Dates: June 30 - July 27, 2013
(A student must have completed grade 6 to be considered for summer session)
Fork Union Military Academy's Summer School provides a non-military program of academic study, athletic activities, and planned enrichment trips. The session is designed to help students in grades 6-12 (student must have completed grade 6) earn academic credit for new course work, correct deficiencies through repeat work, and improve study habits.
The four-week program typically begins in early July. Classes, taught by the Academy's regular faculty, are held six days a week.
Located 50 miles west of Richmond, Virginia and 35 miles southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia, the Academy's 1,000-acre campus provides playing fields, tennis courts, and a state-of-the-art athletic center.
Air conditioned dorms, classrooms, dining facility, and a 21,500+ volume library create a comfortable atmosphere for learning. FUMA's technology center provides all students supervised access to computers and the internet. A nurse is on duty daily in the school infirmary to insure adequate health care. Outstanding athletic facilities, including indoor track, weight room, and aquatic center provides lots of active space for physical development.
Though the summer school program is non-military, uniforms, issued by the school, are required for class, athletics and trips.
Exciting New Course Offerings
Interactive Virginia History
Interactive Virginia History is a course designed to provide students an introduction to the historical events that helped shape our country. Content will cover early settlement in colonial Virginia, the Revolutionary War, Civil War, the impact of the World Wars and current events. Many lessons will take place in the actual location of the historical events. Field trips will include Appomattox, Monticello and other Historic Virginia locations.
Public Speaking is a course designed to provide students a foundation in effective public speaking. Students will receive opportunities for giving speeches, basic instruction in formal debate techniques, and confidence building strategies. The goal is to enable students to become competent and confident when presenting information to others.