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Our structure and focus towards academics is what allows our cadets to be successful in the classroom. Education plays a major role in the future of these young boys. The list below are just a few examples that have worked over the years.

Offered four mornings each week prior to the start of the school day.  Tutorials are required for cadets who are called by teachers.  Cadets report to the classroom of the teacher who called him.  Cadets who were absent from class, are struggling with a particular concept, or need extra time on classwork, may be called to tutorial sessions.  This allows teachers to work with cadets in a small group setting and/or individually.
Held twice weekly and is mandatory for students who have not completed and turned in homework on time.  Cadets called to OSH report to the classroom for whom they have missing homework and must work for 30 minutes on the homework for the teacher.  All missing homework must be completed and handed in.  Members of the St. John’s Military School Chapter of the National Honor Society assist teachers with OSH.
The majority of cadets are scheduled in seven classes and one study hall period within the school day, allowing cadets 45 minutes of study hall during the school day.  Day time study hall periods are monitored by academic faculty and staff.

Evening study halls are held five evenings each week, Sunday through Thursday for one hour to 1.5 hours.  Additional study time is available upon request of military staff.  Typically, cadets study in their rooms in the barracks during evening study periods.  Military staff monitors the evening study halls.  Each Company assigns one or more honor students to conduct specific sessions assisting cadets who are struggling academically.

The average student-to-teacher ratio at St. John’s Military School is NINE students to every ONE teacher. This low ratio allows cadets to ask more questions, receive more one-on-one instruction and feel more accountability when things do not get done. If a cadet is not in class, the instructor will know where he is why he is absent.
Teachers update grades (which are available to parents online) at least weekly by Thursday afternoon.  Teachers correspond weekly, usually through email, with parents of cadets who are earning poor grades (D’s and F’s).  This correspondence will briefly explain the reason(s) for the poor grade and the opportunities the cadets will have within the upcoming week to raise his grade.

Possibly the most motivating factor for cadets to earn good grades is the peer pressure experienced that sends the message emphasizing the importance of academic success.

If a parent or cadet believes he will benefit from individual tutoring in addition to the opportunities SJMS offers, every effort will be made to find an appropriate tutor for the subject requested.  Additional fees may be incurred for this service.

Cadets who do not meet a minimum grade point will be restricted from privileges such as off campus activities and the recreation center.  He may also be assigned to additional study time, and, should low grades continue to be a problem, may lose rank and opportunities earn leadership positions.

Cadets who earn exceptional grades may compete for the honor of “Blue Beret” club which is granted to cadets who earn the top three grade point averages each grading quarter in the Middle and High Schools.  Cadets may also earn a place on the Dean’s Honor Roll and the Regular Honor Roll by earning top grades.