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    Fork Union Military Academy ::: Fork Union, Virginia ::: Southeast U.S.

    Fork Union Military Academy
    • Fork Union Military Academy is located within the small village of Fork Union in Central Virginia.

    • 441 students (grades 7-12 & PG); 14% international students, average class size 12 students; 10:1 student to faculty ratio

    • Boys only, boarding, religious affiliation - Baptist
    • The 1500 acres (607 hectares) campus provides students with wide open spaces for orienteering and other outdoor activities.

    • Fork Union is the only school to offer The One Subject Plan which is a unique and highly successful  program which immerses the student completely in one subject at a time.

    • Virtually all graduates of Fork Union Military Academy gain acceptance to a college or university of their choice. university placements include Harvard University, US Naval Academy among others

    • ESL program

    Founded

    1898

    Climate

    Four seasons, moderate snow in winter

    Student Body

    Boys only; 441 students (grades 7-12 & PG); 14% international students.

    Average Class Size

    12 students

    Faculty

    43 faculty; 55% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    10:1

    College Placement

    100% university placement including Harvard University, Notre Dame University, University of Southern California, University of Virginia, US Naval Academy among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement:  Calculus AB & BC, English, US Government, US History

    Honors:  Algebra, Biology, Chemisty, English, Geometry, Physics, Research Technology, Spanish, Western Civilization

    Marking System

    The 4.0 grading system is used for all standard academic courses.  Honors and Advanced Placement courses use a 5.0 scale.  Students meet with their academic advisors every two weeks or as necessary.

    Programs of Study

    The One subject Plan: (upper school only) A unique and hightly successful program that immerses students completely in each subject.  Student take only one course at a time, focusing all of their attention on that one area for seven weeks before moving on to the next course.  As a result, students gain a firm grasp of difficult subjects and retain more of what they have learned.  This experience gives FUMA students a jump ahead and sets the stage for the demands of a university curriculum.

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9-12 are as follows:

    English - 4 units
    Social Studies - 3 units
      (Western Civilization, US History, & US Government) 
    Mathematics - 3 units
      (Geometry & Algebra II) 
    Science - 3 units
      (Biology, Chemistry)
    Foreign Language - 2 units
      (2 years of one language) 
    Health & Physical Education - 1 unit
    Religion Studies - 0.5 units
      (required in grade 11 or 12)
    Electives - 5 units 

    World Languages offered:  German, Spanish

    ACT Scores:  Average ACT score = 21

    Accreditation

    Fork Union Military Academy is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.

    Athletics

    Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country, Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Swimming, Track & Field, Wrestling

    Arts: Visual Art, Choir, Drama, Jazz Band, Marching Band

    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs and Activities: Band, Cadet Newspaper, Chess Team, Choir, Community Service Club, Cooking Club, Debate Team, Fishing Club, National Honor Society, Scuba Club, Table Tennis Club, Woodworking Club.

    Facilities

    Academic buildings, Aquatic center, Athletic center, 5 athletic fields, Band room, Chapel, Dining hall, Football stadium, Gymnasium, Library, Middle and upper school barracks, Pond and pavilion, Science hall and planetarium, Social center, Technology center

    ESL

    Students are placed in an academically rigorous ESL program based on their incoming testing.  Classes are kept small to enhance the learning experience and a student's progress is very closely monitored.  ESL summer study also available.