Army and Navy Academy is a private military boarding school. The Academy is governed by a Board of Trustees, who are made up of alumni of the school, parents, past parents and interested local business men and women.
The Academy's president is Major General Arthur M. Bartell (U.S. Army Retired). He works alongside Colonel Russ Hanthorn (U.S.M.C. Retired), who serves as Chief of Staff, and Colonel Kevin Batule (U.S. Army Retired) who is the Commandant of Cadets. On the Academic side of the school, Lisa Basista is the Dean of Academics. She works closely with Ethan Segovia, the Assistant Dean of Academics.
The Academy is organized into a Middle School (7–8) and a High School (9–12). The High School has a college preparatory curriculum that follows the University of California A-G requirements for graduation, and all Cadets participate in JROTC leadership courses.
The JROTC program at Army and Navy Academy consists of four levels of Leadership Education Training (LET) instruction. Cadets earn rank through their performance in LET courses and, when merited, gain promotions within the Corps of Cadets. Top Cadet leadership positions are determined through the Leadership Candidate Course (LCC).
After LCC has ended, a Selection Committee meets to decide who best fits each position. Committee members include the Academy President and Chief of Staff, Commandant, JROTC Instructors, Faculty Leaders, and Academic Counselors. Leaders are selected not only based on their past performance, but also for their potential for growth.
Boarding schools provide students with a leg up in college preparedness, and military boarding schools take this even further. Military schools differ from other boarding schools in terms of the emphasis placed on self-discipline, self-sufficiency, and values. Success at a military school is based on personal merit and accomplishment, giving a sense of self-confidence that leads to success.
The stereotype of military schools as feeders for enlistment is outdated. The Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States only allows college preparatory schools to be members, and all member schools educate to core values like duty, leadership, and service to others.
Ready for Success
A military boarding school education prepares a student for college and life beyond in a way that other types of schools are unable to match. Graduates are equipped with the skills to be leaders in their community, with strong abilities in self-discipline, organization, teamwork, and citizenship. They are truly equipped with the tools for success.
A typical day for Boarding Cadets at Army and Navy Academy begins at 0615 hrs. Cadets clean their rooms for inspection, take morning attendance, have breakfast, and prepare for class.
Periods 1 through 6 meet Monday – Wednesday, with classes of 45 minutes each. On Thursday and Friday, a block schedule is in effect with 70 minute classes. Classes 1 – 3 meet on Thursday and classes 4 – 6 meet on Friday. A daily bulletin is read to Cadets during the first period of each day. It’s also posted daily online.
From Monday through Thursday, teachers remain in their classrooms after school, offering tutorial for Cadets who need additional assistance.
Organized sports and physical training are scheduled after school from 1530-1730. Afterward, Cadets dine in the Mess Hall and have free time until 1900.
From 1900-2100, Cadets have Call to Quarters (CQ) time to work on homework and study. Study hall is run by Academic Counselors and supported by Faculty who have a rotating evening schedule. The Library and Computer Lab are also open during this time.
The last hour before lights out, 2100-2200, is dedicated for Cadets to meet with their TACs. Taps is sounded at 2200, signaling lights out for the evening.
Accreditations and Affiliations
Army and Navy Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).
It is also a member of The Association of Boarding Schools, the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States, and the National Association of Independent Schools.
Ninth Grade Overview:
Cadets entering ninth grade face new academic expectations and multiple opportunities for extracurricular involvement. This is the year to establish a strong academic foundation by taking five academic courses as well as electives in the Arts.
Cadets are encouraged to:
Tenth Grade Overview:
Eleventh Grade Overview:
College admission representatives look closely at the academic performance and course rigor in the junior year. Cadets aspiring to attend a highly selective college or university should be enrolled in demanding courses which will challenge their academic abilities. It is important to maintain a healthy balance between course work and extracurricular activities, and therefore Cadets are encouraged to enroll in classes where they can manage their achievement.
College Counseling begins in January where cadets will attend weekly College Seminars to study each stage of the college process:
Twelfth Grade Overview:
Seniors are faced with many challenges and their ability to manage their time is tested. Seniors are encouraged to take a demanding course load; they are the leaders of the school; and they are moving through the final stage of the college application process as they finish their standardized testing and complete their college applications.
During the fall term, they continue taking weekly college seminars and meet individually with the Director of College Counseling. All early applications need to be mailed by students by the deadline date, typically November 1 or 15. Regular decision applications need to be mailed by students by the deadline date, but are encouraged to be mailed mid November regardless of the deadline date.
The College Counseling Office mails all Mid-Year Reports to colleges by the end of second semester. Decision letters are usually mailed by colleges during the first week of April and students submit their enrollment deposits typically by May 1st.
We encourage you and your son to explore the resources to the right as you plan for college and career opportunities after graduation.
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