The core of the Camden experience is the Academy's academic program. Camden enrolls young men in grades 7 through 12 as well as for a post graduate year. The academic program on the high school level is strictly college preparatory. All high school students must earn 24 units for graduation. These include 4 units of English (honors classes are available); 4 units of math (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II are required, pre-calculus, calculus are offered); 4 sciences, 3 of which must be lab sciences; 4 units of history; and 2 units of a modern foreign language - French and Spanish are offered. Students must also take a course in computer literacy and in JROTC. Additional units must be earned from approved academic electives.
Students can also enroll in college courses while attending the military academy (dual enrollment). A cadet can earn college credit as well as high school credit at the same time! The college classes are taken on our campus with professors from The University of South Carolina. Why not get a jump start on your college career?! Please see the available college courses offered below (pdf format).
The academic program is structured around a traditional class day, with all students taking six academic classes a day as well as JROTC. All class sections are small with typically fewer than 15 students in a class. Students are apprised of their academic progress every two weeks. Those students who earn less than a "C" for the two-week grading period in any class are required to attend a tutorial time with their teacher. In addition, a mandatory teacher-supervised study period is conducted five nights a week. All students are monitored, and assignments are checked. Students who maintain a "B" or better average may elect to study in the Cline Library. The library is available to other students during this time by faculty permission and is open daily to all students. The Camden Military Academy encourages library use and has a full-time professional librarian available to assist in that usage.
Camden Military Academy is
- NAIS (Nat'l Assoc. of Independent Schools)
- SAIS (Southern Assoc. of Independent Schools)
- PAIS (Palmetto Assoc. of Independent Schools)
|A Typical School Day At The Academy|
|6:30 AM||Wake Up|
|9:30 AM||Classes Begin|
|1:00 PM||Classes resume|
|3:15 PM||Classes dismiss|
|4:00-6:00 PM||Cadet free time|
|7:30-9:30 PM||Supervised Study Hall|
|10:00 PM||Lights Out|
Class of 2016 College Acceptances:
University of Alabama, Anderson University, University of Arkansas, Auburn University, Benedict College, Buffalo State University, University of California at Irvine, Case Western Reserve University, University of Central Florida, The Citadel, Clemson University, Coker College, College of Charleston, University of the District of Columbia, East Carolina University, Fayetteville State University, Florida State College, Marion Military Institute, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, North Carolina State University, Penn State University, Spartanburg Methodist College, Western Carolina University, Winthrop University
The Academy offers a summer academic program. Please visit our page on Summer Session Information.