Military schools seem like scary places because many people are misinformed about them. As with any misinformation, rumors and myths abound about every Teen military school in America. Here are some of them and the truth as well.
- Going to a military school results in only a military career. Wrong – While it gives you a footing towards a military career (which normal schools don’t), the whole curriculum is focused on producing good academics. Most students go on for further education in Universities and not the military.
- Military schools don’t take girls. Wrong – Not only do they take girls, their numbers are growing every year. In fact military schools for girls are considered a better option psychologically to combat the peer pressure they are subjected to in normal schools.
- Military boarding schools are like prisons. Wrong – Students are given a fair amount of freedom where they are encouraged to visit nearby towns and have their families visit them. They are also encouraged to maintain regular contact with family and friends via email, ground mail and telephone.
- Military schools guarantee a place in the military. This is not entirely wrong. Military school students are looked at in a favorable manner by recruiters but that is the extent of it. A large number of students are rejected regularly, which in turn debunks this theory somewhat.
- Military schools are the best solution for delinquents. Wrong – Applicants with behavioral or serious health issues are more often than not rejected. While the disciplining is strict, it is not draconian and is designed to better shape and individuals life.