The Academy’s curriculum is rigorous and has been carefully structured to thoroughly prepare each cadet for college. In fact, Riverside’s graduates have received 100% college acceptance the past
six years. Riverside graduates are attending Auburn, The Citadel, Clemson, Florida State, Furman, the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, New York University, NC State, Penn State, Texas A&M, Tulane, the Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy, among others. In 2004, Riverside graduates, through their academic excellence, earned a combined $2.3 million in merit scholarships for college.
Advanced Placement and Honors-level courses are available in each academic department. With an average class size of nine, individual attention is unlimited. Cadets are taught organizational and time management skills; they also receive instruction in the Cornell note-taking method and study habit skills specific to their individual style of processing information. Curriculum includes programs in:
- Social Studies
- Foreign Languages
- Music & Fine Arts
- Computer Science
- Physical Education
In addition, all cadets in grades 9-12 participate in the Junior ROTC program (www-rotc.monroe.army.mil), which provides instruction in citizenship, leadership and responsibility. Cadets in grades 9-10 learn basic map reading, first-aid, compass reading, and the manual of arms and marching drills. Advanced training is offered to juniors and seniors.
Riverside’s faculty is composed of 65 full-time teachers, most of whom hold advanced degrees. Each is selected on the basis of scholastic accomplishments, personality, and the ability to work successfully with young men in a wide variety of endeavors. Many faculty and staff, including several with families, live on campus. Teachers are available for personalized conferences with cadets three times per week, and study halls are conducted Sunday through Thursday nights for two hours https://militaryschoolsinfo.tumblr.com/.