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Military School is Unique

Military schools offer unique challenges and great opportunities for today's youth

A quality education is the foundation of each of the Association's member school as they prepare young men and women to be great leaders and involved citizens by offering an exceptional learning experience with emphasis on character development, leadership training, and academic excellence.

Military schools stand on core values--like honor, integrity, duty, service and self-discipline. Traditional values are the hallmarks of AMCSUS schools and the graduates we produce reflect a commitment to these values.

A structured setting provides an ideal environment to learn and mature. Each of our schools provides a unique learning environment that facilitates development and growth based on the age and experiences of the individual student. Time management, self-discipline, and motivation help each student develop clear goals for growth and development. A nurturing and supportive faculty and staff are always available to assist each individual student through difficult situations.

Success can be leveraged and military schools are committed to the life long development and career of each graduate.

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  • Military Colleges and Schools provide the structure, focus and leadership opportunities that facilitates and supports a rich liberal arts education
  • Military Colleges and Schools develop the "whole person" through a balance of STEM, language, arts and athletics programs
  • Military Colleges and Schools incorporate character development, values and service (to others) across all of their programs
  • Military Colleges and Schools are demanding and hold their students to a higher standard; this is done with purpose and without apology
  • The last time the vast majority of military school graduates wear a military uniform is at graduation, but the benefits gained through their experience with the "military education model" serve them for the rest of their lives
  • Military Colleges and Schools graduates gain the leadership skills, strength of character and confidence which guarantee success in any endeavor or career
  • Military Colleges and Schools develop leaders of character who bring positive change to their communities, our nation and the world
Senior Military College

Senior Military Colleges

4-year Colleges & Universities provide a superb education leading to a baccalaureate degree and, for those who choose, the opportunity to be part of a military organization that emphasizes leadership development, service, and core values--like honor, integrity, duty, service and self-discipline.

All schools offer optional programs that can lead to a commission in the Armed Services of our country.

Military Junior College

Military Junior Colleges

Two-Year Colleges offering an Associates Degree provide highly motivated young adults a smooth transition from high school to college with a rigorous academic program in a military-styled setting.

Our Junior Colleges also have unique programs (e.g. Early Commissioning Program) that offer the opportunity for early commissioning in the Armed Forces

Military High School

College Prep

College Preparatory Schools provide a quality education that prepares each student for success at college and develops the values and leadership skills necessary for productive citizenship.

Our College Prep Schools include both boys-only and coed programs. While the majority of our membership are boarding schools, some are day schools. We also have a growing number of charter schools.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This is not an exhaustive list and may not represent every school. Please contact each school directly for their specific answers.

How can I afford military school?

Parents of cadets attending military schools have three avenues to make military school more affordable. First, many schools offer scholarships for overachieving cadets. Furthermore, most military colleges offer ROTC scholarships to cadets planning on serving as officers in the military after graduation. Next, some schools offer financial aid to families with need. To determine the process of applying for and receiving scholarships and/or financial aid, reach out to your school's admissions department
Finally, many financial institutions offer student loans for both military schools and colleges. Many schools have negotiated competitive rates with loan providers, so be sure to ask your school's admissions department who their preferred providers are.

What do graduates do after military school?

Most graduates of military high schools go on to a two or four-year college, while others enlist in the military or enter the private job market. Most graduates of military colleges either go on to graduate school or enter the private job market. Others are commissioned as officers in the military.

Is military service required?

No military service is required at any AMCSUS member school. Some cadets at colleges will be recipients of ROTC scholarships, which come with a military service commitment. All cadets are required to participate in military training and leadership classes while attending a military school or college.

When does enrollment period start?

While each school is different, many schools offer rolling admissions schedules - meaning students are admitted throughout the school year. The best way to find out is to talk to your school's admissions office.


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AMCSUS Scholarships

We proudly work with groups to provide scholarships for our students, both at the secondary and the collegiate levels.


AMCSUS Competitions

To foster camaraderie and competition between our member schools, AMCSUS holds three yearly competitions.


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