Alternative Learning and Living Experiences
Do military schools really better
prepare the leaders of tomorrow to be well-rounded respectable
citizens or are they simply training kids to “straighten up and fly right,” speaking
when spoken to, taking directions and orders with a “yes.
sir” response and ultimately joining the branches of
the military? Although stereotypical views about military schools
abound, many offer a high quality of education. The following
is a partial list of schools and colleges in the United States.
Howe Military School
For more than 100 years, Howe Military has combined a rigorous
residential academic experience with high expectations of personal
responsibility for students, grades 5 through 12. 100 percent
of the graduates are accepted to college.Howe
Military School, P.O. Box 240, Howe, Indiana 46746, email@example.com, www.howemilitary.com
Valley Forge Military Academy And College
Founded in 1928, Valley Forge features
an all-male college-preparatory boarding school and a two-year
transfer college located in Wayne, Pennsylvania—just
15 miles west of Philadelphia.
Valley Forge provides students with an educational experience
rooted in quality academic programs and supported by leadership
responsibilities. Valley Forge Military Academy and College,
1001 Eagle Road Wayne, PA 19087-3695, 1-800-234-8362, www.vfmac.edu,
United States Naval Academy
The Naval Academy gives young men
and women the up-to-date academic and professional training
needed to be effective naval and marine officers in their
assignments after graduation.Every day, as the undergraduate
college of the naval service, the United States Naval Academy
strives to accomplish its mission to develop midshipmen “morally, mentally, and physically.”United
States Naval Academy, 121 Blake Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5000,
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point
This Academy teaches students how to succeed in the maritime
and transportation industries or the Armed Forces, while it
prepares them to receive a bachelor of science degree, a merchant
marine license, and an appointment as a commissioned officer
on reserve or active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. firstname.lastname@example.org,
United States Air Force Academy
Recognized as the premier developer of aerospace officers,.
leaders prepared and motivated to lead our Air Force and nation.
Virginia Tech of Cadets
Naval ROTC was established in 1983. The cadet regiment expanded
to a three-battalion structure in 1998. Virginia Tech Corps
of Cadets is one of only 6 senior military colleges outside
the 5 federal military academies.