15 Best Military Schools in America

15 Best Military Schools in America
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Military schools are available in a wide range of categories and educational levels from elementary school through college; for boys only; co-ed; college preparatory; military service; private, public, state and federal operated; plus expensive and free of cost.

There are hundreds of military regime structured learning facilities throughout the United States. The following 15 institutions have been rated the best in their distinct categories for education and leadership curricula.

15. Marine Military Academy, Harlingen, Texas

The Marine Military Academy can be found in Harlingen, Texas. It is a private academy for students who are in the college preparatory stage. It was established in 1965. Boys that are in grades 8-12 can enroll there. Students will also receive 1 year of post graduate study.

The United States Marine Corps is not in any way affiliated with the school but its ideals and traditions are being upheld here. By chance, you can be associated with the Marine Corps only if you participate in the Junior ROTC program. The school mascot is the bulldog.

There are also high school classes offered in this school. There are also dual enrollment courses where students can start early to earn a college degree as well as placement authorized courses. Most courses offered there are taught by professors throughout the year.

Students cannot avoid missed assignments or failed exams without an acceptable reason. They are also required to submit to Closed Call to Quarters. It means that there is a time set to handle all academic responsibilities every night in the barracks. It is a mandatory requirement for students to study and do assignments. If a student is failing, there are tutorials designed to help students improve.

The school offers summer camps for boys ages 13-17. This program allows boys to participate in an adventure that has a duration of four weeks.

The structure of the Academy is likened to the United States Marine Corps. The freshmen cannot surpass Cadet Corporal and the eighth graders cannot reach above Cadet Lance Corporal. Sophomores have a chance to be promoted to non commissioned officers while the juniors capture most of the Academy’s NCO.

Seniors usually go up the officer rank. They are able to get Platoon Commanders, Company Commanders, Company Executive Officers and Battalion Commanders. These positions are of command responsibility.

There are extracurricular activities that cadets should participate in between 4:00-5:30 pm. The goal of the program is for all cadets to participate in sports with no bearing on their skill level. There are also sports activities that they can join to include: boxing, judo, cycling, rock climbing, and drill.

The sports that are present at the Marine Military Academy are included in the competition of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (T.A.P.P.S.). It began during the 2000-2001 school year. There is also a program called V.I.S.A. (Valley Independent School Association) that eight graders can participate in and compete against other private schools in the state.

These students will be able to participate in TAPPS athletics when they move on to 9th Grade.