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.