Address: 7001 Beltz Drive, Forestville, MD 20747
Teacher Ratio: 1 to 16
NOTE: this school may be closing. See the article here.
Forestville Military Academy is a charter school located in Forestville, Maryland. This military school educates grades 9th-12th, with students graduating with a general studies high school degree. JROTC is mandatory for all students and the school has been nationally recognized as one of the top JROTC programs. While the school is public and free for all students, one must apply to attend.
Forestville military prep school has a military styled education, full uniform is required everyday. All general subjects are covered along with AP classes available for high achieving students. Students take SATs and ACTs for college admission in both their Junior and Senior years. The school also offers the ASVAB test for Seniors. This test is for students who want to join the military upon graduation, the ASVAB score will determine what type of job they may apply for in the military.
The school is a Brigade JROTC level, it is one of the largest in the state. All students enter as cadet rank and move up ranks when they show excellence in leadership and grades. The highest rank is the commander which is normally held by a Senior.
Forestville has a large and popular sports program, their mascot is the Knights. Sports are divided into fall, winter and spring. Fall sports offered are cheerleading, football, golf, cross country, volleyball, boys’ soccer and girls’ soccer. In the winter there is wrestling, swim team, indoor track, boys’ basketball and girls’ basketball. Spring sports are tennis, baseball, track and softball. Students must be in good academic standing in order to play any sport.
Forestville is part of the Prince George’s county public school system. It is also partially funded by the Department of Defense. Interested parents and students must fill out an application that includes an essay. Their current school counselor must also fill out an application as well with the student‘s current grades. If the student passes the first review, they must do an interview with the school. Upon acceptance, both the student and parents are required to attend an overview meeting before enrollment.
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