Chapter 2. Military Academies of California Military And Veterans Code >> Division 2. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 2.
In any military academy, having not less than 80 students,
uniformed, drilled, and instructed in strict accordance with the
tactics of the regular United States Army, and in which the
instruction is conducted in accordance with military principles, the
military instructor or instructors or professors of military science
and tactics of such academy regularly elected or appointed by the
board of trustees or other lawful authority of the academy, may be
commissioned in the California Cadet Corps with the rank of major or
lower rank. Such officers shall exercise no authority or command
except as military instructor or instructors or professors of
military science and tactics of such academy. Such commissions shall
be granted and may be revoked by the Adjutant General, under such
rules and regulations as he or she may prescribe.
The Adjutant General may enter into a cooperative agreement
with the City of Oakland and a school district for the purposes of
establishing an Oakland Military Institute. The program would provide
a structured, disciplined environment that would be conducive to
learning in a college preparatory environment. In addition to
academic skills, pupils would develop leadership, self-esteem, and a
strong sense of community.
(a) (1) Subject to subdivision (b), the Adjutant General may
enter into a cooperative agreement with the governing board of a
school district or a county office of education for the purpose of
establishing, pursuant to existing statutory authority in the
Education Code, a military academy to be operated as a charter
school, pursuant to Part 26.8 (commencing with Section 47600) of
Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, or as one of the
existing alternative education options, available under the Education
Code. The program would provide a structured, disciplined
environment that would be conducive to learning in a college
preparatory environment. In addition to academic skills, students
would develop leadership, self-esteem, and a strong sense of
community. An academy established pursuant to this section shall
comply with the Education Code.
(2) Pursuant to Section 509 of Title 32 of the United States Code
and subject to subdivision (b), the Adjutant General shall conduct a
civilian youth opportunities program, to be known as the "National
Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program," which shall consist of at least a
22-week residential program and a 12-month post-residential mentoring
period. The program shall serve at-risk teens in areas of the state,
including, but not limited to, the San Joaquin Valley and Northern
California, and shall be subject to all of the following:
(A) The program shall seek to improve life skills and employment
potential of participants by providing military-based leadership
development, promoting fellowship and community service, developing
life-coping skills and job skills, improving physical fitness,
providing health and hygiene training, and assisting participants to
receive a high school diploma or its equivalent.
(B) The Adjutant General may accept federal funding to implement a
National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. The Adjutant General may
appoint a director and other service members and employees, permanent
or temporary, to operate the program.
(C) The Military Department shall enter into a memorandum of
agreement with an appropriate school district or a county office of
education for the purpose of providing educational services for
students enrolled in a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. The
school district or county office of education with which the
department contracts shall be responsible for ensuring compliance
with any applicable requirements imposed by the Education Code.
(b) A new program, except for the California Cadet Corps, may only
be established as provided in subdivision (a) if funds are
appropriated for purposes of the program in the annual Budget Act or
any other act.