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5 Life Lessons You Learn in Military School

Military School Student in the Chemistry Lab

The 5 Life Lessons You Learn in Military School Military schools have an advantage over traditional boarding schools or private day schools because their comprehensive educational method teaches students the mental skills they need to succeed not just in school but in life. In fact, the life lessons learned in military school will take you much further in life than a college degree alone. Below are five of the great life lessons you learn in military school. “If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” – Lao Tzu    Respect is earned. Military school students are taught to address adults and individuals in positions … Continue reading

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Texas Boarding Schools: How to Choose the Right One

Texas Boarding School

  Texas Boarding Schools: How to Choose the Right One For those of you who are considering a boarding school for your child, don’t forget to look into the Lone Star State! Texas not only has some of the best year-round weather in the country, it has some of the best colleges in the nation! Texas is a big state, so there are plenty of boarding schools to choose from. This article will first break down your Texas boarding school options and then list some Texas boarding schools that might be perfect for your son or daughter. Two Main Categories: College Prep or Therapeutic There are basically two broad categories … Continue reading

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Grit – A Key to Success

Got Grit? Military Boarding Schools Teach the Key to Success Though the entire purpose of education is to help people live fuller lives and enjoy more opportunities, most schools are failing to teach students something more fundamental than English, algebra or chemistry. They are failing to teach “grit.” According to Webster dictionary, grit is “firmness of mind or spirit” or “unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger.” School is most likely where young people will develop their scale of grit. For instance, a student who is overwhelmed by a course such as algebra may just stop trying and fail the subject. Another student, however, may start to attend tutoring … Continue reading

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Service Academy Selection – Improve Your Chances

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  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 … Continue reading

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