Skip Navigation

Head of Upper School

Welcome!

Rocky Mount Academy’s college preparatory program offers comprehensive academic and extracurricular opportunities for all students. Whether in academics, athletics, activities, or fine arts, RMA students have multiple areas in which they may find their passions. Clubs (and other activities) afford students the chance for leadership development as well. Our mission statement, “To prepare its students for the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities to be encountered in life and college” drives the planning and decision making process in Upper School. The emphasis on intellectual and social development in order to prepare students for the future is seen daily. The RMA Honor Code is intended to develop students with integrity, and our Community Service graduation requirement hopefully makes each RMA graduate aware of their need for service to and compassion for others. Our goal to educate the whole student.

Upper School teachers care for each student in his or her unique way with the ultimate goal being student growth – socially, academically, and athletically. We offer dozens of ways to excel in and out of our school walls. Rocky Mount Academy Upper School students achieve the highest SAT scores of any public or private high school in our area, and 100 percent of our seniors are accepted to colleges and universities. With the help of our college counselor in individual and group settings, students are guided to discover colleges and universities that will be a good academic and social fit.

After 30+ years in public education and 8+ years at RMA, I am convinced if the pursuit of excellence is your goal, then it can happen for you at RMA. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding Upper School.

 

Timmy Tucker

Phone: 252-443-4126 Ext. 228 


ttucker@rmacademy.com  

 


 

Learning Beyond the Classroom


At the heart of the Upper School are the relationships built between students and teachers.Upper School teachers are available before and after school, during lunch, during study hall and flex period, or by appointment for any extra help students may need. Teachers also serve as mentors, club sponsors, and coaches for the wide variety of extra-curricular activities and sports available.

Students are also encouraged through our advisory program to work with their teachers on setting personal goals, creating an individual learning profile, taking on leadership roles, working in groups to solve complex problems, and discovering what it means to be global citizens.  


Involvement in the Community


One of the many ways Rocky Mount Academycombines its well-known qualities of academic excellence with an emphasis on education for character and citizenship is through community service. Upper school students participate in a variety of community efforts­ through participation in clubs and service groups, and in grades 9-12, by completing required service hours. Visiting the elderly, working with the handicapped, supporting recycling projects, and responding to a host of human service needs in our community are just a few of the ways that our students learn they can and do make a difference in the world.
 


Clubs and Activities-Something For Everyone


Whether a student is interested in art, drama, journalism, student government or foreign cultures, there are clubs and activities to meet everyone's needs at Rocky Mount Academy. Preside over the student government, travel with the French and Spanish clubs to Europe, sing in the spring musical, or test your intellectual skills through the Brain Game; the possibilities are endless!

 

 

Graduation Requirements


The following academic requirements are established and regularly reviewed to serve as guidelines for meeting the stated academic mission of Rocky Mount Academy.  They are based in part on college admissions requirements.  In the areas of mathematics and history, our requirements exceed the minimum for the state university system.

 

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of Mathematics, including Geometry, Algebra II, and a course beyond Algebra II
  • 3 units of Science, including a life science, a physical science, and a laboratory science
  • 3 units of History, including US History
  • 2 units of Foreign Language taken in high school
  • 1 course in Mathematics must be taken each year
  • 1 course each in Computer Applications and Communications
  • Participation in the TOLLS program each year
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 77 or above
  • 23 total units, minimum
  • Satisfactory completion of all service hours
  • Satisfactory completion of summer reading requirements

Beyond these graduation requirements, certain specific course requirements exist for the 9th and 10th grades.

 


Explanation of Grading System

Academic assessment in the Upper School uses percentile averages that are based on the following criteria:

90 – 100    Indicates that a student is excelling in several if not all of the following: skill development, application of skills, sustained and effective use of knowledge, frequent contribution to class discussion, and initiative by going well beyond standard requirements and expectations.

80 – 89      Indicates that a student is excelling in fulfilling requirements and expectations in some areas and displaying competence in many areas.

70 – 79      Indicates that a student is satisfactorily fulfilling the requirements and expectations, sometimes exceeding or falling below them.

65 – 69      Indicates that a student is not satisfactorily fulfilling the requirements and expectations in many areas.

Below 65   Indicates that a student is not fulfilling basic requirements and expectations.

 

Honor Roll and Special Honors

The Honor Roll celebrates the high level of academic achievement earned by our students and serves as encouragement for continuing to strive for academic excellence. All honor roll students receive personal recognition from the school for their success. 

Trimester Awards: At the end of each twelve weeks, the following awards are given: 

Headmaster's List: Students have earned a 90 or above average in each course for the trimester. 

High Honors: An overall grade average of 90 or above, with no individual course average below 70. 

Honors: An overall grade average of 80 or above, with no individual course average below 70. 


Yearly Awards: At the end of the school year, the final honor rolls will be named. 

Straight A Honor Roll: No trimester grade below 90 in any course. This will not include exams. 

A Average Honor Roll: The average of all courses of 90 or above with no individual course average below 70 at year’s end. 

B Average Honor Roll: The average of all courses of 80 or above with no individual course average below 70 at year’s end. 


The Headmaster’s Award: Given at the end of the year in each grade to the student with the highest academic average in all graded courses after proper weighting. Failing a course or an exam for any grading period makes a student ineligible for any yearly honor roll. To be eligible to receive the Headmaster’s or departmental awards, a student must have been enrolled a minimum of half a year at Rocky Mount Academy.

October 2021
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
RMA Vyb Gi MI Home The Epiphany School
October 1, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73149244 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi JV Away The Epiphany School
October 1, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Epiphany School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057735 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi VA Home The Epiphany School
October 1, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: The Epiphany school Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057684 for more information!

RMA Soc BY JV Home The Epiphany School
October 1, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084721 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Home The Epiphany School
October 1, 2021 |04:30 PM - 06:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73145433 for more information!

RMA Soc BY VA Home The Epiphany School
October 1, 2021 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084467 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Home The Epiphany School
October 1, 2021 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73143933 for more information!

RMA XC Co VA Away Kerr Vance Academy
October 4, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: Henderson Country Club Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73103895 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi MI Home Oakwood School, The
October 4, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73149287 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi VA Home Oakwood School, The (Senior Night)
October 4, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057687 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Home Oakwood School, The
October 4, 2021 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057688 for more information!

RMA Soc BY VA Home Oakwood School, The (Senior Night)
October 4, 2021 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084484 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Home Oakwood School, The
October 4, 2021 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

Facility: The Oakwood School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73144032 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Away Trinity Academy of Raleigh
October 5, 2021 |05:15 PM - 07:15 PM -

Facility: Trinity Academy Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73611682 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

Picture Re-take Day
October 6, 2021 |08:00 AM - 10:00 AM -
Booster Club Meeting
October 6, 2021 |05:30 PM - 06:30 PM -
RMA Soc BY JV Away Greenfield School
October 6, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Greenfield School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084727 for more information!

Time: TBA -RMA FTB BY JV Home OPEN (bye week, no scheduled game)
October 7, 2021

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973590 for more information!

RMA XC Co VA Away Arendell Parrott Academy
October 7, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: APA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73103924 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi MI Home Faith Christian School
October 7, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73149300 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi JV Away Faith Christian School
October 7, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73301786 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi VA Home Faith Christian School
October 7, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057691 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Home Faith Christian School
October 7, 2021 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057692 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Home Faith Christian School (Senior Night)
October 7, 2021 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73144062 for more information!

Time: TBA -RMA FTB BY VA Home OPEN (bye week, no scheduled game)
October 8, 2021

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973514 for more information!

RMA XC Co VA Home OPEN
October 12, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73103836 for more information!

RMA Soc BY JV Away Thales Academy Apex
October 12, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Thales Academy-Apex Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73176004 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi MI Home The Epiphany School (CIC semis at Higher seed)
October 12, 2021 |04:30 PM - 06:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73149309 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Away Thales Academy Apex
October 12, 2021 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: Thales Academy-Apex Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73144107 for more information!

RMA Soc BY VA Home Thales Academy Apex
October 12, 2021 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73109687 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Home The Epiphany School (CIC SEMIFINALS)
October 13, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73652328 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA XC Co VA Away OPEN (Pumpkin Run in Wilson)
October 14, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73476788 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc BY JV Home Arendell Parrott Academy
October 14, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73103806 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Home Wilson Christian Academy
October 14, 2021 |07:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73603523 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc BY VA Home Faith Christian School
October 15, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084513 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Home OPEN (RMA #1 seed playing the winner of OW vs KVA)
October 15, 2021 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73652330 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Vyb Gi MI Home OPEN (CIC Conference Championship)
October 16, 2021 |10:00 AM - 12:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73151185 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Home OPEN (CIC Conference Championship)
October 16, 2021 |11:30 AM - 01:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73145690 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Home OPEN (CIC Conference Championship)
October 16, 2021 |01:00 PM - 03:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73144136 for more information!

RMA FTB BY VA Away Faith Christian School
October 18, 2021 |07:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973524 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

Flu Clinic
October 19, 2021
Time: TBA -RMA Ten Gi VA Home OPEN (BYE- 1st round NCISAA State Play)
October 19, 2021

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057696 for more information!

RMA FTB BY JV Home Faith Christian School
October 19, 2021 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973594 for more information!

RMA Soc BY VA Home St. Thomas Moore (1st round NCISAA State Play)
October 19, 2021 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73699082 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Home St. Thomas Moore (1st round NCISAA Play Offs)
October 19, 2021 |07:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73144151 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA XC Co VA Away The Epiphany School (CIC Conference meet)
October 21, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: Epiphany School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73103902 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi VA Home Wayne Country Day School
October 21, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73699218 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc BY VA Away Trinity Academy of Raleigh (2nd round NCISAA play offs - higher seed)
October 21, 2021 |04:15 PM - 06:15 PM -

Facility: Trinity Academy Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73699103 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Home Neuse Christian Academy (2nd round NCISAA State Play Offs)
October 21, 2021 |04:30 PM - 06:30 PM -

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73144162 for more information!

RMA FTB BY JV Home St. David's School
October 21, 2021 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73491755 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

Sub Bar
October 22, 2021
Time: TBA -RMA Soc BY VA Home OPEN (3rd round of NCISAA )
October 23, 2021

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73699104 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Home Davidson Day School (3rd round of NCISAA )
October 23, 2021 |11:00 AM - 01:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73699090 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten Gi VA Home Caldwell Academy
October 23, 2021 |11:00 AM - 01:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73699223 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

Time: TBA -RMA Vyb Gi VA Home OPEN (Semis for NCISAA)
October 26, 2021

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73699100 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

Time: TBA -RMA Soc BY VA Home OPEN (CIC semis at Higher seed)
October 26, 2021

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73699107 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

Time: TBA -RMA FTB BY JV Home OPEN (JV CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP)
October 28, 2021

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973602 for more information!

Monster Mash
October 29, 2021
Time: TBA -RMA XC Co VA Away OPEN (NCISAA STATE MEET in Wilmington)
October 29, 2021

Facility: Olsen Park Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73103910 for more information!

CANCELLED: RMA FTB BY VA Home St. David's School (Senior Night)
October 29, 2021 |07:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973542 for more information!

Time: TBA -RMA Vyb Gi VA Home OPEN (NCISAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP)
October 30, 2021

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73144175 for more information!

Time: TBA -RMA Soc BY VA Home OPEN (NCISAA Championship)
October 30, 2021

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73699108 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!