Franklin Military School

Principal's Message

  • Principal Hudson

    Principal David Hudson

    I would like to take this time to welcome all cadets, staff, and parents back to the school year 2020-2021. I would especially like to say WELCOME to our new cadets that will be attending the Franklin Military Academy for the first time. This indeed is going to be a GREAT school year. The Franklin Military Academy’s website has been prepared in the hope that it will become a valuable resource for you and provide you with school news and information. This website has been developed to enable everyone to become familiar with our school, and procedures as we navigate to the virtual school year.

       At Franklin Military Academy, our staff set high academic standards for our students. Our staff works diligently to ensure that each child is working to his or her maximum ability. Parents, you must monitor your child's progress and communicate with their teacher. I am asking you to monitor and remind them of the following items as we navigate to our virtual instruction.

    • Grades
    • Attendance
    • Discipline
    • Virtual etiquette - Proper attire: No sleepwear, etc.  
    • When to use the mute button 
    • Online Safety: Please make sure cadets are not recording others and make sure they are not using other electronic equipment when academic activities are being taught - For Example - cellular phones
    • Communicating politely and always being respectful
    • Attendance is non-negotiable. RPS attendance rules will be enforced
    • Internet Safety – Only visiting school base sites

    The website contains information that is important and useful. I urge you to visit it daily. 

    Your middle and high school years provide you with a wonderful opportunity to discover your unique talents and gifts. Please stay safe and healthy at all times.

    We are excited to get the new school year underway! Although there will be many changes for this year and we will keep you updated.

    Each parent is requested to sit down with his or her child and discuss appropriate school and bus behavior. Please review the Richmond Public Schools Student Code of Conduct and Franklin Military Academy School-Wide Discipline Plan. 

    If you have not received your ASPEN log in, please contact the school so you can make sure you are always aware of your child's progress.  

    Parents and guardians, it is essential to become an active PTSA member! We hope you will get involved. Together, we can make a positive difference!

    If you have a concern at any time, please call. Let us continue to make this an excellent year for our school!

    Thanks for allowing me to serve as your child's principal.  

    Stay safe and we’ll see you soon!


    David A. Hudson

    Principal, Franklin Military Academy

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District Announcements

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Update for RPS Employees - On Thursday, January 14, 2021, all RPS Staff should have received an email containing a registration link for the COVID-19 vaccine. Also please tune into a special COVID-19 edition of RPS Live! for staff on Friday, January 15 at 4:30pm on the RPS Facebook page.

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  • RPS Mobile Help Desk Temporarily Closed - Due to potential COVID-19 exposure, the Mobile Help Desk will be suspending services until January 25, 2021. For any technology needs, please contact

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  • RPS Family Academy - With live workshops and a virtual resource library, the Family Academy provides RPS families and advocates the opportunity to connect with each other and get engaged with our childrens' education and future. Learn more and register for upcoming sessions here.

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  • #ReopenWithLove - For the latest information and resources for families, visit the #ReopenWithLove section of our website. It includes the most current information about meal distribution and other critical information.

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  • Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helpline at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.

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  • Support RPS - There are many ways to support RPS and #ServeWithLove! Please consider volunteering, donating, or partnering with us, and for new and existing partners, don't forget to add your organization to our new searchable partnership database!

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FMA Awards

  • US News Best High Schools Bronze 2018

"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - January 20, 2021 (PM)

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Regardless of which political party we call home, we can all celebrate the peaceful transition of power at the US Capitol this morning – exactly two weeks after domestic terrorists violently seized our seat of government. We can also celebrate the historic swearing in of Vice President Harris – the first woman, first Black American, first American of Indian heritage, first graduate of an HBCU, and first AKA – to hold that title. I'm grateful that my boys are growing up in an America that is beginning to train everyone's unconscious mental framework of what a leader looks like to reflect the rich diversity of our nation. In addition to President Biden's sober, hopeful, and aspirational inaugural address, I was struck by the beautiful and poignant poetry of Amanda Gorman, the country's first National Youth Poet Laureate. If you weren't able to watch her recite her poem – "The Hill We Climb" – I strongly encourage you to do so...Click above to continue reading.

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  • RPS Direct Update - January 20, 2021

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share the following COVID-19 positive test result/s: Armstrong High School - 1 staff member (last there on 1/15) and 1 student (not physically present this school year) George W. Carver Elementary - 1 staff member (last there on 1/14) and 1 student (not physically present this school year) George Wythe High School - 2 students (not physically present this school year) Henry L. Marsh, III Elementary School - 1 staff member (last there in early November) Hospital Education Program - 1 staff member (last there on 1/15) Huguenot High School - 1 staff member (last there on 1/6) J. B. Fisher Elementary School - 1 staff member (last there on 1/6) John Marshall High School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Linwood Holton Elementary School - 2 students (not physically present this school year) Lucille M. Brown Middle School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Mary Munford Elementary School - 1 staff member (last there on 1/13) Miles J. Jones Elementary School - 2 staff members (1 last there on 1/15; 1 last there on 1/13). Click above to continue reading

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