Author Archives: Harold Compton

Service Academy Selection – Improve Your Chances

Naval academy cadet in parade

If you hope to attend a service academy, good for you! If you are selected, you will receive a free, top-notch education, some of the best leadership training in the world and an officer job waiting for you after you graduate. If this is your goal, the time to prepare is NOW. The preliminary application for a United States service academy should be submitted in your junior year. The process of preparing, however, should start from your first day in high school. This way, you can begin building the application necessary to gain selection. Selection for a service academy is a highly competitive process. Every year, 8 out of the 9 … Continue reading

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Letting Go: 7 Coping Tips When Your Child Is Away at Boarding School

parent hugs son at boarding school registration day

Parents can expect to feel some degree of separation anxiety when their child is away at boarding school, especially in the beginning. Even if there are other siblings in the house, it is perfectly natural to miss the son or daughter that you have spent many years caring for. At some point, all parents have to learn to let go; fortunately, it doesn’t need to be that hard. Seven Tips To Help You Cope When Your Child Is Away At Boarding School:   1. Keep Busy: Nothing will take your mind off your child’s absence better than keeping busy. It’s extremely hard for the human mind to focus on two … Continue reading

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Military Schools: MMA can make the difference.

Marine Corps JROTC

Military Schools Can Make the Difference! Military Schools can provide a level of structure and discipline that is often needed during a young man’s adolescent period. The Marine Military Academy (MMA) is one of the premier challenging, traditional military schools.  The setting is structured and rules are enforced; the goal is to prepare young men for college. MMA is unique among all military schools and secondary institutions. Its very foundation was framed from the desire to emulate those tried and true Marine traditions and values that have earned the respect and gratitude of our great nation. Efficiency experts, Business executives and even Inc. Magazine have touted the U.S. Marine Corps … Continue reading

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Student Counseling

Student Counseling focus on achieving academic success

Student Counseling at Marine Military Academy Mr. Joseph Palamara The primary focus of the Marine Military Academy Counseling Department is to ensure academic success by removing impediments to cadet learning. There are three main components that center on student counseling; social interaction, behavior and academics.  Each of these areas is supported by the teachers, administration and parents. All of these components provide support to cadets during a time when they are adjusting to a new home, meeting new people, being away from family and friends, and dealing with the requirements of their academic workload. Student Counseling: Social Interaction The first component is in the area of social interaction. This area deals with a cadet’s … Continue reading

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