Military Schools In Michigan

Is the behavior of your child causing chaos in your family life?

Have you seen your child display any of the self-destructive behaviors listed below?

  • Drug Abuse
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Abrupt Change in Personality
  • Adoption Issues
  • Uncontrollable Anger
  • Manipulative
  • Skips School
  • Lying – Stealing
  • You can’t make me, attitude
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Legal Problems
  • Family Conflict
  • Cutting – Self-Harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Fighting – Violence
  • Can’t Keep Friends
  • Grades Have Fallen
  • School Suspensions
  • Gang Involvement
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Runs Away
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Sexually Active
  • Blatant Disregard of Rules
  • Hanging With the Wrong Crowd
  • Attempted or Threats of Suicide
  • Bullying
  • Smoking
  • I hate you, attitude
  • Poor Emotional Control
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Never at Fault
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Withdrawn From Family

 

If your child is experiencing troubles adjusting to junior high or high school, or you simply want to provide him/her the best education, you may wish to look into military schools in Michigan. There are several options for both boys and girls, and these in-residence schools provide a structured and disciplined learning environment. Most are available to junior high and high school students, and some even cater to college students who wish to stay.

However, not every child will benefit the most from military schools, and not every school is created equal. There are a few questions you will want to ask before deciding which school is best for your child.

What is the success rate?
This is probably the first question that comes to many parent’s minds when looking into military schools. You want a school with a high success rate, but you also want to ask what “success” means to them. Some schools work with highly aggressive teens, so a their success may rest on integrating teens back into society in healthy ways. Other schools may simply consider graduation a success.

What is the average stay?
One of the largest issues that parents have with the idea of military schools is that their child will be gone for years. However, some schools have shorter stays, and some even have vacation times allowing the child to come home for days or weeks at a time. Some academies have customization options so your child stays as long as you or he would like.

Can I see the facility first?
Another common concern is the actual living conditions your child will be in. While you want to instill structure, discipline, and honorable values, you fear poor living conditions or a staff that is far too harsh. To allay these fears, ask if you can see the facility before enrolling your child. Ask if you can tour the rooms, grounds, and perhaps even meet with some of the staff to get a better idea of how the place runs.

Do they do background checks on their staff prior employment?
Most military schools in Michigan do a detailed background of each staff member before employing them, but it is a good idea to ask anyway. You may not be able to get the details of these checks, but you can find out if they are performed and rest assured your child will be in good hands.

These are just a few of the questions that parents commonly have about military schools in Michigan. Make sure you get all of your questions answered before making a decision! You can do so by calling Parent Resources for more information.