Randolph-Macon Academy’s school year will begin quietly, when nine Falcon Scholars register on Tuesday, August 6th at 10:00 a.m. The Falcon Scholars are postgraduate students who were selected by the Air Force Academy to complete a postgraduate year at one of five prep schools in the U.S. The Falcon Foundation and the schools provide scholarships for these young men and women, who are then expected to re-apply to the Air Force Academy for the following year.
R-MA’s junior and senior Air Force Junior ROTC leaders, 60 students in all, will register for the Cadre Leadership Course on Wednesday, August 7th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. For ten days, the cadets will attend classes to learn about their AFJROTC positions and responsibilities, and also engage in team-building activities and leadership education. They will receive their rank and position on Friday, August 16th at 11:00 a.m. in Melton Memorial Gymnasium.
On Monday, August 12th, the football team will join the on-campus crowd under the guidance of Head Coach Frank Sullivan. The football players who are already on campus for the Cadre Leadership Camp will juggle both responsibilities for the week.
The rest of the students will arrive the following week: Tuesday, August 20th at 2 p.m. will be the registration for international students joining the Upper School this year. New Upper School students will register on Wednesday, August 21st at 10:00 a.m. On Thursday, August 22nd, the Middle School students will register at 10:00 a.m. and the rest of the Upper School cadets will register at 2:00 p.m. Classes begin on Friday, August 23rd, starting with mentoring (every student at R-MA is assigned to a staff or faculty member), followed by half-hour introductory classes. Friday afternoon and the weekend of August 24-25 will be full of activities designed to help students get to know each other and build camaraderie. On Monday, August 26th, the regular schedule will begin, complete with full classes and sports practices.