A challenging curriculum, dedicated faculty, small classes and individual attention provide cadets an intense individualized learning experience. Academy teachers do more than teach, they are selected not just for their professional credentials but for their tireless dedication. Of our 27 faculty members, more than 80 percent hold advanced degrees. Faculty members take an active interest in every student’s life. They supervise and assist students in their mandatory evening study periods and work overtime as athletic coaches and advisers of extracurricular activities. In short, they care.
Because we realize all students learn differently, we offer a three-tiered approach to academic work that allows us to work with cadets at a level that’s right for them. We offer Advanced Placement, honors coursework, an SAT prep course and an intensive English Language Institute. We broaden horizons with field trips and opportunities for independent study. Top academy students can even take courses in our college.
The complete 2013-14 course catalog can be downloaded here (PDF).
Classes are held five days a week, each school day is divided into seven periods. Cadets average six academic classes per day. An academic support period is also available every day and there is a mandatory two-hour evening study period between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.
Technology assists in our educational process. A wireless network connects all classrooms, laboratories, library and dormitory rooms on campus. Cadet Net is the institutional local area network. This network provides access to the library and the Internet, and includes helpful campus information and technical support. All cadets are required to have a laptop computer. Most of the classrooms are equipped with interactive projectors. All courses are managed through PowerSchool, a web based system accessible by students and parents.