Phoenix Military Academy

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Phoenix Military Academy
Address
145 S Campbell Ave

,
60612

Coordinates41°52′44″N 87°41′18″W / 41.8790°N 87.6884°W / 41.8790; -87.6884Coordinates: 41°52′44″N 87°41′18″W / 41.8790°N 87.6884°W / 41.8790; -87.6884
Information
TypePublic, College-prep, Military
MottoProper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance
Established2004
School districtChicago Public Schools
PrincipalMr. Ferdinand Wipachit
Assistant PrincipalDr. Margaret Mares
Grades912
GenderCoeducational
Enrollment540
Color(s)     Black,      Red
Athletics conferenceChicago Public League
Team nameFirebirds
NewspaperThe Phoenix Chronicle
Website

Phoenix Military Academy is a public military high school in Chicago.

History[edit]

Phoenix Military Academy, (Commonly abbreviated as PMA) was founded in 2004 and originally located in the same building as Orr Academy High School. It has since been moved to Grant Campus or the older location of Orr

Academics[edit]

All students are required to attain 24 credits to graduate. In addition to usual core subjects such as English and the sciences, students also take two years of foreign language, Two years of the arts and are mandated to take classes to prepare for ROTC.[1]

In June 2015, it was announced that PMA was awarded a $6 million DOD grant for a new STEM and Leadership Academy Pilot Program.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graduation Requirements
  2. ^ "Mayor Emanuel and Senator Durbin Announce $6 Million Accelerated STEM and Leadership Academy Pilot at Phoenix Military Academy". City of Chicago. June 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Phoenix Military Academy gets $6M grant from Pentagon". ABC7. June 5, 2015.

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