The mission of Oak Ridge Military Academy, a college preparatory school, is to provide an educational environment which stimulates curiosity, fosters scholarly competence, encourages academic excellence, rewards self-discipline, and develops leadership potential through student involvement in both the curricular and co-curricular educational process.
The military dimension of Oak Ridge Military Academy’s program seeks to reinforce every other aspect of the mission and to add a set of values which can be applied throughout life, including a work ethic, a sense of responsibility, integrity, and morality, all of which are intended to instill and preserve shared beliefs in the principles that have made our society and our country great.
The philosophy of Oak Ridge Military Academy is to stress the importance of preparing students for college and for life by teaching them the attitudes, information, and skills they will need to successfully meet the requirements of a college curriculum. It is the philosophy of Oak Ridge Military Academy that this personal and academic development can best be achieved through a comprehensive program which addresses the development of the total person. This program includes a challenging, college preparatory academic curriculum; a leadership program administered through the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Leadership, Education, and Training (LET) curriculum; physical education; and development of personal integrity through the Academy honor system.
The Corps of Cadets
The Corps of Cadets is organized as a battalion that is comprised of several line companies and Headquarters Company. A cadet’s rank and position within the Corps are determined by academic and military performance, participation in Oak Ridge Military Academy activities, and demonstrated leadership potential. All cadets are required to adhere to the regulations and policies outlined in the Cadet & Parent Handbook and the provisions of the Cadet Honor Code and Creed.
Cadet Honor Code: I will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.
Cadet Creed: I will be honest and courteous, respect the rights and dignity of others, and be proud of how I act and who I am.
Faculty Creed: What we teach and do for our cadets is important, but more important is what we teach them to do for themselves.