd: Last Day of 3rd Quarter and Spring Break begins at 1:00 pm

*Spring Break: All students will be required to depart campus for Spring Break.  Please note that no early departures or late returns will be excused.  Plan accordingly.


Monday, April 2nd: Spring Break ends at 6:30 pm 

Tuesday, April 3rd: Classes resume

Sunday, April 22nd: Spring Band, Chorus, and Handbell Concert in Boggs Chapel @ 4:00 pm (Weekend and Town Leave ends at 2:00 pm) 


Friday, May 4th: Apple Blossom Firemen Parade (No weekend sign out until Saturday at 6:00 pm) 

Saturday, May 5th: Apple Blossom Grand Feature Parade--Weekend leave begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, May 5th.

Monday, May 7th - Friday, May 11th: AP Exams Week 1 

Monday, May 14th- Friday, May 18th: AP Exams Week 2

May 21st - 24th: AP Exam Make-ups
2nd Semester Exam Weeks, Graduation, and Final Days for Underclassmen 

  • Monday, May 21st - Thursday, May 24th: Class of 2018 Semester Exam Week
  • Thursday, May 24th
    • Athletic Banquet @ 4:00 pm (Invitation only)
    • Class Night Awards Ceremony in Boggs Chapel @ 7:00 pm
  • Friday, May 25th: 
    • Baccalaureate Service in Boggs Chapel @ 9:30 am
    • Class of 2018 Senior Luncheon in Turner Dining Hall @ 11:30am
    • Final Parade on Riddick Field @ 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 26th: Class of 2018 Graduation in Melton Gymnasium @ 10:00 am (Doors open at 8:00 am) 

Monday, May 28th - Thursday, May 31st: Underclassmen 2nd Semester Exam Week

Thursday, May 31st: 

  • Final Day for Underclassmen 
  • 8th grade Promotion Ceremony

*School breaks where all students must depart from campus.  Transportation needs can be set up with Karen Moxie @ kmoxie@rma.edu.

**Long weekend breaks and there are no classes.  Students do not have to depart campus but are more than welcome to.  Transportation needs can be set up with Karen Moxie @ kmoxie@rma.edu.