We sent our son to school at FUMA and it was a waste of time and money. He was kicked out for smoking and we lost thousands of dollars. The administrators pressured us to "withdraw" so their record would look good but I would not go along. Their unusual single focus curriculum means that children who
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Posted by a parent on 07/31/13
I graduated from Fork Union in 2004. I wouldn't have gone to college, graduate school or recieved a good well paying job if I hadn't gone. The parents that are talking about them being money hungry are probably mostly those parents whose kids get kicked out. If you get kicked out you don't get reimbursed
... Read more fully. For me, I still had enough fear in my parents that the 20 some thousand dollar anger from my Dad if I would have been kicked out is one of the reasons for my success. A lot of people send kids to FUMA who need reform school not a military college prep school. Kids with sever disciplinary problems don't belong at that school. This is a school that helps really good students get to where they need to go (academies, good public/private univ) and help bad students learn time management, organization, confidence and self pride. I just looked at the reviews so I would see what my Uncle is seeing since he is thinking of sending my little cousin. I think it's funny that the place is always still the same. It doesn't change much over time and that's the point. Hard work, discipline, ethics and morality are pretty time tested priciples that don't need to change. Read less
Posted by a other on 02/07/13
My son is currently attending his first year at FUMA he is in the 8th grade. I found the admission, interview and overall interaction with the staff to be very positive. Its only been a month but my son is doing his homework, his test scores still need some work but I have to say the teachers have been
... Read more very supportive to him and he understands that they have an expectation of him. The one thing that I like the most and my son seems to really thrive on is that at FUMA he is a cadet not a cadet with ADHD . He is not isolated or singled out and he is treated fairly and something that is very important to him he is treated like everyone else. So yes he has earned his share of demerits alot less than I thought he would. His self confidence has picked up, and he walks with his head up high. He wants to be independent and responsible and wants me to see that he is capable of being trusted and I don't need to go behind because he knows what he is suppose to do and will just do it. No admission is not free but its is the best investment that I could have ever made. Sending your son to Fork Union Military Academy will prepare your son to do great things and make him a better person. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/01/12
Fork Union administrators care about one thing...tuition. They are insincere and this is a business only. They hide behind a this military farse, structured discipline, polite charade, and "Christian" values....all of which are one big front to pay their salary. They will say anything to cover up
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Posted by a parent on 04/30/12
I have to disagree w/ the parent talking about a perfect record and grades to get into FUMA. My son was barely passing 8th grade and getting into nonsense (trouble w/ the wrong crowd). I knew he was a good kid. After all I am his mom. He wasn't happy to go but with a loving heart I sent him to FUMA.
... Read more Best decision ever! Teachers care about the boys. My son is learning much more than academics. He is learning how to survive in this world. I'm confident that he will do well in life. I look at it this way..I'm spending my money on the front four (high school) so he will be prepared for college. Many friends send their kids to college and cross their fingers that they will do ok. I made a choice to invest in FUMA. My son is finishing up his freshman year. I know he is being well prepared for greatness. There's a good possibility he will earn a scholorship to college. Then FUMA paid for itself. Seriously. This is easy thinking. A proud Mom! Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/28/12
Everyone who applies to Fork Union Military Academy is not admitted, but everyone is afforded our full consideration for admission. We make every effort to ensure our cadets are mission appropriate, which means they have every chance to succeed in our challenging college-preparatory, Christian, military,
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Posted by a teacher on 03/22/12
The Admissions department of this school is terribly rude and condescending. They are money hungry and are elitist. Do not even bother visiting this school unless your son has a perfect record and good grades in his current school. But if that's the case, why would you want to spend a small fortune
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Posted by a parent on 03/20/12
We sent our son to Fork Union Military Academy for his eighth grade year and I cannot say enough great things about the caring staff and the positive changes in our son. He wanted to go back to FUMA for his entire high school years, but with the economic downturn we had to send him back to public school.
... Read more We are still hopeful that he can attend the upper school for his junior and senior years and would recommend FUMA to any boy who is struggling to find his way academically and spiritually. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/11/12
My son attended FUMA then was dismissed over a simple issue on the second week of his senior year. He was wrongly accused & they had not a shread of evidence. They have very little supervision in place. This school is motivated by money alone and they hide behind their so called "Christian Values".
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Posted by a parent on 01/25/12
I have no doubt that some of the 'good' reviews on here are written by Fork Union Secretaries. Who ever you're do your research before deciding to put your child in this school and my ONLY advice to you would be to find another school. Why? As you will see when you visit the school the front desk
... Read more and everyone will treat you like a million dollars but what they don't fully express to you is that they're only after your hard earned money. My little brother got kicked out of there because he was a witness to a dozen kids who took cough syrup to get high. Fork Union dismissed my little brother and all the other kids. They gave no 2nd chance to any of these kids for their mistakes. They did this really quick so no other parents and kids in the school knew about it. They told all the families that they have to pay for the whole school year tuition even though the kids only went to school for 2-4 months. When it comes to business and money, they show no marcy. In the beginning they're really nice to you to get you sign the contract but after that it's all business and money. So I advise spend your hard earned money somewhere else. You know your child the best! Read less
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Fork Union schools — Fork Union Military Academy is located at 4744 James Madison Hwy, Fork Union VA 23055. 4744 James Madison Hwy is in the 23055 ZIP code in Fork Union, VA Fork Union Military Academy is a Private school that serves grade levels 6 - 12.
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