Academic Support

The Service Academy Preparatory Program

Is your son interested in applying to a U.S. Service Academy?

Riverside Military Academy can help!  Riverside has 9 alumni currently attending a U.S. Service Academy. Riverside's proven academic, leadership, and athletic programs have repeatedly prepared alumni for the challenging environment that awaits them upon admission to any of the Service Academies.

The admissions process to the 5 U.S. Service Academies - U.S. Military Academy (USMA), U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) - is an extensive, challenging, and highly competitive process.

Riverside has consistently remained an Army JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction for over 80 years. This distinguished recognition inspires our cadets to pursue appointments to one or more of the Service Academies. Riverside's college counselor has extensive experience managing the 12-14 month application process, and he works with cadets and their families to navigate the required documentation. He focuses on magnifying each cadet's strengths and accomplishments.

U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, and annually rank these Service Academies as some of the most selective colleges and universities in America.  Graduates of USMA, USNA, USAF, and USCGA receive a Bachelor of Science degree and commission as an officer in their respective service branch. Upon graduation from USMMA, cadets receive a Bachelor of Science degree along with the opportunity to commission as an officer in any of the branches of service.

For students who would like to earn a prestigious education and travel the world, these Service Academies offer an outstanding military model of education. In most cases, tuition, books, laboratory fees, room and board, and medical and dental care are paid in full for four years.  The competition to be accepted into these institutions is fierce.  The average acceptance rate is 8% or less depending on the service academy applied to and the size of the entering class.

Please contact Riverside's Service Academy Prep Program Director Ed Benson at (678) 696-2088 for more information about the application and nomination processes for the Service Academies. Learn how RMA can help your son achieve his dream!


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United States Military Academy -West Point
Sebastian Mims, ‘10
Andrew Olson, ‘11
John Collins, ‘11
Fernando Weiner, ‘11
Mac Sims, ‘13
John Nettles, ‘13
John Mark MacFarland, ‘14
Jacob Deem, ‘14
Tucker Pearson, ‘15
Watson Thomas, ‘16
Ivan Pearson, ‘17
Thomas Mims, ‘17
Garrett Dalley, ‘18
Shinkwang Moon, ‘19
United States Naval Academy
Alec Ruppenthal, ‘12
Wiley Burns, ‘17
United States Air Force Academy
Harrison Summerhour, ‘14
Johnathan Olson, ‘16
Charles Dinwaobi, ‘18
Ayaz Mustafa, ‘18
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Matthew Conboy, 15
Derek Ferguson, 17
Timothy Leurant, 18