Military schools which recorded having the least number of students in the past years are now seeing a gradual increase in their student body. Could this be a piece of evidence that military education had produced quality results – enticing every parent out there to send their children on prestigious military schools in the United States and the rest of the world?
Last 2009, a Lexington, Missouri military school had a dramatic increase in enrollment despite paying $30,000 annually. The army school was Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington.
According to the report, parents are getting concerned on the change happening everyday on the society and how it’s affecting their children. With so many distractions of the high technology world, such as cell phones, computer games, alcohol, bad peer influence, and etc. parents are afraid that their students might not get the best of their education in a traditional school.
In the present time, the New York Military Academy also observed a faster growth in their student body than expected this comeback year. Enrollment records an 83 student body including 36 new students. There is also a reasonable number of students who held enrollment and looked forward in the fall opening due to NYMA’s future.
The college preparatory school almost closed last spring because of financial problems. Mid-July came when the rescue was there to help the institution –as approved by its board of trustees.
Looking at the scenario, some students said to enroll into the military school because they want to be have some “pushing force” to motivate them to perform better. A musically inclined student joined the military band because she likes Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Most of students are coming from home schools wherein they find difficult to work on their own motivation. Definitely, the heavy implementation of discipline enticed home schooled students to enroll in military summer schools.
On the good note, academic programs have improved in NYMA; it might be due to stable financial support and effective strategies in saving up some expenses. Light and energy cost are being saved by housing students in Jones Barracks resulting to an untouched emergency fund which was provided by the board of trustees.
More developments are to be expected with NYMA including a sports complex on a parade ground which will also be used by the community if the school has no events of their own. The initiatives are also targeted to provide goodwill within the community. Recently, a community dance group performed at the NMA chapel.
Initially, there will be an expected fast increase of enrollment in these institutions just like online education had. The products of excellence will be the seed for the boom of military education towards the future. No question, these year is the dawning of a new age for military schools and as the society changes, more parents will be inclined to send their children in expensive and strict military schools to be keep away from unpleasant influences of the society.