“I am proud to be a graduate of ANA! I found it to be a place of honor, dignity, and respect! I remember it as a place that prepared me well to graduate from a top tier engineering school…I still find the etiquette learned there to be beneficial to my career…” – Dennis V. (Alumnus)
Excellence in Academics
Excellence in academics stems from passionate teachers, a challenging curriculum, a structured learning environment, and positive role models. It is an essential piece of the Warrior Experience.
What sets our academic curriculum apart from other schools?
- Small class sizes (15:1 student to teacher ratio)
- Personal attention from teachers
- After school tutorial and office hours
- Emphasis on character development throughout all subject matter
- Teaching techniques based on the ways boys learn best
Since 1910, we have worked to develop scholarship and character in young men. The academic curriculum is appropriately demanding and emphasizes good citizenship.
Our core curriculum is based on the University of California’s entrance requirements, and our college-preparatory curriculum includes Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses. We also offer exciting electives, like astronomy and music technology.
Our dedicated faculty and staff make the difference. At our boarding school, academics extend beyond the classroom. Teachers are available for tutoring immediately after classes end and in the evenings during study hall. They also coach or supervise sports and clubs, so they get to know Cadets outside of the classroom.
Our faculty members are all trained to teach to the ways that boys learn best. Learn more here.
Our personalized teaching methods and commitment to educating and developing good character in young men give our graduates the foundation for success.
Read more in our Academic Profile.
Army and Navy Academy graduation requirements include a minimum of 18 credits. Cadets take 6 classes per semester, worth 0.5 credits each. The courses below are required for Cadets entering in the ninth grade. They may be modified for Cadets entering in higher grade levels:
- 4 years of English
- 3 Years of Math (4 years recommended)
- 3 years of Social Science
- 2 years of Laboratory Science (4 years recommended)
- 2 years Foreign Language (3 years recommended)
- 1 year of Visual and Performing Arts
- 4 years of Leadership and Education Training (LET)
- 4 years of Physical Training or Sports
Because the Academy aligns itself with the requirements for entry into the University of California system (noted by the “a-g” letter designations), we require that both D’s and F’s in core academic subjects be remediated to passing grades (C or above).