Leadership & Military Values in the Upper School
Admiral Farragut Academy is one of only two Honor Naval Academies in the United States --- so designated by an Act of Congress and reaccredited each year by the Department of the Navy.
Please Note: PreK-5th grade students are not involved in any naval training. 6th and 7th graders do have the option to begin an introduction into Naval Pride and Tradition as an extra-curricular activity.
- All of our Upper School students (8-12th grade) are "cadets" because they are required to participate in the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Program (NJROTC).
- In addition to their general coursework, they take one additional Naval Science course three times per week for three years of their high school career.
- The Physical Training and Drill Instruction component (twice per week) teaches cadets discipline and perseverance.
- Upper school students wear Naval-inspired uniforms.
- Involvement on the Regiment provides exceptional leadership experience and training.
- In addition to this leadership program, our Character Education program covers a variety of current, topical student issues via workshops, guest speakers, small group discussions, Q&A, and student interaction.
- Our Drill Team and Color Guard compete regularly in statewide competitions and are well known for their dedication and excellence.
Nominations & Appointments
Every year, the officer in charge of our Naval Science Program has the authority each year to make the following senior nominations:
- 6 nominations to the U.S. Naval Academy
- 5 nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy
- 3 nominations to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Normally, to receive an offer of appointment to the Naval (or other military) Academy, an applicant must obtain a nomination from an official source such as a U.S. Representative, two U.S. Senators and the Vice President of the United States, who are only permitted to nominate a few students each year from their entire state. Thus, the chance to be nominated by our officer in charge--from only a pool of other qualified Admiral Farragut students--is an outstanding advantage for those students interested in pursuing a military college career.