|February 2016: Cancelled due to inclement weather|
Mission: The mission of the New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy (hereinafter the “Military and Maritime Academy”) is to educate high school students, no matter their background or previous school experience, to fully achieve their personal and academic potential through the acquisition of core knowledge and the skills of analysis, problem-solving, communication, and global responsibility.The Military and Maritime Academy will provide an educational environment based on a model of self discipline that fosters positive behavioral attitudes, builds self- esteem, instills personal responsibility, creates accountability, and teaches ethical decision making. The academy will provide a safe and effective learning institution, providing a learning environment that is conducive to the educational and overall well being of students.The academy will engage student cadets in learning experiences and activities that will enable them to exceed Louisiana state academic goals and tests and to prepare them for post secondary education. The academy will develop and improve student cadet skills in the areas of leadership, citizenship, character development, self discipline, communication, group dynamics, team building, and other related areas. The academy will structure the educational experience in order that student cadets gain the ability to think logically and to communicate effectively.
Academic Philosophy: The Military and Maritime Academy believes that the purpose of education is primarily the development of skills, concepts, knowledge, processes, and attitudes necessary for students to become responsible, productive citizens. The Military and Maritime Academy also recognizes the characteristics that are unique to each individual and will provide a process for development and expression of each student’s innate potential and talents.A standards-based managed curriculum model shall be used to ensure that graduates have had the learning experiences necessary to develop the skills, concepts, knowledge, processes and attitudes that are essential to success in higher education and in the work place.
A standards-based curriculum model is based on the following:
The Military and Maritime Academy’s Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Program (JROTC) Academy will provide a unique learning opportunity for highly motivated students who desire a distinctive educational experience. Established by the National Defense Act of 1916 and expanded in by Congress in 1964, the JROTC program operates within a disciplined military framework to train student cadets in leadership and motivational skills that will serve them during their school years as well as throughout their lives.The Military and Maritime Academy seeks to replicate (with regional and cultural adaptations and even greater academic success) the successful model of the Noble Street Charter School in Chicago, IL.