Why Join Boy Scouts?

Boy Scout meeting at MMA.

The Boy Scout Program is one of the very few national youth programs emphasizing the goal of forging future leaders. This rewarding experience provides young men with the opportunity to hone leadership and camping skills, participate in earning select merit badges from over 133 merit badge opportunities, and to share in strengthening bonds with fellow Scouts. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness. The Benefits of Boy Scouts The success of Boy Scouts rests on a table supported by four pillars: Leadership Values Education Service to Others Leadership – Whatever ethical level you hold yourself to, when you are responsible for a team of … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Advanced Placement Courses

Advanced Placement courses are rigorous.

Advanced placement (AP) courses are college-level courses open to all high school students.  There are over 30 courses in a variety of subject areas.  At the end of the course, in May, you take a national standardized test to measure your mastery of the course material. The course work is both rigorous and rewarding.  Read on to learn why you should take AP courses. The Benefits of Advanced Placement Courses Make Yourself Competitive Colleges and universities look highly upon students who have completed Advanced Placement courses. Taking an AP course will  stand out on a college applications because it shows that you are capable of advanced level work.  It also demonstrates to admission officers that … Continue reading

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Five Advantages of an All Boys School


When you consider the advantages of an all boys’ school the first thought that might enter your mind is that “no girls” means fewer distractions.  There may be some truth to that, but there are also studies suggesting that the benefits of an all boys’ education are much broader. The Advantages of an All Boys School: 1. Cater to the Learning Styles of Boys Boys and girls learn differently and their brains develop differently.  At an all boys school the focus can be on learning styles and techniques that are more effective for males and that engage their more energetic curiosity and learning styles. The NEA article Educating Boys for Success … Continue reading

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Four Reasons To Choose a Military School Education


Many people have misconceptions concerning military boarding schools.  Common perception being military boarding schools are only for juvenile delinquents who cause trouble and corporal punishment is a part of the discipline regimen.  In fact, the guiding philosophy of most military schools is to provide a wholesome, patriotic and invigorating atmosphere in which students are inspired toward maximum achievement. Why Choose a Military School Education? 1. Build Character Military schools help build the qualities of character often missing in a student’s public school education.  These traits include honesty, self-discipline, motivation, initiative, courage and self-confidence.  The military staff at these institutions has spent their careers developing the techniques required to develop good character in others. Under … Continue reading

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