Academic Experience

Hargrave’s small classes are designed to prepare cadets for college work. But our experience has shown that coursework needs to be tailored to the maturity, talents, and interests of cadets. Accordingly, we have continued to utilize a series of standard level college-preparatory courses (that use the 4.0 grade point scale) as well as a series of advanced study college-preparatory courses (designated Honors, AP, and Dual Enrollment). The latter use a weighted grade-point scale in acknowledgement of the extra challenges and as encouragement for cadets to take the more difficult path.

Example Academic Schedules

9th Grade

  • Language Arts 9
  • Science 9
  • Cultural Studies 9
  • Algebra 1
  • Foreign Language
  • Robotics

10th Grade

  • English 10
  • Biology
  • World Geography
  • Geometry
  • Foreign Language
  • Leadership 1

11th Grade

  • English 11
  • AP Chemistry
  • US History Honors
  • Algebra 2
  • Bible
  • Leadership 2

12th Grade

  • English Literature Honors
  • Physics Honors
  • AP Government
  • Calculus
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Science

Hargrave Diplomas

Advanced Studies Diploma

  • English — 4 credits
  • Math (Algebra I, II, Geometry or higher) — 4 credits
  • Science (Biology & Chemistry required) — 4 credits
  • Social Studies (World Studies, US History & Government required) — 4 credits
  • Foreign Language (3 of 1 or 2 of 2) — 3 credits
  • Fine Arts/Practical Arts —.5 credits
  • Bible — .5 credits
  • Military (Senior year) — 1 credit
  • Electives — 3 credits

Total 24 credits

Standard Diploma

  • English — 4 credits
  • Mathematics (Alg. I or above) — 3 credits
  • Science (Biology required) — 3 credits
  • Social Studies (World Studies, US History & Government required) — 3 credits
  • Fine Arts/Practical Arts —.5 credits
  • Bible — .5 credits
  • Military (Senior year) — 1 credit
  • Electives — 7 credits

Total 22 credits

College Acceptances

Our College Placement Counselor works with our students throughout their Hargrave career to assist them in finding their perfect-fit college.

Dual Enrollment and AP Courses

Dual Enrollment

Hargrave Military Academy is partnered with Richard Bland College of William and Mary for its Dual Enrollment (DE) program. The partnership allows Hargrave upperclassmen and post graduates the ability to take Hargrave college-level courses for both college and high school credit.

Dual enrollment courses at Hargrave are taught by qualified Richard Bland College of William and Mary adjunct faculty members. Cadets pre-qualify for the Dual Enrollment option by their demonstrated academic performance and by the recommendation of their instructor. Dual enrollment offers participating Cadets an excellent start on their college education.

  • ENGL 101 — Writing and Research, 3 credit hours
  • ENGL 102 — Introduction to Literary Genres, 3 credit hours
  • CHEM 101/L — General Chemistry I with Lab, 4 credit hours
  • CHEM 102/L — General Chemistry II with Lab, 4 credit hours

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement courses are another option for Hargrave Cadets. AP courses give Cadets the experience of taking college-level courses while earning high school credit. Successful completion of the AP Exam may result in the awarding of college credits. Hargrave’s current AP course offerings include the following:

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Physics I
  • AP United States History
  • AP Chemistry

The Hargrave Faculty

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