CARLSBAD, Calif., June 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The online resource, www.militaryschoolusa.com, offers several reasons why a college preparatory military boarding school makes sense for boys, paraphrased as follows:
- Military boarding schools create young men of character. A military environment is designed to shape young men (aka Cadets) into leaders and build their character. The primary ways in which these schools shape Cadets' lives and behavior fall into three main categories:
- The military style chain of command teaches Cadets how to follow, and then lead;
- Uniforms to instill school pride while creating visual uniformity;
- A military structure helps boys develop essential life skills of responsibility, accountability, discipline, and self-motivation.
- Military boarding schools are dedicated to education. Most of these institutions are college preparatory schools that prepare young men to attend top-tier colleges and universities. Military school education focuses on many areas; from traditional Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) classes to leadership education and character development to provide a truly holistic education for the young man.
- Students at military boarding schools are set up for a successful future. The combination of rigorous academics and life skills development through leadership education and training programs provides graduates from these schools with a set of life skills tools usually not found in other schools.
What does "leadership education and training" include? The answer is best found in the Leadership Education and Training (LET) component of the Junior Reserve Officers" Training Corps (JROTC) at the Army and Navy Academy, a college preparatory boarding school for middle- and high-school age boys in Carlsbad, Calif.
The Academy's LET curriculum prepares Cadets for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges.
The JROTC curriculum addresses several national academic standards, such as the Common Core State Standards and includes courses on leadership, civics, geography and global awareness, health and wellness, language arts, life skills, etiquette, and U.S. history.
Summarizing the benefits of an Academy education, the Academy's President, retired Army Maj. Gen. Arthur Bartell said: "The desired outcomes of self-discipline, resilience, independence, goal-setting, time management as well as the personal values learned are the guideposts that will matter most as these boys transition into manhood, navigate college, build careers, and contribute to their community and nation."
SOURCE Army and Navy Academy