Why Choose A Military School?
Reasons To Attend A Military School:
- Military schools minimize distractions while providing structure, focus, time management, and exceptional leadership opportunities.
- Military schools develop the “whole person” through a balance of STEM, language, art, athletic, and extracurricular programs.
- Military school cadets learn from strong role models who incorporate character development, values, and integrity throughout their programs.
- Military schools provide excellent college preparation including challenging courses taught by outstanding teachers.
- Military schools place an emphasis on physical fitness, requiring all cadets to participate in athletics or general physical training.
- Military school students are held to a higher standard, often reflected in a cadet Honor Code, and must conduct themselves with the utmost integrity.
- Military school JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) programs are designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, teamwork, and a sense of accomplishment.
- Military school cadets meet students from diverse cultures and languages as they establish lifelong friendships and worldwide alumni networks.
- Military school graduates gain the leadership skills, strength of character, and confidence which guarantee success in any endeavor.
Military School Myths
FALSE: Military high school graduates are required to enlist in a branch of the armed forces.
TRUE: Although Riverside Military Academy is an Army JROTC affiliated school, our students are not required to enter military service following graduation. While some secondary military school graduates choose to enlist in the military or receive an appointment to a U.S. Service Academy, most Riverside Military Academy graduates matrticulate to colleges or universities upon graduation. Riverside seniors earn millions of dollars in college scholarship offers each year.
FALSE: Military schools are for troubled students.
TRUE: Military schools are not alternative or reform schools for troubled students, and they do not specialize in catering to children with emotional or other difficulties. Well-adjusted, motivated children who enjoy a structured environment are the best fit for military academies.
Military schools add more structure and accountability to a typical school day through the military model of education with comprehensive academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs in addition to military science classes that teach citizenship and responsibility. The primary objectives of military schools are solid academic training, college preparation, self-discipline, accountability, and strong leadership development. The smaller class sizes of many military schools benefit students with more individual attention from teachers and increased opportunities for hands-on learning activities.