Highlighted Programs

Highlighted Programs

Every school has programs that make them stand out among other institutions, usually because the programs are unique or amazing...both. Here are some of the ones for which R-MA is known:

Air Force JROTC is an important part of the culture at Randolph-Macon Academy, a college-prep boarding school.

Lead with Air Force Junior ROTC

Air Force Junior ROTC is woven into the daily lives of all students in grades 9-12. It teaches military protocols and procedures, as well as self-confidence, leadership skills, stress management, and self-discipline.  R-MA's AFJROTC unit has been recognized as a "Distinguished Unit" every year since 2009.

In Randolph-Macon Academy's flight program, students can take dual flying lessons (with an instructor) until they earn their solo wings.

Flight Program

The Flight Program provides students with the opportunity to solo in a Cessna 172, and even obtain their private pilot’s certification. This optional program, which incurs an additional cost, is taught by R-MA faculty members in school-owned aircraft.

The VA-91st Air Force JROTC Band performs as both a concert band and a marching band.

VA-91st Air Force JROTC Band

The band and the rest of the parade unit, including armed and unarmed drill teams and the flag corps, represent R-MA in parades across the country, from New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, to Orlando, FL. 

The R-MA Chorus performs at many on-campus and off-campus events each year.


With more than a dozen performances on-campus and off-campus each year, the R-MA Chorus provides plenty of opportunities for those who love to sing. 

Drama performances in recent years have ranged from Grease to Once On This Island to Godspell.


The annual drama performance is the highlight of Fall Family Weekend! Recent productions have included Loserville, The Lion King, Mulan, Cinderella, and Godspell. 

The High Flight Program is for students interested in becoming military officers.

High Flight: Service Academy Prep Track

The High Flight Program is for students who are interested in pursuing admission to a U.S. military service academy or pursuing an ROTC scholarship. This program, which includes a $2,000/year scholarship, has stringent requirements.