is a high school located inAugustaGeorgia, United States. Known previously as Richmond County Military Academy, it is commonly known as

Chartered in 1783, it claims to be thefifth oldest existing public high school in the United States, and the oldest existing public high school in theSouthern United States.3But it did not become a public high school until the second half of the 20th century, so some education historians dispute these claims.

Richmond Academy is located at the edge of theSummervillehistoric district of Augusta.

Initially an all-male, private school, as were most of the limited number of schools in the South, after theCivil Warit was adapted as a military school. During the last half of the 20th century, Richmond Academy transitioned into a co-educational, traditional public high school. It has maintained a strong military Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps available to youths to enlist in. The original Richmond Academy building is listed on theNational Register of Historic Places.

PresidentGeorge Washingtondelivered the commencement address at the graduation ceremonies at ARC in 1791.

In 1926, the academy moved to its present-day building on Walton Way. Principal Major George Butler described the school in 1927 as second to none in the South in terms of facility.citation neededThe 1926 building was designed inGothic-stylearchitecture.

Up until the 1950s, ARC was for white males only. The 19511957 Richmond Academy boys baseball team was ranked as one of the top 10 Georgia state sports dynasties.4It has teams in many sports.

During the 1950s the school became coeducational, admitting girls. In 1964, the school began to admit minorities and becamedesegregated.

The Academy of Richmond County has 1,347 students in grades 9 through 12, with a student to faculty ratio of 16:1. It offers many Advanced Placement courses and anInternational BaccalaureateProgramme course of study was added to the school in July 2003. It is for its highly motivated, college preparatory students.5ARC is one of three schools in the Central Savannah River Area that offers an IB program.

TheMathematicsTeam won the 2005National Society of Black EngineersTry-Math-A-Thon, which was held inBoston.6

The school mascot is a Musketeer, and the school colors are purple and gold. The original school mascot was a bearcat.

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Academy of Richmond County High School. National Center for Education Statistics

Academy Of Richmond County High School – Augusta, Georgia/GA – Public School Profile

National Park Service(2010-07-09).National Register Information System.

Jeff Haws,Take 10: Georgia High School Sports Greatest Dynasties,

Rickabaugh, Greg (2005-04-20).Richmond Academy math team wins national event.

Sarah Cantey Whitaker Allen,Our Childrens Ancestry, 1935, page 437

National Park Service Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itinerary

National Register of Historic Places in Richmond County, Georgia

Educational institutions established in the 1780s

National Register of Historic Places in Augusta, Georgia

School buildings on the National Register of Historic Places in Georgia (U.S. state)

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