Clubs & Activities
In Riverside's off-campus flight program, cadets may train to receive a pilot's license. Cadets have the opportunity to work toward and earn their Basic Pilot Certification in one semester and may work on advanced pilot certifications during following semesters. http://www.lanierflightcenter.com/flight-training/
Boy Scouts of America
Riverside's Boy Scout troop meets weekly to enjoy fellowship and develop skills. They also go on regular outings and camping trips. Several students have been able to work toward and complete their Eagle Scout projects at Riverside.
Riverside's color guard, which promotes pride, citizenship and respect through the display of the flag, represents the Academy at many community events in the northeast Georgia region and throughout the State of Georgia.
The Debate Team competes in many meets around the region. Tournaments include formal debates as well as individual events. Team members are judged on skills such as quick thinking, research, and performance.
The drill team, known as the Fusiliers, participates in competitive programs to demonstrate precision drill and ceremony skills. It is very important for all team members to be present for practice eeach day due to the precision that must be attained for competition. The team is also in demand out of season for other RMA events and must practice in order to perform successfully.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) challenges coaches and athletes to use athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest interdenominational, school-based, Christian sports organization in the U.S. It focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. Riverside FCA members meet for a group Huddle at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings. http://www.ghcfca.org/
Riverside's Honor Council is a peer-elected organization responsible for promoting the Academy's Honor Code: "A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal nor tolerate those who do."
Students in the Horton Society are dedicated to performing good works and serving as ambassadors, both on campus and in the community. Cadets can be elected by their peers to this prestigious organization following a minimum of one year attending RMA.
The International Club meets monthly to study the locations, customs, traditions and foods of other countries. The club is open to all students as we celebrate the diverse geographic population of our Corps of Cadets.
The Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) Club at Riverside is an affiliate of the national Technology Student Association (TSA). JETS Club engages students in various engineering education programs designed to encourage secondary school students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors at colleges and universities. Our JETS activities include engineering and technology-related competitions hosted by TSA state and national chapters, visits to engineering and technology enterprises, and presentations from guest speakers in related fields.
Jewish Students Association
Students in the Jewish Students Association gather weekly to study about their faith. These cadets also observe and celebrate seasonal holidays.
Korean Fellowship Club
The Korean Fellowship Club helps to form bonds among Riverside's Korean students while exposing them to new and exciting opportunities. Typical outings include meals at traditional Asian/Korean restaurants in Atlanta including a favorite called The Honey Pig. They also visit with college and university representatives from Ivy League, ACC or SEC schools such as Brown, Dartmouth, Duke, UGA, Georgia Tech, Emory University, and MIT. The club provides opportunities for student growth and leadership development, involvement in the Atlanta/Gainesville community, and camaraderie. The goal is to create a positive quality of life experience for this unique and important part of the RMA community.
The Library Forum is a consortium of students who like to read, discuss, and think about different types of library media and management. They provide reviews of books, blogs, websites, and virtual tours for the student body of RMA. Forum members are engaged to maintain the Riverside Library collection through their community service hours. Students also manage the Library's book sale in order to supply the necessary funds for club activities.
Students in the Literary Society produce an annual compilation, called Spinners, featuring the creative writing and artwork of cadets.
Riverside's Advanced Multimedia Club gives students the opportunity to learn and develop skills — including writing, graphic design and video production — in multimedia design. The group produces an annual DVD honoring the senior class and assists in other video projects throughout the school year.
National Honor Society
Students in grades 10-12 are selected for the National Honor Society on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service and character.
National Junior Honor Society
Students in grades 7-9 are selected for the National Junior Honor Society on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service and character.
Peer Tutoring Association
Peer tutors are cadets who assist as academic leaders and tutors in the dormitory. They are selected for these important roles on the basis of scholarship and character.
The Raider team's members must display teamwork, physical fitness and discipline. As a team member, cadets can expect to run 8-10 miles in any competition. Team competition events may vary from school to school, but most school events consist of the following: Physical Fitness test consisting of push-ups, sit-ups and a 2 mile run; Litter Carry with six rucksacks weighing 45 pounds each and a litter weighing 145 pounds over one mile of rugged terrain; Obstacle Course; One Rope Bridge across water; 3-5 mile team run. All team members must finish together for a team time. 2012-13 Team Schedule
Cadets in the RMA Rangers program are selected on the basis of academics, discipline and physical fitness. In addition to weekend adventure trips that include hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing, Rangers perform various on-campus duties, including the firing of the Riverside cannon at home football games.
The Robotics Club is dedicated to the creation of working robots. The club provides a forum for learning about everything from hardware to electronics to parts fabrication to programming. Its purpose is to promote the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) among our students within the context of robotics engineering technology. Areas explored in the club are not limited to basic robotics engineering and may also include computer-aided drawing, machining, and design. The club's goals are to develop leadership and technical skills, strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work, encourage members in the development of team and individual projects, and encourage scholarship and assist students in the awareness of occupational goals related to the robotics industry.
Science National Honor Society
The Science National Honor Society's (SNHS) goal is to engender a new group of young thinkers who will be the future of industry, research, and scientific exploration for America. The society encourages and recognizes scientific and intellectual thought, advances student knowledge of classical and modern science, communicates with the scientific community, and aids the civic community with its comprehension of science. SNHS also encourages students to participate in community service, and in turn, encourages a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all humankind.
Tri-M Music Honor Society
Tri-M is a national music honor society for high school students. Its members are selected on the basis of musical ability, scholarship and character.