Upper School

The Upper School consists of 200+ students in grades 9-12. With an average class size of 12, R-MA teachers provide the attention and instruction geared towards academic success for each and every student. At the heart of teaching and learning at R-MA is student-centered learning. Student-centered education employs the student’s prior knowledge, collaboration, and exploration of interests to arrive at an authentic understanding of the world. Teachers facilitate the journey with guidance and questions so that students hone critical thinking skills to make decisions about the world we live in. Faculty are committed to meeting students where they are and supporting and guiding them to their true potential. R-MA also offers over 15 Honors and Advanced Placement courses in math, science, English and history. 

R-MA offers advanced teaching and learning by offering over 10 Dual-Enrolled classes with James Madison University, Shenandoah University and Lord Fairfax Community College. Students who successfully complete these courses are able to receive college-credit at universities in Virginia and beyond. Many R-MA graduates have gone on to colleges having accumulated enough credits to fulfill an entire freshman year of university studies. 

At R-MA, students have many opportunities to explore and engage in learning outside of the regular classroom: 

  • Clubs at R-MA are plentiful and fun and more importantly, student led! Our students are empowered to start clubs that interest them and by doing so bring a wealth of opportunities to our entire community.
  • The Pre-Professional Pathways is a great program for a student who is passionate about a subject area and is keenly interested in diving deeper into a potential career interest. A combination of electives, experiential learning opportunities and a capstone project make up this new and exciting academic program.
  • Our January Term (click on the “Academics” box below) is a 3-week term between the fall and spring semesters. Students can take advantage of seminar-style and experiential learning opportunities to develop career and life skills. Some of the more popular courses have been in DIY, persuasive speech and writing, photography, and hydroponics. 
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  • Academics

  • Clubs

  • Dual Enrollment
    (University Credit)

  • Pre-Professional Pathways

  • Mentoring

  • Academic Assistance

Overview

Pre-Professional Pathways

Aviation

Pre-Professional Pathways

Global Entrepreneurship

Pre-Professional Pathways

High Flight

Pre-Professional Pathways

Software & Engineering

Pre-Professional Pathways

Overview

Dual Enrollment
(University Credit)

Available Courses

Dual Enrollment
(University Credit)

Eligibility

Dual Enrollment
(University Credit)

Participation

Dual Enrollment
(University Credit)

Receive College Credit

Dual Enrollment
(University Credit)

Academy's Own

Clubs

Beacon Club

Clubs

Drama Club

Clubs

Drill Team

Clubs

French Honor Society

Clubs

German National Honor Society

Clubs

Honor Council

Clubs

Interact Club

Clubs

International Club

Clubs

Kitty Hawk Air Society

Clubs

Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society

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National Honor Society

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National English Honor Society

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National Junior Honor Society

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Philosophy Club

Clubs

Praise Team

Clubs

Social Studies Honor Society

Clubs

Science National Honor Society

Clubs

Spanish National Honor Society

Clubs

Spiritual Life Leadership Team

Clubs

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Clubs

Yearbook Club

Clubs

Aerospace (AFJROTC)

Academics

Aviation

Academics

English

Academics

ESL

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January Term (J-Term)

Academics

Mathematics

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Physical Education

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Robotics & Computer Sience

Academics

Science

Academics

Social Studies

Academics

Visual & Performing Arts

Academics

World Languages

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Overview

Mentoring

Learning Support Program

Academic Assistance

Tutorial and Learning Lab

Academic Assistance