• July 31, 1783 - ARC founded

    • April 12, 1785 - ARC officially opened at the Bay Street location.

    • 1785 - William Rogers of Maryland appointed as Richmond's first master

    • May 19, 1791 - President George Washington visited the Academy.

    • 1798-1802 - The Academy closed until the Telfair Street building was completed. On November 1, 1802, The Academy reopened.

    • 1863-1865 - The building was used as a military hospital for the Confederate wounded. Classes were moved across the street to the old Richmond County Courthouse.

    • 1865-1867 - Union troops used the building as headquarters.

    • 1867 - The Academy was returned to the Trustees.

    • January 1, 1868 - The Academy was reopened by Colonel George W. Rains who had managed the Confederate powder mill during the war.

    • 1882 - A military department was established for the first time by Captain J. O. Clarke. This lasted until 1884.

    • 1898 - The military department was revived under Major George P. Butler who became the Commandant.

    • 1904 - The school became fully accredited.

    • 1926 - The school moved to its present location on Baker Avenue.

    • 1928 The Musketeer first edition of the school newspaper.

    • 1950 - Females first attended the school.

    • 1952 - The vocational building was added to the school.

    • 1983 - The new library wing was added.

    • 1998-2001 Building renovated and upgraded. Electrical system and wiring now support networked computers in classrooms.

    • 2001 - Auditorium renovated.

    • 2008-2009 - The new wing (IB wing) was added.

    • 2010 - New track added.

    • 2011- Frank Inman Field dedicatio
                     First Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
                    The Senior cafe named for Principal Tim Spivey - The Carl T. Spivey Cafe

    • 2012 - First Female Principal named (Dr. Malinda Cobb)
                      New Football Scoreboard installed

    • 2014 - The bell refinished and hung in the football stadium
                      ARC Historical Museum built in Library Media Center