Fitness, car maintenance, local language, cheerleading, sign language, independence, lifeguarding, and blessing others — these are skills you would not normally learn in the mandatory curriculum. In the Academy, however, we offer students in Grades 6 to 12 a variety of classes designed to provide new experiences and valuable life skills. Classes are taught by current teachers and fellow crew members.
A class of great importance to us is Blessing Others. In this class, students take part in service opportunities in our ship community or in the greater community of our host nation. Each year, every student is required to participate in at least one Blessing Others class.