Benefits of a Military School
There was a time when a military school was a place of punishment. Not any more. There was a time when a troubled teen was sent to a military school to get some discipline in his life. Not any more.
Today a military school is a prestigious school where the highest of academic standards are promoted and only those who want to enroll and have good grades and excellent behavior will be admitted.
So as a parent, if you are considering sending your teen to a military school, what benefits might you expect to gain?
Well a whole new lifestyle for starters. A teenager living at home and attending the local high school is unlikely to rise at 0600 hours, make his bed, tidy his room complete his quota of chores and take part in exercises and drills before the first class of the day. That’s what happens in a military school. It’s a tough and rigorous life but it brings great rewords and benefits.
Your teen will be fit, capable, self-disciplined and ready for work. They will also be a long way from the temptations of these kids on Civvy Street with drugs, alcohol and criminal behavior not all that far away.
The academic and sporting standards are the best with supervised after hours study periods being compulsory. Extra-curricula activities like sailing are commonplace. In fact they are often not extras but an integral part of the school’s curriculum. There is a strong push for solid preparation for college entrance and outstanding colleges at that.
The discipline and range of activities enable the students to come out of their shells. They are encouraged to participate in many things and so set goals which they strive to achieve. Character building is a mainstay of the school. And if your teen is interested in a future career in the military, their secondary education is the perfect stepping stone for such a career.
If your teen has any leadership potential, their time in a military school will bring those qualities to the fore. Abiding by rules and a dress code instills a strict understanding of sensible discipline which can stand your teen in good stead for the rest of their life. Pride in their appearance is a daily occurrence.
Your teen has no time to spend hanging out and experimenting with drugs and alcohol. They have mentors and first-class teachers to inspire and instruct. They have a full schedule of challenging sporting and study assignments. They are granted free time on weekends to attend church services or go into the local town. They are encouraged to keep in regular contact with their families but they are taught how to be self-reliant and to push hard for success.
The concept of honor is alive and well in the military school system. Young people take pride in the school, their appearance, their achievements and their peers. There are benefits galore many of which will last a lifetime for those who study in a military school.