Teens, have them “unplug” from technology

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At Marine Military Academy, we do our students a great favor:  We help them “unplug.” At MMA, cadets are only allowed to use their cell phones and tablets on the weekends. Likewise, they can only play video games or watch television on the weekends. While they may certainly use computers and the Internet on weekdays for homework purposes, their rooms are computer free. I can imagine what you’re thinking: OMG! That’s crazy! How do those boys live without technology? The answer is: Quite easily. A person can actually live without a cell phone or a television set or any other electronic gadget for five straight days. He simply needs to … Continue reading

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Military School Is a Privilege … Not a Punishment

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Military School Is a Privilege … Not a Punishment For too long, “military school” has been a term that gets thrown around to threaten teenagers when they misbehave. I’m going to send you to military school! Though “military school” is meant as a solution in this exclamatory sentence, it definitely sends across the wrong message. Military schools have an excellent reputation for helping teens who are either not living up to their full potential or are making pooor decisions that can ruin not just their shot at college but their future in general. Military schools are normally quite effective at helping students reach their full potential because the educational model is … Continue reading

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Boarding Schools in Texas: Their Missions

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Boarding Schools in Texas: Who Are They? Read Their Mission Statement. If you’re searching for boarding schools in Texas, it’s important to know which one offers the right educational program for your son or daughter. As you research the schools, your first step should be to read the school’s mission statement! A school’s mission statement is important because it: a) tells you the school’s purpose; and b) describes the school’s basic educational philosophy. Reading the mission statement will immediately tell you what the school is about and if the school is an option for your child. This simple step will save you time in your research. If the mission statement sounds like it … Continue reading

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Five Good Reasons to Choose a Texas Boarding School

Texas Boarding School

Five Good Reasons to Choose a Texas Boarding School If you only want to look at boarding schools in your home state, keep this mind: Boarding schools are not colleges; most of them do not offer in-state tuition. Unless you are saving a substantial amount of money keeping your high school student close by, you should seriously consider a Texas boarding school. It’s easy for students and parents to fall in love with Texas because this state is the “total package.” Weather!: Even if you lived in the northernmost part of the state, Texas’ weather is hard to beat. When most days of the years are sunny, warm and dry, … Continue reading

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