Academic Calendar: Key Dates

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2019-20 Academic Calendar

Rev 5/28/19

FEBRUARY

  • Saturday, 2/8: ACT Testing at R-MA
  • Monday, February 17: Open House
  • Thursday, 2/27: Military Ball
  • Friday, 2/28-Monday, 3/2: Mid-Winter Break-No classes

MARCH

  • Tuesday, 3/3: Classes resume
  • Saturday, 3/14: SAT Testing at R-MA
  • Sunday, 3/22: Open House
  • Friday, 3/27: 3rd Quarter ends

APRIL

  • Thursday, 4/9: Spring break begins at the end of the class day. 

*Please note that Cadets may not depart for the break until classes end on Thursday, 4/9, and all Boarding Cadets must sign back in by 6:30 pm on Sunday, 4/19.  No approval of early departures or late returns will be granted.

  • Sunday, 4/19: Spring break ends at 6:30 pm.  
  • Monday, 4/20: Classes resume

MAY

  • Monday, 5/4 - Friday, 5/8: Week 1 of AP Testing
  • Monday, 5/11- Friday, 5/15: Week 2 of AP Testing
  • Sunday, 5/17: Open House
  • Monday, 5/25 - Friday, 5/29: Class of 2020 Finals Week
  • Saturday, 5/30: Class of 2020 Graduation 

JUNE

  • Monday, 6/1 - Thursday, 6/4: Underclassmen Finals Week
  • Thursday, 6/4: Underclassmen Final Day (Checkout begins at 11:00 am)
  • Thursday, 6/4: Middle School Awards Cermony/8th grade Promotion Ceremony

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Rev 3/3/2020

The calendar below provides the primary/important dates for the 2020-2021 school year. Updates will be added as they become available, and will also be visible to registered families at rma.myschoolapp.com.

*Football Camp and Cadre Camp report dates are expected to be announced before Spring Break.               

AUGUST

  • Wednesday, 8/12: New Faculty Report Date
  • Thursday, 8/13: Returning Faculty Report Date
  • Thursday, 8/13: Middle School Student Life Supervisor’s Report Date 
  • Tuesday, 8/18: New Upper School Cadet Registration: 10:00 am to 11:00 am 
  • Tuesday, 8/18: Upper School International Cadet Registration: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 8/19: Middle School Student Registration: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, 8/19: Returning Upper School Student Registration: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, 8/20: Mentoring/30 Minute classes/Afternoon Orientation (Required for All Upper School Cadets & Middle School Students)
  • Friday, 8/21: Morning Assembly followed by a full class day (Required Cadets & Faculty)
  • Saturday, 8/22 & Sunday,  8/23: Closed Weekend for ALL (Boarding and Day) Cadets 
  • Monday, 8/24: First Chapel service followed by full class day (Required Cadets & Faculty)
  • Saturday, 8/29 & Sunday, 8/30: Closed Weekend for ALL (Boarding and Day) Cadets 

SEPTEMBER

  • Monday, 9/7: Labor Day Holiday - No classes 
  • Tuesday, 9/8: Classes Resume 

OCTOBER

  • Saturday, 10/3: Anticipated SAT test @ R-MA
  • Wednesday, 10/14: PSAT Test Day/Senior College App Day
  • Friday, 10/16: End of 1st Quarter
  • Friday, 10/16 - Saturday, 10/17: Homecoming Weekend
  • Monday, 10/19: 1st Quarter grades due to the Academic Office by 8:00 am
  • Saturday, 10/24: Anticipated ACT Testing at R-MA
  • Sunday, 10/25 - Tuesday, 10/27: VAIS Accreditation Visit 

NOVEMBER

  • Friday, 11/20 @ end of class day - Monday, 11/30 @ 6:30 pm: Thanksgiving Break.  Please note that Cadets may not depart for the break until the end of the class day on 11/20 and all Boarding Cadets must sign back in by 6:30 pm on 11/30.  No approval of early departures or late returns will be granted. 
  • Monday, 11/30: Employee In-Service

DECEMBER

  • Tuesday, 12/1: Classes Resume
  • Monday, 12/14 – Friday, 12/18: 1st Semester Finals Week
  • Friday, 12/18 @ 11:00 am through Sun, 1/3 @ 6:30 pm: Christmas Break.  Please note that Cadets may not depart for the break until 11:00 am on Friday, 12/18 and all Boarding Cadets must sign back in by 6:30 pm on 1/3.  No approval of early departures or late returns will be granted.

JANUARY

  • Sunday, 1/3: Christmas Break ends at 6:30 pm.  All Boarding Cadets must be signed back into the dorm.  
  • Monday, 1/4: J-Term begins and runs through Friday, 1/22
  • Monday, 1/25: No Classes and 2nd Semester Student Registration for New Cadets and Students

Students interested in applying for second semester should contact the Admission Office at admission@rma.edu or 540-636-5484.

  • Tuesday, 1/26: 2nd Semester Classes begin 

FEBRUARY

  • Friday, 2/26 & Monday, 3/1: Mid-Winter Break - No classes on Friday, 2/26 & Monday, 3/1

MARCH

  • Saturday, 3/13: Anticipated SAT Testing at R-MA
  • Friday, 3/26: 3rd Quarter Ends
  • Friday, 3/26 @ end of classes through Monday, 4/5 @ 6:30 pm: Spring Break.  Please note that Cadets may not depart for the break until the end of the class day on 3/26 and all Boarding Cadets must sign back in by 6:30 pm on 4/5.  No approval of early departures or late returns will be granted.

APRIL

  • Tuesday, 4/6: Classes Resume

MAY

  • Monday, 5/3 - Friday, 5/7: Week 1 of AP Testing
  • Monday, 5/10- Friday, 5/14: Week 2 of AP Testing
  • Monday, 5/24 - Friday, 5/27: Class of 2021 Finals Week
  • Friday, 5/28: Class of 2021 Day (Baccalaureate, Luncheon, Final Parade)
  • Saturday, 5/29: Class of 2021 Graduation 

JUNE

  • Monday, 5/31 - Thursday, 6/3: Underclassmen Finals Week
  • Thursday, 6/3: Underclassmen Final Day (Checkout begins at 11:00 am) and Middle School Awards Ceremony/8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • Friday, 6/4: Faculty/Employee Out-Service & Grades are due before departure