Beginning this school year, 7th and 8th graders at Cole Middle School will be able to select the cadet program as an elective class. The overall mission of the California Cadet Corps is to develop youth into tomorrow’s leaders. The program will enhance students’ academic skills, social behavior and physical health
“Our goal is to provide students the resources they need to become empowered and feel self-assured they can accomplish any task at hand,” stated Eastside Union School District Superintendent Dr. Mark Marshall. “The cadet program will aid students to become the next generation of leaders and problem-solvers.”
Those enrolled in the program will receive a complimentary military uniform to wear once a week to school.
Additionally, students will participate in team building exercises that will focus on character development, leadership growth and basic medical training. Throughout the year, students will participate in camping trips, tours to military bases, physical fitness competitions, and community service projects.
“As educators it’s important to provide a variety of programs to engage all of our youth,” Dr. Marshall said. “Through our community partnerships Cole Middle School is capable to address the needs of each student.”
The California Cadet Corps program is just one of many programs offered at Cole Middle School.
Earlier this year the district announced it would begin offering Project Lead the Way’s Gateway middle school program, an educational program focused on science, technology, engineering and math.