Student Life

  • Cadet Cruz Franklin Military Academy serves its educational responsibility two-fold. First, it is governed by the academic boundary set forth by the Virginia Department of Education and Richmond Public Schools. Additionally, the school is required to meet all military expectation based on it being a fully operational Military Academy. Richmond Public Schools ensure that all students have the opportunity to be educated in a safe environment by outlining their safety guidelines in the student code of conduct handbook. As a means of fostering safety, promoting honesty, responsibility, integrity, citizenship, self-discipline, and respect, the students at Franklin Military Academy through the Military Departments curriculum requires that lessons on those specifics are taught on a yearly basis.


    The school actively communicates with community agCadet Ipods encies and support groups. In addition, the school engages in partnerships to enhance school-community connections. Activities such as orientations, open house, workshops, fairs, performances, adopt-a-school, volunteer, and service-learning programs are evident. Partnerships with organizations such as Project Discovery, Talent Search, Partnership for the Future, FES, Virginia State University, and GRASP (see video below) are established. In conclusion, students have an enormous amount of community, academic and business (leaders) interaction through partnership that compliments the overall academic learning process. 

    Each student is given a Classroom Syllabus for each class that they are enrolled. The Classroom Syllabus clearly defines the performance expectations and key indicators for student learning for that subject area.  COL Carter-Gunter, Principal and LT COL Potee, Assistant Principal meet with the students according to grade level to voice their performance expectations for student learning while at Franklin Military Academy.

    Maj. Jackson, guidance counselor, meets with the students as a group per grade level and individually. Information is given to each student regarding key indicators and performance expectations for student learning as it relates to verified credits, various types of diplomas, and graduation. 

    Each student is given information on the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning End of Course performance expectations for student learning and achievement.