For the third consecutive year Randolph-Macon Academy has been named to Virginia Living State of Education’s Top High Schools. The magazine editors chose schools for one of six categories: Arts & Humanities, Science, Math & Technology, Fine & Visual Arts, Capital Improvements, Athletics, and Special Needs. Randolph-Macon Academy was selected in the category of Arts & Humanities for its impressive band program.
The R-MA band awards for 2015 include "Best Visiting Band" Award for their performance in the 44th Annual St. Patrick's Parade in Washington, DC, on Sunday, March 15, 2015. In May, the Randolph-Macon Academy Band and Parade Unit marched in both the Firefighters’ Parade and the Grand Feature Parade at the Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, VA. In the Firefighters' Parade held on Friday, May 1st, R-MA took 1st Place in the category of Military School Band and 3rd Place Overall (Director's Award). In the Grand Feature Parade on Saturday, May 2nd, Randolph-Macon again took 1st Place for Military School Band, and earned 2nd Place Overall (President's Award). They also performed in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington, DC, in a parade in West Virginia and at a concert in Florida, in addition to their on-campus events.
The State of Education appears in the October/November 2015 issue of Virginia Living, which hit stands on September 11, 2015. The list includes more than 150 programs in public and private high schools as well as two- and four-year colleges.
“After thorough review of each school’s programs and accomplishments, Virginia Living’s editors selected schools that have instituted programs or recently begun capital improvements aimed at strengthening students’ experiences in and beyond the classroom,” states a press release from Virginia Living. “Virginia Living’s Top High Schools & Colleges 2015 is the resource for anyone curious about why Virginia’s schools are consistently ranked among the nation’s best.”
Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational day and boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12. Students in grades 9-12 participate in R-MA’s 91st Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and have the option to participate in a flight program. R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is located in Front Royal, VA.