Life in a Military school is tough. There is a daily schedules with set times for meals, classes, study halls, physical activities and sleep.
Studying in a Mlitary School, teenagers fall under a strict rule of conduct and have to follow these rules closely. The academic load may be so much that there would hardly be any time to do anything else. Students have to wake up as early as 6 Am and maybe even earlier for their daily chores.
Military schools are extremely structured and rule-oriented. Though there might be some rules that are common to most high schools, such as bans against drug use or fighting. They might also have stringent rules against the use of cell phones and video games. There is also a strict dress code that has to be followed and cadets are expected to complete their part of the daily chores before attending the academic sessions. Girls may not wear nail polish or make-up, and they must wear their hair in buns or cut above their collars.
Breaching of any rule may lead to punishments in the form of detention, physical workouts like doing push-ups or marching, or manual labor. The focus in these schools is on outer discipline and structure.
The day starts around 6 Am with daily chores and cleaning the barracks and physical drills. It is followed by a breakfast at 7 or 7.30 AM. Academic sessions may begin after that and the cadets may break for a lunch at 12 PM. Lunch will be followed by classes again and sports activities in the evenings. Personal study is also continued after dinner till its time to sleep which might be around 10 PM. Weekends are a bit relaxed, however, the students are closely monitored even during this time.
Following such a schedule on a daily basis structures the lives of students. Normally, most of these schools are boarding schools, where the students and faculty live on a campus and they are not bound by the any obligations of the Armed services.
However, as parents have handed over the temporary custody of their kids to such schools, they make sure that these kids become disciplined, shed off all their inhibitions and addictions and live a structured life.
For the parents of teens who are defiant, failing in school and abusing drugs, military school is the best place to be as along-with discipline, education is the foremost priority.
Though the daily schedule of Military schools makes it look intimidating, they are the best for troubled teens and work wonders for your kids, something which the public school education can never provide.