Military Boarding Schools (Female / High School)

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by OhioPatriot, Mar 11, 2019.

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What is the military boarding school for a high school age girl (15 yo)?

  1. Randolph-Macon Academy

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  2. New Mexico Military Institute

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  3. Admiral Farragut Academy

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  4. Massenutten Military Academy

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  1. OhioPatriot

    OhioPatriot Banned

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    Oh my goodness, I thought this was a military prep school forum. What a bunch of pu**** are in here. Duh...she’ll get on board :). She’s not going to be sent against her will. I think we have reading comprehension problems in our nation as well as a lack of critical thinking skills. Where did I say she would go whether she wanted to or not? Read it again. Then again. Again, afraid for our nation here. I am not “hoping” for anything. I am planning and researching to decide what is best for my child and asked advice about that. “Form of hell” is being disciplined? What universe am I in?
     
  2. VelveteenR

    VelveteenR Just gathering dust in the nursery...

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    Pretty sure we're being trolled here. This is unproductive. Mods?
     
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  3. OhioPatriot

    OhioPatriot Banned

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    Not sure what that means. Is the military unsafe for women? That’s a good reason for her not to go. Please share your wisdom. I know it didn’t work out so well for my father in law who got r**ed in the military.
     
  4. Love4monsters

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    Bobby? Have you come back to visit?
     
  5. Alaskan

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    Wow...
     
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  6. Alaskan

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    That’s a question for a therapist.
     
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  7. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Ohioparent, you can choose how you want to parent. But you are on a public forum and people are going to offer all kinds of advice, wanted or not. Just how it works. I would recommend everyone stop the insults both ways. Keep calling people inappropriate words, insulting their reading comprehension or critical thinking skills you will be banned from this site. Its inappropriate. Everyone is free to choose how they want to parent, whether we agree with it or not and its within legal limits. I would also recommend you do not disparage someone else's child on their service. It's clear you do not understand how the military promotion system works, because Devil Doc's son will NEVER work for you daughter in the military. One does not do well and then magically go from 2ndLt to Major. The military is very time in grade driven. You can be the number one officer in your grade and there is no skipping grades or being promoted 5 years ahead of peers. It gets more blurred at Colonel and above to promotions and speed, but that takes 20+ years for that to occur. So I would back off that attack.

    It is clear you do not understand the intent of this forum, how Service Academies work or the military in general operates. Its fine to seek answers, what people come here to do. A few things... although you are writing in a forum for prep schools, the over all forums intent is for young men and women seeking advice on seeking military commissions through OCS, SAs and ROTC programs. With that, prep schools serve a purpose for candidates who apply and don't get in to their desired program or who receive AOG, Falcon or Foundation scholarships. We really do not view them from a perspective as a high school experience, more as a year of post high school prep for those who want to reapply to a SA. So advice on this forum for what you are looking for will be sparse as the intent of the forum does not really match with the information you are seeking. Prep schools on this forum are just viewed from a different lens. If going this path for your daughter I would recommend you visit those schools as they are a costly investment and to get a feel for them.

    As to her attending a SA in the future, this has to be something she wants. You will not be the one getting yelled, agreeing to support and defend the Constitution or leading young men and women who deserve to have an officer who wants to be there. As someone who has taken this path and lived this life... someone will not make it unless its their decision to attend. I recognize that you put 'IF' she develops this goal. A military boarding school honestly will not set her up for this any more than a regular high school except exposure to a sort of military environment, which could be great or a total misfire. Each SA has an admissions page for prospective students on recommended courses, athletics, volunteering, etc. Each SA has a class profile that you can see and compare. Bottom line, its about grades in tough courses, being well rounded and test scores, not what school they attend.
     
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  8. Devil Doc

    Devil Doc Teufel Doc

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    I can see how my comment was taken as a threat against women. DS had a bad experience and a mis-diagnosis by a Navy physician a few weeks ago I embarrassingly admit. It took a long distance exam and me ordering him to the ER to get the proper treatment. I was thinking of that when I was feeding the trolls last night.
     
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  9. Old Navy BGO

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    I wasn't gonna touch this thread with a 10 foot pole, but gotta admit, I spit my coffee out when I read this one. BZ Devil Doc, amazing restraint and professional reply. Hell, I'm impressed by your son !

    PS ...hard to tell, did 'Grunts post fly right over OP's head ? I've seen those "boarding schools" do amazing things turning kids around.
     
  10. OhioPatriot

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    Hello all wonderfully mature, generous and helpful people in here ;) My take aways: (1) our military is not a merit based system (sounds like lock step promotions with age-out)--not for us, thanks for the info., (2) military doctors kill people that have easily treatable health problems (much like DD's experience, my father in law was just killed by the VA in Florida--they did not know how to treat an obstructed bowel caused by pain meds so they sent him home with no imaging and Metamucil to let a 70 yo veteran die alone (the same one that got r*p*d in the military in Buffalo, NY and quietly paid off with a few dollars and "special" VA medical benefits), (3) I lost a lot of respect for our military in here and it's culture--thanks for the education (my kids will stay in the private sector even if one goes to a military boarding school), and (4) our country is much worse off than I thought. Very helpful, thank you all.
     
  11. NavyHoops

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    OhioParent, I think you need to find another place. Kids that pursue this path have some amazing credentials and if you took some time to read about some of these applicants you would be surprised many could choose most paths in life. Assumption one is a yes and no. You won’t command a battalion within 5 years of being in the military. Command comes with it a whole host of responsibilities, that I am not sure you even care to hear about. A doctor doesn’t skip residency. I wish your kids the best and hope they find a happy path. Military medicine is not the VA. A local ED at a military hospital is very similar to one in your local community. Young residents, it happens on base and off, shouldn’t happen at either, but it happens. Humans make errors, even doctors. The VA is a different system, different doctors... not a great system, the people on this forum know that better than anyone. On point 3, you are entitled to your opinion. People attacked your parenting style and you attacked them with some pretty horrible comments to include insulting a young man who happens to be serving today in quite a prestigious role. The young men and women who go this path are amazing. Don’t disparage it. Good luck.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    @OhioPatriot Assumption 1 is all wet. Time in grade plays a part, consider it a minimum "seasoning" time. After that it's merit. Not all folks of any given rank get promoted at the same time or even the same year. Passed over twice for promotion and you're out. Only the strong survive. Of course, I'm sure you'll consider this even worse, but as long as folks know what they are signing up for I have no problem with it. I'll rely on Hoops explanation for the other assumptions.

    If you think time in grade isn't a factor in the private sector I believe you are mistaken. Perhaps not as big a factor there but definitely a factor.

    The military offers incredible opportunities. Where else but the military can a 22 year old 2nd Lt have up to 80 people under them and be responsible for tens of millions of dollars of equipment. You won't find opportunities like that in the private sector.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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  13. EDelahanty

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    [How can she express an interest if she is not introduced to the possibility of attending and educated on what a military boarding school could do to make her a leader. Of course a teenager would be afraid to leave her family. Of course we need advice. Very confused by the responses here. I asked which academy is the best and why. I don’t really need anyone’s advice about whether we send her. We will decide that after open houses, interviews, testing and discussion. Very surprised at the responses here. Very afraid for our country...

    Jews serve in the military for a year or mire WHETHER THEY WANT TO OR NOT.


    ...Do we have no parents anymore that take charge of their children’s future? They don’t know what they want - she’s 15!!!! She knows nothing about what would help her or about what options she has. What is going on with these responses.]
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    WTF are you talking about?
     
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  14. Devil Doc

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    Thanks. I should have avoided the vortex but I spend all day with other people's kids. This guy's comments toward his rubbed me the wrong way. His comments toward mine were just a blow hard blowing hard. I should have mentioned my son still holds the single season home run record at his high school which is another sign of failure...according to him I bet.
     
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  15. justdoit19

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    I don’t think this daughter really has much opportunity to choose anything based upon his statements. Sounds like he has made up his mind for her.

    If not? Maybe a summer seminar would be a good idea for her. When she is old enough.

    Honestly this makes me sad. I hope it’s not true. IMO, our job is to give our kids wings to fly.

    Best wishes to your DD!
     
  16. Love4monsters

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    I think he is speaking of the youth of Israel all serving in their military for a year. There are other nations that do the same. We have a family friend who is Norwegian who will spend a year in their Navy before attending college.
     
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  17. Old Navy BGO

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    Of course, its called Universal Military Service, and many countries do it. There are many pro's and con's, but I'm all in favor, if only to promote awareness of the Military. There are way to many in this country, like the OP, that are blissfully unaware of the Military and those that serve, and take them from granted.
     
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  18. OldRetSWO

    OldRetSWO USNA 78/parent 11/BGO for >25yrs 5-Year Member

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    Yes, I too was wondering what in the H E Double Hockey Sticks he was talking about because I know many Jews who have not served. Of course I also know Jews who did/are serving in the US military services.
     
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  19. bopper

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    I would start with Public School. My sloppy daughter majored in Math in college and is now a HS math teacher.
    I feel like you are punishing her.
     
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