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Randolph-Macon Academy

Randolph-Macon Academy is dedicated to educating young people to succeed in top colleges and universities and in life. The Academy provides an advanced curriculum, a superior faculty and staff, and a disciplined structure in a religious and secure environment. Students learn to live together harmoniously in a supportive and diverse community by developing moral character, citizenship and a passion for excellence and life-long learning.

The faculty and administration of Randolph-Macon Academy hold to a curriculum that is traditional in structure and innovative in scope. Securely anchored in a four-year traditional college preparatory curriculum that encompasses values of respect and responsibility, we embrace educational innovation and contemporary instructional methods that encourage critical thinking, understanding of diverse cultures, and life-long learning.

Randolph-Macon Academy is a nationally recognized school of excellence. R-MA exceeds the expectations of its students and communities through a superior college preparatory program, a culture of academic excellence and strong values. The Academy empowers every individual in its diverse community with the qualities of leadership, individual responsibility and respect for others.

Our students find success through empowering programs that build their confidence, such as: Air Force Junior ROTC, Flight Training Program, Marching & Concert Band , Chorus, Speech & Debate, Drama, Athletics.

Building strong citizens and leaders is part of the Air Force JROTC program; it is why we choose to be a military school. We also strive to teach our students positive values through: Mentoring programs, Non-denominational chapel services, Honor Code, Residential Life Curriculum

GOALS
· Attract and accept more qualified students who have the capacity to succeed with the R-MA curriculum and the desire to attend an institution of higher learning.

· Attract, develop, support and retain a superior faculty and staff by creating an environment of professional development, competitive compensation and individual recognition.

· Determine, recognize and promote each student’s specific area of interest, talent and leadership potential.

· Create a nurturing community environment, which enables students to develop basic life skills, interpersonal relationships, civility and accountability.

· Create a nationally known and recognized upper school curriculum for developing academic excellence.

· Create and implement an innovative, project-based middle school curriculum, meeting student’s developmental needs.

· Operate the AFJROTC program to provide the military organization, accountability, character and leadership training necessary for the development of good citizenship.

· Market and promote Randolph-Macon Academy, its vision, mission and values in clear, concise and consistent self-identifying messages.

· Develop and implement comprehensive financial and fundraising programs to ensure the financial stability of Randolph-Macon Academy.

· Update and implement the Master Facilities Plan to insure the long-term viability of the overall campus.

· Develop and implement an operational program to support the systematic repair, update and maintenance of the plan infrastructure.

Some reasons to choose RMA:

OUR SPECIALLY PROGRAMS:

Flight: 10% of our students participate, working towards their solo or private pilot's license.
Speech & Debate: Our team competes at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Vassar & Wake Forest with the best! We were just crowned Virginia Champion and earned a record-number of National Qualifiers for the National Tournament in Dallas, Texas. Congratulations also to Mr. Gregg for being named Coach of the Year!
The Virginia 91st Air Force Junior ROTC Band: This award-winning marching and concert band has performed at the Indy 500, the Tulip Festival in Michigan and Disney World in Florida.

ACADEMICS

Small class sizes: Teachers can more easily assess students' individual needs and help provide them with a better education.
College credits: Students may earn up to 54 college credits before graduating by taking dual enrollment courses.
AP courses: We offer 10 Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
Extra help: Students can get personal attention during tutorial time after lunch each day.
Life after graduation: The seniors in the Class of 2006 have been accepted to more than 120 colleges and universities.

STUDENT LIFE

A close-knit community: We have 331 students in grades 9-12 and 93 students in grades 6-8. Over half of our faculty live on or around campus.
Residential Life Programs: Residential staff provides supervision outside of the classroom. Weekly meetings build camaraderie within the dorm and help students explore career options.
Community Service: Students get involved in projects on and off campus. They have helped with blood drives, worked with Habitat for Humanity and raised money for hurricane victims, among other activities.
Weekend Activities: When the academic week is through, students want to have fun! Chaperoned trips include paintball, shopping malls, movies, the circus, skiing and snowboarding.

CHARACTER

Spiritual: Students attend a mandatory weekly chapel service to provide a time of worship or reflection.
Mentoring: Mentors are student advocates, providing assistance with everything from homesickness to college applications.
Honor Code: We live by the honor code that we will not lie, cheat nor steal, nor tolerate those who do.

LEADERSHIP

Air Force JROTC: All students in grades 9-12 are a part of this program, which teaches leadership skills and the importance of citizenship.
Athletics: With over 20 sports to choose from, you can develop more in a sport you love, or learn something new.
Structure: A structured day helps build confidence and teaches self-discipline at both the Upper and Middle Schools.



School name:Randolph-Macon Academy
Address:200 Academy Drive
Zip & city:VA 22630 Virginia
Phone:800-272-1172
Web:http://www.rma.edu
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