There are several great reasons why LDC is a great program for students, parents and the community. These are a few:
a. It is a fantastic peer group. LDC students are a cross-section of the student body as a whole. However, most teachers and administrators will tell you that LDC students are more self-disciplined and motivated than their counterparts who do not takeLDC. We seek to instill positive personal morals, respect and responsibility. These are characteristics that carry our students throughout their high school years and into adult life.
b. It has many extracurricular activities. A common denominator for LDC students is their level of involvement in school sponsored extra-curricular activities and community service. It is generally recognized that students involved in wholesome activities tend to present fewer problems at school and at home. LDC provides opportunities to become involved in after school activities like Saber’s Honor Club (3.0 GPA), RAIDER Platoon, Air Rifle Team, Color Guard and Drill Team.
c. It assists in attaining scholarship and increased rank in the military. Some students do take LDC with an eye on entering the military after graduation. For those students who wish to go on to college, we get literature and share our knowledge to mentor and assist them to achieve their goals of an education and commission as a military officer.
d. It has a dedicated Cadre (Instructors) who are concerned with each student’s success. LDC Instructors are retired military professionals certified to teach and mentor high school students. Each of us has experienced a great deal of the world and have children of our own. From this vantage, we consider our work a calling rather than just a job.