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The Academy is a nurturing and challenging environment for cadets in grades 6th thru 12th. With a rigorous curriculum the Upper School (9th thru 12th) will promote the development of respectful, thinking, responsible, and ethical young men and women. While the curriculum easily supports preparatory work for university and college, it is more than that as it enables cadets to prepare for whatever the 21st Century will bring. The faculty and the staff are geared to prepare the cadet for whatever he and she may face – not just in a classroom, but in life.

To successfully graduate from The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy requires the successful completion with a passing grade in all required courses and a GPA of 2.0 or better overall. In addition, all EOC requirements must be met. The Paul R. Brown Academy requires each cadet to successfully participate in its leadership program every year of attendance, meet attendance requirements, perform community service as directed by grade level and participate in the summer reading program. The High School Requirements which are subject to modification are listed below:

Four English Credits:
Ninth Grade – English I
Tenth Grade – English II
Eleventh Grade – English III
Twelfth Grade – English IV

Four Mathematics Credits:

NC Math I

NC Math II


NC Math IV

Four Science Credits:
Earth & Environmental Science
Physical Science

Four History Credits:
World History
Civics & Economics
American History 

Economics of Personal Finance

Two Foreign Language Credits:
French I, II
Spanish I, II


One Health & PE Credit:
9th Grade Health & PE

Elective Courses:


Introduction to Marketing

Introduction to Business

Careers in Business

Business Math


Three Leadership Credits:
Navy Sea Cadets I, II
Military Drill & Ceremony

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