A DAY IN THE LIFE
A Full DayOur commitment to fueling the mind, body, and spirit permeates every minute of the cadet’s day. Filled with healthy competition in the classroom and self-affirming activities outside, each day brings the cadet closer to a greater sense of self-discipline and accomplishment.
Physical Training (PT)
Each weekday begins promptly at 0600 with the sound of reveille, signaling cadets they have 10 minutes to get up, make their bed, get dressed and fall out for a morning physical training session, which consists of 30 minutes of calisthenics and a run with their company.
Following PT and breakfast, cadets have 45 minutes to shower, get dressed for school, clean their barracks or attend to other such duties.
Every morning, prior to their first class period, cadets fall out once again for a uniform inspection and colors formation, or ceremonial flag raising.
Pass in Review
After four 45-minute morning classes, cadets participate in a noontime military formation called pass in review, where they march to the tunes of the MMA band down Battalion Street and file into the Mess Hall one company at a time for lunch.
Second Mess (Lunch)
After pass in review, cadets are seated with their companies for lunch.
Following lunch and two more afternoon classes, cadets who are having difficulty in specific subject areas have the option to attend a tutorial period for additional help. If a cadet is failing a course, however, then the tutorial period is mandatory.
At MMA, every cadet is required to participate in a sport during the afternoon activity period regardless of his skill level. The overall aim of our program is to foster teamwork, promote physical fitness, instill confidence and develop an appreciation of the outdoors.
Cadets report back to their barracks for a supervised evening study period called closed call to quarters. At 2115, after CCQ, cadets have time to relax, shine their shoes and prepare for the next day. At 2200, taps signals it’s light out.