Summer Session at FMS
Making the Very Most of Summer at Fishburne Military School
June 24 – July 29, 2017
Fishburne Military School has designed a five-week Summer Session especially for students who:
- want to improve study skills
- wish to prepare for SATs
- must earn additional credits for graduation
- would benefit from JROTC leadership training and confidence building
- seek a structured and caring academic environment
- enjoy daily extra-curricular athletics and activities
Academic Courses Offered
English (Grades 7-12), Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, General Mathematics, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Leadership Education Training (JROTC) 1 & 2, World History, U.S. and Virginia History, U.S. and Virginia Government, Word Processing, Spanish I & II.
Each of these courses may be offered as a half-day course (70 hours) or as a full-day course (140 hours). Course enrollment at Summer Session is limited to TWO half-day courses -OR- ONE full-day course. Half-day courses are reserved for repeat classes and enrichment classes. Students taking an Academic Course for the FIRST TIME must take as a full-day course in order to receive credit.
Enrichment Courses NEW for 2017
Fishburne Military School’s Summer Curriculum has been expanded to include Enrichment Courses which, although not considered graduation requirements, are approached as important pieces of the whole-student education at FMS. Coding, Physical Education, Art, Driver’s Education, Outdoor Adventure and SAT Prep and Study Skills are taught to help students expand their educational profile and strengthen their academic confidence and skills across various curricula.
Sports and Extra-curriculars
During Summer School, Fishburne offers daily sports camps for soccer, basketball, golf, football/strength & conditioning, tennis, wrestling, marksmanship, and cross country. On Wednesday afternoons, cadets participate in an adventure or confidence building activity such as rappelling, orienteering, or building a one-rope bridge. On Friday afternoons Summer School cadets receive additional cadet and military training until 5:30 p.m. These activities are directed by the Commandant’s Office and by Fishburne’s JROTC Staff.
Fishburne will once again offer a Summer School Aviation program as a cooperative venture between Fishburne and Blue Ridge Aviation at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport. The program offering is contingent on the availability of flight school instructors and having at least five students sign up. The program allows cadets the opportunity to learn more about aviation through both classroom and hands-on experience. The cost of the program is $300.00.
Leadership Education and Training
In addition, Fishburne is offering JROTC Leadership Education & Training (LET) 1 & 2 during Summer School. The JROTC instruction and training is focused upon developing each student’s ability to achieve leadership, character, and academic success. Taking JROTC may help cadets increase their potential to receive ROTC scholarships and to be selected for admission to one of the United States Service Academies. Normally cadet officers must be enrolled in LET3 during their senior year. Thus, if your son started at FMS as a junior he needs to take LET2 during the next summer.
For complete details regarding Fishburne Military School’s Summer Session, please contact Mr. Cedrick Broadhurst, FMS Director of Admissions.
(f ) 540.283.0774