Academics

College Counseling

College Preparation

It is never too early to start planning for your college education. Regardless of grade level, we encourage all of our cadets and their parents to meet with the college advisor while selecting courses at MMA. We conduct the PSAT for 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade each year in October to help prepare for the SAT.

As you get closer to graduation, there are a lot of dates and deadlines you will need to manage. We are here to help guide you through the process and keep you in touch with your goals.

Mentor Program

Our focus at Massanutten is your student's success. To help them achieve their highest potential we have implemented a mentor program that pairs each one of our students with a faculty/staff member. Once a week the mentors meet with their mentees and discuss grades and general quality of life. They also plan and participate in community service opportunities throughout the year.

These mentors also function as a point of contact for our parents.

Year-by-Year College Planning

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  • Seniors

    • Meet with college advisor regularly
    • Check application deadlines!
    • Take/retake SAT/ACT tests
    • Athletes: Review NCAA eligibility requirements and work with your MMA coach to contact colleges
    • International Students: Take the TOEFL and review other special requirements
    • Service Academy applicants: Register on the service academy website(s) and review application procedures.
    • Apply for ROTC scholarships early
    • Request letters of recommendation
    • Write college essays (requirement for English 12)
    • Continue to keep up with academics, activities, and leadership positions
    • Visit college campuses, if possible
    • Research financial aid, scholarships, and have parents fill out FAFSA in January
  • Juniors

    • Academics are key! Take the right courses and do well in them!
    • Take PSAT/NMSQT in October
    • Take SAT and/or ACT (Required)
    • Athletes: Review NCAA eligibility requirements and work with your MMA coach to identify summer opportunities
    • Service Academy applicants: Register on the service academy website(s) and review application procedures. Apply for summer seminars.
    • Apply for JROTC scholarships
  • Sophomores, Freshmen & Middle School

    • Academics are key! Take the right courses, do well in your courses, and pursue honors options.
    • Take the PSAT in October
    • Athletes: Review NCAA eligibility requirements and work with your MMA coach to identify summer opportunities
    • Activities: Participate in campus organizations, request JROTC leadership positions, Middle school cadets can reach the rank of corporal, volunteer for community service

College Acceptances

MMA is still the the best! Great teachers, small classes and amazing comradery among the cadets! My son still loves it!

-Carey Landreth

College Affiliations

Elmhurst College
Lord Fairfax Community College
Norwich University
Susquehanna University
Massanutten Military Academy is a co-ed non-profit boarding and day school for grades 612.