One For All - The Academy of Richmond County offers a rich, authentic experience for all students.

Founded in 1783. Anything but old school.

Steeped in history, yet leveraging the latest in educational technology and best practices, ARC offers students a well-rounded and rewarding experience unlike any other in Augusta. Here, staff and scholars of different backgrounds, cultures, talents and passions all come together as a community, focused on bettering ourselves and our peers. Visit today and see why ARC is Augusta’s one for all.


Uncompromising Academics

Richmond Academy’s International Baccalaureate Program represents the pinnacle in public school academia. Challenging and creative, the IB program pushes our students to become the best and brightest in Augusta. In addition, our Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes, in which students can earn college credit, allow ARC to deliver a quality college prep education balanced by real life skills learned in career pathway offerings, athletics and club activities.

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All for One

Richmond boasts over 25 programs across boy’s and girl’s athletics. Being part of a team, building bonds on and off the field, track, court and course are important parts of developing a well rounded person. We believe the lessons learned in competition inform our student athletes for the rest of their lives.

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Since 1783 the ARC JROTC program has seen its cadets lead with integrity and personal accountability. Cadets lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce; engage in civic and social concerns in the community, government, and society; graduate prepared to excel in post-secondary options and career pathways; make decisions that promote their positive social, emotional, and physical health; and learn to value the role of the military and other service organizations. Choose ARC and JROTC and see what a world-class 21st Century, technology driven, student centered curriculum really looks like.

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Important Dates for Applicants

Early Application Timeline for the 2020-2021 School Year

November 1, 2019: Students may begin applying at 8 am
November 2, 2019:
School Choice Fair at the Augusta Mall 10AM-2PM
November 18, 2019:
IB Information Night at ARC 6PM
January 10, 2020:
Last day for IB applications
January 29, 2020:
Magnet School Testing 4:30 PM
February 1, 2020:
Magnet School Testing 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM
March 19, 2020:
IB Expo

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  • “The ARC thread that runs through our entire community is so strong. The moment your children walk through those doors, you realize they are part of a family. They have become a member of a very special lifelong community.”
    Brad Means, Parent of two ARC students
  • “Being an International Baccalaureate Career Pathway student at Richmond has challenged me in all the best ways. Taking rigorous courses while also gaining leadership skills in J.R.O.T.C has sculpted, and prepared me for college.”
    Genoah Culler, Class of 2019
  • “Richmond IB has been a great fit for my family. It has offered the right mix of academic rigor along with other high school activities such as sports, clubs, and leadership. All three of my children learned time management and how to leverage the resources and opportunities offered, to keep pace with the increasing challenges of the IB curriculum.”
    Tricia Nixon, Parent of three ARC students
  • “I am blessed to be both an ARC parent and teacher. I love the diversity and excellence that ARC provides. As a teacher, I find great joy in the process of teaching in the MYP and IB style. It is awesome to watch the students as they make real world and global connections to the curriculum.”
    Jennifer Wilson, IB Parent and IB Teacher