R-MA News & Blog

5 Benefits of an Academic Summer Camp

Friday, June 3, 2011

Academic Summer Camp sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? How on earth could you meld a summer camp with academics? Stick them in a classroom for the day, and then at night gather around a campfire and sing “Kumbaya”? Perish the thought—I mean, personally I like the song, but who at the middle school age actually wants to spend an entire summer day in a classroom, much less for four weeks straight?

R-MA Named Falcon Foundation Prep School

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Randolph-Macon Academy has been selected as one of only eight Falcon Foundation Prep Schools in the United States.

Each year, the Falcon Foundation works with approximately 100 postgraduate students who desire to attend the Air Force Academy, providing financial assistance to attend one of the designated schools. These high school graduates have the potential to be successful in an Air Force Academy education and desire an Air Force career, but need an additional year of college-prep academics to successfully compete for an Air Force Academy appointment.

Military School's High Flight Program Works

Saturday, May 28, 2011

In the fall of 2010, we began a program here at R-MA called High Flight. For those of you who know we have a flight program but never heard of High Flight, let me clear the water a bit: it has nothing to do with flying.  It is actually a program designed for students who are interested in a service academy appointment—West Point, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, or Coast Guard Academy.  High Flight helps prepare them so that they have the best possible chance to obtain an appointment.