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.
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.
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.