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3 Ways Our Private Boarding School Prepares Students for Postsecondary Success

Randolph-Macon Academy’s legacy of academic rigor and wholesome community contributions, amongst others, contribute to creating and reinforcing the complete secondary education experience for our students. Yet, our commitment to the personal and academic success of our students extends beyond their time on our campus.

Ultimately, R-MA aims to provide an exceptional education that prepares students for college and beyond. To spur our students toward achieving their personal, academic, and career goals, we offer a wide range of academic programs and resources. This blog will discuss three ways R-MA prepares students for postsecondary success.

Dual-Enrolled Classes at R-MA

One of the key ways our private boarding school facilitates the post-secondary success of our students is dual enrollment, which allows our students to take ten college-level courses and earn college credits while still in high school.

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Dual enrollment allows R-MA students to earn college credits and prepare for college life.

R-MA offers dual enrollment opportunities in partnership with Lord Fairfax Community College, James Madison University, and Shenandoah University. Students who enroll in the program take courses in mathematics, science, English, history, and French. These courses are taught by qualified college instructors, giving students a taste of college-level coursework and preparing them for the rigor of post-secondary education. Dual enrollment not only allows our students to save money on tuition but gives them a head start on their college careers, allowing them to graduate from college sooner or take more advanced courses in their field of study.

Honors and Advanced Placement Courses at R-MA

R-MA also offers various honors and advanced placement (AP) courses that provide students with challenging academic opportunities. Honors courses are designed to be more rigorous than standard high school courses, while AP courses are college-level courses that culminate in an AP exam. Taking AP courses helps students stand out on college applications and allows them to earn college credits.

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R-MA also offers several honors and advanced placement courses.

R-MA offers 15 Honours and AP courses in subjects such as science, math, English, and history. These courses are taught by experienced and qualified instructors who provide students with the support and guidance they need to succeed. Students who take honors and AP courses are better prepared for the academic demands of college and have a greater chance of success in their college careers.

Pre-Professional Pathways

Many students enter our school with strong interests in specific career paths and a keen sense of purpose in pursuing their passions. On the other hand, some students do not have things figured out clearly and appreciate the opportunity to explore different options until they find the one that resonates most keenly with them.

Our students can explore different career paths through our pre-professional pathways program. We offer four pathways: aviation, software and engineering, high flight, and global entrepreneurship. Each pathway consists of a sequence of courses, extracurricular activities, and mentorship opportunities that expose our students to the skills and knowledge required for various professions. Beyond giving them a competitive advantage, our pre-professional pathways program helps our students discover their passions, strengths, and goals for the future.

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