Kenosha Military Academy

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Interested in any of these professions?

Army / Navy / Air Force
Military recruiter
CIA agent
FBI agent
Law enforcement officer
Security guard
Military leadership

The KMA can be a “leg up” to these kinds of professions, but even if you do not pursue them then perhaps you are simply interested in developing leadership skills and personal discipline that will last a lifetime and will help you achieve success in any profession or future endeavor. If so, the Kenosha Military Academy (KMA) may be the right choice for you!

Why the KMA is the Right Choice

The KMA offers students an opportunity to participate in an intensive four-year JROTC program designed to enhance the core curriculum. This academy provides a structured environment where students can achieve academic excellence while becoming better citizens.

The academy stresses the three core elements of our Motto which is the acronym SAL – meaning Scholastics, Athleticism and Leadership.

SCHOLASTICS – While in the KMA, students take four years of Leadership Education and Training (LET) classes, the curriculum of which is designed and sponsored by the United States Army. LET classes offer students a comprehensive education focused on character-building, citizenship, personal discipline, physical fitness, teamwork, and above all, leadership skills. Beyond the LET classes however the academy stresses that leadership of oneself means achieving the very best overall cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) possible at Indian Trail to allow the cadet many options on graduation.

ATHLETICISM – The Western Ideal is summarized as “a healthy mind in a healthy body.” The KMA encourages overall health, asking students to work on maintaining their height-weight along military lines and encouraging students to achieve greater physical fitness levels by offering weekly physical training outside normal gym classes as well as additional extracurricular opportunities to excel at athleticism.

LEADERSHIP – Leadership is a skill that will stand out in every walk of life, military or otherwise. The KMA requires students to seek self-improvement every day and in every way; first by learning self-leadership and then going on to improve as leaders by rising through the KMA ranks – taking on more and more responsibility until leading is second nature to them.

Due to the intensive training they receive in the KMA, students are given an edge over others interested in pursuing careers in the military or going on to college ROTC programs. To start with, the KMA is a recognized feeder school for Marquette University’s ROTC program. Students in this program are also given advanced consideration for ROTC scholarships in all branches of service.

In addition to daily participation in LET classes and Physical Training (PT), students in the KMA are also expected to participate 2-3 times per week in their choice of the following KMA extracurricular activities:

  • Raiders
  • Color Guard
  • Sabre Guard
  • Armed Drill Team
  • Unarmed Drill Team
  • Academic Team

Finally, students in the KMA are distinguished from other students at Indian Trail through their Class A army uniforms, provided at no cost for each student in the academy. Students are required to wear these uniforms as part of their LET classes and can earn rank that is displayed on their uniforms as they move successfully through the program and earn leadership positions.

Bottom line: the KMA is the perfect option for those students who wish to stand out from their peers as a disciplined cadre of leaders either in a military lifestyle or related professions or in their future civilian careers.

Kenosha Military Academy Required Courses (PDF)