Robert Smalls Middle military science program OK'd

rheaton@beaufortgazette.comMarch 20, 2012 

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Students at Robert Smalls Middle School will be able to participate in a military science program next school year.

The Beaufort County Board of Education approved the proposed military academy on a unanimous vote Tuesday. Board member Steven Morello was absent.

Robert Smalls principal Denise Smith has said the program, which will be available to seventh- and eighth-graders, is aimed at developing leadership skills and accountability. Smith also said she hopes the program will ease student transitions to Battery Creek High School, which has a large JROTC program.

According to a news release, up to 200 students could be enrolled in the new program, which is expected to carry no additional costs to the district.

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