Every student at R-MA is assigned to a faculty or staff mentor, who provides the student with guidance and support throughout the school year. Groups of two to eight students are selected based on their grade level and shared interests. They are assigned to the best faculty member to meet their needs, who will "connect" with the student based on information submitted during the application process.
The mentor functions as the contact person for the family with any questions or concerns that arise while the student is at the Academy. The mentor also serves as the advocate for students on campus and will work to coordinate action-plans with each student for their academic and social achievement.
Mentors meet with their students once a week, have lunch together in the dining hall twice a week, and take students to off-campus lunches or dinners at least once a semester. Beyond the scheduled times, mentors are instrumental in college advising and discussion on the character issues and time-management issues that arise for every teenager.