Academy Academics

A Solid Academic Foundation

The education at Valley Forge Military Academy is comprehensive– encompassing a challenging curriculum, leadership opportunities, character development, athletic competition, physical fitness, extracurricular activities and social interaction with a diverse group of peers.

The Academy

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A Solid Academic Foundation

The education at Valley Forge Military Academy is comprehensive– encompassing a challenging curriculum, leadership opportunities, character development, athletic competition, physical fitness, extracurricular activities and social interaction with a diverse group of peers.

High achieving cadets can even earn college credit by enrolling in courses at Valley Forge Military College, also on campus, at no additional charge.

Dual Enrollment at Valley Forge Military College

The Academy and College are working together on innovative cooperative programs to move past high school Advanced Placement (AP) courses to a Dual Enrollment program as a better path to college.  Unlike AP courses, the dual enrollment program introduces high school cadets to the rigors of college coursework early and allows them to graduate with both a diploma and a college transcript. This program is offered to qualified cadets at no additional charge.

Faculty Members Take an Active Interest in Every Student

A challenging curriculum, dedicated faculty, small classes and individual attention provide cadets an intense individualized learning experience. Academy teachers are selected not just for their professional credentials but for their tireless dedication. They supervise and assist students in their mandatory evening study periods and work overtime as athletic coaches and advisers of extracurricular activities.

In short, they care.

For a closer look at the academic curriculum, the 2018-2019 Course Catalog can be downloaded here.

Cadet Resources

For Current Cadets

College Planning WorkBook
Seminar Summary
Links to Service Academy/ROTC Information (PDF)
Links to College Information (PDF)
The college application process is managed electronically through Naviance. Current cadets needing to request their academic transcripts should make the request via Naviance. Click here to login to Naviance.

For Former Cadets/Alumni

Transcript Request Form (PDF)

Academic Support Available for Our Students

Academic Support Period

Academic Support Periods, scheduled during every school day, offer an additional opportunity for Cadets to work closely with their teachers. Cadets are able to get further insight on lessons and/or catch up on assignments if necessary.

Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU)

The DCIU provides a Reading and Math Specialists to work closely with Cadets who demonstrate a need for additional support in these areas.

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for graduation from Valley Forge Military Academy and earn the diploma, cadets must earn a minimum of 22 academic credits and complete the following graduation requirements. In addition, cadets are required to complete the Information Literacy Series through the Research Ready program for each year in residency. One credit is given for each year-long course and one-half credit for a semester course.

Cadets must satisfactorily complete courses in:

  • English: 4.0 credits
  • Mathematics: 4.0 credits
  • Social Studies: 4.0 credits (One year each of Ancient World History, Modern World History, United States History, and an elective)
  • Science: 4.0 credits (One year each of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and an elective)
  • World Language: 2.0 credits (Two consecutive years of one language, three or more are recommended)
  • Health: 1.0 credits
  • Electives: 3.0 credits minimum