The athletics program at Rocky Mount Academy encourages students to be doers rather than spectators. Athletics promote competition, physical conditioning and cooperation, and are an important component of student life. By participating on any of the 28 athletic teams, our students learn discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship.
At Rocky Mount Academy more than 90% of students in grades seven through twelve participate on one or more athletic teams. Many of our student-athletes have distinguished themselves in regional, state and national competition. We have had scores of student-athletes garner All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year and All-State honors. Through hard work and determination we have had student-athletes who have gone on to participate in NCAA sports on the Division I, Division II and Division III levels.
In recent years, our athletic teams have successfully competed in conference and state competitions. The school is a member of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletics Association (NCISAA) and the Carolina Independent Conference (CIC). Our football eight man conference is the Carolina Colonial Conference (CCC). Under the leadership of BW Holt our football team won the state championship in both 2013 and 2014, and in 2017 under the reigns of Terrell Hudgins. We participate in the 2A classification in state playoff competition. Each year the Eagles are competitive in Wachovia Cup points, winning the cup in 2004-2005.