The target population for FSMA is students who are interested in, and/or would benefit from, a military school environment, where the rigors of academics, citizenship, discipline, moral values, and leadership will help them to advance toward successful high school graduation, and will ensure each cadet is well prepared for the transition into post high school life.
The goal is to enroll a diverse cadet population in Kent County that has a balanced male-to-female ratio and is reflective of surrounding high schools.
The NTN instructional design has been chosen based upon its substantial record of results of high academic performance and superior graduation rates (Appendix A-9). The Marine Corp JROTC program, as noted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), “serves to reinforce the competencies taught in the other academic subjects in which cadets are enrolled.” FSMA’s combination of a Marine Corp JROTC program with the NTN instructional design will offer an exceptional educational experience.
Over four years, FSMA will expand to serve 500 cadets in grades 9-12, beginning with 125 9th graders and 75 10th graders in year 1, and then expanding to 125 in each grade level by year 4 of operation.