R-MA Blog

R-MA Named Falcon Foundation Prep School

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Randolph-Macon Academy has been selected as one of only eight Falcon Foundation Prep Schools in the United States.

Each year, the Falcon Foundation works with approximately 100 postgraduate students who desire to attend the Air Force Academy, providing financial assistance to attend one of the designated schools. These high school graduates have the potential to be successful in an Air Force Academy education and desire an Air Force career, but need an additional year of college-prep academics to successfully compete for an Air Force Academy appointment.

Military School's High Flight Program Works

Saturday, May 28, 2011

In the fall of 2010, we began a program here at R-MA called High Flight. For those of you who know we have a flight program but never heard of High Flight, let me clear the water a bit: it has nothing to do with flying.  It is actually a program designed for students who are interested in a service academy appointment—West Point, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, or Coast Guard Academy.  High Flight helps prepare them so that they have the best possible chance to obtain an appointment.

The Last Time I Flew by Birahim Thiam '12

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It has been a long time since I flew. I think the last time I flew it was in March which is about three months ago. This gap in my flying record occurred because I had some after affects of bronchitis and my schedule in school was just too busy. This is the last stretch of the school year and several assignments are being assigned so I cannot makeup all the assignments because the school year ends in just a few weeks.

Maturity: The Class of 2011 Has It

Friday, May 13, 2011

Maturity…I know part of it is just growing up. But in talking to R-MA parents, it tends to be one of the first things they say about their kids. “He’s so much more mature than his friends.” That’s not an easy thing to define, and outside of parental quotes, it’s not easy to put into marketing materials. Just the word “maturity” tends to conjure up images of white-haired gentlemen in business suits, possibly overcautious, rather than almost-graduates who are ready to take on the world.