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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.

May 2022
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
AP Testing
May 2, 2022
CANCELLED: RMA GLF BY VA Away The Epiphany School (CIC Conference Tournament/ Senior Recognition)
May 2, 2022 |12:00 PM - 02:00 PM -

Facility: Taberna Country Club Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73993632 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc Gi JV Home Greenfield School
May 2, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74107533 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Sft Gi VA Away Community Christian School
May 2, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Community Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74691434 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc Gi VA Home Greenfield School (SENIOR NIGHT)
May 2, 2022 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74485346 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

AP Testing
May 3, 2022
Time: TBA -CANCELLED: RMA Sft Gi VA Away Cape Fear Christian Academy
May 3, 2022

Facility: Cape Fear Christian Academy Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74152369 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

PO Meeting via Zoom
May 3, 2022 |09:00 AM - 10:00 AM -
CANCELLED: RMA Bas BY JV Home Burlington Day School
May 3, 2022 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74204492 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten BY VA Away Thales Academy Apex
May 3, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Ting Park Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74485067 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Bas BY VA Home Burlington Day School
May 3, 2022 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73973025 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

AP Testing
May 4, 2022
POSTPONED: RMA Sft Gi VA Home Arendell Parrott Academy
May 4, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74152371 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

CANCELLED: RMA Bas BY VA Home Arendell Parrott Academy
May 4, 2022 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73972376 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

AP Testing
May 5, 2022
Spring Arts Festival
May 5, 2022 |05:00 PM - 08:00 PM -
CANCELLED: RMA Soc Gi JV Home Friendship Christian School
May 5, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74107548 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten BY VA Away Faith Christian School
May 5, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73816008 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Sft Gi VA Home Faith Christian School
May 5, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74152373 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Bas BY JV Away Faith Christian School
May 5, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74204503 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc Gi VA Home Friendship Christian School
May 5, 2022 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74106989 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Bas BY VA Home Faith Christian School (SENIOR NIGHT)
May 5, 2022 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73973027 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

AP Testing
May 6, 2022
RMA Soc Gi JV Home Faith Christian School
May 6, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74107560 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc Gi VA Home Faith Christian School
May 6, 2022 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74106995 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

AP Testing
May 9, 2022
Booster Club Meeting
May 9, 2022 |05:30 PM - 06:30 PM -
AP Testing
May 10, 2022
Time: TBA -RMA Soc Gi VA Home OPEN (1st round of state play/RMA has a bye)
May 10, 2022

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74107001 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

Time: TBA -RMA Bas BY VA Home OPEN (1st round NCISAA State Play/ RMA has a bye)
May 10, 2022

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74731953 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

CANCELLED: RMA Sft Gi VA Home Arendell Parrott Academy
May 10, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74716644 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Sft Gi VA Away Faith Christian School (1st round NCISAA State Play)
May 10, 2022 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74731952 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

AP Testing
May 11, 2022
AP Testing
May 12, 2022
RMA Ten BY VA Home Trinity Academy of Raleigh (playing the winner of Fayetteville Academy vs Trinity Academy on 5/10)
May 12, 2022 |04:30 PM - 06:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74731969 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc Gi VA Home John Paul II Catholic High School (playing the winner of JPll vs Faith on 5/10)
May 12, 2022 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74731951 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Bas BY VA Home Village Christian Academy (playing the winner of Village Christian vs Friendship Christian on 5/10)
May 12, 2022 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74731949 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

AP Testing
May 13, 2022
8th Grade Luncheon
May 13, 2022 |11:00 AM - 12:00 PM -
MS Awards Ceremony
May 13, 2022 |01:15 PM - 02:15 PM -
EC Play at RMA
May 13, 2022 |06:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
RMA Bas BY VA Home Caldwell Academy (quarterfinals of state play)
May 14, 2022 |11:00 AM - 01:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74755419 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc Gi VA Home Burlington Christian Academy (NCISAA Quarterfinals)
May 14, 2022 |01:00 PM - 03:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74755433 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten BY VA Home Westchester Country Day School (NCISAA Quarterfinals at higher seed)
May 16, 2022 |02:00 PM - 04:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74755432 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten BY VA Home Davidson Day School (NCISAA SEMIFINALS)
May 17, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74767908 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Sft Gi VA Away Freedom Christian Academy (NCISAA SEMIFINALS)
May 17, 2022 |04:30 PM - 06:30 PM -

Facility: Freedom Christian Academy Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74744208 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc Gi VA Home Hickory Christian Academy (NCISAA SEMIFINALS)
May 17, 2022 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74763774 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Bas BY VA Away Burlington Day School (NCISAA SEMIFINALS)
May 17, 2022 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: Eastern Guilford Field Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74763779 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

8th Grade Mystery Dinner
May 18, 2022 |06:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
MS Dance
May 20, 2022 |07:30 PM - 09:30 PM -
RMA Sft Gi VA Away Wayne Christian School (NCISAA GAME 1 CHAMPIONSHIP)
May 20, 2022 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

Facility: Wayne Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74780926 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten BY VA Away Gaston Day School (Division III NCISAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP)
May 21, 2022 |10:00 AM - 12:00 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74780936 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Sft Gi VA Away Wayne Christian School (GAME 2 of NCISAA CHAMPIONSHIP)
May 21, 2022 |04:30 PM - 06:30 PM -

Facility: Wayne Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74780930 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Sft Gi VA Away Wayne Christian School (FINAL GAME IF NEEDED)
May 21, 2022 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

Facility: Wayne Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74780934 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

Baccalaureate @ FUMC
May 22, 2022 |04:00 PM - 05:00 PM -
D Block Exams
May 23, 2022 |10:30 AM - 12:30 PM -
C Block Exams
May 24, 2022 |08:00 AM - 10:00 AM -
F Block Exams
May 24, 2022 |10:30 AM - 12:30 PM -
B Block Exams
May 25, 2022 |08:00 AM - 10:00 AM -
Kindergarten Graduation
May 25, 2022 |10:00 AM - 11:00 AM -
A Block Exams
May 25, 2022 |10:30 AM - 12:30 PM -
Graduation- NCWC Dunn Center
May 27, 2022 |11:00 AM - 12:00 AM -