Military academy holds open house

The Stanislaus Military Academy is holding an open house Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. that's open to the public. The academy is for students referred to the Stanislaus County Office of Education's alternative education programs.

The open house will include a video overview by Stanislaus County Superintendent Tom Changnon, a presentation of the cadets, an awards ceremony where Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson will honor students, and a tour.

The academy's students, who enter as recruits, undertake a weeklong training at the Livingston Boy Scouts Center. After successfully completing the training, they become cadets.

Started this school year with 17 students, the academy now has 60. The academy is on the John B. Allard School campus, 350 N. Kilroy St., Turlock.