Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
We require all Pre-Academy (grades 6-8) students to participate in the Cadet Program of the Civil Air Patrol, a civilian volunteer organization sponsored by the U.S. Air Force. The Cadet Program instills in American youth the core military values of integrity, service, respect and excellence. Citizenship, leadership, character, physical fitness, personal accountability, benevolence and safety are hallmarks of the ideal Cadet.
The Cadet Program introduces youth to core military values and informs them of the opportunities available in the military, motivating some to choose military service when they become adults.
We require students of the Academy (grades 9-12) to participate in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC). The JROTC is a Federal program in high schools throughout the United States and our unit is sponsored by the U.S. Air Force.
A few goals of the JROTC:
- Good citizenship and patriotism
- Self-reliance and leadership
- Excellence in written and verbal communication
- Emphasis on physical fitness
- Team-building and basic military skills
- Opportunity for advanced ranking in post-graduate military service
Advanced JROTC students are given the opportunity to use our flight simulation software to work on the “ground” portion of their pilot’s license.