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MMA receives accreditation as JROTC Honor Unit of distinction


Military Magnet Academy (MMA) received accreditation as a JROTC Honor Unit of Distinction (HUD) with a score of 98.2 percent.

Major Keith Eisenberger, 1SG Margaret Mitchell, and SFC Luis Hernandez led the battalion, regimental staff, and scholars in the Joint Program Accreditation (JPA) review on Thursday, March 7, 2024. The JPA is a rigorous evaluation that all JROTC programs go through every three years that focuses on the instruction, the cadets are receiving and their ability to apply what they have learned. 

MMA was one of only three schools out of more than 30 that were federally inspected conducted by the United States Army Cadet Command Headquarters, to receive the distinction. The Eagles scored the highest of the three schools with the same distinction. 

To achieve this status, a group of cadets were interviewed by the accreditation team to discuss MMA's Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP), future goals, the cadets’ various roles in the CIP, the JROTC curriculum that supports CIP, summer camp, our partnership with the Rotary Club and local elementary schools, as well as the JROTC Service Learning Project. 

At the conclusion of the review, the MMA Color Guard and Drill Teams performed at the JPA inspection. 

It was an intense evaluation where the cadets rose to the occasion every time with extraordinary poise and confidence. 

“This is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and commitment of our cadet scholars and the professional educators that collaborate daily with them,” said Principal Dr. Robert Perrineau. “This will set the standard and expectation for our program and future cadets, as we continue to live up to the vision of being leaders of the 21st Century.”