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Summer Leadership Academy

Get a Head Start in Leadership and Service through RMA's Summer Leadership Academy!

The Summer Leadership Academy (SLA) is a three-week summer program available to rising 6th through 12th grade students. We offer two options: co-ed, with a focus on leadership and character development, communication, and competency; and military-style, designed to prepare students for military school or a future in the service.

While the two options vary in style and goals, either academy will help your student reach his or her full potential and develop leadership skills for a successful future.

Summer Leadership Academy I (Co-Ed)

June 12 – July 1, 2022

Summer Leadership Academy I (SLAI) is offered to male and female students. Activities are geared toward camaraderie, teamwork, morale, college preparation, and career options. Some anticipated activities for SLAI include:
  • College visits
  • Leadership training
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Weekend trips
Students will finish the program by preparing an oral and written project presentation. Successful completion of the academy results in a half credit elective for high school.

The cost for LAI is $3,900 for domestic students and $4,500 for international students.

Military Leadership Academy

July 10 - 30, 2022

The Military Leadership Academy (MLA) is offered to male students who have interest in the ROTC academy or military school. While both academies are geared toward leadership development, MLA students will receive a more structured experience, giving them a better understanding for and preparation for service. MLA activities include:
  • Patrolling, rappelling, mountaineering, and digging foxholes
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Overnight trips to Ft. Benning and Camp Merrill
  • Service Academy Prep
  • Peer leadership opportunities
  • Daily PT and PT assessments
  • Tactical training (SQD and PLT) and evaluation
  • Fieldcraft
  • Drill and ceremony
Participants in the MLA will discuss and begin several entry requirements for ROTC or service academy including the application process, essay, and physical fitness tests.

An added benefit of MLA to students entering Riverside Military Acdaemy Fall 2022 is ROC (Recruit on Campus) Cycle completion. New students are required to attend a ROC Cycle upon entry, but students who attend and complete the MLA also complete their ROC Cycle, allowing the student to focus on academics, cadet life, and their successful future.

Cost is $4,376 for domestic and $4,990 for international.


Start your application now to secure your student's spot in Summer Leadership Academy. Deadline for applying is May 3, 2022 and availability is on a first come first serve basis.
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