The Reid James Simmons Academy of Masonic Ritual

Thank you for making the 2023 RJS Academy an outstanding success with more than 200 Brothers attending!

The 2024 RJS Academy is planned to be held

August 9-10, 2024

At Roanoke Scottish Rite

622 Campbell Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

Final information will be sent to Lodges Spring 2024


Holden under the

Grand Lodge of Virginia, A.F. & A.M.

About the RJS Academy

The Reid James Simmons Academy of Masonic Ritual is organized by the Grand Lodge Committee on Work, and is conducted by the Grand Lecturer, Assistant Grand Lecturer, and the Reid James Simmons Academy officers.

The academy is designed to provide group and individual instruction in Masonic Ritual. There are multiple concurrent ritual workshops during the morning and afternoon session to teach catechisms, lecturers, and various parts within each degree.

Registration and Fees

Registration can be done either online (encouraged) or in person on the day of the event.


Individual Registration: $50

Lodge Secretaries and Worshipful Masters

Lodge Registrations:

$50 admits one Lodge Member

$100 admits three Lodge Members

$150 admits an unlimited number of members from the paying Lodge

Individuals can register online and pay by mailing a check or upon arrival.

2023 Reid James Simmons Academy