9th-12th & Postgraduate Academics
Our Upper School serves boys in grades 9 through 12, and our postgraduates. We offer a thorough program of academic classes, athletics, and extracurricular activities. The Upper School follows a unique curriculum plan known as the One Subject Plan.
Fork Union Military Academy follows a unique curriculum schedule in our Upper School (grades 9-12 and postgraduate). It is called the One Subject Plan.
Instead of juggling 4 to 6 classes every day, our cadets take one subject at a time.
The year is divided into five grading periods of about 7 weeks each. Each grading period, the cadet takes one class. He is with that one teacher all day, every day, for about 7 weeks.
Please click here for more information on the One-Subject Plan.
Honors, Advanced Placement, And Dual Enrollment Programs
The Academy offers opportunity for enriched learning experiences for all students.
The following courses are offered for Honors credit:
- English 9, 10, 11
- Algebra I and II
- Western Civilization
- Spanish I, II, III
- Computer Science
- Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry
The following courses are offered for Advanced Placement credit:
- Calculus AB and BC
- Environmental Science
- Spanish Language and Culture
- U.S. Government
- Comparative Government
- Micro Economics.
The following Dual Enrollment college courses are offered.
- College-level English
- International Relations
- U.S. History
Successful completion of these dual enrollment college courses results in the assignment of both high school and college credit.
Young men who have already graduated from high school, but who would like more preparation for college, or who may need to improve their SAT, ACT, or other standardized test scores to gain entrance to the college of their choice, have found our postgraduate program extremely helpful. During their year in the Corps of Cadets, postgraduates get far more than the intense focus on improving their academic and testing skills.
The military organization and structured daily life help them learn or improve the qualities of leadership, discipline, and self reliance that may not be available in other schools. The rural location and relative freedom from peer distractions afford the postgraduate student a new perspective from which to assess himself and his future.
Postgraduate students are integrated into the Upper School Corps of Cadets; however, for our postgraduate athletes, their football and basketball teams compete separately from our high school teams.
Those who pursue athletic goals find themselves in the "best of all possible worlds" here. Fork Union Military Academy offers first class facilities and coaching in all varsity sports. Our coaching staff is well known among all colleges and universities in the United States. Scouts from major universities visit the school and attend our games frequently. They have learned that Fork Union's coaches have "the eye" for talent and a gift for developing it in young athletes.