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June 21, 2024

An Update on Summer School - June 21, 2024

We hope this message finds you well and enjoying a restful summer. As we eagerly anticipate the start of the 2024 Summer School at Fork Union Military Academy, we are committed to keeping you informed and prepared. This email will include essential updates and important information that will help you get ready for enrollment and ensure a smooth transition to campus. 

Summer School Enrollment Information

If you are interested in Summer School at Fork Union Military Academy and have yet to complete the application process, please do so as soon as possible. If you have any questions about Summer School, please contact our Admissions Office at 434-842-4205 or .  

Check-In Date

  • Sunday, July 7 - Families can check-in from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Please Note: Families are invited to each dinner with their summer schooler starting at 5:30 PM. 

Before arriving, please make sure you have logged into FUMA’s Parent’s Portal and have completed the Enrollment Checklist.   

Please ensure that your: 

  • Summer School Sessions Contract has been submitted
  • Full Session Summer School Enrollment Contract has been submitted
  • Full Session Summer School Deposit has been submitted 
  • Summer School Course Interest Form has been submitted
  • Health Profile Completed on SchoolDoc
  • Final Transcript has been submitted
  • Attendance Policy/Parent Statement of Support has been submitted
  • Authorized Adult Permission Form has been submitted
  • Fork Union Honor Code has been submitted
  • Review the Summer School "Things to Bring" List has been submitted
  • Academic Calendar has been viewed

Should you have any questions, please reach out to the Admission Office at 434-842-4205 or 

Health Forms 

Fork Union Military Academy's Infirmary uses SchoolDoc to manage the required annual health forms. Please make sure you have completed your health profile before arriving to campus. We will not be accepting paper forms at check-in.

Please note that the nurses will be reviewing all health forms when you arrive on campus to check-in. Any incomplete forms, especially those that require a healthcare provider signature, may delay the check-in process. Parents will be responsible for completing these items before they can leave their cadet on campus.

For all school and health related questions, please contact the Infirmary at 434-842-4310 or .

*Official Transcript Reminder* 

Ensuring we have this information now will better help our scheduling team set your son's academic schedule for the upcoming year. We cannot update our transcript information or finalize scheduling without an official transcript.

The following documents are not acceptable official transcripts: 

  • Picture images/screenshots uploaded 
  • Progress reports 
  • Computer printouts from school information system  
  • A transcript that is unsigned and/or does not have the school seal 

Please make sure the official transcript is signed, sealed, and has all complete information (grades and credits earned). The official document needs to come directly from the school your son attended last year.  

If you have any questions regarding the transcript or need any further assistance, please contact our Admissions Office at 434-842-4205 or 

Hair Cuts

Fork Union Military Academy would like to request for your son to arrive on campus clean shaven and with a proper haircut. The regulation haircut for Fork Union Military Academy Summer School is:

Hair should be neatly tapered and not extend over the ears or shirt collar. Sideburns are cut on a line with the top of the exterior ear opening. Extreme hairstyles (spiked, dyed, braided, etc.) are prohibited. Students should not cut each other's hair, nor their own hair, as trimmers are not authorized on campus. Students will have their hair cut by the Academy barber, as necessary. Wearing earrings is not permitted.

If your son is unable to receive a haircut prior to check-in, we will arrange for him to see our barber on campus. 

Summer School Calendar & Handbook

The first session of Summer School runs from July 8 to July 20.

The second session of Summer School runs from July 22 to August 3. 

Exams are on July 20 and August 3. 

Please view and download the 2024 Summer Session Handbook here. The Summer School Handbook includes all rules, regulations and general information that is very important to read prior to arriving to campus. 

What to Bring

The following items should be brought for use during Summer School. These items should be marked by name or with some identifying symbol. The quantities listed are only the needed minimum amounts. 

  • Gym shoes (may be worn to class) - (Qty 2)
  • Blanket
  • Under shorts - (Qty 8)
  • Shower shoes
  • Straight broom and/or dustpan
  • Calculator for math or science classes
  • Pillow - standard size to fit our pillowcases
  • Undershirts, white (Qty 8)
  • Socks, white (at least ankle height)
  • Phone Card - Required for Outbound Calls for International Students only
  • A basketball, baseball glove, lacrosse stick, racquetball or tennis racket may be brought
  • Swimsuit
  • Basic analog watch - no smart watches allowed
  • Reloadable VISA/Debit Card for personal use

* Calling Cards *

All students will have a telephone in his room that he can use to stay connected with friends and family. If your student is an international student, he will need to purchase a calling card to dial out. We recommend purchasing this card or something similar.  

We also encourage parents to leave their cadets with plenty of snacks (granola bars, Gatorade, water bottles, etc.).

We hope you are enjoying your summer! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Kelly Barnette
Director of Communications
Fork Union Military Academy