Summer School Course Offerings

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Summer school students are provided with MacBook Air laptops, but collaborative works takes place off-screen as well.

Students may take one new course, two repeat courses, two enrichment courses, or one repeat course and one enrichment course during the four-week summer program.  Upon successful completion, high school credit is awarded, which is transferable to any Virginia high school and most high schools across the United States. The following courses were offered in the Summer 2019. Summer 2020 courses will be updated soon.

Full-Day Courses

Students taking new core courses will receive a full high school credit upon successful completion of the course.

English 10
English 11
Algebra I
Geometry
Computer Science*
Biology
Chemistry        
French I
French II
Spanish I
Spanish II
U.S. History
World History II
World Religions

* Computer Science is also available as a 1/2 day, 1/2 credit class, taken for new credit.

World Religions is one of the courses offered during R-MA's Summer School program, which allows students to earn high school credit in only four weeks.

Half-Day (Repeat) Classes

Half-day courses to make up or improve a grade.

English 9
English 10
English 11
Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II with Trigonometry
Biology
Chemistry  
French I
French II
Spanish I
Spanish II
U.S. History
World History II


Electives/Enrichment Courses

Students may take two of these half-day classes, or take one of these and one repeat class. We are excited to offer the following electives for 2019:

Careers in Dones: Professional Drone Applications Training: Summer 2020 marks the inaugural roll-out of R-MA’s Unmanned Aviation Program. This enhanced drone flight training prepares students for careers as professional drone pilots using the cutting-edge technology driving this rapidly advancing field. Instruction is equal parts classroom and hands-on flight training. Students can expect to accumulate extensive flight experience using a number of specialized drone platforms. Areas of focus include aerial photography and cinematography, advanced data collection for aerial mapping and 3D modeling, as well as the use of drones by first responders in a variety of emergency response scenarios.

Computer Science: Design, develop, create, fabricate, engineer, author, build... these are the action words of "visionary" education in the modern Innovation Studio. This course will introduce students to the idea of innovation and putting ideas into practice. Using the four "C's" of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity, this course will ask students to think outside the box and stretch their imagination. Students will learn to use relevant software, coding platforms, robotics, 3-D printing and laser cutting technology to help them develop answers to their own questions and the world's problems. (Full or half-day course.)

Note that electives are typically .5 elective credit, 1/2 day courses.  You will need to check with your current school as to whether the courses will be accepted for credit. 

Summer school students appreciate the opportunity to focus on one or two subjects. This allows them to earn a full credit in a class they have not had before, or repeat up to two classes to improve their grades.


Need credit in a course not listed above? Contact the Upper School Academic Office at 540-636-5486 to discuss additional course offerings.

Course offerings are subject to demand.  Randolph-Macon Academy reserves the right to cancel classes if sufficient numbers for the class are not met.